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img 2456Accepting a proclamation from Mayor Ken Ladner declaring Feb. 15, 2020 as Territorial Charter Day are members of the Territorial Charter Day Committee, Al Gamboa behind Ladner in background; and from left Tommy Ryan, Patsy Madrid, Kim Pearce, and Bart Roselli.By Roger Lanse

The Silver City Town Council, at its Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020 meeting, voted to support an application to the New Mexico Finance Authority under its Colonias Infrastructure Fund to perform renovations to the oldest of the three Chloride Flats water tanks. According to Town Manager Alex Brown, the application, if approved, would secure from the state a grant for $850,000 and a loan in the amount of $85,000, together with a matching sum of $85,000 from the town, for a total of $1,020,000. Renovation is planned for fiscal year 2021.

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Reports Fourth-Quarter and Year Ended 2019 Results


Net income attributable to common stock totaled $9 million, less than $0.01 per share, in fourth-quarter 2019. After adjusting for net charges of $22 million, $0.02 per share, fourth-quarter 2019 adjusted net income attributable to common stock totaled $31 million, or $0.02 per share.

Consolidated sales totaled 906 million pounds of copper, 317 thousand ounces of gold and 22 million pounds of molybdenum in fourth-quarter 2019, and 3.3 billion pounds of copper, 991 thousand ounces of gold and 90 million pounds of molybdenum for the year 2019.

By Roger Lanse

On Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, a Silver City Police Department officer was dispatched to Silver High School at about 2 p.m. in reference to harassment of a student. According to an SCPD incident report, when the officer arrived at the school the principal stated that a male, who used to be a student and who had recently posted a photo of himself on Instagram holding a shotgun or a rifle, had arrived on campus. According to a Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority blotter entry, the past-student made his way onto the campus the day before and threatened a female student, although not with a weapon. The blotter entry also stated that the male past-student and the female student had recently broken up.

[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a more than 4-hour combination work session and regular meeting held Jan. 9, 2020. It covers the Gila Regional Medical Center monthly report in detail.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The first presentation in the combined meeting of the Grant County Commission given by the Grant County Extension Service office can be read at https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/55343-grant-county-commission-holds-combined-work-and-regular-sessions-010920-part-1

The second presentation featured Gila Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias and Chief Financial Officer Richard Stokes giving their monthly report.

img 1648 1World War II veterans Bill Harrison at left, Dan McBride, second from right, and Alfredo Legarda, at right, with author Mary Alice Murphy, second from left.

The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society recently honored local veterans of World War II at the society's annual meeting/banquet and membership drive, and local journalist and author Mary Alice Murphy, who has chronicled many of their stories in her book “God’s Umbrella.”

The WW II veterans in attendance included James W. “Bill” Harrison, Dan McBride, and Alfredo Legarda. Harrison served in the U.S. Navy, and worked closely with Admiral Chester Nimitz and his public relations staff and had a seat close to history as he helped tell the world about such events as the Battle of Midway, which stopped the Japanese advance across the Pacific in June 1942.

chavira new c of c director 010920Steven Chavira, Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce directorPhoto and article by Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce introduced its new director, Steven Chavira, at its monthly luncheon on Jan. 9, 2020.

Sabrina Pack, board chairwoman, said: "We are honored to bring our new director, Steven Chavira, back home. It is a pleasure for me to work with this board."

World's largest girl-led entrepreneurial program has a sweet new way to celebrate girl leaders.

El Paso, TX —Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest (GSDSW) is officially launching the 2020 Girl Scout CookieTM season. Cookie Season will begin Saturday, January 18, 2020 and GSDSW will be distributing cookies to all troop leaders from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Coleman American Moving Service Warehouse – 9601 Railroad, El Paso, TX, 79924. The council will be distributing more than 135,000 boxes of cookies to get troops through the first week of cookie sales. Last year was our third consecutive year where we ranked number one in the nation in per girl average sales with each Girl Scout in the council selling an average of 452 boxes. This season, Girl Scouts is announcing a sweet new way to celebrate young female leaders: refreshed packaging reflecting the amazing experiences cookie earnings make possible for girls.

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