Name corrected: Silver City Museum hosts welcome event for newcomers 080622

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

[Editor’s Note: For some unknown reason, this author and photographer did not get photos of everyone she interviewed.

Chief Instigator Ann Lowe, SC Museum Director Bart Roselli, SC Mayor Ken Ladner, who gave opening remarks, and SC MainStreet Project Director Charmeine Wait took part in the planning and in the event.

On Saturday, Aug. 6, 2022, the Silver City Museum courtyard welcomed newcomers and “oldcomers” to an event where they could mingle and meet one another.

Ann Lowe, chief instigator of the event, noted that during the two years of pandemic, quite a few newcomers had moved to Silver City and Grant County. But due to the dearth of events and in-person meetings, as well as the closure of many businesses and entities, the usual spots where people could become acquainted with one another had been off limits.

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Pair believed drowned, found safe

By Roger Lanse

The Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority advised the Grant County Sheriff's Office on Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, that two people may have been swept away by a flash flood and drowned in Cherry Creek near the Cherry Creek Campground on Highway 15 north of Pinos Altos. GCSO deputies responded to the location at approximately 2:45 p.m., about 10 minutes after being dispatched. Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department members also arrived at the scene quickly.

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REVISION 2-REVISION 1: Attention: Gubernatorial candidate forum to take place TODAY 4-6 p.m. at Conference Center

Revision 1: The Beat has learned that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham will not be in attendance, as she is in Gallup today. 

Revision 2: GOP Candidate Mark Ronchetti will also not attend. 

Seemingly, it is a "sham" to get people to show up to listen to the third candidate Karen Bedonie. If you want to listen to her spiel, she will attend. But a person connected to the "event" said they would ask for $1,000 for a person to ask a question. So be aware!

The Beat has just received confirmation that a gubernatorial candidate forum among all three candidates will take place this afternoon, Friday, Aug. 19, 2022 from 4-6 p.m.

Version-2-CORRECTED AT BOTTOM: SC-GC Chamber of Commerce holds monthly luncheon 080422

By Mary Alice Murphy

spalettaCobre Superintendent Jeff Spaletta spoke at chamber Aug. 4 luncheon

Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Romeo Cruz introduced the speaker, new Cobre Schools Superintendent Jeff Spaletta.

"The superintendents, Cobre Jeff Spaletta and Silver Consolidated Schools William Hawkins have made it clear they want to work toward economic development in the county," Cruz said. "Our kids are our economic future. I want to commend Mr. Spaletta, because he has bought school spirit back to Cobre."

"Before you hear from Mr. Spaletta, Bruce Ashburn of PNM has a presentation to make," Cruz said.

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Cobre School Board new legal counsel

By Lynn Janes

The Cobre Consolidated Schools held a special board meeting August 12, 2022. President Gilbert Guadiana called the meeting to order. Other board members in attendance included David Terrazas, Elizabeth Dean (phone), Serina Murillo and Gabriella Begay. The pledge of allegiance and salute to the New Mexico flag took place. Superintendent Jeff Spaletta also attended.

Reading of the board norms took place with each board member reading a norm. 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.

Public input on agenda items none currently.

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Bayard mandates masks for unvaccinated employees

By Lynn Janes

Before the meeting started a work session took place. Attendance at the meeting included Mayor Chone Fierro, Mayor Pro tem Raul Villanueva and councilors Jose Diaz, Frances Gonzales and Eloy Medina.

Diaz asked Kristina Ortiz why they had two fire reports and Ortiz gave a short explanation. Diaz questioned how many staff would be attending the annual budget conference. Ortiz explained it might be online and at this time didn't know who would be attending. It depended on if they had to go to the conference or could participate online.

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Cobre Career Fair 080222

Article and photos Courtesy of Judith Cruz, Cobre Consolidated Schools Counselor

Cobre High School hosted a College and Career fair for students in grades 9-12 on Tuesday, August 2. We had over 70 people from the community/business industry provide our students with career information. "The overall goal of this event was to spark interest in student's post secondary plans. Helping students "connect the dots" on how to get from here (high school) to there (the career of their dreams) is the outcome we are striving for. Although we have a lot of work to do in this arena, this career fair was definitely a positive start." -Judy Cruz

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GRMC Governing Board special meeting 080122

By Mary Alice Murphy

With no public input, the Governing Board members at the special meeting on Aug. 1, 2022 went into executive session.

Upon return into open session, Chair Alicia Edwards noted that they had taken no action in the closed session and would address the issues in open session.

The first item approved by members was to extend an offer for the permanent Chief Executive Officer to Robin Roling of Wyoming.

However, her declining the offer is covered in , so Interim CEO Marion A. "Tony" Thompson continues in the position.

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