By Lynn Janes
The Village of Santa Clara held its regular meeting May 11, 2023. 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 attended.
The council approved the agenda for the meeting with the change of moving roll call after closed session.
The council approved the minutes from the April 27, 2023, meeting.
The council approved the April 2023 department reports.
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By Roger Lanse
Grant County Sheriff's Office deputies were called to Highway 180 – MM 118, near Uncle Woody's Flea Market in Arenas Valley, on May 12, 2023, at about 7:16 a.m. in reference to a reported motorcycle crash. According to an accident report, when deputies arrived at the site, they determined the driver, 40-year-old Matthew Johnson of Bowling Green, Ohio, was traveling on the eastbound shoulder at about 55 mph when he lost control of his battery-powered unicycle.
A witness stated, according to the report, that Johnson clipped the edge of a construction sign causing him to fall off the unicycle onto the outside eastbound lane of the highway and roll several feet down the roadway.
Johnson was wearing a helmet and suffered injuries to his right hand and face, the report said. EMS transported him to Gila Regional Medical Center. The report also stated the unicycle sustained only cosmetic damage and did not need to be towed – it was transported with the driver.
By Lynn Janes
Silver City held a regular meeting May 9, 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, and Guadalupe Cano.
The council approved the agenda.
Ceremonies none currently.
Proclamations none currently.
[Editor's Note: This is the third of a multi-part series of articles on the Grant County Commission's work session on May 9, 2023 and regular meeting on May 11, 2023. This begins at the work session, with the last two applicants for the GRMC Board of Trustees telling commissioners about themselves and why they should be appointed.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
During the Grant County Commission work session, after a presentation by Sixth Judicial District Attorney Michael Renteria, commissioners heard from the final two applicants for the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees.
By Lynn Janes
The Cobre Consolidated Schools held a board meeting at on May 8, 2023. President Serena Murillo called the meeting to order. Other board members in attendance included Gabriella Begay, Gilbert Guadiana, and David Terrazas (online). Dr. Jeff Spaletta also attended. Elizabeth Dean did not attend.
Reading of the board norms took place with each board member reading a norm. The norms consist of five rules the board strives to adhere to during the meeting. They are listed as actively listen to all perspectives, respond to concerns and questions as a unified board, professionalism expected, assume positive intent, and be positive and responsive.
The Pledge of Allegiance and salute to the New Mexico flag took place.
Spaletta listed the teachers and staff that would be recognized at the upcoming banquet.