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Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

On Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019, the Allingham-Golding American Legion Post 18 hosted a picnic for veterans at the Gomez Peak Picnic area. Burgers and hot dogs and all the fixings, including potato salad and lots of desserts and cold beverages were on hand to feed veterans and their families.

img 0469GRMC CEO Taffy Arias chats with Congresswoman Xochitl Torres SmallPhoto and article by Mary Alice Murphy

Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small (NM-2), during the congressional recess, visited towns in southern New Mexico.

On Wednesday, Aug. 21, she met with several members of the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce in a roundtable discussion.

The press had a few minutes to ask some questions.

[Editor's Note: This is the final of three parts of the work session and regular meeting held by Grant County commissioners on Aug. 20 and Aug. 22, 2019.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

In the Grant County Commission work session on Aug. 20, 2019, the commissioners reviewed the regular meeting agenda.

The first item was to consider a proclamation for the annual proclamation declaring Sept. 18-22, 2019 as Grant County Fair Days. It was approved at the regular meeting, but no one attended to accept it.

[Editor's Note: This is part two of a series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session and regular meetings held Aug. 20 and 22, 2019.]

After hearing an update from Gila Regional Medical Center, which can be read at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/52801-grant-county-commission-hears-presentations-at-work-session-8-20-19-part-1, commissioners heard from Beth Ilhe, Silver City Ranger District ranger, and Marcus Cornwell, detailed fire management officer and Hot Shot member.

Ilhe said she would discuss two topics, vegetation management and trails coordination planning to get to priorities. "I'm here to talk about what the county needs. We need to be aligned on what is the important thing to do."

[Editor's Note: This is the first article in a series of reports on the Grant County Commissioner work session on Aug. 20, 2019 and the regular meeting on Aug. 22, 2019.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commission work session on Aug. 20, 2019 began with county reports. 

Detention Center Administrator Mike Carillo said two newly hired officers were continuing their training in the jail. He, as a member of the Tu Casa substance abuse treatment center advisory board, attended a meeting where a Sept. 7 recovery celebration was discussed. It will take place at Ben Altamirano Sports Complex, with details to come.

Photos by Frank Kenney

Photographer Frank Kenney continues to chronicle area rodeo-type events. Another Cowboy Draw team roping event took place  in Cliff, hosted by Denice and Sherman Baird, on Aug. 15, 2019. 

This time he decided to do some experimenting with very low light levels with small shafts of direct sunlight coming through the cottonwoods on Duck Creek. He achieved some great effects.

By Roger Lanse

SCPD Lt. Jason Woods told the Silver City Town Council at its Tuesday, Aug. 20 meeting, the department has had no issues with ROVs. “We have stopped a handful here in town which have been the same ones we’ve stopped before.” Woods said. “Currently, the chief is coming up with an idea for a decal to be placed on the OHVs we do stop showing they are compliant with the ordinance.”

 Photos by Sandra Michaud

The Copper Country Senior Olympics participants got together Saturday night to celebrate their successes in the National Senior Olympics held this year in Albuquerque and to recognize the people behind the scenes who made it all possible.

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