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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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Rael Fire on Reserve Ranger District of GNF 030217

Rael Fire

• Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest
• Rael Mesa
• Catron County, New Mexico
Start Date: March 2, 2017 Size: 500 acres
Cause: Under investigation Vegetation: Grass
Smoke: Smoke may be visible from NM Hwy 60

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Agreement marks joint degree possibilities with Mexican university

Agreement marks joint degree possibilities with Mexican university

From left to right: Dr. Magdaleno Manzanarez, WNMU Vice President for External Affairs; Dr. Jack Crocker, WNMU Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dr. Aniseto Cardenas Galindo, Rector Universidad Pedagogica del Estado de Sinaloa (UPES); Jaime Antonio Flores Urias, UPES DirectorSilver City, NM – Western New Mexico University officials met with representatives from the Universidad Pedagogica del Estado de Sinaloa (UPES) in the Silver City campus on Wednesday to sign a memorandum of agreement between the two institutions.

The agreement lays out a plan to offer collaborative projects including joint research projects, staff and faculty exchanges, student exchanges, joint conference and seminar events, and information exchanges.-- Continue reading

Grant County commissioners approve compensation plan in special meeting

By Mary Alice Murphy

In a special meeting held Tuesday morning, Feb. 28, 2017, the Grant County Commission met for the purpose of approving a resolution adopting a position classification schedule and compensation plan for Grant County, New Mexico.

District 5 Commissioner Harry Browne thanked the treasurer and assessor for their extensive comments in writing and talking to him about the plan.

"It is an incredibly complicated process," Browne said. "I know how tough it is to be fair, but I'm satisfied this was an adequate process. I am hopeful there will be room to include your comments in future reviews. There will be an annual review, correct?"

County Manager Charlene Webb said the usual recommendation is to review every two years, "but I believe an annual review is more appropriate."-- Continue reading

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