Bill Harrison celebrates… and celebrates some more… his 100th birthday

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

James William “Bill” Harrison, born on June 22, 1922, hit the big 100 years old with his usual aplomb and humor.

He said the celebrations kicked off a week ago Sunday when Crosspoint Church honored him and fellow World War II veteran Mario Kirker for their service.

The Silver City Town Council continued the celebrations of Harrison’s 100th birthday at its regular meeting last week by naming June 22, 2022 “Bill Harrison Day.”

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El Incendio Back Actualización diaria del 22 de junio de 2022 

Continúa la reparación de extinción a pesar de las lluvias sobre el incendio Black  

Actualización diaria del 22 de junio de 2022

Acres: 325,128 acres 

Contención: 68%

Personal total: 835

Causa:de orígen human,a ser determinada

Fecha de inicio: Viernes 13 de mayo de 2022 

Ubicación: 31 millas al noroeste de Truth or Consequences, NM 

Combustibles: Coníferas mixtas y hierba alta 

Puntos importantes: a pesar del viento y la lluvia, los bomberos en el incendio Black trabajan diligentemente en la reparación de extinción. La reparación de extinción de incendios está compuesta por una serie de acciones inmediatas posteriores al incendio  para reparar los daños y minimizar la posible erosión del suelo y los impactos causados por las actividades de extinción. Esta reparación usualmente comienza antes de que el incendio queda totalmente controlado. Esto conlleva reparar líneas de mano y topadoras, caminos, senderos, áreas de preparación, zonas de seguridad y puntos de entrega utilizados durante el trabajo de extinción. La reparación de extinción por parte del equipo de gestión de incidentes es un esfuerzo inicial para reducir los impactos adversos y se realiza por separado del trabajo de la Respuesta de Emergencia sobre el Área Quemada (BAER) y Reparación del Área Quemada (BAR).

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Black Fire June 22, 2022 Daily Update 

Suppression repair continues despite rains on the Black Fire   

June 22, 2022 Daily Update 

Acres: 325,128 acres 
Containment: 68% 
Total Personnel: 835 
Cause: Human-caused, under investigation 
Start Date: Friday, May 13, 2022 
Location: 31 miles NW of Truth or Consequences, NM 
Fuels: Timber and tall grass 

Highlights: Firefighters on the Black Fire are working diligently through wind and rain on fire suppression repair efforts. Fire suppression repair involves a series of immediate post-fire actions taken to repair damages and minimize potential soil erosion and impacts resulting from fire suppression activities. Suppression repair typically begins before the fire is fully contained. This work involves repairing hand and dozer lines, roads, trails, staging areas, safety zones, and drop points used during fire suppression efforts. Suppression repair by the Incident Management Team is an initial effort at reducing adverse impacts and is separate from Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) and Burned Area Repair (BAR) efforts. 

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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 August 1, 2022, to shareholders of record as of July 15, 2022. These dividends are being paid consistent with FCX's performance-based payout framework, which includes a base and variable dividend, announced in November 2021.

FREEPORT: Foremost in Copper

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HMS jump into summer 061822

Photos by Lynn Janes

HMS (Hidalgo Medical Services) hosted its annual jump into summer event June 18. They had a number of events for the kids, including a bouncy house, water slides, Velcro wall , food, games, and the Army National Guard had a very popular climbing wall. Sponsors included WNMU (Western New Mexico University), Freeport McMoRan and Crest Insurance Group. The Blue Cross Blue Shield van offered free vision screening.

Renegade 2022 rodeo tour

Photos by Lynn Janes

The annual rodeo in Grant County took place June 10 and 11. First New Mexico Bank sponsored the rodeo this year. A riderless horse was led around the arena in honor of John Meyers who passed away this year. Meyers is credited with keeping the rodeo going for so many years in Silver City.

Results in PDF below:

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Man arrested on felonious firearm charge

By Roger Lanse

On Monday, June 13, 2022, at about 10:58 a.m. a Bayard Police Department officer received a report from the Bayard Animal Control Officer of a domestic disturbance occurring on Coffey and Pearl streets.

The ACO told the officer that while he was chasing a white pitbull, the dog entered the streets of Coffey and Diamond, and he noticed the suspect yelling at a female and saying, "Your (sic) going to call the f*****g police?" The report stated the ACO advised that the suspect then jumped on the hood of the vehicle. The ACO further stated when the vehicle stopped at the corner of Coffey and Pearl streets, the suspect got off the vehicle and punched the driver side window.

According to a BPD incident report, when the officer arrived on scene, he observed Andres Vigil, 30, of Bayard, who the officer knew from past criminal cases, run inside an apartment. As the officer approached the apartment, a witness stated her daughter and the boyfriend were arguing and the daughter drove away in a silver vehicle. At this time, the daughter in the silver vehicle returned and parked by the officer's unit.

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Corrected: Bayard Officer Jesse Lopez receives commendation

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 were Mayor Pro Tem Raul Villanueva and councilors Eloy Medina, Jose Diaz and Frances Gonzales.

Kristina Ortiz, city clerk, started the discussion with the document of the minutes provided to the council from the last meeting. She explained they had used software to transcribe the whole meeting, but it does not come out correctly and had to be fixed to be readable. She said she had spent most of the previous Friday on it and part of Monday. The other girls in the office had worked on it also and it still needs worked on. The version the council received is a draft version.

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