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Photographer Frank Kenney chronicled a team roping event in Duncan, AZ, on Sept. 29, 2019.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting on Sept. 27, 2019, preliminary business included introducing Dr. Colicia Meyerowitz, vice chief of staff, serving at the meeting in place of the absent Chief of Staff Dr. Brian Robinson.

As is customary, a safety moment, launched the meeting. Chief Nursing Officer Rose Lopez said an enhancement in the nursing program is important from a safety point of view. "We are enhancing coding to make sure the patient is getting the correct medication. We scan the patient and we scan the medication before it is administered."

By Roger Lanse

On Oct. 11, 2019, at about 7:55 a.m. Bayard police officers responded to multiple calls of shots fired in the 600 block of Orchard Street. According to Bayard Police Chief Lee Alirez, officers located twelve 9 mm cartridge cases and a parked vehicle with five bullet holes, Officers canvassed the neighborhood for injuries and evidence.

[Editor's Note: This is part 4 of a multi-part series of articles on the work session on Sept. 24, 2019 and regular meeting on Sept. 26, 2019 and will address primarily the regular meeting.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commission met in regular session on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019.

In public comment at the regular meeting, Allyson Siwik, Gila Conservation Coalition executive director, gave her perspective on the update on the Gila River diversion, that was presented on Sept. 24, 2019 at the work session.

She agreed that the Bureau of Reclamation was unable to complete the EIS before the deadline of Dec. 31, 2019, as set forth in the Arizona Water Settlements Act.

By Roger Lanse

According to Chief Lee Alirez, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m., the Bayard Police Department will host the D.E.A. National Drug Take Back Day supporting the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition to provide the community a way to properly dispose of prescription, and/or, illegal drugs. BPD will provide residential pick up for those with mobility/transportation issues. If you would like your prescription medications picked up please call BPD at 575/537-3312, on Saturday, Oct. 26, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. “We look forward to assisting you,” Alirez said, “And appreciate your assistance in preventing lost, stolen, or the misuse of prescription medication.”

By Lorie Hildebrand

The regular monthly meeting of the Santa Clara Trustees took place Thursday evening at Santa Clara City Hall. All but one Trustee were present.

Mayor's Report: The new bucket truck has arrived. It is certified as safe and is in really good shape. Was picked up in Phoenix on Monday. SPIN sent handout information for Village Trustees to look over. They are interested in property in Santa Clara for their business. New street addressing will begin by the end of the year. November’s agenda will have a Fort Bayard Lease Signing on it.

By Roger Lanse

On Thursday, Oct 3, 2019, at approximately 5:28 p.m., a bicycle driven by Jennifer Simmons, 38, of Silver City, traveling west on E. Broadway, failed to stop at the red traffic light at Hudson Street and crashed into the passenger side front door of a blue 2018 Dodge SUV driven by Bethany Williams of Tyrone. Williams was traveling north on Hudson Street and had just begun moving north after the northbound traffic light had turned green, according to a Silver City Police Department crash report. Both car and bicycle sustained heavy damage.

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