SCFD Station 2 gets new engine

new engine station 2SCFD Chief Milo Lambert, second from right, and personnel, push new fire engine into bay at Station 2.

Photo and article by Roger Lanse

On-duty personnel of Silver City Fire Department No 2 Station on 32nd Street pushed their new engine into its bay Tuesday morning. Sept. 12, 2023. According to SCFD Chief Milo Lambert, the 'pushing' is a commemoration of a decades long custom dating to the horse-drawn engine days when after working a fire, the horses were unhooked from the engine and the engine pushed backward into the bay by the firefighters.

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SC-GC Chamber of Commerce holds monthly luncheon 090723

Photos by Lynn Janes
Article by Mary Alice Murphy

Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce Director Romeo Cruz opened the meeting with the Pledge of Allegiance to the American Flag. Before introducing the speaker, he noted the caterer for the lunch was Mi Casita.

dsc 0002Bruce AshburnBruce Ashburn, community development manager for the local PNM office, introduced the speaker for the day. "Today we are going to hear about something that's near and dear to my heart and probably yours, too, and that is economic development."

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GRMC Board of Trustees holds regular meeting 082323

img 6984 3Two GRMC staff members receive recognition for their years of service to GRMC. From left are Tammy Drew, 5 years of service in registration and Fredina Rogers for 20 years in infusion services. Behind is Board of Trustees Chair Dr. Fred Fox, who presented the recognition certificates.

Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy

On Aug. 23, 2023, to open the monthly meeting of the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, Chair Dr. Fred Fox read the mission, vision and values of the hospital, as is customary at the beginning of each board meeting.

He said he had one comment: "I will contribute to the weekly GRMC internal newsletter. I will do sort of an introduction of each of the board members."

The board recognized several hospital staff members for their years of service to Gila Regional Medical Center.

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Carnitas, Musica y Mas 090223

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The fourth annual Carnitas, Musica y Mas took place at Gough Park in Silver City over the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 1-3, 2023. The event featured several food and other vendors, games and rides for the kids, a beer tent, and lots of music.

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Grant County Rolling Stones annual Gem and Mineral Show 090223

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Rolling Stones Society held its 38th annual Gem and Mineral Show from Sept. 1- 3 at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center. The event featured everything from rooms full of various rocks and stones to field trips, demonstrations and various vendors, including ones selling food and jewelry.

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Active fire on N. Corbin

By Roger Lanse

The Grant County Beat has learned at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9, 2023, the Silver City Fire Department is involved in an active structure fire in the 1000 block of N. Corbin Street. As more information becomes available, the Beat will bring it to you.

Grant County Commission holds special meeting 082223, part 3

[Editor's Note: This is part 3 and the final one of three articles on the Grant County Commission special meeting on Aug. 22, 2023.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The second resolution the Grant County Commission addressed at the Aug. 22, 2023 special meeting featured a discussion on adopting an ICIP (infrastructure capital improvement plan) for each of the county-owned senior centers, one in the Mimbres Valley and the second in Gila.

Planning Director Randy Hernandez said the senior centers are required to do their own ICIPs. "HMS (Hidalgo Medical Services, which manages both centers) has been asked to get this done."

District 1 Commissioner and Chair Chris Ponce said each one has two items on it, one for facility improvements and one for vehicles. "What are the vehicles for?"

Hernandez said he believes the one for Mimbres is for meal delivery to the homebound.

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Fight at SHS football game

By Roger Lanse

A Silver City Police Department officer who was patrolling the Silver High School football field at about 9:34 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 1, 2023, observed a disturbance in front of the concession stand.

According to an SCPD incident report, as this officer was talking to one party consisting of two female juveniles, one stated she was scared because "a transgender was trying to fight her." The officer noticed she was looking at another juvenile being interviewed by a second officer. That juvenile, who the officer knew from past encounters, was born a male but identified as a female. The female juvenile the first officer was talking to identified the transgender juvenile as the one who was trying to fight her.

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