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Silver City Public Library celebrates new mobile digital lab

Article and Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

At the Silver City Public Library on Thursday afternoon, a couple of dozen laptop computers were set up for viewing and use in the conference room.

People chatted as they sat in front of the computers and waited for the celebration to begin. Some ate cake and fruit, and drank juice. 

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NM 152 Kingston Roadway is Open and passable to the Public

Las Cruces - The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One office has made the necessary roadway repairs throughout NM 152 that was initially closed due to flooding in September of 2014.

The NMDOT has lifted the closure for NM 152 in Kingston as crew members have repaired various sections of the roadway in order to have it passable and safe for the traveling public. However, the NMDOT will need to continue with minor repair work along the shoulders on NM 152, which will occur over the next several weeks. As work progresses motorist may encounter intermittent lane closures and reduction of speed within the work zone.-- Continue reading

Center for Gender Equity Opens at WNMU

 

Article and Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

This morning, Oct. 30, 2014, the WNMU Center for Gender Equity opened at Western New Mexico University.

 

Professor Emma Bailey, who along with Professor Lydia Huerta, were the main movers and shakers behind the effort, described the time to get the center up and running as a "relatively quick journey. Dr. Huerta and I put together a minor in gender equity and had the idea behind the center. Last May, we put together a proposal for the center. We went to Dr. (Joseph) Shepard (WNMU president), and he immediately gave us the go ahead."-- Continue reading

Main topic of the Cobre School Board meeting was expenditures

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre school board met at the District Office on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 with all five directors attending. President Toy Sepulveda opened the meeting at 7:05 p.m., saying the earlier 6:00 closed session included discussion on student identifiable issues, limited personnel and goals for the superintendent. No decisions had been made.

Under Administration, Superintendent Robert Mendoza recommended the board approve the September list of checks paid, which amounted to $1,039,118.50 of operational funds. Some of the largest items were the payroll clearing accounts of $439,686.78 on September 9 and $433,334.77 on September 25, and PNM Electric and Gas Service, $37,503. City of Bayard received $13,737.87 for water use and related services, and two checks for fleet fueling amounted to $5,917.33. A lot of school supplies and paper, communications and news services were in the mix.-- Continue reading

USDA Spends $4.6 Million in Grant County

By Jim Owen

A federal agency committed $4,635,230 to housing, energy and utility infrastructure projects in Grant County during the 2013-14 fiscal year.

The New Mexico office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Rural Development Division reported spending $122 million on projects statewide. Since 2009, the total is $1.3 billion.

USDA RD's largest investment in Grant County this year (a grant and loan amounting to $1,180,600) is a water project in Bayard. Automatic meter-reading devices are to be installed at the homes of all the town's residents. The project, scheduled to begin in January, also will entail replacing a main waterline on Railroad Street.-- Continue reading

Extraordinary Financial Turn-Around Accomplished At Gila Regional

Extraordinary Financial Turn-Around Accomplished At Gila Regional

Some of the GRMC caregivers and personnel involved in the financial turn-around are from left, Liz Martin, R.N, Mike Martin, Senior Telecommunications Specialist, Brian Cunningham, CEO


Brian Cunningham, CEO at Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) announced at the October Board of Trustees meeting that the State approved audited financials for Fiscal year 2014 demonstrated that, in less than 11 months, GRMC had achieved an extraordinary financial turn-around.-- Continue reading

SCPD investigating two robberies, for which Crime Stoppers has offered rewards

Robbery #1:
On October 22, 2014, at about 7:55am, a resident in the 300 block of N. Arizona, in Silver City, called to report a robbery, which had just occurred at his residence. According to information, the 88-year-old male victim heard a knock at his door and when he opened the door, a person with a mask attacked him and robbed him of his wallet which contained $280.-- Continue reading

Silver City Town Council hears proposal for radio-read water meters

By Roger Lanse

The Silver City Town Council at its Tuesday, Oct. 28 meeting heard a presentation by Scott Griffith, Senior Sales Executive of the Yearout Energy Services Company of Albuquerque in reference to replacing all the water meters in the town with a radio-read meter system, which can be read by meter readers driving by and accessing a radio signal emitted by the meter. All the town's meters could be read in a single day by the town's four meter readers with the new system, Griffith said, while it takes two weeks today.-- Continue reading

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