Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin NM-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley NM-
729 PM MDT Thu Jun 30 2022
...A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of south central Grant,
western Luna and central Hidalgo Counties through 10:30PM MDT...
At 729 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 5
miles north of Separ. This storm was nearly stationary.
PHOENIX, AZ, June 30, 2022 – Freeport-McMoRan has been named one of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States, earning a spot on the Points of Light's annual list of The Civic 50 as one of a small group of companies making the list every year since its inception in 2012.
"Being recognized as one of The Civic 50 is an important affirmation of Freeport's commitment to being a positive force in our host communities and with all of our stakeholders," said Tracy Bame, Director- Corporate Social Responsibility and Community Development.
"Having good relationships with communities supports our ability to operate. Communities grant our social license to operate, so we need to be sure we are working in partnership with communities to not only minimize impact, but also create social and economic value that builds community resilience over time."
This one addresses the final presentation at the work session by county financial counsel Mark Valenzuela of Bosque Advisors LLC on the potential issuance of a general obligation bond to be decided at the General Election.
[This is the fifth in a series of articles on the Grant County Commission meetings.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
In the last presentation at the Grant County Commission work session on June 21, 2022, county bond financial counsel Mark Valenzuela of Bosque Advisors LLC and Luis Carrasco of Rodey Law Firm, county bond legal counsel, gave an overview of general obligation bonds.
Valenzuela explained that general obligation bonds must be voter approved at a general election. "General obligation bonds are paid for out of county property taxes. They include a strong legally binding pledge to repay the bonds, so the county gets a high credit rating as a result. In theory, that should bring the lowest interest rates. They can be used for infrastructure, any brick-and-mortar project, with a life longer than three years. The general bonds are separated from the county operating budget. You have a strong opportunity to engage voters and find out what they would like bonds spent on."
By Lynn Janes
The Village of Santa Clara held its regular meeting June 23, 2022. Mayor Richard Bauch called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Pro Tem Albert Esparza, trustees, Arnold Lopez, Olga Amador and Peter Erickson also attended.
The council approved the agenda for the meeting.
The council approved the minutes from the April 28, 2022, meeting.
Bauch told the council had had met with Freeport McMoRan the previous day concerning the water proposals. He said they are moving forward and would be meeting with the regional committee on July 5
By Lynn Janes
Before the meeting started a brief work session took place to address items on the agenda. Mayor Chon Fierro called the session to order. Also, in attendance Mayor Pro tem Raul Villanueva and councilors Eloy Medina, Jose Diaz and Frances Gonzales.
Kristina Ortiz, city clerk, started the discussion with an explanation of resolution 16-2022 on the agenda. It has to do with the sidewalk project. She explained they would need an extension for the project due to extreme problems with the placement of utility poles. The DOT (Department of Transportation) has now required the moving of some of the utility poles. She said they tried to get a waiver and had been denied. The utility company did not want to move the poles and in some cases it would not be feasible. Ortiz said some negotiations would have to take place. She said meetings with DOT, PNM and Engineers Inc. have already started.
Luna County, NM – On June 30, 2022, at around 05:57 a.m., New Mexico State Police officers were dispatched to a crash involving two vehicles on State Road 26 at about milepost 28, southwest of Hatch, NM.
The initial investigation indicated that a 2022 Dodge Ram pick-up transporting a camping trailer was traveling westbound on State Road 26. For reasons unknown, the Dodge Ram drifted into the eastbound lane of travel and crashed head-on into a 2006 Toyota minivan.