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By Mary Alice Murphy

Ray Davis of American Legion Post 18 at the legion's hall opened the meeting the evening of Jan. 17, 2018, for veterans and area residents who wanted to hear updates on the construction project at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

Jared Howard, director of the Santa Fe and Fort Bayard national cemeteries, was accompanied by Brad Phillips, director of the Pacific District of the National Cemetery Administration.

"The cemetery looks much better than it did at this time last year," Davis said. He introduced Howard, Phillips and Joe Trujillo, who manages Fort Bayard National Cemetery on a daily basis.

According to a recording on the town of Silver City Utilities Department secretary's phone, a major water main connecting to the water tanks on W Mountain has ruptured.

The recording said the the area impacted includes property north of 32nd Street, including Indian Hills and up to Wendy Road along Pinos Altos Road.

The town is working to fix the broken connection. The latest news is that is should be repaired by about 8 p.m.

By Hallie Richwine

The Silver Consolidated Schools Regular Board Meeting took place Tuesday, January 16, 2018, in the Silver Schools Administration Building. Board President Mike McMillan and Board Members Patrick Cohn, Michelle Diaz, Eddie Flores attended as well as Superintendent Audie Brown. Vice President and Secretary Ashley Montenegro was absent.

Brown updated the board on the flu outbreak at Cliff Schools and stated that Dean Spurgeon informed him of the amount of children affected by the stomach illness. With more than half of the student body ill, both the Christmas program and regular K-6 classes were cancelled shortly before the winter break and the outbreak was reported to the state. Over the break the school was thoroughly cleaned and disinfected and staff is remaining extra diligent.

Ross relates parable to everyone

By Mary Alice Murphy

Gloria Bradford of the Corps for National Service local office and Western New Mexico University Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Isaac Brundage presented the welcome to the more than 80 people who celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day together at Light Hall on the WNMU campus.

Regular Municipal Election March 6, 2018

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By Mary Alice Murphy

Under resolutions on the regular Grant County Commission meeting held Jan. 11, 2018, the first was a repeat approval of a previously approved statement of vacation of the Turnerville Subdivision plat by the county.

County Attorney Abigail Robinson said a typographical error had been found and required re-approval of the resolution. Commissioners approved it.

Also under consideration was a resolution approving two Grant County Airport ground lease agreements. Robinson said the county matched up the two commencement dates to streamline the process. The agreements were approved.

Silver City, NM, January 16, 2018—Deb Bumpus has been named as acting Forest Supervisor on the Gila National Forest (GNF) beginning January 22, 2018. Deb will serve on the GNF for a 120-day detail.

According to Marta Call, GNF public affairs officer, Adam Mendonca is on a temporary assignment as acting Deputy Regional Forester in the Albuquerque regional office through the end of April.

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The Grant County Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has a new column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

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