[Editor's Note: This is part 6 of a series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session on Aug. 8, 2023, and the regular meeting on Aug. 10, 2023. This will continue with the review of the regular meeting agenda and decisions made at the regular meeting.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
County Manager Charlene Webb continued at the work session on Aug. 8, 2023 with the review of the regular meeting agenda for Aug. 10, 2023.
The next agenda items addressed agreements.
The first agreement considered the appropriation agreement from the New Mexico Department of Finance and Administration for $80,000 to the Grant County Community Health Council.
...FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 830 PM MDT THIS EVENING...
* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.
* WHERE...A portion of southwest New Mexico, including the following
* WHEN...Until 830 PM MDT.
By Lynn Janes
The Silver City Town Council held a regular meeting August 22, 2023. The meeting started with Mayor Ken Ladner calling the meeting to order and leading the Pledge of Allegiance and salute to the New Mexico state flag. Council members attending the meeting included Jose Ray, Nicholas Prince, Guadalupe Cano, and Rudy Bencomo.
The council approved the agenda.
Ceremonies none currently.
Proclamations none currently.
Ray reminded everyone to turn in the mail in ballots. Next weekend they will hold the Fiesta Carnitas, Música y Mas. He wanted to invite everyone. Ray added that, “We try to help all the people no matter what their district is.”
By Lynn Janes
The Silver City Consolidated Schools held a work session on August 21, 2023. President Ashley Montenegro called the meeting to order. Other board members in attendance Michelle Diaz, Patrick Cohn, Mike McMillan, and Eddie Flores. Superintendent William Hawkins also attended. The Pledge of Allegiance and salute to the New Mexico flag took place.
The board approved the agenda.
The purpose of this work session had to do with the history adoption and scope sequence and assessment. Cindy Barris, associate superintendent, gave the board an update on the current status. Barris had gotten a committee together to go over all the curricula chosen for each grade k-12. Some of the materials had not come in yet but they knew what had been chosen. The history curriculum for fourth grade did not include any New Mexico history. They reached out locally to the museum for a way to supplement that area. Barris said the museum has some great resources and said they would be happy to help.
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley NM-
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range NM-Upper Gila River Valley NM-
216 PM MDT Tue Aug 29 2023
...A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of north central Grant
County through 245 PM MDT...
At 216 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 6
miles northeast of Pinos Altos, moving southwest at 10 mph.
By Roger Lanse
A Santa Clara Police Department officer responded Thursday, Aug. 24, 2023, at about 7:10 a.m., to Bellm Street and Lariat Road in reference to a vehicle burglary call. According to an XCPD incident report, a representative of Southwest Concrete and Paving stated batteries had been taken from a backhoe and a motor grader while parked at the construction site. The batteries were last seen when the equipment was parked around 5:30 p.m. the previous day.
The officer stated it appeared someone had unbolted the batteries and carried them away. A spot in the site fence was observed that was not secured. Whoever took the batteries, the officer said, was able to walk through the fence and "walk out with the batteries easily."