By Mary Alice Murphy
In a lengthy meeting, with a divided executive session, Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees, at its regular monthly meeting for September that was rescheduled to Oct. 6, 2017, heard good news on the reopening of the Cancer Center and not as good news on the financial front.
The first item of business was the monthly safety moment, offered by GRMC Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias. "This week we were supposed to have a drill to prepare for active shooters, which have become almost commonplace. The drill was pre-empted by an active shooter situation that tied up law enforcement. We will reschedule the drill."
By Roger Lanse
Leroy Maldonado, 44, of Silver City, has been charged with two counts of criminal sexual penetration of a minor, second degree felonies, based on a Sept. 13, 2017 interview with the victim by Silver City police officers. The offenses occurred in 2007 and 2008, an affidavit for summons said.
According to Silver City Magistrate Court staff, a date for Maldonado to appear in court has been set, and a summons to appear has been mailed, but it is unknown whether he has received it.
By Roger Lanse
The Silver City Town Council heard at its Tuesday, Oct. 10 meeting, from Dave Romero of Albuquerque’s Balleau Groundwater Inc. Romero presented information contained in the draft update of the Supplement on Water Use and Wellfield Service of the town’s 40-Year Water Plan. This plan needs to be updated at intervals to protect the town’s water rights, Town Manager Alex Brown said.
The town provides water to approximately 20,000 residents and to four water associations; Pinos Altos, Tyrone, Rosedale, and Arenas Valley, Romero said, and the water is supplied entirely by the Woodward and Franks wellfields and the Gabby Hayes well. Two additional wells are planned for the Grant County Airport area. One, according to Brown, is scheduled to be started on later this year.
By Roger Lanse
According to police reports, Michael M. Reyes, 35, of Silver City, held Gila Regional Medical Hospital emergency room staff at bay, Monday, Oct. 9, around 10:12 p.m., after punching a female clerk. Reyes, who had a warrant issued for his arrest due to a prior incident earlier that day at the hospital, had grabbed a chair from the ER waiting room and used it in a threatening manner to gain entrance into the ER, preventing doctors and nurses from having access to their patients.
Witnesses stated, according to the reports that Reyes gained entry to the ER by swinging the chair in an aggressive manner and yelling and threatening that he would hurt them.
By Mary Alice Murphy
The October 5, 2017 monthly meeting of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce featured awards from the PNM Foundation and a speaker on information technology.
Bruce Ashburn, chamber board president and employee of PNM, presented five $10,000 Century of Service awards, honoring the 100 years of PNM serving New Mexico.
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-Sacramento Mountains Above 7500 Feet- Including the cities of Silver City, Lake Roberts, Kingston, Fort Bayard, Cloudcroft, Sunspot, and Apache Summit
120 PM MDT Tue Oct 10 2017
...FREEZE WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 8 AM MDT WEDNESDAY...
The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has issued a Freeze Warning, which is in effect from 2 AM to 8 AM MDT Wednesday.
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