By Hallie Richwine
The Regular Meeting of the Cobre Consolidated School District Board of Education began on Wednesday, September 27, 2017 at 7:01 pm, following an executive session which lasted approximately one hour. Board Members Gilbert Guadiana and Gabriel Holguin were absent.
Terry Holguin presented to the Board first. Holguin explained the process of tracking fixed and supply assets. The presentation was in response to the audit finding that showed the lack of tracking for such assets. Now the school district can not only track items but identify those that are obsolete. At that time, the items could be sold. President Ralph Sepulveda said, “Do we just sell it outright, or does that have to go to bid?” to which Holguin responded that any items would go to auction according to the process already in place. Vice President Frank Cordova asked about the depreciation process, and Holguin said that is part of the tracking system and eventually the line item would carry over at “0.”
September 27, 2017 Albuquerque—Five New Mexico hospitals are being recognized today for their high performance on quality of care outcome measures and patient satisfaction.
By Roger Lanse
On Tuesday, Sept. 26, several calls were made to the Grant County Sheriff’s Department and the Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority regarding phone calls received by residents from a man falsely identifying himself as Kevin Flamm of the GCSD, asking for money to pay for executing warrants on certain people.
According to the public information officer for the sheriff’s office, the man also used names of district court employees in an apparent attempt to gain the trust of residents. “It certainly is a scam,” the PIO said. “We don’t do business that way. We would never call anyone asking for funds of any kind to help pay for our programs.”
By Mary Alice Murphy
The New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity met in a special meeting on Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, to hear updates from AECOM representatives.
Public input preceded the reports.
Richard Martin, a Grant County resident, said he has been involved at various times in the process, including during the bylaws and agreements. "I decided I wasn't going to follow the Kabuki Theater, but it's still rolling on. I'm alarmed at how much has been spent out of the $54 million. I'm glad you're getting interest. But I'm not seeing any money falling to the four counties. I worry it's another publicly financed operation the only a few will benefit from. Getting local engineers will be great. At a burn rate of $12.6 million, I worry the money is going to evaporate faster than the water. You have no land identified yet for the project. We would be much better served if the funds would be used in the four counties to heal and improve the watershed. I'm from San Diego, where they spend $1,500 per acre-foot for water. I would like to see everyone to use the funds to benefit the four counties. Don't be a charge number for other entities."
By Roger Lanse
At its Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017 meeting, the Silver City Town Council approved the purchase of a vacant lot downtown next to the Gila Theater for $52,000, which Town Manager Alex Brown said was the appraised price. Brown also said the town's downtown action plan recommends acquiring property downtown when it becomes available, especially vacant property. "The bank came to me and asked if we were interested in purchasing it. It's a bank parking area which we will open to the public," Brown stated.
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