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GRMC Board of Trustees holds special meeting, names interim CEO 022420

By Mary Alice Murphy

At a brief meeting of two parts with a long executive session in between, the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees approved agreements with a new nurse practitioner for the hospital behavioral health unit and named an interim CEO.

Immediately after opening the meeting. the members went directly into the executive session to discuss limited personnel issues.

By Roger Lanse

According to a computer assisted dispatch narrative from the Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority, on Friday, Feb. 21, 2020, a vehicle went off the cliff at the Emory Pass Vista on Highway 152 about 11:20 a.m. Not sure who might be in the vehicle, the Silver City Fire Department was contacted in reference to a rope rescue and a request from EMS1 for Native Air to launch was made as well as for EMS10 to assist. At this point, the narrative stated that the U.S. Forest Service would handle the call.

By Roger Lanse

Macario Arroyos Jr., charged with an open count of murder in the death of Amy Gonzales has been remanded to the Grant County Detention Center on a no-bond hold pending trial. The action took place at a detention hearing in 6th Judicial District Court in Silver City on Wednesday, Feb. 19, according to Assistant District Attorney Norman Wheeler.

miller and swappFrom left, Joann Miller and Jessica SwappPhoto and article by Mary Alice Murphy

The Silco Theater served as the venue for a panel discussion on "Women in Ranching: Past and Future" hosted by the Silver City Museum and featuring third-generation rancher Joann Miller and New Mexico State University Cooperative Service Grant County Agricultural and 4-H Agent Jessica Swapp.

On February 22, 2020, at approximately 4:15 p.m., New Mexico State Police officers assisted Luna County Sheriff’s Office to locate a male subject armed with a shotgun who led police on a vehicle pursuit and shot at a deputy in Deming, New Mexico. 

The Deming Police Department initiated a vehicle pursuit on a red minivan for a male suspect believed to have violated a temporary order of protection. The male suspect led officers through the city of Deming into the county. Luna County Sheriff’s Office took over the pursuit. During the pursuit, the male suspect attempted to drive over a berm and got his vehicle stuck. The male subject exited the vehicle, armed with a shotgun, and fired at least one shot toward the deputy striking the deputy’s police vehicle window. The deputy did not sustain any injuries and the male suspect fled on foot.

 Grant County Ag/4-H Agent Jessica Swapp received an award for the New Mexico Association of Extension 4-H Agents in the Communicator Category Radio Program for her newest venture with “The Extension Connection Podcasts”. This innovative approach to Extension Education has been met with a great following with listeners as far away as Australia.

According to Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees Chairman Tony Trujillo, Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias "has chosen to separate herself from the hospital. She was not fired."

He said the official reason for her separation will be discussed at a special board meeting at noon on Monday, Feb. 24, 2020 in the hospital conference room. 

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Announces Increase in Aggregate Purchase Price of Offers to Purchase Certain Outstanding Senior Notes

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that it has amended its previously announced tender offers to increase the aggregate purchase price from $800 million to $1.1 billion (such amount, subject to further increase, decrease or elimination, the Aggregate Maximum Tender Cap) that it may use to purchase a portion of its outstanding 4.00% Senior Notes due 2021, 3.55% Senior Notes due 2022, 3.875% Senior Notes due 2023 and 4.55% Senior Notes due 2024 (collectively, the Notes), upon the terms and conditions set forth in the Offer to Purchase, dated February 19, 2020. Holders of the Notes are urged to carefully read the Offer to Purchase, which sets forth a more detailed description of the tender offers, before making any decision with respect to the tender offers. No other terms of the previously announced tender offers have changed.

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