Cobre Superintendent evaluation work session 101722

By Lynn Janes

The Cobre Consolidated Schools held a special work session meeting October 17, 2022. President Gilbert Guadiana called the meeting to order. Other board members in attendance included Serina Murillo, David Terrazas, Elizabeth Dean and Gabriella Begay. The Pledge of Allegiance and salute to the New Mexico flag took place. Superintendent Jeff Spaletta also attended.

Public comments none currently

The board recited the board norms as they usually do at the beginning of the meeting. The norms consist of five rules the board strives to adhere to during the meeting. They are listed as actively listen to all perspectives, respond to concerns and questions as a unified board, professionalism expected, assume positive intent, and be positive and responsive.

The purpose of this special meeting had to do with finalizing the superintendent's evaluation and when they would be done.

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Missing Endangered Advisory – Silver City- Adrian Guzman

adrian guzman copyThe following is information for the distribution of a Missing Endangered Advisory.

The New Mexico State Police is seeking the public's assistance in locating Adrian Guzman, a Hispanic male, fifty-one-years-old, 5'11" tall, weighing 198 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. Mr. Guzman was last seen wearing a grey hoodie and blue jeans. He was last seen around 10:00 a.m., on November 6, 2022, leaving a family member's residence in Silver City, New Mexico. The vehicle Mr. Guzman was driving was located at the Gila Cliff Dwellings in Mimbres, New Mexico. Mr. Guzman is believed to be armed and has made threats to harm himself. Adrian Guzman is missing and is believed to be in DANGER if not located.

If anyone has any information as to the whereabouts of Adrian Guzman, do not approach and call 911 or the New Mexico State Police at (575) 382-2500 option 1.

Grant County Commission held work session 101122, part 1

[Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a multi-article series on the Oct. 11 work session and the Oct. 13 regular meeting.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

During public input, Levi Stockton, Advanced Airlines president and pilot, spoke by telephone.

"We've been in Silver City for four years now," Stockton said. "In our new bid we are asking for four more years. During the time we've been here our flight completion is at 98.9 percent and our on-time performance is at 96.2 percent, with more than 34,000 passengers. We are also involved in various activities in Silver City and Grant County. We love Grant County and we think you love Advanced Air, so we would like to continue for four more years."

The agenda then went into presentations.

The first came from Steve Chavira, director of the Grant County Workforce and Economic Development Alliance, known as GWEDA.

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Woman celebrates 108th birthday 110622

Article and photos by Mary Alice Murphy (unless otherwise noted)

Ilo Louck, who lives with her son, Jerry and daughter-in-law Susan, celebrated her 108th birthday, which was Nov. 5, 2022, Saturday at home and Sunday at Cross Point Church with luncheon and cake.

"I could talk for hours about my mom," son Jerry said. "She was born in 1914,  and was one of 10 children in a house without running water, without electricity, no phone, and no indoor plumbing. During her life, her grandparents, uncles, aunts and cousins lived with the family and with us. I love her so much. She continues to encourage me still."

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Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday at 2 a.m. Nov. 6, 2022

fall back

Before you go to bed Saturday night, remember to change all your clocks back one hour, as Daylight Saving Time ends Sunday at 2 a.m. Nov. 6, 2022.

SH15 Update - November 4, 2022

As mentioned at the public meeting last night, the NMED, USFS, and EPA conducted their assessment of the drainage cleanup work this week. With flow in the drainage significantly decreased, the active channel is more visible and the agencies determined that Phase 1 is nearly, but not entirely, complete. They are now asking R. Marley to spend a couple of days sometime in the next few weeks to thoroughly examine and continue retrieving some of the remaining cobbles and tar bits from the drainage. This effort would be followed up by another agency assessment to determine if further retrieval work is warranted before winter sets in.

R. Marley will deploy after it receives expected correspondence from NMED directing these next steps, and what the agencies want us to do to prepare for winter and evaluate the drainage in the spring. This will therefore be the last update.

Dia de los Muertos parade 110122

[Editor's Note: The Beat photographer had another commitment and was unable to attend the parade.]

The Beat greatly appreciates Tom Vaughan and Sandy Feutz for sharing their excellent photos of the parade. 

GRMC Trunk or Treat 103122 part 2

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

This is the second and final part of the two-part series of photos of the Gila Regional Medical Center Trunk or Treat on Halloween.

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