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Sierra County, NM - Around 1:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, New Mexico State Police responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on New Mexico State Road 27 near mile marker 10 in Sierra County.

The initial investigation indicated a motorcycle was traveling north on SR27 when it approached a curve in the roadway. The driver failed to navigate the curve and lost control, causing the motorcycle to crash. The driver, Eulalio Martinez Rodriguez (36) of Hurley, NM sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene.

This crash remains under investigation.

Photos by Sandra Michaud

More than 200 people gathered at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center on Thursday evening, Aug. 17, 2017, to celebrate their participation in this year’s Senior Olympic games. After the call to order, Presentation of Colors, and other opening remarks, banquet-goers enjoyed a dinner of brisket, corn, beans and rice and dessert.

Editor's Note: This is part two of a three-part series of articles addressing the Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 work session and Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 regular meeting of the Grant County Board of Commissioners.

By Mary Alice Murphy

After a brief recess, during the regular session on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, the Grant County commissioners continued addressing items on the agenda that had been discussed at the Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 work session.

Grant County Commission at work session 081517 reviews agenda for regular meeting 081717

Editor's Note: This article will combine comments and agenda items of the two meetings. This is part one of a multi-part series.

img 3607HMS Chief Executive Officer Dan Otero, second from right, receives proclamation declaring Aug. 12-19, 2017 as National Health Center Week. From left are commissioners Gabriel Ramos, Alicia Edwards, Brett Kasten, Billy Billings and Harry Browne.

Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy

At the Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, meeting of the Grant County Commission, the members reviewed the agenda for the regular session to take place Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.

Special School Bond Election was held on  August 15, 2017 in Grant County, NM.

The renewal of the bond was approved by voters.

Results are as follows:

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Announces Redemption of Five Series of Senior Notes

 PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that notices have been issued to redeem on September 18, 2017, $543 million aggregate principal amount of two series of Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (FCX) senior notes and three series of Freeport-McMoRan Oil & Gas LLC (FMOG) senior notes currently outstanding. In accordance with the terms of respective indentures governing the notes, the notes will be redeemed at the redemption prices set forth in the table below, together with accrued and unpaid interest on the notes redeemed to, but not including, the redemption date.

Photographer Dave Schuhmann got to go inside Denny’s today to take some photos. Gold Street is almost ready to open.

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By Hallie Richwine 

The Silver Consolidated Schools Regular Board Meeting was held Tuesday, August 15, 2017 in the Silver Schools Administration Building. All members of the Board of Education as well as Superintendent Audie Brown were in attendance.

Among the presentations, MATCH New Mexico brought the board information about their program that could provide mentorship for third graders in an effort to improve literacy, partnering them up with trained students who themselves would be either of college-age or at the high school level. Mentees would be randomly paired with the older students, working four hours a week outside of classroom time to improve their reading skills. Successful programs in other schools have shown how invaluable this mentor program can be on the academic and emotional lives of youngsters.

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The Beat as a new column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

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