[Editor’s Note: This is part 3 of the Grant County Commission work session that took place on Sept. 10, 2019.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
The work session of the Grant County Commission held on Sept. 10, 2019, heard public input mostly on the proposed Wild and Scenic designation, which can be read at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/53238-grant-county-commission-hears-public-input-at-work-session-091019 and updates from Gila Regional Medical Center and Hidalgo Medical Services, which you can read at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/53249-grant-county-commission-hears-updates-from-grmc-and-hms-at-work-session-091019-part-2.
Silver City, NM, September 17, 2019—The Gila National Forest has noted that there is a blue-green algae bloom at Snow Lake on the Reserve Ranger District. The forest is advising caution as it can cause health risks in humans and pets if ingested, inhaled or touched.
The lower water levels and high heat can cause algae growth along the shorelines of the lake and along any coves. The forest advises against humans and pets swimming in or drinking from the water.
For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/gila
[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of the Grant County Commission work session on Sept. 10, 2019. More articles to come.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
County reports and public input began the Grant County Commission work session on Sept. 10, 2019, mainly on the wild and scenic river designation, which was up for a decision at the Thursday regular meeting and can be read at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/53238-grant-county-commission-hears-public-input-at-work-session-091019.
Gila Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias led off the presentations.
On the night of July 21, 2017 Rick McBride, 61, of Walker, Louisiana, was brutally slain in his home by Blayson Fife who shot him as he lay in a reclining chair. Fife and several other young men had broken-into McBride’s residence to burglarize it. McBride was killed with one his own firearms, which Fife had taken. Fife returned to McBride’s home multiple times after the murder to steal more of his remaining possessions, with McBride’s undiscovered corpse present. Shortly thereafter, Fife and his friends fled to California. While enroute, they used the murder weapon (a handgun) to shoot at signage along Interstate 10 in Grant County New Mexico. One of Fife’s friends video-recorded and posted this activity. Fife and his accomplices were arrested by U.S. Border Patrol Agents at a checkpoint near El Paso, Texas on July 26, 2017 and extradited to Louisiana to stand trial.
By Roger Lanse
A family on their way to church in Silver City in a hard rain on Sunday, Sept. 15, were the first to come upon the scene of an accident at 5:30 p.m. on Highway 90 – MM 26 (between Cullum and Whitewater roads). Involved were an approximate 2012 Ford pickup and a New Mexico State Police Ford Explorer. The family called 911 at 5:31 p.m. The driver of the pickup, according to the family, suffered an unknown injury to his leg, but was outside of his vehicle. The officer was in the driver’s seat of his vehicle, the family said, and was complaining of pain, chest hurting, and trouble breathing. The officer’s seatbelt had to be cut to remove him from his vehicle, the family said.
ALERT – Virden AREA
NM 92 from milepost 0 to 5.5(Virden) is experiencing heavy rain fall and water running along dips, roadway debris is being cleared at this time. Use caution and do not cross flooded roadways. Will update as conditions change.
ALERT – Red Rock AREA
NM 464 from milepost 4 to 20(Red rock) is experiencing heavy rain fall and water running along dips, roadway debris is being cleared at this time. Use caution and do not cross flooded roadways. Will update as conditions change.
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