facebook-24x24

01-homepageheader
04-CityofRockspanorama
Gila cliff dwellings panorama.tiffJPG copy
Gila River panorama.tiffJPG copy
Gila Wilderness panorama.tiffJPG
Lake Roberts.tiffJPG copy
You are here: Home

Latest News

Vacancy Announcement – GRMC Board of Trustees-deadline June 5, 2017

April 27, 2017 Legal Notices
PUBLIC NOTICEVacancy Announcement – GRMC Board of Trustees The Grant County Board of Commissioners is in the process of appointing two (2) members to the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees. Please note that one (1) position is a Regular Board Member Position and one (1) position is a Physician Position.Interested individuals may obtain an application from www.grantcounty.com or…

Tour of the Gila UCI men and women-Stage 4 Criterium

Photos by Paul Michaud

 

Blowing dust advisory this afternoon 042717

Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-
Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-Central Tularosa Basin-
Otero Mesa-Western El Paso County-
Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern El Paso/Western Hudspeth Counties-
Rio Grande Valley of Eastern Hudspeth County-
Including the cities of Mimbres, Hurley, Faywood,
Grant County Airport, Lordsburg, Red Rock, Virden, Read more...

Wind Advisory Thursday 042717

Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-Lowlands of the Bootheel-Uplands of the Bootheel-Southwest Desert/Mimbres Basin-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-Sierra County Lakes-
Northern Dona Ana County-Southern Dona Ana County/Mesilla Valley-
Central Tularosa Basin-
West Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-
Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet-
East Slopes Sacramento Mountains Below 7500 Feet-Otero Mesa-Western El Paso County-Northern Hudspeth Highlands/Hueco Mountains-Salt Basin-
Southern Hudspeth Highlands- Read more...

Silver School Board disapproves four-day schedule 3-2

By Margaret Hopper

The Silver School Board began its April 25, 2017 session at 6:06 p.m., allowing a brief break from the 5:00 p.m. work session on the bond issues, which must be addressed shortly. All board members were present; Justin Wecks, Patrick Cohn, Ashley Montenegro, Frances Vasquez and president Mike McMillan. The meeting was held in the Little Theater, as a number of weighty items were on the agenda. A large crowd waited nearly four hours for the vote on the 4-day school year.

Six information presenters were on the agenda, starting with Representative Rebecca Dow, district 38. She came on electronically, speaking about education bills in the recent legislative session in Santa Fe. During the questioning period, Vasquez voiced teacher evaluation concerns. Dow outlined some considerations and added that a veto override of the governor’s decisions was possible until 2018. Montenegro’s question was on the revenue enhancement veto; Dow spoke of the $20 million short and cuts; she questioned any change, “unless all revenue proposals are wrong.” Read more...

Copper Country Senior Olympics Opening Ceremonies

Photos by Sandra Michaud

The Copper Country Senior Olympics held their opening ceremonies at Fox Field in Silver City on Saturday, one of many special events happening that day. Mario Quintana, Local Coordinator, presided over the event, which included the presentation of colors by the Gaffney-Oglesby Detachment 1328 Marine Corps League, the singing of the National Anthem, an Invocation by Deacon Bill Holguín, remarks by local dignitaries and the Torch Walk.

After the opening ceremonies, the days track and field events began.

Tour of Gila Criterium photos 042217

Council unsure of finances for FY 2017-18

By Roger Lanse

The amount of “hold harmless” reimbursements from Santa Fe to Silver City for fiscal year 2017-2018 was the subject of considerable discussion at the Tuesday, Apr. 24, meeting of the Silver City Town Council. Town Manager Alex Brown stated that because the state legislature has taken no action to define what communities can expect in the way of recompense, the town is still unsure of how to proceed in developing the FY2017-18 budget. These payments were promised to reimburse municipalities for revenue lost when Santa Fe determined gross receipts taxes would no longer be charged on food and certain other items.

Brown outlined several factors that can be adjusted to enable the town to continue providing essential services, depending on what the state does in reference to the hold harmless repayments to the town. These include raises or no raises for city employees, property tax increase or no increase, gross receipts tax increase or no increase, and service cuts or no cuts, Brown said. Read more...

Live from Silver City

Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates

Welcome to Three Times Weekly Updates! You will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
captcha 
You can unsubscribe anytime. We never share or rent your email to anyone.

Fire Alerts

Editor's Note

This editori/reporter/photographer has tried to keep up this past week, but too many things were happening. You will likely be seeing items from Saturday and the Tour of the Gila during this week, too. Thanks for being a Beat reader and having patience with me.

WARNING: All articles and photos indicated by a byline are copyrighted. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.

Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ad on the Beat.

Feel free to notify This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., if you notice any problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

If you subscribe to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option on the left side of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.

Check Out Classifieds. And look at Sponsors to see who is helping the Beat.

It's really easy to check to see if there's a classified ad. Just click on Classifieds in the blue menu and the page will open letting you know if there is a classified ad. Remember that your buying classified ads gives you a wide readership, as well as supporting the Beat.

Post YOURS for quick results!

Note that if an article does not have a byline, it was sent to the Beat and written by someone not affiliated with the Beat

Remember that all articles and photos are copyrighted to the person who wrote or took them. Please ask permission before using anything written or photographed. We charge a small fee for use of photos.

When you click on the blue and orange button on the upper left side of most pages, you will find out how you can help the Beat defray its expenses, which, with increased readership, continue to grow. You will arrive at a page that gives you options of how you can Help the Beat. All help is greatly appreciated and keeps the news you want and need coming into your browser.

Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News.

Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com.

Go to top