Dear Editor MAM: I felt compelled to write you and your ever growing audience in celebration of the journalistic upgrade that you have bestowed on and in Grant County. It has been refreshing and a pleasure to read your articles, columns and musings over the years. Since your arrival in Grant... Read More

Just a short note to say 'Kudos' for your excellent coverage of the recent Candidate's Forum for 6th Judicial District Judge! Our print media is sorely lacking in covering these Forums in my opinion!"

The job you are doing, Mary Alice, is quite admirable. As a professional journalist, I admire your efforts more than most."

Just finished reading several GCB news articles, each containing info or insights not gleaned from (local print newspapers). Anyway, you're way ahead of the papers on reporting news. WELL done and thank you."

Early 2013: You have the most factual reporting of anyone around, MAM.Thank you!

Hi Mary Alice, thanks so much for your accurate coverage of my presentation to the commission yesterday... and I wanted to tell you: I am so impressed with the Grant County Beat! What a great online newspaper you have created.

KUDOS, KUDOS, KUDOS! I have been so happy since I found GCB! I remember way back when I lived in Grant County and I always read your articles in the SCDP. I always thought that your writing was the best in that newspaper. Now that you have started GCB it is way beyond anything the SCDP has/or... Read More

You do an amazing job covering the issues in our region.I personally rely on GCB for the most accurate news.

Thank you Mary Alice Murphy for the great coverage of the May Silver School Board meeting. I felt like I was there with your exact quotes from the participants who were there. You did an outstanding job!

Thank you for being on the job Sunday and getting the news and pictures of the Signal Peak fire posted so quickly! When I want to know what's happening, Grant County Beat is where I go!

I appreciate the information GCB prints about meetings I am on the GRMC Foundation Board, but I learn more about the hospital from your reports on the Board of Trustees meetings than from the Foundation meetings.

Thank you, Mary Alice Murphy and Grant County Beat, for the best reporting I've seen on Sunday's amazing memorial service for Ella Jaz Kirk, Ella Sala Myers, and Michael Sebastian Mahl. Watching and listening from the balcony, I thought that I could clearly recall the many portions that resonated... Read More

I had to comment on Marita Noon's article on the EPA talking about the discredited climate change theory. 97% of climate scientists agree negative change is occurring. So she's going with what the 3% say?

Just want you to know how much Chuck and I appreciate the Beat. We check it while in Silver City and it is SO perfect while we are in Yuma! You were a genius to come up with this. Happy 5th Birthday! Bonnie

The report on the NM arts secretary's visit to Bear Mountain Lodge was first rate. Thanks.

I appreciate the fine job the Grant County Beat is doing in informing the public on what is happening in Grant County. I am becoming a big fan of the online newspaper. Your staff is doing an excellent job of reporting a variety of events.

I sincerely appreciate your publishing The Beat. I am a former resident of both Grant and Hidalgo Counties. Having The Beat available keeps me aware of some of the goings on at "home." And the obituaries let me know which friends and acquaintances have moved to a better world. Keep up the good... Read More

Thanks for the good work! Great reporting on the Hwy. 90 bridge progress. We appreciate it. Happy birthday to GCB! We believe good work deserves kudos and you certainly deserve recognition for your performance. Frankly it's refreshing to read such well written work. Jane & Dave Bravick

Thanks for tracking down the facts about the concrete used in the bridge project. It's so easy to put something out there and have it widely accepted as fact. Thanks for being willing to do the work.

I love! Thank you for putting out such excellent, readily available news!

A business client of mine pointed me to the Grant County Beat. What you and your staff have done here is way better than anything I have ever seen in the county (and beyond). An amazing job.

Thank you for having the best low vision-friendly source of local news, easily available on the internet. GCB was instrumental in our choice of Silver City as our new seasonal home.

Appreciate the Grant County Beat publishing the article on Educator of the Year, Mr. Claudie Thompson. I am depending more and more on the Beat because of your quick responses to news. I depend on the Beat for good and accurate news reporting.

Mary Alice runs a great service for Grant County and actually the World! It doesn't matter where you are you can keep up with events and information here! And her site is so easy to use it's incredible. Her coverage this week of the Ft. Bayard Memorial Services was not equaled anywhere else. So,... Read More

Thanks, Mary Alice, for setting the record straight on Denny's. You always get the straight answer and the most reliable news!

NO ONE can touch your persistence, your honesty and integrity. ...My background is in journalism and photojournalism and I so admire your professionalism and unbiased reporting.

I just wanted to tell you what a fine service you provide to the community. I was looking at your area photos on the Beat website and thought wow, they really show how many wonderful things there are to see in out area. And beautiful photos they are!! Thank you for all your hard work. And I know it... Read More

Thank you as you do an excellent service to the community with your fact-based reporting.

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