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museum signPictured is the sign in front of the Silver City Museum. (Courtesy photo)With support from the Town of Silver City, Silver City MainStreet has installed four wayfinding signs downtown. The wayfinding signs are in front of the Silver City Museum, on Yankie Street, Kelly Street, and at the new Main Street Plaza. They have maps of downtown and walking destinations with the amount of time it takes to walk to each destination.

 “We are so lucky to have a very walkable downtown, states Patrick Hoskins, board president of Silver City MainStreet. With the times noted on how long it takes to get to a certain location, we hope more people will realize how easy it is to walk around downtown. And the posted times are very generous; most people could walk in a shorter amount of time. 

Announces Early Results of Offers to Purchase Certain Outstanding Senior Notes and Redemption of Remaining 2021 Senior Notes

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Completes Sale of $1.3 Billion of Senior Notes and Announces Early Results of Offers to Purchase Certain Outstanding Senior Notes and Redemption of Remaining 2021 Senior Notes

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that it has completed the sale of $700 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.125% Senior Notes due 2028 and $600 million aggregate principal amount of its 4.250% Senior Notes due 2030.

FCX intends to use the net proceeds from the $1.3 billion senior notes offering and cash on hand to fund its purchase of:

proclam 1 022720The first proclamation for March as National Nutrition Month was accepted from commissioners by Hannah Walker and Marie Armendariz of HMS, with Michele Giese looking on.

proclam 022720The second proclamation for March as National Nutrition Month was accepted by Michele Giese of the New Mexico Department of Health.

[Editor's Note: This is part 3 and final article of a multi-part series of articles on the Commission work session of Feb. 25, 2020 and the regular meeting on Feb. 27, 2020. This article covers the last presentation, the review of the regular meeting and items that were approved in the regular meeting.]

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

DEMING – The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office is excited to announce the upcoming roadway improvement project on US 180.

Inter Mountain Slurry (Contractor) will begin roadway improvements on US 180 from milepost 164 (Deming) to milepost 142 (Luna/Grant County line). Construction in scheduled to begin on March 3, 2020. Traffic can expect a pilot car and flagging operation for the safety of our crew. Lane closures will be in effect Monday through Friday from 7:00 am until 5:00 pm daily.

In January, Grant County invited the public to attend a public information meeting in Silver City, to discuss and solicit feedback on the development of a County Community Wildfire Protection Plan, or CWPP. A CWPP is a plan designed to identify and mitigate wildfire hazards to communities and infrastructure in the area where homes and businesses meet the natural landscape; the area called the wildland-urban interface or WUI. The CWPP makes recommendations for hazardous fuels reduction, public outreach and education, structural ignitability reduction and fire response capabilities. A CWPP is designed to assist the County in ensuring that a future catastrophic wildfire is avoided or mitigated by assessing areas at risk and recommending measures to decrease that risk.

By Lorie Hildebrand

The regular monthly meeting of the Santa Clara Trustees took place Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 6 p.m., at Santa Clara City Hall. All but one Trustee were present.

Arnold Lopez was sworn in as Village Trustee by Judge Andres Gomez. Arnold replaces Rocky Hildebrand and will hold the position until the November 2023 election time.

By Roger Lanse

On Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, at approximately 3:20 p.m., a Santa Clara Police Department officer responded to a burglary call at a residence in the 300 block of N. Cleveland Street. Dispatchers at the Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority had advised that a male was yelling and would not leave the area.

When the officer arrived, a Santa Clara PD report stated the officer saw a named male inside a garage of a residence where the officer knew the male did not belong. The male walked toward the officer in what was described as a fast and aggressive manner and asked if the officer was a live person and if he was alive. According to the report, the male rambled on about talking to Satan and Lucifer and that everyone in the house was dead.

By Carolyn Nelson of Glenwood, NM

Public Lands for Sale 

A Senator from Ohio wants to sell public lands to pay war debt. Nevada Senator says no. In 1866, Senator Sherman proposed an amendment that would sell mining lands to miners, the proceeds would be used to pay Civil War debt. Strong opposition was made by Senator Stewart from Nevada. Stewart countered that the mountains should remain open to the public for exploration and occupation. The mineral lands that were offered for sale would later become Forest Reserves and eventually US Forests.

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Four NEW classifieds for furniture and an REI screen house

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