By this Order, the United States Department of Transportation (the Department) is selecting Advanced Air, LLC (Advanced Air) to provide Essential Air Service (EAS) at Silver City/Hurley/Deming, New Mexico (Silver City) for the two-year period from January 1, 2019, through December 31, 2020. Advanced Air will provide 17 nonstop round trips each week to Albuquerque International Sunport (ABQ) and 7 nonstop round trips each week to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX), using twin-engine 9-seat King Air 350 aircraft, at an annual subsidy rate of $3,513,367 for the first year and $3,601,202 for the second year.
By Order 2016-10-13, issued on October 25, 2016, the Department re-selected Boutique Air, Inc. (Boutique Air) to provide EAS at Silver City, for the two-year period from January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2018. Under the terms of that contract, Boutique Air continued to provide 17 nonstop round trips each week to ABQ and seven nonstop round trips each week to PHX, using single-engine 8- or 9-seat Pilatus PC-12 aircraft, at an annual subsidy rate of $3,285,885 for the first year and $3,368,032 for the second year.
WATER RUNNING – GILA/CLIFF AREA
NM 211 from mile post 0 to 6 (Cliff) roadway is closed due to flooding. Detour in place on US 180. The NMDOT will continue to monitor.
WATER RUNNING – GILA/CLIFF AREA
NM 153 from mile post 0 to 3 (Gila) water is running along dips, with debris due to rain and flooding. Seek alternate route if possible, the NMDOT will continue to monitor.
By Hallie Richwine
The candidate forum for the NM House of Representatives seat in District 38 occurred October 10, 2018 at the Western New Mexico University Global Resource Center. The event was sponsored by the Silver City Daily Press and Independent with SCDP Publisher Nick Seibel acting as moderator. The Democratic Party candidate is Karen Whitlock and the Republican Party candidate is incumbent Rebecca Dow.
The Silver City MainStreet Project and the Silver City Arts & Cultural District (ACD) have petitioned the State Arts & Cultural District Coordinator to move the State Authorization back to New Mexico MainStreet. Arts and culture are an integral part of downtown Silver City’s Cultural and Creative Economy.
Rich Williams, New Mexico MainStreet State Coordinator has responded favorably to the move and re-authorization. He has asked the New Mexico Arts Commission the governing body for state authorization to adopt the request. The New Mexico Arts Commission next meets in the middle of November.
By Roger Lanse
Silver City police officers were dispatched to the Stagestop Trailer Park at 1605 W. Market Street on Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, at approximately 8:51 p.m., in reference to an unattended death call. According to the police blotter, a caller advised dispatchers that a female, about 60-years-old, had fallen, hit her head, was not breathing, and blood was everywhere. The caller also advised it was too late for CPR and that the female might have been there for a while.
Commissioners move it ahead by one step at regular session 101818
[Editor's Note: These two Grant County Commission sessions on Oct. 16 and 18, 2018, will be covered in a multi-part series of articles, combining the actions where appropriate.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
During discussion at the October work session on Oct. 16, 2018, on the November meeting dates, commissioners agreed to hold a combined work-and-regular-sessions meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, at 9 a.m. at the Grant County Administration Center.
The first item of business on the work session agenda was a presentation by Bob Karsted, wind farm project manager of Scout Clean Energy, and Mike Greczyn, a consultant with Altis, on the proposed development of the Great Divide Wind Farm LLC project in southern Grant County off Separ Road.
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