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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,

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-

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...

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