Silver City Museum hosts second annual Burlesque baseball 041824

Photos, videos and article by Lynn Janes

The Silver City Museum sponsored old time tradition from the earlier days of Silver City at the Old James Stadium Saturday May 18, 2024. The game started with the Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corp League Chapter 1328 color guard posting the colors and Keana Huerta singing the Star-Spangled Banner.

Patsy Madrid threw out the first pitch for the Flacos and Gordos teams and Raul Turrieta served as the MC for the event.

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Grant County Commission holds work session 040924 and regular meeting 041124, part 8

[Editor's Note: This is part 8 and the final article of the Grant County Commission first work session of the month held April 9, 2024. This continues the review of the April 11, 2024 regular meeting, with additional reports given and decisions made at that meeting.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the regular meeting on April 11, 2024, elected officials presented their reports.

Clerk Marisa Castrillo had no report.

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Santa Clara starting summer events soon

By Lynn Janes

The Village of Santa Clara held a meeting May 9, 2024. Mayor Arnold Lopez called the meeting to order. Mayor Pro Tem Albert Esparza, trustees, Olga Amador and Peter Erickson attended. Ralph Trujillo didn't attend.

Mayor's report

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Grant County Conference Center rededicated 051724

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Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

Friday, May 17, 2024, brought about 40 people to the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center to rededicate the building to the veterans, for which it is named.

img 1106VFW members Frank Arias and Raymond Bejarano served as color guard.

Joe Drake, American Legion Allingham-Golding Post 18 commander, led the attendees in "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the Pledge of Allegiance.

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Grant County Commission holds work session 040924 and regular meeting 041124, part 7

[Editor's Note: This is part 7 of the Grant County Commission first work session of the month held April 9, 2024. This continues the review of the April 11, 2024 regular meeting, beginning with reports given and decisions made at that meeting.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The review of the Grant County Commission April 11, 2024 regular meeting at the April 9, 2024 work session continued and brought two Gila Regional Medical Center reports at the Thursday meeting.

The first came from Dr. Fred Fox, GRMC Board of Trustees chair. He said that he and GRMC Chief Executive Officer Robert Whitaker would report in conjunction because he had missed a meeting and some of the things happening. He noted that the new board member, Jason Amaro, has been actively involved. "We are working collaboratively with local health care providers and the state on reestablishing the family residency program to bring more primary care providers and primary care residents to the area."

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Traffic Alert Reminder Chip seal operations continue in GC NM 152

NM 152 remains closed through May 21, 2024 

SILVER CITY- The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One along with Highland Enterprise Inc. (Contractor) will be continuing a maintenance operation project to place “chip seal” pavement on NM 152, NM 35, and NM 15 in Grant County. The chip seal process is a surface treatment that is placed on the existing pavement. It is designed to seal out moisture and create a more durable surface extending the longevity of the roadway.  

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Grant County Commission holds work session 040924 and regular meeting 041124, part 6

img 7852Grant County Commission presents proclamation for National Correctional Officers Week to Detention Center Administrator Joseph Andazola.

img 7856Commissioners present the National Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Month proclamation to CASA Program Director Tanya Ortiz and an unidentified individual

img 7860DWI Program Coordinator Daniel Graves receives a certificate of appreciation from County Manager Charlene Webb.

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Aldo Leopold internship showcase and YCC

Photos and article by Lynn Janes

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On May 8, 2024, Aldo Leopold Charter School held the end of the semester showcase for the internships that some of the students participated in and the YCC (Youth Conservation Corp) groups.

Each semester the students that participated with internships and the YCC give presentations. The school believes that students learn best by doing and having direct experience. Some of the students work with a local business as an intern and had displays that explained the job, what they did, and what they learned. Others join one of the YCC groups, eco monitoring, garden crew, trail crew or mural crew.

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