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Bayard: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Thursday August 9, 2018:
Bayard: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday August 13, 2018:
A Mountain Construction (Contractor) will be removing existing sidewalk along NM 356 “Central Ave” to ensure sidewalk is ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) compliant. Traffic will encounter lane closures and detours along side streets. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel in the area. Construction hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm and is expected to be completed by September 2018.
For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com.
[Editor's Note: This author was out of town when the meeting took place. Thanks to Sandra Michaud for recording it for purposes of this article.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
Trustee Mike Morones served his first meeting as chairman of the board and welcomed recently appointed new member, Ed Wilmot.
The Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments received the Star of the Southwest Award for the Renewable Energy Project which was awarded by the Economic Development Administration at the Southwest Region Executive Directors Association. The Southwest Region Executive Directors Association (SWREDA) is a voluntary association of executive directors of Councils of Governments and Economic Development Districts across a five-state region. The Star of the Southwest Award showcases the effective work of Councils of Governments/Economic Development Planning Districts.
Hidalgo County, NM - On July 28, 2018 just after midnight the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash on New Mexico State Road 338 around mile post 7 north of Animas, NM.
The initial investigation indicated a 2000 Nissan Xterra was traveling south on State Road 338. For reasons unknown, the Nissan left the roadway and rolled. The driver Sola Kay Fisher (59) of Animas, NM sustained fatal injuries, and was pronounced deceased by the Office of the Medical Investigator.
The City of Bayard Council Meeting on July 23, 2018 began around 2 p.m. after a work session that was approximately 30 minutes long. Councilors Zeke Santa Maria and Eloy Medina attended as well as Mayor Pro Tem Raul Villanueva and Mayor Chon Fierro.
Susan Beck spoke to council about the Hollomon Air Force Base Training Flights. Beck is a retired Air Force colonel and a resident of Grant County. Hollomon AFB received F-16 units a couple of years ago from Luke AFB in Phoenix, AZ for pilot training. The Air Force is reviewing its training airspace and announced last fall they were considering the Gila National Forest airspace as a possibility. At this time the airspace is used by the New Mexico National Guard however if the Gila airspace is chosen as a training area that would add an additional 10,000 flights per year.
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