Freeport-McMoRan Declares Quarterly Cash Dividends on Common Stock

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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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Grant County Commission work session 091223 part 2

[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session on Sept. 12, 2023. This article continues county reports.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

To continue county reports at the Grant County Commission Sept. 12, 2023 work session, General Services Director and Fire Management Officer Randy Villa began his presentation on the Grant County Airport. He said the fuel farm construction is about halfway done. "The new tank is anticipated to arrive by the end of the month. Work on the taxiway and apron are almost complete, with the contractor installing a slot drain, and just the final marking to be done. We completed the purchase of a new hangar on Sept. 1, and we are looking to move into it in about four to six weeks."

He said the Corre Caminos budget is on the agenda and Manager Kim Dominguez would give a report during the review of the regular meeting agenda.

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Grant County Commission holds work session 0912223 part 1

[Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session on Sept. 12, 2023. This begins with a discussion on newly received property tax rates.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the Sept. 14, 2023 Grant County Commission work session, Deputy Assessor Raul Turrieta said he had received from the state of New Mexico the 2023 property tax rate in mills. “It looks just fine. Looking at the increases, in Bayard it increases by 2 mills because of the construction bond for Cobre Consolidated Schools. In 1 In and 1 Out, they are pretty much the same, with residential slightly up and commercial the same.”

With no questions, the commissioners went into county reports, with the first report given by Detention Center Administrator Joseph Andazola. He reported two new officers in training, with three officer openings, but he had interviewed five for the vacant positions. “We hired Dezinae Salas to fill the presumptive eligibility position. She started Monday, Sept. 11, 2023. She was in training yesterday and we plan to bring her to introduce her when she is comfortable in the position.”

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Adult slaps juvenile and takes his bike

By Roger Lanse

The Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority advised the Silver City Police Department of a reported robbery which occurred around 4:41 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 7, 2023, near Pizza Hut off W. Highway 180. GCRDA stated a juvenile male was inside Pizza Hut crying and asking someone to call the cops.

The responding officer, according to an SCPD incident report, noted the male child's left cheek was red and his nose was bleeding. The victim told the officer he had an argument earlier with another kid on the bus and was on his way to Family Dollar to buy his brother a birthday gift. When he got there, the child said, an adult male got out of a black car and asked if he knew the child he had had the argument with. The victim stated, "Yes, he did," and the man slapped him in the face.

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