FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 715 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
* WHAT...Arroyo, small stream, and low water crossings flooding
caused by excessive rainfall is expected.
* WHERE...A portion of southwest New Mexico, including the following
* WHEN...Until 715 PM MDT.
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range NM-Upper Gila River Valley NM-
507 PM MDT Sun Sep 17 2023
...A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of north central Grant
County through 545 PM MDT...
At 506 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 5
miles north of Mangas Springs, or 5 miles southeast of Cliff, moving
southeast at 5 mph.
HAZARD...Wind gusts up to 50 mph and penny size hail.
[Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session on Sept. 12, 2023. This begins with a discussion on newly received property tax rates.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
At the Sept. 14, 2023 Grant County Commission work session, Deputy Assessor Raul Turrieta said he had received from the state of New Mexico the 2023 property tax rate in mills. “It looks just fine. Looking at the increases, in Bayard it increases by 2 mills because of the construction bond for Cobre Consolidated Schools. In 1 In and 1 Out, they are pretty much the same, with residential slightly up and commercial the same.”
With no questions, the commissioners went into county reports, with the first report given by Detention Center Administrator Joseph Andazola. He reported two new officers in training, with three officer openings, but he had interviewed five for the vacant positions. “We hired Dezinae Salas to fill the presumptive eligibility position. She started Monday, Sept. 11, 2023. She was in training yesterday and we plan to bring her to introduce her when she is comfortable in the position.”
By Roger Lanse
The Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority advised the Silver City Police Department of a reported robbery which occurred around 4:41 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, near Pizza Hut off W. Highway 180. GCRDA stated a juvenile male was inside Pizza Hut crying and asking someone to call the cops.
The responding officer, according to an SCPD incident report, noted the male child's left cheek was red and his nose was bleeding. The victim told the officer he had an argument earlier with another kid on the bus and was on his way to Family Dollar to buy his brother a birthday gift. When he got there, the child said, an adult male got out of a black car and asked if he knew the child he had had the argument with. The victim stated, "Yes, he did," and the man slapped him in the face.
By Roger Lanse
On Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, at about 8:57 p.m., a Silver City Police Department officer responded to an attempted robbery call that took place at 1011 Hudson Street about 20 minutes earlier. According to an SCPD incident report, the officer made contact at the SCPD station with a 29-year-old male who advised he had been jogging in the area of Market and Black streets, when a male on a bicycle stopped him, pointed a bright light at his face and said, "Silver City Police. Get on the ground and empty the contents out of your pockets."
As the light, presumably from a flashlight the victim said, was on his face he could not determine if the assailant was a police officer or not but did as the attacker ordered. The thug then stated, as the light was on the victim's face, "Oh, f***. Wrong person," and rode off quickly on his bike.
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