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Cobre School Board Receives Updates on Elementary and High School Construction Projects

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre School board met Monday, August 25, at the district office. The open meeting was preceded by a long closed session, from 6:00 until 7:20 pm, according to Board President Toy Sepulveda. In the closed session, he said they discussed student identifiable information, limited personnel, food service information and goals for the superintendent, Robert Mendoza. Although much was discussed and it is conceded that students liked the new food better and that more students were now eating in the cafeteria, no decisions were made. All board members were present, and the public meeting began at 7:25 pm.

In the superintendent's report, Mendoza said the new student representative will be introduced at the September 8 meeting. High school staff and principal usually choose this person. In a follow-up, it was decided that Gerhart's band members would need to select a different fundraiser. The band's discount card was the same as the football's plan, and they had asked first. Raymond Gonzalez is the new basketball coach for the girls' varsity.

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Bear Creek Cabins and Diane’s Restaurant in the Spotlight at Gila EDA Roundtable

By Charlie McKee

At the August 22, 2014, meeting of the Gila Economic Development Alliance Roundtable, this month's guest speakers, Diane Barrett of Diane's Restaurant and Billy and Dawn Donnell of Bear Creek Cabins, shared stories of their respective businesses' successes and their challenges as small businesses operating in Grant County.

Barrett described the evolution of Diane's from a small bakery 19 years ago to expanding the business with the help of her son to a restaurant serving dinners; then adding the separate bakery seven years ago; and lastly expanding again to incorporate The Parlor four years ago. She noted that she also operates a catering business as a fourth line of business.

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Grant County Flash Flood Watch from 8/26/2014 12:00 PM to 8/27/2014 6:00 AM MDT

Grant County Flash Flood Watch from  8/26/2014 12:00 PM to 8/27/2014 6:00 AM MDT

Urgent - Immediate Broadcast Requested
Flood Watch
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm
513 Am Mdt Tue Aug 26 2014

...Heavy Rain and Flash Flooding Will Be Possible Today and Tonight...

.Abundant Moisture Was Pushing into the Region This Morning. This Moisture Will Combine with An Upper Level Storm System Passing Through the Rocky Mountains to Help Generate Numerous Thunderstorms This Afternoon and Evening. with the Excessive Moisture in Place Thunderstorms Will Be Very Efficient Rain Producers and Will Be Capable of Rainfall Totals of 1 to 3 Inches Of Rain in An Hour. This Excessive Rain Could Lead to Flash Flooding...especially of Normally Dry Arroyos...low Water Crossings and Other Flood Prone Areas. the Threat for Flash Flooding Will Lessen as We Move into the Morning Hours on Wednesday.


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GRMC Board Receives Positive Financial Reports

GRMC Board Receives Positive Financial Reports

Article by Charlie McKee

Photos Courtesy of Joseph F. Kellerman

Photo: Liz Martin (left) and Chairman Kelly (right)


Board Chairman Charles Kelly began the Friday, Aug. 22, 2014 meeting of Gila Regional Medical Center's (GRMC) Board of Trustees by recognizing two radiology technicians for their years of dedicated service to GRMC. Maria (Liz) Martin started her career with GRMC in Admissions 20 years ago, spent 15 years as a nurse, and has been in the Radiology Department for one year. Priscilla Venegas has been a radiology technician at GRMC for 15 years. Kelly thanked each of the technicians and presented them with a certificate of appreciation.


Photo: Priscilla Venegas (left) and Chairman Kelly (right)

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Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 08/22/14 at 4:00 PM – 08/25/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, August 22, 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, August 25, 2014 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 55 calls for service and had 211-- Continue reading

Farm Fest 2014 Celebrates Local Artisans

 Photos and article by Shirin McArthur

Updated: NM Law Enforcement Agencies Make Arrests after High Speed Vehicle Pursuit

By Roger Lanse

(Aug. 25, 2014) On Friday, Aug. 22, at about 3:53 p.m. a New Mexico Motor Transportation Department officer attempted to pull over a red Honda Civic in Hidalgo County near Road Forks, at Mile Marker 30 on State Highway 80, according to Lt. Emmanuel Gutierrez, New Mexico State Police Public Information Officer. Other law enforcement officers told the Grant County Beat the stop was probably attempted because of a traffic violation, either following too close or for excessive speed.

According to an arrest report, the Honda refused to pull over and led several law enforcement agencies, including the New Mexico Motor Transportation Department, Lordsburg Police Department, Deming Police Department, the Grant County and Luna County  sheriff's departments and the NMSP, in pursuit north on SH 80, east on I-10 through Lordsburg and Deming, and north on U.S. 180E. Speeds reached near 110 miles per hour.

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Shepard Gets Iced and the Crowd Heats Up at Friday’s Concert

Photos and article by Shirin McArthur and Charlie McKee

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