[Editor's Note: This forum took place on Nov. 28, 2017. However, the holidays and other issues prevented this author from writing the forum up for the Beat. This is part 2 and covers the education presentations.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
The Grant County Prospectors held their annual Legislative Communications Forum on Nov. 28, 2017 at Western New Mexico University's Light Hall.
The recipients of the information from presenters were District 28 Senator Howie Morales, District 38 Representative Rebecca Dow, and District 39 Representative Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez. They also asked questions.
WNMU President Joseph Shepard presented first on education issues.
By Mary Alice Murphy
The speaker, Ken Silagy, at the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, spoke to members and guests about money issues.
"I've always been a money guy," Silagy said. "People work for money they aren't going to keep."
He asked if those present had an emergency fund and then alleged that no one has one. "The average family needs at least three to six months of money and preferably a year's amount in case of emergency. Nobody talks about money."
Luna County, NM - On January 3, 2018 around 6:16 p.m. the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on State Road 11 at the intersection with Herrington Rd. north of Columbus, NM.
The initial investigation indicated a 2010 Mazda sedan was driving north on SR 11 when a male dressed in all black stepped into the roadway. According to witnesses at the location it appears the male intentionally walked into the oncoming traffic.
The individual is not currently being identified at this time pending next of kin notification.
This case remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time.
PEditor's Note: This forum took place on Nov. 28, 2017. However, the holidays and other issues prevented this author from writing the forum up for the Beat. This is part 1
By Mary Alice Murphy
The all-day Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum took place at Western New Mexico University's Light Hall on Nov. 28, 2017.
The session began with remarks from those who represent Grant County at the New Mexico Legislative Session, which will begin on Jan. 16, 2018.
The first to speak was District 38 Rep. Rebecca Dow, serving in her first term. "This is my second forum. This year's session will be a 30-day session, with the main purpose being the budget. I am a huge advocate for District 38. Hopefully we will have a bit of capital outlay this year."
By Mary Alice Murphy
The New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity regular monthly meeting, held on Jan. 2, 2018, addressed several agenda items without its executive director, Anthony Gutierrez, who called in from the Tucson Medical Center where he was because of a family emergency.
Others on the telephone included John Rasmussen of the Phoenix Office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Gila Basin Manager Ali Effati and engineer Helen Sobien of the Interstate Stream Commission.
The first item of business was the election of officers. A motion was made to retain the present slate, which includes Chairwoman Darr Shannon, representing the Hidalgo Soil and Water Conservation District; Vice Chairman Vance Lee, representing Hidalgo County; and Secretary Van "Bucky" Allred, representing Catron County.
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