Statement from Tour of the Gila 2023

Tour of the Gila celebrates another year of racing in the Gila. The 36th year of this iconic event was made possible by the tremendous dedication and support of numerous volunteers from the southwestern New Mexico community.

This race marks the first time an openly trans athlete (Austin Killips from Amy D Foundation) has won a UCI Women's Stage Race. Tour of the Gila is a UCI sanctioned and regulated race; as such, Tour of the Gila is required to follow the rules and regulations set forth by UCI. All rules and regulations on racer eligibility and classification are set forth by the UCI and USA Cycling and must be followed by event organizers.

Tour of the Gila recognizes the passionate debate regarding rider eligibility and classifications of riders set by UCI and USA Cycling and encourages UCI and USA Cycling to host an open discussion on the matter. All comments regarding rider eligibility should be directed to UCI and USA Cycling.

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GRMC Governing Board of 042723 part 2

[Editor's Note: This is part 2 and the final article on the GRMC Governing Board meeting on April 27, 2023. It begins the reports and updates from leadership.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The first report at the Gila Regional Medical Center Governing Board meeting on April 27, 2023 came from Interim Chief Nursing Officer Cynthia Lewis. "Our focus has been on community needs, social determinants of health and some of the entities that support community health while working with the team members in the organization. You have a great group of folks at Gila Regional working with the leaders, working at the patient level and understanding what the patient needs are. We continue to identify gaps to better meet the patient needs so they choose to come to the organization. One of the things we are working on is to increase the throughput through the Emergency Department. National studies show that the increase of behavioral health or brain chemistry disorders with associated addictive diseases increased the ED length of stay by 30 percent. We are working on ways to decrease that and better meet the patients' needs. Our organization is spending a fair amount of time on the Meditech Expanse upgrade. And we continue to spend time on identifying gaps where we may have some improvement opportunities."

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CANCELLED: Grant County Sheriff's Office seeks help on missing person's report

adrian torres picThe Grant County Sheriff's Office is looking for assistance in reference to a missing person's report. Adrian Torres was last seen in the area of #4 Shannon Rd in Silver City, New Mexico. He was last seen and heard from the early morning of April 30, 2023 at approximately 1:39 A.M.

Adrian Torres was last seen wearing a gray in color Kansas City Chiefs hoodie, blue jeans, brown cowboy boots, and a camouflage ball cap with the Kansas City Chiefs logo on it. Adrian is about 5ft 9in tall and approximately 260lbs. Adrian has a tattoo on his right forearm of the Punisher Skull, tattoo on his right shoulder "Naomi," and a ring tattoo on his left ring finger.

If anyone has any information regarding Adrian Torres on his whereabouts, Please contact the Grant County Sheriff's Office at 575-574-0100 or Central Dispatch at 575-388-8840.

Tour of the Gila Stage 5 photos and final results UCI Women 043023

Photos by Paul Michaud

The final stage of the 2023 Martyn and Alex Tour of the Gila, Stage 5, the Gila Monster, challenged the UCI Women, but winners stayed consistent with their performances from prior days. 

See the results from the overall race and Stage 5 in PDF format below:

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Tour of the Gila Stage 5 and Final results and photos UCI Men 043023

Photos by Paul Michaud

The Gila Monster, which takes UCI Men from Silver City by way of NM 152 and NM 35 to the Gila Cliff Dwellings and back to Pinos Altos, covers 103 miles with sharp turns and lots of climbs and descents.


See the PDF format of Stage 5 and the final results of the Martyn and Alex Tour of the Gila 2023. Expect some surprises. 

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Cobre superintendent makes statement

By Lynn Janes

The Cobre Consolidated Schools held a board meeting at on April 24, 2023, at the Hurley Elementary School Library. President Serena Murillo called the meeting to order. Other board members in attendance included Gabriella Begay, Gilbert Guadiana, Elizabeth Dean, and David Terrazas. Dr. 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.

The Pledge of Allegiance and salute to the New Mexico flag took place.

Three of the 3rd grade students had prepared a presentation for the board. Their teacher Breana Martin said they had worked hard on these. The students used texts to find facts then used subjects they had an interest in and then went online to research. Martin said it was a good time for them to learn safe internet use. They learned the difference between .com, .gov and .org and how to find factual information. They made a rough draft and then presented to the other students for peer review. After that they did a final draft using power point and google slides. This had made the project fun for them.

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Silver City updated by Rep. Luis Terrazas and Sen. Siah Correa Hemphill

By Lynn Janes

Silver City held a regular meeting April 11, 2023. The meeting started with Mayor Ken Ladner calling the meeting to order and leading the Pledge of Allegiance and salute to the New Mexico state flag. Council members attending the meeting included Lucian Farmer, Jose Ray, and Nicholas Prince. Guadalupe Cano did not attend.

The council approved the agenda. They did decide to hold off on submitting the names for the committee to address the search for a new town manager when Alex Brown retires in November of 2024.

Ceremonies none currently.

Proclamations none currently.

Council comments

Prince said the Friday coming up would be the day for the final signatures from the governor. This year the community had gotten a lot of funding. Soon the budget would be coming out and Prince encouraged them to look at other alternatives for basing income on other than a consumption basis because it would not be sustainable. He had referred to the loss in money coming in due to people using less water last year. He spoke to the city officials concerning the raising of property taxes and its effect.

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Tour of the Gila Stage 4 UCI Men and UCI Women 042923 results

[Editor's Note: These news releases came in after I went to bed, so they are being posted this morning. Sorry for the delay. It was a late day for everyone.]

The Martyn and Alex Tour of the Gila 2023 Stage 4, the Downtown Criterium took place in Silver City from 8 a.m. until after 5 p.m., with the UCI Men riding their 40 laps and UCI Woman riding their 25 laps later in the afternoon.. Please see the official results in PDF format below:

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