Grant County Commission work session 091223 and regular meeting 091423 part 4

[Editor's Note: This is part 4 of a series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session on Sept. 12, 2023 and the regular meeting on Sept. 14, 2023.. This article continues with the review of the regular meeting agenda at the work session. This article begins with a hearing and action on the bond sale issuance at the regular meeting and goes into recognitions and a presentation.]

img 7008Appraiser Associate Denisha Lucero received the certificate of 10 years of county service from Assessor Misty Trujillo.
img 7009Corre Caminos Manager Kim Dominguez recognizes Patricia Graziano for 10 years service as a driver.

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

In the review of the Sept. 14, 2023 regular meeting agenda, County Manager Charlene Webb noted the hearing on the bond sale. [Editor's Note: The discussion at the work session was covered in part 3 of this series, with the link at the bottom of this article.]

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Lane Closure REMOVED on NM 152 at milepost 26



NM 152 at milepost 26 is now open, please proceed with caution.

LANE CLOSURE – Silver City Area
NM 152 at milepost 26 is down to one lane due to a rockslide. A crew is working on removing boulders, rocks, and debris from the roadway as quickly as possible. We appreciate everyone’s patience during this time. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. Please be sure to expect delays.

Cobre to get batting cages

By Lynn Janes

The Cobre Consolidated Schools held a board meeting at on August 28, 2023. Board members in attendance included Gabriella Begay, Gilbert Guadiana, and David Terrazas. Acting superintendent Michael Koury also attended.

Action items

The board approved the agenda and meeting minutes from August 14, 2023.

The board approved the agreement with New Mexico Department of Transportation and Cobre Schools to extend the first phase of the Central Elementary School drainage project. They need an environmental certification to move forward with the project.

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Freeport-McMoRan Declares Quarterly Cash Dividends on Common Stock

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Declares Quarterly Cash Dividends on Common Stock

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that its Board of Directors declared cash dividends of $0.15 per share on FCX’s common stock payable on November 1, 2023, to shareholders of record as of October 13, 2023. The declaration includes a base dividend of $0.075 per share and variable dividend of $0.075 per share in accordance with FCX's performance-based payout framework. The payment of dividends is at the discretion of the Board, which will consider FCX's financial results, cash requirements, global economic conditions and other factors it deems relevant.

FREEPORT: Foremost in Copper

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Grant County Commission work session 091223 and regular meeting part 3

[Editor's Note: This is part 3 of a series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session on Sept. 12, 2023 and the regular meeting on Sept. 14, 2023.. This article begins with the work session review of the regular meeting agenda.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

County Manager Charlene Webb, at the Sept. 12, 2023 Grant County Commission work session, began the review of the regular meeting agenda.

She said the first item of business on the agenda is a Public Hearing on authorizing the issuance and sale of Grant County general obligation bonds. "David Buchholz of Rodey Law Firm is here to talk about the bond issuance process and answer any questions you might have."

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UPDATE: Robbery calls still open

By Roger Lanse

According to Silver City Police Department Chief Freddy Portillo, two robbery incidents, one on Tuesday, Sept. 5, involving a male on a bicycle impersonating a police officer, and another on Thursday, Sept. 7, concerning an adult male slapping an 11-year-old boy and stealing his bicycle, are still open and being actively investigated.

Community Partnership for Children hosted a ColorFun Run 091623

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

[Editor's Note: The photos are after the Read More. Thanks for your patience as I came up with a temporary solution.]

The Community Partnership for Children hosted a successful event on Saturday, Sept. 16, 2023 at Bataan Park. Taking over most of the park, the organization had vendors and information booths in the park pavilion and an EMS helicopter landed  in the field.

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Youth Mural Program dedicates three murals 091623

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

[Editor's Note: Due to a loss of our favorite slideshow component, I am having to place the slideshow below the Read More, so it does not infringe on the article in the second column. I am frustrated as heck, but my webmaster is working on a solution. Thank you for your patience! I'm working on mine!]

The Youth Mural Program dedication on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2023, began at the MainStreet Plaza by the restroom, which was the first mural completed of the three to be dedicated.

Youth Mural Program Organizer Diana Ingalls Leyba said the project began when Charmeine Wait served as Silver City MainStreet director. "She wanted a decorated restroom. We decided that tile was the best medium and local artist, Zoe Wolfe, led the project, with Carol Brady and Teja Clark helping."

Wolfe said: "It was nice to work on one focused on clay. Especially because it was dimensional and wrapped around the building. I had an amazing team of young women. The biggest challenge for me was learning their names."

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