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By Roger Lanse
Sarah Cyrus, 33, of the Silver City area, who escaped from the Behavioral Health Unit at Gila Regional Medical Center, was located by an off-duty Silver City police officer on Friday afternoon, Apr. 19, 2019 in Silver City’s Big Ditch. She was taken into custody by officers and returned to the BHU.
[Editor's Note: This is part 3 of what will be a multi-part series of articles on about 8 hours of Grant County Commission meeting time, with almost five hours for the work session on April 16, 2019, and about three hours for the regular meeting on April 18, 2019. This article is about an update by Col Susan Beck, retired, on the proposed F-16 flight training over the Gila.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
The second presentation of the Grant County Commission work session of April 16, 2019, came from Col. Susan Beck, retired Air Force, who has continued to keep the county, Silver City, and the Mining District municipalities informed on the progress of the environmental impact statement ongoing at Air Force Headquarters on a proposal made to expand training for F-16 pilots from Holloman Air Force Base. All the governmental entities in Grant County have created and submitted resolutions questioning the need for or opposing the expansion of training over the Gila.
[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of what will be a multi-part series of articles on about 8 hours of Grant County Commission meeting time, with almost five hours for the work session on April 16, 2019, and about three hours for the regular meeting on April 18, 2019. This article will cover the GRMC monthly report.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
After county reports at the Grant County Commission work session on April 16, 2019, which can be read at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/50633-grant-county-commission-holds-lengthy-work-session-041619-part-1 , commissioners heard the monthly report from Gila Regional Medical Center.
By Roger Lanse
A 2010 Chevrolet Silverado 4WD pickup was donated by the Grant County Sheriff’s Office to Western New Mexico University’s Police Academy. The presentation was made at the GCSO Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019.
By Roger Lanse
Retired Air Force Colonel Susan Beck told the Silver City Town Council at its Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2019, meeting that the draft environmental impact statement regarding the Air Force’s proposed airspace expansion for southern New Mexico is planned to be released in late spring or early summer of this year. The DEIS will list four alternatives, one of which has not yet been divulged to the public and the other is the standard “do nothing” option. The other two would add or expand flight areas.
Resolutions regarding the proposal have been received from Silver City, Bayard, Santa Clara, Hurley, and Grant County, Beck said, and will be included in the DEIS.
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