[Editor's Note: The Grant County Commission work session on Sept. 6 and the regular meeting on Sept. 8, were both long meetings, so this series of articles will be numerous. Part 7 gets into presentations from Gila Regional Medical Center and Sheriff Frank Gomez. The previous articles are linked at the bottom of this article.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
Following the public hearing and public input at the Grant County Commission regular meeting, Gila Regional Medical Center Interim Chief Executive Officer Greg Brickner presented the monthly update from July. He said it was great to be back in the community. [Editor's Note: He served as interim chief financial officer for several months.] "I thank everyone for the welcome back. It's incredible. I was to thank you for the recovery proclamation."
"This is National Suicide Awareness Week," Brickner said. "It's a good reminder of the new 988 phone number. It works just like 911; it connects the caller with individuals who are crisis interventionists for mental health and other crisis needs."
By Lynn Janes
The Village of Santa Clara held its regular meeting September 22, 2022. Mayor Richard Bauch called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Pro Tem Albert Esparza, trustees, Olga Amador Arnold Lopez, and Peter Erickson also attended.
The council approved the agenda for the meeting.
The council approved the minutes from the September 8, 2022, meeting.
Bauch said it had been a busy week. They did the final walk through on the new bridge and did an official ribbon cutting that morning.
By Lynn Janes
Silver City held a regular council meeting August 23, 2022. The meeting started with Mayor Ken Ladner calling the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance and salute to the New Mexico state flag. Council members attending the meeting included Nicholas Prince, Lucian Farmer, Jose Ray, and Guadalupe Cano.
The council approved the agenda.
Ceremonies none currently
[Editor's Note: The purchasers of the animals are all listed. On page one and page three of the document, the placings are also listed. However, page 2 is missing that critical portion of the placings. The person who does it is unavailable until Monday, so hopefully, we will get the complete report then.]
The animals and their owners hand printed were pulled from the show, presumably to enter other fairs.
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By Roger Lanse
On Monday, Sept. 26, 2022, at around 9:30 a.m., New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched to Highway 15 in Grant County near MM 16, where a semi-truck pulling a tanker trailer with asphalt fluid went off the road. There were no injuries in the crash, according to an NMSP email. Highway 15 was closed between MM 6 and MM 22 until approximately 8 p.m. that day while crews and wreckers cleaned up the scene. The Grant County Sheriff's Office assisted with the investigation and provided traffic control.
The details leading up to the cause of the crash remain under investigation.
[Editor’s Note: The Grant County Commission work session on Sept. 6 and the regular meeting on Sept. 8, were both long meetings, so this series of articles will be numerous. Part 6 begins with proclamations and public input at the regular meeting. The previous articles are linked at the bottom of this article.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
The first item addressed a proclamation read at the Grant County Commission regular meeting on Sept. 8, 2022, to name October 2022 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
Rachel Sierra, director of El Refugio Inc. domestic violence victim shelter, handed the schedule of events planned in October to the commissioners. She noted that between 2011-2016, each year had had a domestic violence murder, with two in 2011 and three in 2021. “Because of Covid, there was a lot of isolation, with victims not reaching out for help.”