[Editor's Note: This is part 3 in a multi-part series on the work and regular sessions held Dec. 10 and 12, 2019.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
At the beginning of the Grant County Commission regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, District 1 Commissioner and Chairman Chris Ponce announced that County Manager Charlene Webb had received an award at a recent Freeport-McMoRan grant awards ceremony on Dec. 4.
She received an award for all her good work. Our county manager has a tough job. It's great she got this award. She has five different commissioners going in five different directions. You do a good job and we appreciate that.
[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a multi-part series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session and regular meeting.]
After hearing county reports and four presentations at the work session, Dec. 10, 2019, which can be read at https://grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/55082-grant-county-commission-holds-work-session-121019-part-1-hears-presentations, commissioners had a review of the regular meeting agenda set for Dec. 12, 2019.
County Manager Charlene Webb led the review of the agenda. Two presentations would begin the meeting—the monthly Gila Regional Medical Center update and an update on the Gila National Forest Plan revision.
By Etta Pettijohn
Two federal agencies last week filed biological opinions on timber management activities’ impact on the endangered Mexican Spotted Owl on the Gila and other national forests in New Mexico and Arizona -- and seek to dissolve an injunction that briefly suspended all wood cutting recently.
In these opinions, the U.S. Department of Justice and Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) summarize the current status and range of the owl in these forests, and how fire management, and watershed management programs may affect them.
[Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a multi-part series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session of Dec. 10 and the regular meeting of Dec. 12, 2019.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
The Grant County Commission work session of Dec. 10, 2019 heard no public input, so it began with county reports.
Photos by Mary Alice Murphy
On Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, the members of the Woman's Club held a See's Candies sale, and also had plenty of baked goodies and baskets for sale to support their charitable operations.
(Another photo below)
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