[Editor's Note: This is part three of a multi-article series on the work session of Dec. 18, 2018.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
The Grant County Commission at its work session on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, reviewed the agenda for the regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20. 2018.
The first item on the regular agenda was a public hearing on an ordinance to authorize and issue Grant County, New Mexico, taxable industrial revenue bonds in the maximum amount of $400 million for the proposed Great Divide Wind Farm in Grant County near the Hidalgo County border.
Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-
Including the cities of Cliff, Mule Creek, Silver City,
Lake Roberts, Mimbres, Hurley, and Hillsboro
1219 PM MST Sun Dec 30 2018
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on dangerous travel conditions.
Total snow accumulations 6 to 10 inches for locations above
6000 feet with 1 to 5 inches lower elevations.
* WHERE...Upper Gila River Valley, Southern Gila Highlands/Black
Range, Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley and Eastern
Black Range Foothills.
[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a multi-part series of articles about the Grant County Commission work session of Dec. 18, 2018.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
The Grant County Commission held a work session on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, to hear presentations, updates and to review the regular agenda.
The article on the first two updates, from Gila Regional Medical Center and Hidalgo Medical Services, can be read here: http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/48245-grant-county-commission-work-session-features-monthly-reports-121818-part-1
By Roger Lanse
A Securities and Exchange Commission complaint, unsealed on Dec. 6, 2018, against Silver City businessman Thomas H. Laws, alleges that during 2016-2018, Laws misappropriated investor funds transferred to himself from Santa Fe Gold Corporation, of which he was CEO. According to an SEC litigation release dated Dec. 14, 2018, Laws misappropriated approximately $1.1 million and attempted to hide his theft from the company and its independent auditor by fabricating documents; including vendor invoices, agreements, bank records, and communications.
By Mary Alice Murphy
At the beginning of the Grant County Board of Commissioners work session on Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2018, Gila Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias introduced the new podiatrist, Dr. Gregory Iwaasa, who has opened a clinic in Silver City.
"We moved here with our five kids from North Dakota," Iwaasa said. "We are excited to be part of the community. Our kids are loving it. We are feeling support from the community. I treat feet from toenails to bunions to biomedical issues and sports medicine."
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