Clarified: NM CAP Entity 100317 meeting part 3
[Editor's Note: This is part 3 and the final of a multi-series of articles on the Oct. 3, 2017 New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity regular meeting.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
As the final part of old business at the Oct. 3, 2017 regular meeting of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity, Jeff Riley of the Phoenix Office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation gave a presentation on gravity flow project components, gravity flow storage options, on-farm storage and other water information. The item was for discussion only.
"I am a civil engineer for the Phoenix Office," Riley said. "I offer my engineering perspective. I would like this to be a discussion. I admire the dedication of all those who oppose a diversion and all those who are for one."
The Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) Cancer Center has been in the process of rebuilding and restructuring its cancer program over the past three months in collaboration with its new cancer care provider, the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center (UNMCCC). As one of the nation’s 49 National Cancer Institute (NCI) Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, widely considered the pre-eminent cancer treatment programs in the nation, the UNMCCC has been working very closely with the GRMC leadership to identify and credential oncology physicians and to hire key staff to assure that GRMC can provide outstanding cancer care. As the UNMCCC seeks a full time medical oncologist to direct the GRMC Cancer Center, medical oncology and radiation oncology physicians currently practicing at the UNMCCC will provide care. Once hired, the full time medical oncologist will live in Silver City and become part of the community. The UNMCCC has also hired Marvin White, Physician Assistant (PA), who will work with UNMCCC physicians and GRMC staff to coordinate cancer care. Mr. White is currently undergoing intensive training at the UNMCCC to prepare for his new position at GRMC’s Cancer Center. The UNMCCC has also worked closely with GRMC to purchase necessary equipment and computer and data systems to assure that GRMC has a fully integrated clinical operation and infrastructure to deliver high quality cancer care.
By Mary Alice Murphy
New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity Chairwoman Darr Shannon opened the meeting on Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, after the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag, by asking for a 10-second moment of silence for the victims of the shooting in Las Vegas, NV.
After roll call of the Entity members, she asked those attending by telephone to introduce themselves. They were Interstate Stream Commission Attorney Dominque Work, Paco Larsen and John Sikora of AECOM, and Rob McGregor from Congressman Steve Pearce’s office.
During public comment, Gerald Schultz, representing New Mexico Natural Resource and Conservation Districts, said he had read an article that had a paragraph on a river in the Noatak National Refuge, describing it as the last complete river in the U.S. He said it was available at www.nts.gov/noat/index.php
High wind warning in Hidalgo and Luna County, visibility is low due to blowing dust. High profile vehicles please use caution. The NMDOT will continue monitoring the roadway. This event will be updated as conditions change.
Lordsburg, NM - On Friday, October 6, 2017, around 5:00p.m., the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was requested to investigate an officer-involved shooting in Lordsburg, New Mexico.
New Mexico State Police investigators responded and learned that just prior in the afternoon, Lordsburg Police Department officers were dispatched to a domestic disturbance at a residence on Gale Street in Lordsburg. The officers made contact with the suspect, 34-year-old Winston Ford of Lordsburg, who had a pistol in his waistband.
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley-
Including the cities of Lordsburg, Red Rock, and Virden
415 PM MDT Fri Oct 6 2017
...Blowing Dust Plumes on Lordsburg Playa Reducing Visibility...
West winds of 25 mph with gusts 30 to 40 mph have resulted in plumes of blowing dust crossing Interstate 10 at Lordsburg Playa, roughly between mile markers 8 and 13. The blowing dust will periodically and very suddenly reduce visibility to near zero at times, creating a sudden onset of dangerous driving conditions. Motorists should use extreme caution and consider waiting for winds to diminish or seek an alternate route.
Winds will diminish and blowing dust will subside between 7 PM
and 8 PM MDT.
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