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By Mary Alice Murphy

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One business owner contacted the Beat about her concerns about the mess being left behind by the closing of Bosworth at one end and the new entrance into the street off Pinos Altos Road.

Frances Higgins, owner of Pampered Pet Care, said TLC, the construction company in charge of the rehabilitation of Pinos Altos Road, told her the problems were caused by a design oversight, with fixing the drop offs not making it into the plans. The company was not given the blueprints to fix the issues.

By Mary Alice Murphy

On Wednesday, March 13, 2019, representatives of Honor Flight arrived in the snow from Las Cruces to talk to veterans and invite them to participate in the Honor Flights to Washington, D.C. to visit the military memorials.

Elaine Prickett and John Poland represented Honor Flight of southern New Mexico and El Paso.

"Originally, our program was just for World War II and Korean War veterans," Prickett said. "We have extended it to Vietnam veterans.Each hub throughout the country has different ways of doing things. Some, with more money, have expanded to the Iraq War, for instance."

By Roger Lanse

On Sunday, Mar. 17, 2019, at about 5:30 p.m., a domestic disturbance call came into the Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority stating a male was outside of a car on Ridge Road looking like he had a lot of anger. Caller advised she saw him throw a rock at the dog and was yelling at the female. Caller called back advising the male and female were walking around the Tres Casitas.

At about 6 p.m., a caller from the ER at Gila Regional Medical Center stated a named female was involved in a domestic on the Ridges and her nose was ‘busted’ and her legs hurt.

Every day, the nation’s Law Enforcement officers work to make our communities and citizens safer – both on and off duty. The following is an example of a Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy who acted quickly to help a citizen in-distress and likely saved a life.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The annual TommyKnocker bicycle race, put on by Zia Rides, took place on 12 miles of Fort Bayard trails on March 9, 2019. The day before it rained and snowed a bit, which kept the dust down for the 260 riders who signed in to do laps during the 10 hours of racing between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m. The number of laps and the time those laps were completed determined the winners. For a list of age group individuals and teams that placed visitt http://ziarides.com/event-register/tommyknocker10/ 

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The vendors of guns, from handheld to long guns, revolvers to rifles and shotguns gathered in the two large rooms of the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center on Saturday, March 9, and Sunday, March 10 for the annual gun show hosted by the High Desert Sportsmen Club. Other vendors sold ammunition and accessories for guns, as well as knives,  jewelry, books, woodworking items and other choices for anyone willing to spend some money.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The featured speaker for the luncheon was Rusty Tolley, board member of SASS—Silver Regional Sexual Assault Support Services.

"Sexual assault is one of the most traumatic, devastating and confusing things to happen to people," Tolley said. "Funerals and sickness in a hospital have protocols."

By Mary Alice Murphy

Members of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity met on March 5, 2019 to hear and discuss, among other agenda items, a presentation by Gila National Forest Supervisor Adam Mendonca and Forest Planner Matt Schultz on the issue of the potential Wild and Scenic designation of segments of the Gila River.

One person gave public comment prior to the presentation. Benjamin Segovia of the New Mexico Farm Bureau introduced himself. "Part of my responsibility is dealing with water issues. I'm looking forward to working with the Interstate Stream Commission and this board."

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