Freeport-McMoRan Receives Copper Mark at PT Freeport Indonesia

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Copper Mark Achieved at all Copper Producing Sites

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) is pleased to announce the Copper Mark has been awarded to PT Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI).With this award, FCX has achieved the Copper Mark at all 12 of its eligible copper producing sites globally. FCX also is pleased to announce that its primary molybdenum mines, Climax and Henderson, have been awarded the Molybdenum Mark, making FCX the first primary molybdenum miner to achieve this distinction.

Richard C. Adkerson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, " I am pleased to report today that all of our copper operating sites have now been validated by the Copper Mark. As the operator of 9% of the world's copper production, we have a long-standing commitment to safe and responsible production practices and are dedicated to continuous improvement. We recognize the critical role our products play in the global economy and in advancing and accelerating decarbonization. I am proud of our team for their accomplishments and ongoing commitment to responsible production practices. "

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NM CAP Entity meeting held 020223

By Mary Alice Murphy

After saying the Pledge of Allegiance and approving the agenda, a quorum of the members of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity elected officers for the next year.

Billy Billings, representing Grant County, will continue as chairman, with Haydn Forward, representing Catron County, elected as vice chair, and John Sweetser, representing Luna County, elected as secretary.

Members also approved the minutes of their last meeting, held Feb. 1, 2022.

During public comment, Buddy Eby, mayordomo for four ditches in the Mimbres that provide water to 120 acres, said he was also representing the Tahoe and Perrault ditches. "We haven't gotten any funding yet since the August flood. We need to repair our ditches. This is our livelihood."

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Freeport-McMoRan Provides Update on PT Freeport Indonesia Operations

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PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that PT Freeport Indonesia's (PT-FI) Grasberg operations have been temporarily disrupted because of significant rainfall and landslides in the area of its milling operations in Papua, Indonesia. Intense rains on Saturday February 11, 2023, resulted in flooding and a flow of debris, causing damage to infrastructure near its milling complex. Personnel were safely evacuated from the localized area.

PT-FI is conducting a damage assessment and preparing a recovery plan to resume operations. Preliminary estimates, which are subject to change as assessments are completed, indicate operations can be restored by the end of February 2023. There is no impact to PT-FI's long term plans.

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Chocolate Fantasia 021123

[Editor's Note: This author mistakenly dated each photo with the incorrect date. It should read 021123, but it would take a great deal of time to change each photo title. Please keep in mind that the event happened on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023. Sorry for the mix up.]

Article and most photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Participants in the annual Chocolate Fantasia, a popular fundraiser for the Mimbres Region Arts Council, took place all over downtown Silver City on Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, filling the streets with pedestrians.

The format changed this year. Instead of having each business sponsor have chocolates at their facilities, all the homemade chocolate goodies were handed out at one location, The Hub.

Those with tickets for the event went around to the sponsoring stores to have their tickets stamped with the letter relating to the chocolate they sponsored.  Eighteen sponsors took part.

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GRMC Governing Board holds monthly meeting Jan. 26, 2023, part 2

[Editor's Note: This is the second of two articles from the GRMC Governing Board meeting on Jan. 26, 2023.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

After the new business items were approved by Gila Regional Medical Center Governing Board members, they heard reports from the leadership team members.

Chief Nursing Officer Melanie Vigil gave the first update. She noted that great things are going on in the community, and the Beginning Years program is one of them. She explained that the staff members serve family members pre-delivery of their unborn children, and they continue to teach and help the parents with their child up to age five years.

"Beginning Years has updated its website," Vigil said. "The free home visit program continues to provide services to the family."

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GRMC Governing Board holds monthly meeting Jan. 26, 2023, part 1

[Editor's Note: This is the first of two articles from the GRMC Governing Board meeting on Jan. 26, 2023.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The first actions by the Gila Regional Medical Center Governing Board included welcoming Eloy Medina to the board, as well as deleting two items from the agenda that were not ready for approval and will be brought up in future meetings.

Under public input, Dana Hessel, pharmacy director, said he had some concerns. "But first of all, I would like to commend the wonderful progression we have made at the Pharmacy Department with the major projects we have done during the two years I've been here. I've initiated contract pharmacy services; I've initiated PIXIS CS conversion; we've also start Nursing Processing and development of staff."

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Freeport-McMoRan Announces Appointment of Kathleen L. Quirk to its Board of Directors

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PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today the appointment of Kathleen L. Quirk, FCX's President, to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Following this appointment, FCX's Board of Directors is now comprised of twelve members, including ten independent directors, who possess a diverse range of experiences and strong corporate governance credentials.

Richard C. Adkerson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Kathleen is a proven leader and a key long-term contributor in establishing Freeport as a global leader in the copper industry. Kathleen's strategic insights and contributions to our Board will be valuable to our company's ongoing growth and success."

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Gila National Forest held 'Coffee with Camille' 011923

By Mary Alice Murphy

The "Coffee with Camille" event started off with Gila National Forest Supervisor Camille Howes and other staff members mingling with the about 50 or so members of the public with gatherings around tables.

This author had the chance, along with others at the table where she was seated, to speak with Wilderness District Ranger Henry Provencio on several topics.

"When will the Forest Plan that has been underway for several years be finalized?" this author asked.

Provencio said it was in "its final throes. Camille is making final edits and then it will go to the regional office for approval. I anticipate it will be complete this fiscal year." [The federal fiscal year is Oct. 1- Sept 30.]

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