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[Editor's Note: This forum took place on Nov. 28, 2017. However, the holidays and other issues prevented this author from writing the forum up for the Beat. This is part 5 and covers the final non-profit organization presentations.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Prospectors held their annual Legislative Communications Forum on Nov. 28, 2017 at Western New Mexico University's Light Hall.

The purpose of the annual Prospectors Communications Forum is for the area legislators to hear from community entities on their needs, not only for capital outlay and appropriations, but on policy.

The area legislators, who listen and ask questions, include District 28 Sen. Howie Morales, District 38 Rep. Rebecca Dow and District 39 Rep. Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez.

The next non-profit organization to present was Life Quest. Chief Executive Officer Deb Frasca made the presentation.

By Hallie Richwine

The City of Bayard Council meeting on January 8, 2018 began at 2 p.m. after a work session that was approximately 30 minutes long. All councilors attended as well as Mayor Charles Kelly.

Mayor Pro Tem Chon Fierro moved to pass the four resolutions on the agenda, including the Open Meetings resolution. The other resolutions were to apply to Colonias Infrastructure fund for redevelopment of well #3, Resolution 3-2018 which allocates the cash match from the water and sewer project, and Resolution 4-2018 that separates the water and sewer departments into their own designations.

Clerk Kristina Ortiz wanted to clarify that the need for the city to find somewhere to dump the effluent water is not as immediate as some people have said. While it is in the near future, the mine may have a reclamation project that asks for water to be redirected to the Whitewater Creek area. The city is looking at the differences in the state and federal regulations and working toward a sustainable plan.

wnmuschoolofed dsc9327A master’s student in Western New Mexico University’s School of Education reads to children at the on-campus Child Development Center. (Courtesy Photo)

School of Education’s Affordability, Flexibility and Academic Prestige Earns WNMU the No. 1 Ranking

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University’s School of Education was recently earned the top slot in a ranking of Best Online Master’s Degrees in Teaching developed by Early-Childhood-Education-Degrees.com. The site rated master’s in teaching programs according to affordability, flexibility and academic prestige and found that WNMU offers a fully online, field-based program for the lowest cost.

ROAD ADVISORY:
ROADWORK – NM 152 (Emory Pass)
NM 152 from mile post 31.5 to 32.5 crews are making repairs to the shoulders. Traffic may encounter a temporary flagging operation. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. Closure will be lifted at approximately 3 pm daily lasting until January 26.

On January 7, 2018, at about 5:25 p.m. officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to the 4000 Block of Fran Drive in reference to an Aggravated Burglary complaint.

Upon arrival officers were informed by the victim that sometime between December 19, 2017 and January 7, 2018, unknown person(s) entered his residence and took tools and 10 firearms.

The tools taken are two Dewalt saws and two Dewalt nail guns. The weapons taken are handguns and rifles. (not a complete list at the time of release)

Grant County Prospectors Communication forum part 4

[Editor's Note: This forum took place on Nov. 28, 2017. However, the holidays and other issues prevented this author from writing the forum up for the Beat. This is part 4 and covers the first few of the non-profit organization presentations.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Prospectors held their annual Legislative Communications Forum on Nov. 28, 2017 at Western New Mexico University's Light Hall.

The purpose of the annual Prospectors Communications Forum is for the area legislators to hear from community entities on their needs, not only for capital outlay and appropriations, but on policy.

The area legislators, who listen and ask questions, include District 28 Sen. Howie Morales, District 38 Rep. Rebecca Dow and District 39 Rep. Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez.

Susan Wilger, National Center for Frontier Communities executive director, presented for the agency.

[Editor's Note: This forum took place on Nov. 28, 2017. However, the holidays and other issues prevented this author from writing the forum up for the Beat. This is part 3 and covers the healthcare presentation.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Prospectors held their annual Legislative Communications Forum on Nov. 28, 2017 at Western New Mexico University's Light Hall.

The purpose of the annual Prospectors Communications Forum is for the area legislators to hear from community entities on their needs, not only for capital outlay and appropriations, but on policy.

The area legislators, who listen and ask questions, include District 28 Sen. Howie Morales, District 38 Rep. Rebecca Dow and District 39 Rep. Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez.

Gila Regional Medical Center representatives, Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias, Interim Chief Financial Officer JoBeth Vance and PACS (picture archiving and communications system) Director Robert Holguin, presented.

[Editor's Note: This forum took place on Nov. 28, 2017. However, the holidays and other issues prevented this author from writing the forum up for the Beat. This is part 2 and covers the education presentations.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Prospectors held their annual Legislative Communications Forum on Nov. 28, 2017 at Western New Mexico University's Light Hall.

The recipients of the information from presenters were District 28 Senator Howie Morales, District 38 Representative Rebecca Dow, and District 39 Representative Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez. They also asked questions.

WNMU President Joseph Shepard presented first on education issues.

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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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