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Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

On Saturday, April 27,, 2019, at the Continental Divide Trail Days event, vendors and information providers set up in tents at Gough Park to sell items and to talk trail tales.

GRMC Board of Trustees hears that the recent safety-net-care-pool changes do not create a loss from the hospital. The amounts were funding the hospital expected to receive, but will receive smaller amounts. 

By Mary Alice Murphy

The safety moment usually begins the monthly meeting of the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees. On April 26, 2019, instead of a safety moment, Interim Chief Nursing Officer Kelly Rodriguez told a story to illustrate how the hospital cares for its patients. A little girl, 7 years old, was a patient in the hospital and was going to miss the Father-Daughter banquet she was looking forward to. The nurses and certified nursing assistants planned and attended a special dinner in her room with her father. "That's why we're here," Rodriguez said.

This is a video shot on a recent Saturday during a tour of the southwestern border of New Mexico, with Mexico,  including Deming and Columbus, NM. 

The blogger says: "My deep appreciation to Russ Johnson for providing the tour, his input and a candid history for the last 101 years to date on the New Mexico border with Mexico. Here are our shared observations."

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

On April 25, 2019, the 2019 Housing Expo took place at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center. The Expo provided a "one-stop”"opportunity for the public to learn about the many local resources and services available to help them find and purchase a new home or improve their current homes. 

By Roger Lanse

On Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at about 5:38 p.m., Grant County sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Mobile Drive and Ridge Road in reference to a fighting call, a ‘shots fired’ call, and a report of a male lying face down on the ground.

According to a GCSO offense report narrative, deputies placed two females and three males in investigative detention at the scene and at the Ridge Road Chevron, and interviewed one witness on Mobile Drive who had reported hearing three gunshots. A white Toyota Tundra pickup, reported as being at the scene and detained by deputies at the Chevron station, had blood on its hood, a deputy said.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City Museum has, as its featured exhibit, photos and histories of ranching in Grant County.

Jo Lutz, museum volunteer and events coordinator, said the panel of three speakers tied into the exhibit. Ron Troy, Southwest New Mexico project coordinator of the New Mexico Land Conservancy; A.T. Cole, owner of the Pitchfork Ranch; and Jim McCauley, owner of the LT Ranch, served as panelists.

By A. J. Ward

The New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity held its regular monthly meeting on May 7, 2019. This was the second meeting to address an adjustment in the scope of work deadlines as requested by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation.

During public comment, Allyson Siwik, Gila Conservation Coalition executive director, read from a prepared statement.

New Mexico Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) and New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom (NMAITC) are pleased to announce that twelve schools across the state have been awarded a year-round garden kit. The kits, awarded through a New Mexico Grow Project grant, contain everything needed for students to grow a garden. Each grant recipient will receive a 4X8 cedar raised bed garden that includes everything from soil, seeds, and a tool shed, to hoop house attachments and an irrigation system. The grant also includes a classroom hydroponic system that allows for unique opportunities to explore the science of growing plants without soil.

NMAITC Southern Regional Director Traci Curry said: “We’re thrilled to partner with NRCS to offer this learning project grant. It is designed to help students learn about the importance of agriculture and our natural resources. With increasing global population growth, challenges facing climate and weather, and a defecit in science education, it is important now more than ever to offer educational opportunities and support such as the NM Grow Project Grant.”

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