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Silver School Board makes decisions on bonds 051617

Silver School Board makes decisions on bonds 051617

David Buchholz and Luis Carrasco attend the Silver School Board meeting to explain bond documents.

Photo and article by Margaret Hopper

The Silver School Board met at the administration building May 16, 2017. Mike McMillan, board president, opened the meeting at 6:00, with all board members present, Frances Vasquez, Ashley Montenegro, Patrick Cohn and Justin Wecks.

Alicia Edwards, coordinator of Healthy Kids, Healthy Communities (HKHC), gave the board time and opportunity to ask questions about the resolutions work that needed to be finished by June 30. She admitted the hard copy and electronic files presented to them were quite lengthy, but said they had seen much of it over a period of time and much of it was already in place.-- Continue reading

Forum on GRMC Cancer Center 051617

[Editor's Note: This audio is unedited, so please ignore any whispers from the press representatives!]

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Grant County Commission reviews regular session agenda at work session 051617

By Mary Alice Murphy

The financial report giving the total expenditures since last month's meeting, as reported by Grant County Financial Officer Linda Vasquez, was among the first items addressed at the Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Grant County Commission work session.

The amount of expenditures for the period ending May 10, 2017 totaled $2,576,902.71, including payroll periods 8 and 9 of $417,419.39.

The extraordinary expenses included a payment of $16,335.68 to Fuel Center Plus for off-road diesel for Road Department equipment; $53,812.36 to Southwest Concrete and Paving for Rosedale Colonias Construction project payments; $28,638.04 to HCP Systems for March and April 2017 medical management services at the Detention Center; $44,109.22 to Summit Food Service for February and Mary 2017 inmate meals and snacks; $23,175.92 to Wright Express Fleet Services for March 2017 fuel charges; $16,465 to High Desert Humane Society for third quarter animal control services; $106,477.25 to Sacaton Construction for the LS Mesa fire station project; $13,160.05 to Specialty Communications for radio equipment for Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department; $14,000 to W.S. Darley & Co. for a hydrant booster pump for Sapillo Creek VFD; $41,662 to Don Chalmers Ford for 2017 Ford Expedition command vehicle for Pinos Altos VFD; $16,386.50 to Occam Engineers to the North Hurley Road Colonias construction project engineering services; $31,941.88 to Ascent Aviation for April 2017 jet fuel; $70,473.80 to Southwest Solid Waste Authority for March 2017 tipping fees; $37,036.16 to Fowler Brothers for construction improvements on Fleming Tank and Wind Canyon roads; $51,649.88 to White Sands Construction for Tu Casa construction project; $25,523.56 to Kansas State Bank for government obligation for 2013 Chevy Marque ambulance for Gila Regional Medical Center; $125,000 to GRMC for the mobile X-Ray system capital appropriation project reimbursement; $10,000 to the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce for the Conference Center contract initial set-up fee.; $47,306.25 to Casco Industries for various bunker gear for Tyrone VFD; $221,285.53 to Morrow Enterprises for the North Hurley Road Colonias construction; and $11,335.18 to Southwest Concrete and Paving for road material for school bus routes project.-- Continue reading

Deming woman sentenced to prison for federal methamphetamine trafficking conviction

ALBUQUERQUE – Erika Jimenez, 31, of Deming, N.M., was sentenced Friday, May 12, 2017, in federal court in Las Cruces, N.M., to 33 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release for her methamphetamine trafficking conviction.

Jimenez was arrested on July 17, 2016, on an indictment charging her with distribution of methamphetamine on July 22, 2015, and Nov. 9, 2015, in Luna County, N.M. The indictment included forfeiture provisions requiring Jimenez to forfeit $1,750 to the United States.-- Continue reading

Kerr Fire – May 15, 2017 6:15 p.m. update

High Southwest Winds Blow Smoke from Arizona

Location: 17 miles northeast of Reserve, New Mexico

Start Date: May 1, 2017

Size: 3,255 acres

Contained: 17% Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Gambel Oak, Pinon/Juniper

Resources: Engines: 3, Type 1 Crew: 1, Type 3 Helicopter: 1, Total personnel: 45-- Continue reading

Spring Fiber Arts Sale 051317

The Southwest Fiber Arts Collective held its spring fiber arts sale at the Woman's Club on Saturday, May 13, 2017. Vendors showed everything from weavings to dyed silk scarves, from tiny paintings on-- Continue reading

Hurley Pride Festival and Car Show 051317

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Hurley Pride Committee held its annual Festival and Car Show on Saturday, May 13, 2017. In spite of the detours required to get there, plenty of cars were to be viewed-- Continue reading

Kerr Fire – May 15, 2017

Weather Continues to Dictate Fire Activity and Operations

Location: 17 miles northeast of Reserve, New Mexico

Start Date: May 1, 2017 Size: 3,255 acres

Contained: 17% Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Ponderosa Pine, Gamble Oak, Pinon/Juniper

Resources: Engines: 3, Type 1 Crew: 1, Type 3 Helicopter: 1, Total personnel: 45

Fire managers are conducting aerial ignitions early this morning then holding and monitoring this afternoon. Wind is expected to increase and will be monitored for afternoon operations. The northern, eastern and southern flank of fire will continue to be patrolled.-- Continue reading

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