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[Editor's Note: This is the final part of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity held Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. This completes the rest of the meeting.]

The first part of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity meeting held Aug. 5, 2019, was a discussion of the business plan and was covered in an article, which can be read at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/52605-nm-cap-entity-holds-regular-meeting-080519-part-1

The next item on the agenda requested authority for a letter to the Secretary of the Interior requesting an extension of the deadline for the subsequent record of decision.

[Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a two-part series of articles on the New Mexico Central Arizona Project meeting on Monday, Aug. 5, 2019. It primarily discusses the business plan.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

As is customary toward the beginning of each New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity meetings, at least one person opposed to the proposed New Mexico Unit, stands to give public input.

0625191907a95hdrALBUQUERQUE – The Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce announced in June the recipients of the 2019 Chamber Awards, to those elected officials and public servants who have done the most over the past year to make Albuquerque and New Mexico a great place to start a business and raise a family. The Chamber’s 2019 “Newcomer of the Year” Award went to Senator Gabriel Ramos, who was appointed to Senate District 28 during this year’s legislative session.

The Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments was recently notified that it was selected to participate in the U.S. Economic Development Administration's 2019-20 AmeriCorps VISTA Program.

The letter of congratulations said the review team was impressed with the COG's project scope and believes the planned work will fulfill the program's intent to provide economic development planning and implementation capacity to the region.

Priscilla Lucero, SWNMCOG executive director, and Emily Gojkovich, economic development director, will lead the program.

Photos by Sandra Michaud

Over 100 people attended the 10th year anniversary celebration at La Esperanza Vineyard and Winery Saturday. There was music, dancing, food, and of course, wine tasting.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City Saturday Farmers' Market has moved to the canopy and area around it at the future location for the Silver City Food Co-op.

Work continues on the Co-op building from its former home of LifeQuest, but because the market's former location was in what is being developed as the MainStreet Plaza, the market had to move to a new site. Construction continues at the plaza. 

By Roger Lanse

David Montoya, 19, of Santa Clara, was booked into the Grant County Detention Center on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2019, by Silver City Police Department officers on a charge of battery on a household member involving a pregnant 19-year-old female after an incident at the Lintero Apartments.

According to a SCPD blotter entry, a named female (victim), through Facebook, called a third party who called the Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority about 5:27 p.m. advising that the victim said David Montoya was there and he is not supposed to be there.

Photos by Frank Kenney

The Fifth Cowboy Draw team roping competition took place at Baird Arena in Cliff on Aug. 1, 2019. 

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