Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 20:56
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
Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 16:03
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
Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 12:15
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
Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 08:49
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!
Published on Wednesday, 27 April 2016 08:41
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
Published on Tuesday, 26 April 2016 20:25
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.-- Continue reading
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