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[Editor's Note: This is part one of the combination work and regular sessions on Nov. 13, 2018. It covers the GRMC monthly report.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commission combined work session and regular meeting on Nov. 13, 2018, began with the monthly report from Gila Regional Medical Center.

GRMC Board of Trustees Chairman Mike Morones said he appreciated the opportunity to speak to the commissioners.

"I am here to start off the conversations and make sure we add the Board of Trustees flavor and context to the report," Morones said. "Over the past few years, it was the culture to present the legal minimum to the public. We are now working on better communication. Even the Board of Trustees wasn't getting enough information.

PNM and FBI asking residential and business customers to report attempts

(ALBUQUERQUE, NM) – PNM is receiving reports from business and residential customers that scammers claiming to be with PNM are threatening to disconnect electricity unless a payment is made. Nearly 550 scam reports from PNM customers have been received since October 26 and that number continues to grow.  

PNM is working the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) because these fraudsters are using VoIP telecommunication phone lines to scam customers out of money, which is a federal crime. PNM and the FBI are asking New Mexico customers for help by reporting the details of any scammers that may have contacted them to the FBI so the agency can track and analyze them against similar scams and suspects. Reports can be made at www.ic3.gov. PNM is also asking customers to report the same information by calling 888-DIAL-PNM.

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

Ray Davis of Allingham-Golding American Legion Post 18 served as master of ceremonies for the 2018 Veterans Day ceremony held at Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

He thanked the village of Santa Clara for putting flags out along the roads to the cemetery. "We also had helpers to put flags on all World War I veterans' graves.

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

To celebrate the 243rd birthday of the Marine Corps, members and friends of Marine Corps League Gaffney-Oglesby Detachment 1328 gathered on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at the Western New Mexico University cafeteria.

As always, the event was full of tradition.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Members of the Delta Kappa Gamma Sorority in Silver City, NM, held a holiday market at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The exhibition, Modern Art Meets Old Mexico features three artists—Mimi Peterson and her abstract paintings, Art Peterson and his wood objects, many created from found or discarded wood pieces, and Christoper Saxman, photographer, opened on Nov. 9. It continues to Dec. 9. 

nmba top hatSabrina Pack, center, SkyWest Media production manager, receives award for coverage of the Tour of the Gila. ToG Director Jack Brennan, left, and his wife Nancy, right, help accept awards.

Recently, SkyWest Media attended the New Mexico Hospitality and Tourism’s Top Hat Awards Gala in Albuquerque where they were recognized as finalists. Top H.A.T. stands for Hospitality and Tourism and is a recognition designed to celebrate the accomplishments of the top-performing professionals, tourism assets, and marketing campaigns from the tourism industry.

SkyWest Media had the distinct honor of being selected as a Top Hat Finalist in the following categories:
• Best Social Media Campaign with their work for Fiesta Latina
• Best Digital Campaign with their work for Tour of the Gila
• Best Print Campaign with their work for the Gran Fondo

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

After the singing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, the Veterans Day program at Harrison Schmitt Elementary School, held a moment of silence to honor fallen veterans.

Principal Leslie Ormand announced the various classes and what they performed in honor of Veterans Day.

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