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Grant County Community Health Council hears presentations and sector reports 032017

By Mary Alice Murphy

Two guest presentations at the beginning of the Grant County Community Health Council meeting of March 20, 2017 addressed opportunities for members.

Kyle Meredith of the Grant County Search and Rescue group said the organization is always looking for more volunteers. "We are an all-volunteer group and always needs more members. We would be happy for you to attend one of our regular meetings to learn about us."

He handed out brochures about the organization and its mission and services. The brochure also lists what hikers should always plan for before a trek and what they should always carry on any hike whether for the day or an overnight stay.-- Continue reading

GRMC positions and salaries from reduction in force

Gila Regional Medical Center Interim Chief Executive Officer Alfredo Ontiveros has announced a reduction in force, as posted here on Monday, March 20, 2017.

Today, March 21, the Beat received a list o-- Continue reading

Breaking news: Rudy Marquez III arrested

Breaking news: Rudy Marquez III arrested

The Grant County Sheriff's Department has just arrested Rudy Marquez III. The arrest took place in Santa Clara New Mexico. Agencies that assisted in this arrest were the U.S. Marshals Office-- Continue reading

Silver City Museum Grand Re-Opening

Photos by Sandra Michaud

The Silver City Museum had its grand re-opening celebration Saturday, March 18, 2017. Visitors were able to see the restored floors, the new entry, new Museum Store area and a-- Continue reading

Community Outreach Day Community Resource and Health Fair 2017

Photos by Sandra Michaud

The Silver City Woman’s Club hosted 27 groups and organizations for the Community Outreach Day Resource and Health Fair Saturday, March 18, 2017. The Woman’s Club Community Outrea-- Continue reading

Homicide near Hachita, NM

Grant County
On March 17, 2017, at approximately 4:35 p.m., New Mexico State Police dispatch received a call from US Border Patrol agents regarding a deceased female in a vehicle on Highway 9 near Hachita, New Mexico. The agents discovered the vehicle while patrolling the highway. A deceased female was in the driver's seat of a 2017 Chrysler Pacifica with a leather belt tied around her neck.-- Continue reading

Gila Regional Medical Center Announces Reduction in Force Results

Gila Regional Medical Center Announces Reduction in Force Results

Alfredo Ontiveros, FACHE, Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Interim CEO announced to the GRMC staff that after a strategic review of staffing levels, a reduction in force (RIF) was completed.

Twelve (12) positions were eliminated in the RIF including four (4) at the Executive/Director level and eight (8) from administrative and support areas. Direct patient care areas were not affected by this action. Caregivers who were in RIF positions were notified and in keeping with GRMC practices, severance packages will be provided.-- Continue reading

Mobile home goes up in flames

By Roger Lanse

According to Jeff Fell, Interim Fire Chief of the Silver City Fire Department, a single-wide mobile home was engulfed in flames after firefighters were dispatched to 1409 Gold Street, Saturday, Mar. 18, at about 10:30 p.m.

The cause of the fire has not been released as investigators from the State Fire Marshal’s office just completed their assessment Sunday evening, Fell said.-- Continue reading

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