By Roger Lanse
Town Manager Alex Brown told the Silver City Town Council at its Tuesday, May 12, 2020 virtual meeting that a preliminary budget for the 2020-2021 fiscal year is due in Santa Fe by the end of May. This preliminary budget is only a working draft, Brown said, and does not require approval from council. At the last meeting, Brown said, he reported that cuts between 9 and 25 percent will need to be made which amounts to a $1.1-2.5 million because of expected decreases in revenue to the general fund attributed to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Update includes eleven additional deaths related to COVID-19
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 143 additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
25 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Curry County
14 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
43 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Quay County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
7 new cases in Sandoval County
42 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case at the ICE Otero County Processing Center
1 new case at the ICE Torrance County Detention Facility
The Department of Health on Tuesday also reported eleven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
By Roger Lanse
Silver City Police Department officers arrived at the intersection of Bullard Street and Broadway, on Saturday, May 9, 2020, at about 11 p.m., and observed a red 1999 Mercury 4dr car parked along Bullard Street. Officers had been dispatched to the area in reference to an injuring/tampering with a motor vehicle complaint and had been advised that approximately eight males were jumping on the vehicle and breaking the windows.
By Roger Lanse
On Monday, May 11, 2020 at about 8:03 a.m., a Silver City Police Department officer was dispatched to 3078 32nd Street Bypass to the Children, Youth, and Families Department in reference to a criminal damage to property complaint. When the officer arrived he found a window had been broken with a large rock which lay several feet away.
By Roger Lanse
Grant County Sheriff's Office deputies and Bayard and Hurley police department officers responded Friday, May 5, 2020, at about 11:35 p.m. to an aggravated battery call at 5 Park Street in Bayard, in reference to a 26-year-old male struck by a vehicle.
By Hallie Richwine
The Silver City Daily Press and Independent hosted a virtual forum between the Democratic candidates for Grant County Treasurer on April 30, 2020. Publisher Nick Seibel acted as moderator.
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