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CYFD Worker Protection Bill Passes House Appropriation and Finance Committee

February 27, 2017 NM Legislative Session 2017
Santa Fe, NM – This afternoon the House Appropriation and Finance Committee passed House Bill 44 on a bipartisan 15 to 1 vote. The bill sponsored by Reps. Monica Youngblood (R-Bernalillo) and Sharon Clahchischilliage (R-San Juan) proposes to discourage attacks against child protective service employees while they are carrying out their duties to safeguard New Mexico's children. House Bill 44…

St. Francis Newman Center Parish holds Mardi Gras 022517

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy, unless otherwise noted

St. Francis Newman Center Parish used to regularly hold Mardi Gras events on the Saturday before Lent. However, under the past couple of pastors, it had lapsed.

George Cruz, an active parishioner, suggested to Fr. Jaroslaw "Jarek" Nowacki that it might be time to bring the party back. Father Nowacki, who has been the pastor since last July, agreed and a committee was formed to plan the event.


GRMC CEO Selection Committee meets for first time 022717

By Mary Alice Murphy

The committee made up of 15 Gila Regional Medical Center personnel and retirees, and community members representing physicians, county and municipal government, county school districts, Freeport McMoRan Cooper & Gold Inc., Western New Mexico University, Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce and Hidalgo Medical Services met at noon Monday, Feb. 27, 2017. A few were unable to attend, but will be caught up on the overview by GRMC Board of Trustees Chairman Jeremiah Garcia and Trustee Tony Trujillo, CEO Transition Committee chairman.

"This is an orientation session for committee members," Trujillo said. "We appreciate your coming and engaging with us." He said the process would be led to fulfill the mission, vision and values of Gila Regional. The mission is "Providing exceptional quality, patient-centered care in healing"; the vision is "To be the best place to: Receive Care, Work and Practice Medicine"; and the values are "I.C.A.R.E.: Integrity, Compassion, Accountability, Respect and Excellence."


Hurley grandfather hurt in aggravated battery

By Roger Lanse

Wednesday, Feb. 22, at approximately 6:22 p.m., Grant County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to Gila Regional Medical Center in reference to an aggravated battery that occurred between Danny R. Chavez and his 69-year-old grandfather at 8A Agua Blanca in Hurley.

When deputies arrived at GRMC’s Emergency Room, according to the offense report, the grandfather was being treated for a 12-centimeter laceration which started near his right temple and went back to the rear of his head. Read more...

Expanding Your Horizons 2017

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Expanding Your Horizons brought more than 200 girls to the Western New Mexico University campus to learn about science, technology, engineering and math opportunities for careers for girls.

In this 25th year of the program, girls from the fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grades from Silver Schools, Cobre schools and from Lordsburg, Deming and Columbus school took part in the 21 different activities. Three sessions of each gave girls the opportunity to choose from the various potential career options.


I-10 at Lordsburg now open:Traffic being taken off I-10 onto US 70 because of wind 022717

I-10 westbound at mile post 20 all traffic is being diverted onto US 70 due to Hidalgo county experiencing high winds and blowing dust. Traffic is being diverted onto Highway 70 on both New Mexico and Arizona sides.

Special weather statement on wind this afternoon 022417

Eastern Black Range Foothills NM-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley NM-
Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin NM-Uplands of the Bootheel NM-Lowlands of the Bootheel NM-Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley NM-
240 PM MST SUN FEB 26 2017

At 232 PM MST NMDOT reports blowing dust with visibilities at 1 mile or less on Interstate 10 near Lordsburg.

Sustained winds of 30 mph with possible gusts of 45 to 50 mph with Blowing Dust will be possible In Luna and Hidalgo counties.
Interstate 10 at this time is closed westbound just west of
Lordsburg.

Santa Clara receives award for preserving history of Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Bayard

Photos Courtesy of Shirley Wiegel for the Village of Santa Clara.

Mayor Richard Bauch of Santa Clara received an award On Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, in recognition of the Village of Santa Clara's efforts to preserve the history of the Buffalo Soldiers at Fort Bayard.  

The award was presented by the New Mexico Office of African-American Affairs, Deputy Director Nicole Byrd and Education Outreach Coordinator Beverly Jordan, for outstanding vision, dedication, and commitment shown in preserving the history of the Buffalo Soldiers and Fort Bayard. 


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