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Commissioners also honored Executive Assistant Bernadette L. Coleman, who resigned to move with her husband.

img 4720 copyFrom left are Chairman Chris Ponce, Commissioners Harry Browne, Alicia Edwards, Javier Salas, Executive Assistant Bernadette L. Coleman, Commission Billy Billings and County Manager Charlene Webb

Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy

The first item of new business at the Grant County Commission special meeting on Jan. 17, 2020 addressed the consideration of a letter of support to bring back men's baseball and add women's soccer to Western New Mexico University.

Offers 10% discount to Grant County residents

Silver City, New Mexico. – It’s been one year since we at Advanced Air began the opportunity to provide air service at the Grant County / Silver City Airport, and what a year it’s been!

We are proud to report that our on-time performance for the year is 96%, the highest percentage seen here in years. Whether it’s a day trip, business trip, vacation, or connecting to another part of the country or the world, we hope our crew and fleet of King Air 350 aircraft have provided you with a comfortable, VIP experience from beginning to end.

Photos by Sandra Michaud

The sound of hammering filled the Silver City Museum Annex as Silver City families gathered Saturday afternoon to cut out and decorate leather hearts for Valentine’s Day. With the help of Museum volunteers, they cut out the heart shapes, and with stamping tools, embossed and decorated them.

Erin Griffith, Interim Educator for the Museum, said that to decorate the leather with a variety of stamps, it needed to be wet to really get the most out of the leather stamping. Griffith said that Andrews Custom Saddle provided the materials to the Museum.

Noisy fun was being had by all.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City Museum chose items from its collections to put in a small exhibit in the parlor. The opening reception took place on Jan. 22, 2020, with people becoming intrigued by some of the items not identified, except with the words "What are they?"

An informational sheet is available that explains some of the more interesting items that were not easily identifiable as to usage.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Haydn Forward, Catron County resident and member of the San Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District, on Jan. 15, 2020, gave a PowerPoint presentation to a group of about 50 people.

"I appreciate every one of you being here," Forward said. "What I really appreciate is that you have an opinion on the wild and scenic designation, but you want to use your intelligence to make up your mind, maybe change your opinion, but at least make an educated opinion about the Wild And Scenic Rivers Act and what it contains."

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[Editor's Note: This final portion of the Grant County Commission combined meeting held on Jan. 9, 2020, will address the regular meeting agenda during the last hour and a half of the meeting.}

By Mary Alice Murphy

The first three articles on this meeting can be read at https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/55343-grant-county-commission-holds-combined-work-and-regular-sessions-010920-part-1 and https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/55427-grant-county-commission-holds-combined-work-and-regular-sessions-010920-part-2 and https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/55524-grant-county-commission-held-combined-work-and-regular-meeting-010920-part-3

After approval of minutes of regular meetings and work sessions, as well as special sessions, Financial Officer Linda Vasquez presented the financial report for Dec. 6, through Dec. 30, 2019. Expenses totaled $1,701,732.57, which included payroll costs of $451,011.59.

NM 90 southbound lane at milepost 41 “Hudson Street Bridge” will have workers and equipment in the area for rock shoulder placement. A flagger operation will be in place for the safety of our crew. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. This closure will be in place daily from 8:00 am till 2:00 pm all week. 

[Editor's Note: This portion covers the county and elected officials reports, as usually given at the work session and regular meeting at the beginning.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The January combined work session and regular meeting of the Grant County Commission took place on Jan. 9, 2020 and began with two presentations—the annual one from the New Mexico State University Grant County Extension Office, viewable at https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/55343-grant-county-commission-holds-combined-work-and-regular-sessions-010920-part-1 and the monthly update from Gila Regional Medical Center, which you can read at https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/55427-grant-county-commission-holds-combined-work-and-regular-sessions-010920-part-2 .

No one came forward to give public input. County reports came next.

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