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High Wind Advisory in Lordsburg area

Lordsburg Area High Wind Advisory
Please be advised that a High Wind Warning Advisory is in effect in the Lordsburg area. Please reduce speed and use caution while travelling in this area.

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Aldo Leopold Charter School governing council holds special meeting 042516

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Aldo Leopold Charter School Governing Council held a special meeting Monday evening, April 25, 2016 to address the budget and to discuss negotiations for a facility for the school's middle school.

The first item discussed was the school calendar for next school year, 2016-2017.

School Director Eric Ahner said the calendar was close to that of previous years. The fall break would align with Silver Schools' fall break. And the spring break would align with the public schools and Western New Mexico University.-- Continue reading

Four Students to Be Inducted into Hall of Fame

Four Students to Be Inducted into Hall of Fame

Left to right: Dylan Contreras, Lawrence Garcia, Chyler Imai and Omar LopezSilver City, NM – Four students who exemplified leadership in the classroom and in the community will be inducted into the Stud-- Continue reading

Aldo Leopold Charter School governing council hears from parents of three students who died in plane crash.

By Mary Alice Murphy

At an open meeting at Aldo Leopold Charter School, members of the governing council heard from the parents of the three students, Ella Sala Myers and Michael Mahl, both 16, and Ella Jaz Kirk, 14, who died in a plane crash on May 23, 2014.

ALCS director Eric Ahner said they had thought it would be a closed meeting, but because of the Open Meetings Act, it was open to parents and the public.

Ken Stone, the ALCS board president, called the meeting to order at 6:12 p.m.-- Continue reading

Colonias Infrastructure Board funds several projects in region

The Colonias Infrastructure Board met yesterday in T or C to allocate $11,958,068 in awards.

Grant County awards include:

Town of Silver City - $903,397 for College Ave Phase II Street and Drainage Improvements (Cooper St. west to E St)-- Continue reading

Fort Bayard coming down 042616

Fort Bayard coming down 042616

Dave Schuhmann took these photos on Wednesday, April 26, of the demolition of Fort Bayard. He spoke to the foreman who expects the East Wing to be down by Thursday, this week and the complete demolition to be done within two weeks.

Editor's Note: So sad!

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Town manager presents FY 2017 budget – Municipal Court judge objects

Town manager presents FY 2017 budget – Municipal Court judge objects

Photos and Article by Roger Lanse

At right, Town Clerk Ann Mackie presented Kristina Ortiz, Municipal Clerk/Treasurer of the City of Bayard, with the Municipal Clerk-of-the-Year award from the New Mexico Municipal Clerk’s Association, of which Mackie is president.

Other photos below.

Silver City Town Manager Alex Brown presented his proposed budget for fiscal year 2017 to the Town Council, which at $8.52 million would exceed last year’s budget of $8.32 million. Operational costs would stay the same, Brown said, except for fuel savings created by low fuel prices and the full year operation of the town’s fueling center.

Personnel changes in the proposed budget would include:
Decrease three full-time employees at Municipal Court;
Decrease three FTE’s in the PlanningDepartment;

Increase one FTE in the Parks Division;
Increase one FTE in the Streets Division;
Negotiations with the unions, which could affect the General, Water/Sewer, and Sanitation funds.-- Continue reading

Grant County Community Health Council updates members on transition 042516

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the beginning of the regular quarterly meeting held on Monday, April 25, 2016, member Francesca Estevez asked for a moment of silence and asked members to keep the families of the recent tragedy in town in their prayers.

Priscilla Lucero, co-chairwoman of the Health Council, asked Coordinator Cari Lemon to discuss the Reboot, in which several members met twice recently to discuss changes needed after the organization's transition from being under Gila Regional Medical Center to having Grant County as its fiscal agent.

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