Music in the park starting again in Santa Clara

By Lynn Janes

The Village of Santa Clara held its regular meeting April 28, 2022. Mayor Richard Bauch called the meeting to order and led the Pledge of Allegiance, Mayor Pro Tem Albert Esparza, trustees, Olga Amador and Peter Erickson also attended. Arnold Lopez did not attend.

The council approved the agenda for the meeting with a few changes. Mayor Bauch wanted to move new business after approval of the minutes and resolutions after new business. He also asked that the approval on the committee reports be taken off as they are not action items.

The council approved the minutes from the April 14, 2022, meeting.

New business

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Tour of the Gila Stage 3 UCI Women 042922

Photos for the Beat by Paul MIchaud

See PDF below for Stage 3 Tour of the Gila wrap up.

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Tour of the Gila Stage 3 Men 042922

Photos for the Beat by Paul Michaud

See the final wrap up in PDF below

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Silver City school board meets in Cliff

By Lynn Janes

The Silver City Consolidated Schools Board held a work session April 25, 2022. President Ashley Montenegro called the meeting to order. Other board members in attendance included Patrick Cohn, Eddie Flores, Mike McMillan. Superintendent William Hawkins also attended. Michelle Diaz came in after roll call.

The board approved the work session agenda.

Emmarie Flores, Silver High School FCCLA teacher, introduced her students that had won their competition recently in Albuquerque. The students winning included Gabriella Castillo, Gabriel Castanon, Meghan Barnes, Kassidy Harris, Alexis Flores, and Mia Rasco. The students will now compete in San Diego at the FCCLA National Leadership Competition. FCCLA stands for Family, Career and Community Leaders of America, also once known as Future Homemakers of America. The students have been doing fundraisers and raised about $8,000. They still need $7,000 to pay for travel, meals, transportation and hotels. Flores came before the board to ask for any help available. The board asked several questions such as driving versus flying and the cost savings.

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Water Fire Update - Mimbres 0429222

Friday, April 29, 2022

10:00 a.m.


Location of Origin: West of Mimbres, NM, near the Gila National Forest
Start date: April 28, 2022 – 2:30 p.m. MST
Size: Approximately 700 acres
Percent Contained: 0%

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Bayard swears in new police chief

By Lynn Janes

The town of Bayard held a regular town meeting April 25, 2022. The meeting started with Mayor Chon Fierro calling the meeting to order and leading the Pledge of Allegiance. Attendance at the meeting included Mayor Chon Fierro, Mayor Pro tem Raul Villanueva and councilors, Eloy Medina, Jose Diaz and Frances Gonzales.

Before the meeting started a brief work session took place to address several points in the regular meeting.

The council approved the agenda for the meeting with a few changes. Approval of accounts payable was removed due to the report not being ready. They added in swearing in of the new police chief for whenever the judge got there, and the education proclamation moved to new business.

Public input

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Tour of the Gila Stage 2 women 042822

Race photos for the Grant County Beat are by Paul Michaud.

For the UCI Women, Race Leaders after Stage 2 are Krista Doebel-Hickok, Queen of the Mountain; Lauren De Crescenzo, Race Leader and Best Sprinter; and Anet Barrera, Best Young Rider

For a complete wrap up of today's Inner Loop Race, see PDF below:

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Tour of the Gila Stage 2 Men 042822

Photos for the Grant County Beat are by Paul Michaud

Race leaders after Stage 2 are Heiner Para, Canel’s ZEROUNO, King of the Mountain; Jared Scott, Team Aevolo, Best Young Rider; Torbjørn Røed, Yoeleo Test Team p/b 4Mind, Race Leader; and Tyler Stites, Project Echelon, Best Sprinter

For the wrap of Stage 2 men's races, see PDF below:

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