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Silver City, NM, April 24, 2018 – The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, today released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Gila Regional Medical Center was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S. The Safety Grade assigns an A, B, C, D or F grade to hospitals across the country based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms among patients in their care.

“Leapfrog is a well-established leader in the healthcare industry that takes publicly recorded data and grades organizations on quality, safety and care,” said Gila Regional Medical Center CEO Taffy Arias. “This is just another validation for our caregivers, patients and community that our focus is strong and well-defined. It is a reflection of the commitment each and every caregiver has to the community and the patients we serve.”

More photos by Paul Michaud of the Men 1-2 and UCI Men's Criterium races

Photos by Paul Michaud

Comcast annually holds a national day of volunteering. This year it fell on April 21, 2018.

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Reports First-Quarter March 31, 2018 Results

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX):

  • Net income attributable to common stock totaled $692 million, $0.47 per share, for first-quarter 2018. After adjusting for net gains of $13 million, $0.01 per share, first-quarter 2018 adjusted net income attributable to common stock totaled $679 million, $0.46 per share.
  • Consolidated sales totaled 993 million pounds of copper, 610 thousand ounces of gold and 24 million pounds of molybdenum for first-quarter 2018.
  • Consolidated sales for the year 2018 are expected to approximate 3.8 billion pounds of copper, 2.4 million ounces of gold and 95 million pounds of molybdenum, including 970 million pounds of copper, 700 thousand ounces of gold and 24 million pounds of molybdenum for second-quarter 2018.
  • Average realized prices for first-quarter 2018 were $3.11 per pound for copper, $1,312 per ounce for gold and $11.95 per pound for molybdenum.
  • Average unit net cash costs for first-quarter 2018 were $0.98 per pound of copper and are expected to average $1.01 per pound of copper for the year 2018.

[Editor's Note: This is the first of a multi-part series on the Grant County Commission work session and regular sessions April 17 ad 19, 2018.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The county has explored using solar energy to save electricity costs on its many county-owned buildings.

The commissioners at their work session on April 17, 2018, heard a presentation from Energy Sources US on how the proposal will solve problems for the county, making energy efficient and cost-effective.

casas adobes awardCourtesy Photo of Casas Adobes MDWCA President Bob Livingston receiving the award. An unidentified member of the NMED Drinking Water Bureau presents the award.On Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at a ceremony in Albuquerque, the Casas Adobes Mutual Domestic Water Consumers Association received an Award of Excellence.

Photos by Paul Michaud

[Silver City, NM, April 21, 2018] Emma White (Rally Cycling) and Michael Rice (Axeon Hagens Berman) sprinted to win Stage 4 in Downtown Silver City Saturday.

Axeon Hagens Berman positioned their team with two laps to go, setting Rice up for his first stage win at the Tour of the Gila. UnitedHealthcare’s Lucas Haedo finished second, ahead of H&R Block’s Marc-Antoine Nadon in third.

By Hallie Richwine

The Democratic Party Public Forum at Western New Mexico University’s Miller Library this month brought the community the Democrat-only candidates for Probate Court Judge, Districts 1 and 2 Magistrate Judge, and Grant County Sheriff. The program was presented by Miller Library, Grant County Democratic Party, WNMU Young Democrats, and MEChA.

Sergio Salinas, president of MEChA, opened the forum and introduced emcee Mary Hotvedt.

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The Grant County Beat endeavors to post to the Elections page, under News, at the least, notices of candidates for Grant County races. Some candidates for statewide races have also sent their notices. 

The Beat continues to bring you new columnists.Recent additions  include the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

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