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Mr. President, What about a Campaign-Style Push to Talk Up America?

September 01, 2014 Editorial
By Marita Noon One of the unique roles of the executive is to be a cheerleader for his/her individual state—or in the case of the President, for his country. This is, perhaps, best exemplified by Texas Governor Rick Perry who, as ABC News puts it: "has made a campaign-style push in states like California, Illinois and Missouri by hosting business meetings and appearing on TV and radio shows to…

2014 Gem and Mineral Show Sparkles through Labor Day

Photos and article by Shirin McArther

Gems and minerals of all sizes and shapes were on display and for sale at this weekend's Gem and Mineral Show, along with jewelry and other treasures made from cut gems, fossils and other interesting stones.

Sponsored by the Grant County Rolling Stones, the Gem and Mineral show continues on Labor Day, Sept. 1, at the Grant County Business and Conference Center.

Chicano Music Fest Draws a Crowd Saturday, Continues Sunday

Photos and article by Shirin McArthur

People of all ages gathered in Gough Park on Saturday, Aug. 30, for the Chicano Music Fest. With bright sunny weather, energizing music, and plenty of room for children to romp and play, the festival continues on Sunday, Aug. 31.

Grant County Commission Proclaims “Walk for Heroes Day” and Approves Numerous Resolutions

Article and photo by Charlie McKee

Photo: "Walk for Heroes Day" Proclamation (left to right) Frank Donahue, Cos Erwin, Raul Turrieta, Commission Chairman Brett Kasten, Commissioner Ron Hall, Liz Lopez, and Commissioner Gabriel Ramos.

In a Special Meeting on Aug. 28, 2014, preceding the Regular Meeting of the Board of Commissioners, the Board conducted a Public Hearing regarding the issuance of a restaurant beer and wine liquor license to La Tienda del Sol of San Lorenzo. Two citizens testified during the hearing: Kendra Milligan of the Grant County Health Council, who urged the Commission to consider public health and safety in their deliberation; and Thomas Law, CPA, who stated that the establishment in question was an "excellent contributor to the business community." The Commission approved Application No. 912075 Restaurant Beer and Wine License for La Tienda del Sol and adjourned the Special Meeting.


New Agreement Strengthens Medical Transport for Silver City

Photo: CareFlight Air Ambulance

Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC), TriState CareFlight (TSCF) and Elite Medical Transport are pleased to announce their new partnership, which is expected to vastly improve life-saving air medical services to the residents of Silver City and the surrounding areas.

"This newest agreement allows emergency medical services in the Grant County region to streamline the transport process to provide a heightened efficiency in our response times," said John Cole, director of business development for TriState CareFlight, which is headquartered in Bullhead City, Ariz. "We're pleased to be able to continue to offer the highest quality of critical care transport services to the people living in rural southwest New Mexico."


Cement Truck Flips Over in Santa Clara

Photo and article by Roger Lanse

On Wednesday, Aug. 27, at about noon, a Southwest Concrete and Paving Company cement truck flipped on its side on U.S 180 at the intersection of State Highway 152 in Santa Clara.

Agencies responding included the Bayard Police Department, Santa Clara Police Department, Grant County Sheriff's Department, New Mexico Department of Transportation, New Mexico Department of Motor Transportation police and New Mexico State Police.

Little information was available as the investigation was still underway. However, an unofficial source told the Grant County Beat that the driver suffered only minor scrapes and bruises.

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