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The Beat looks into emergency transport options in the area

By Margaret Hopper

When life is ebbing and minutes count, big decisions have to be made. People look for someone or something that offers hope and takes the pressure off the moment. A new procedure, a new drug, or flying off to a larger medical facility in a helicopter, anything to stop the feeling of panic and renew the hope.

How do we get to the point that something not well understood may be “the perfect solution?” Is something missing that should have been foreseen, and information that isn’t well presented, depriving families of logical options well before the emergency arises? Our local hospital prides itself on informing the community of many factors that bring trust, it says. And questions asked in advance of any crisis are a good investment.-- Continue reading

Local woman reports being kidnapped and held for ransom

By Roger Lanse

On Wednesday, March 1, Silver City police officers were called to Gila Regional Medical Center in reference to an aggravated battery that had occurred in Silver City, but had been originally responded to by Grant County Sheriff’s deputies.

According to a SCPD incident report, officers made contact outside an ER exam room with the father of a 29-year-old female. The father advised that his daughter was the victim of a kidnapping and was also beaten up. Upon entering the exam room, the report stated, the victim told officers that about 10:35 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 26, she was in a house when three men entered and held them at gunpoint. The victim stated she could identify two of the males, and that one of the two had a .22 caliber revolver. The third man, who the victim couldn’t identify, held a Glock 9mm.-- Continue reading

Unofficial Silver City election results

The Unofficial Election Results are attached. Councilor Bettison and Councilor Ray have been re-elected. The Official Canvass will be held on March 9 at 8:15 am at City Hall and both officials will be sworn in by Magistrate Judge Laney afterwards.

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GRMC CEO selection committee receives process training 030617

Gila Regional Medical Center Interim Chief Executive Officer Alfredo Ontiveros reiterated at the beginning of the Monday, March 6, 2017 CEO Selection Committee meeting that the hospital is not going to be sold nor is it going to close. "The Wellness Center is also not going to close."

"I'm here to help take care of stabilizing the revenue," Ontiveros said. "Mike Soler, president and managing partner of EWC (Executive Workforce Connections) Healthcare, is on hand as resource consultant to manage this selection process for a permanent CEO. He will be leading the training today."

GRMC Board of Trustees member and co-chairman of the GRMC CEO Selection Committee Tony Trujillo said the meeting the prior week had "covered a lot of ground. Today's is centered around our upcoming schedule."-- Continue reading

Crash closes eastbound Hwy 180

By Roger Lanse

Monday, Mar. 6, at 5:30 p.m., this reporter was told by local volunteer fire and rescue personnel, stationed at the intersection of Yucca Valley Drive and Highway 180 in Arenas Valley,-- Continue reading

Grant County Republican Party holds Trump rally on March 4, 2017

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

On Saturday, March 4, 2017, a spring-like day, albeit with a chilly breeze, welcomed visitors to Gough Park to support the nation's 45th president, Donald J. Trump.-- Continue reading

What do these two photos prove?

What do these two photos prove?

Editor's Note: This photographer needed some humor on the front page!

The one on the right was taken of a sign at Gough Park.

The one on the left was taken seconds later within a foot or two of the bo-- Continue reading

SC-GC Chamber of Commerce features three speakers 030217

SC-GC Chamber of Commerce features three speakers 030217

By Mary Alice Murphy

Bruce Ashburn, Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce board member, served as moderator.

He introduced Dave Thomas, who is relocating at the end of March. "Thank you for your help as a board member for the chamber."

Ashburn also commended the Gila Economic Development Alliance for helping the chamber buy a big screen and display for the chamber to use at trade shows and other opportunities to promote the area. Its first use was during Grant County Day at the 2017 Legislative Session. "It is professional for us to go places to promote our area."

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