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6th Judicial District Attorney Francesca Estevez’ office subject of search warrant.

By Roger Lanse

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2017, a search warrant was executed at the Grant County Office of the 6th Judicial District Attorney, Francesca Estevez, to locate all documents, policies, procedures, records, waivers, use agreements, including fuel purchases, mileage reports, repair payments and all correspondence, including electronic mail, relating to the use of a blue, 2015 Dodge Charger, a 6th Judicial District-owned vehicle issued to Estevez for official use.

Investigation by a New Mexico Attorney General’s Office Special Agent into the events of June 11, 2016, involving Estevez and the seemingly erratic driving of her state-issued blue, 2015
Dodge Charger and her following interaction with Silver City police officers and New Mexico State Police, established grounds for the issuance of a search warrant, according to the Special Agent.-- Continue reading

GRMC Board of Trustees members meet with former and interim CEOs

GRMC Board of Trustees members meet with former and interim CEOs


Gila Regional’s Board of Trustees members meet with previous and interim CEOs to discuss contracts and ongoing projects at the hospital for a smooth transition. From left are Trustee Magdaleno M-- Continue reading

Grant County Commission holds first work session with five members 011017

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commission work session held Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, was the first to have five commissioners seated for the meeting.

"I ran for office on a five-person commission," Commission Chairman Brett Kasten said. "Today you are seeing the results. I expect lively discussions."

The first item of business for the Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017, regular session will be the election and approval of the 2017 chairperson and vice chairperson. To a question about why the two offices, County Manager Charlene Webb said a three-person commission has only a chair, but now with a five-person commission, it is necessary to have a chairperson and vice chairperson.

A public hearing is set for Thursday to discuss any objection to the regularity, validity, and correctness of the following for the Fleming Tank Road and Wind Canyon Estates Improvement District Assessment Roll Hearing: the proceedings, the assessment roll, each assessment contained on the assessment roll; or the amount of the assessment levied against each tract or parcel of land.-- Continue reading

Murray Ryan laid to rest at Memory Lane 011117

Murray Ryan laid to rest at Memory Lane 011117

Today William Murray Ryan, 94, was laid to rest beside his wife Marian, who preceded him in death.

Following a funeral Mass at St.Vincent De Paul Catholic Church concelebrated by St. Vincent pastor Rev. Oliver Obele and Rev. Marcos Reyna, former pastor of St. Francis Newman Center in Silver City, and now serving as pastor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in Truth or Consequences, a funeral procession carried Ryan to Memory Lane Cemetery.

Music ministers were Judith Delgado and Jean Sida.Gift bearers were Jill, Daniel and Michael Ryan and Dillon and Rachael Struemph. Pall Bearers were grandsons Nicholas, Derek, Patrick and Craig Ryan; great-grandson Liam Ryan; grandsons-iaw Mike Bush and Jonny Struemph; and nephew Dennis Hill.

Courtesy Photos follow.

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Gila Regional Medical Center - 2017 - Interim CEO Greets GRMC Directors

Gila Regional Medical Center - 2017 - Interim CEO Greets GRMC Directors

Interim CEO Alfredo Ontiveros addressing the directors at GRMCJanuary 9, 2017 – The new Interim CEO, Alfredo Ontiveros, met with the department directors at Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC). This was-- Continue reading

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Grant County Health Council hears community reports and networks among members 010917

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Community Health Council held its bi-monthly meeting Jan. 9, 2017.

After introductions and approvals of minutes and the agenda, three guest speakers each spoke from the podium.

Andrea Warner, executive director of The Volunteer Center, said she took over the position in April replacing Alicia Edwards. "It has been a learning curve, but I'm starting to feel comfortable in the position. What would you like to hear?"-- Continue reading

Silver City makes Top True West magazine 2017 list

Silver City makes Top True West magazine 2017 list

True West Magazine Honors Best True Western Towns of 2017

Thousands of great towns can be found in the American West—ones that exemplify the spirit and dedication of the pioneers who built and developed them. Every February for the past 12 years, True West has honored the best of the best Western towns with their annual top ten True Western Towns. The editorial staff of True West also honors Western towns in three additional categories: “Towns to Know,” “Towns to Watch,” and “Where History Lives.”

In True West Magazine’s February 2017 issue, out on newsstands on January 3, 2017, the editorial staff recommends the following “Towns to Know” for their exceptional dedication to preservation, heritage and Old West tourism.-- Continue reading

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