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On January 7, 2018, at about 5:25 p.m. officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to the 4000 Block of Fran Drive in reference to an Aggravated Burglary complaint.

Upon arrival officers were informed by the victim that sometime between December 19, 2017 and January 7, 2018, unknown person(s) entered his residence and took tools and 10 firearms.

The tools taken are two Dewalt saws and two Dewalt nail guns. The weapons taken are handguns and rifles. (not a complete list at the time of release)

Grant County Prospectors Communication forum part 4

[Editor's Note: This forum took place on Nov. 28, 2017. However, the holidays and other issues prevented this author from writing the forum up for the Beat. This is part 4 and covers the first few of the non-profit organization presentations.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Prospectors held their annual Legislative Communications Forum on Nov. 28, 2017 at Western New Mexico University's Light Hall.

The purpose of the annual Prospectors Communications Forum is for the area legislators to hear from community entities on their needs, not only for capital outlay and appropriations, but on policy.

The area legislators, who listen and ask questions, include District 28 Sen. Howie Morales, District 38 Rep. Rebecca Dow and District 39 Rep. Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez.

Susan Wilger, National Center for Frontier Communities executive director, presented for the agency.

[Editor's Note: This forum took place on Nov. 28, 2017. However, the holidays and other issues prevented this author from writing the forum up for the Beat. This is part 3 and covers the healthcare presentation.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Prospectors held their annual Legislative Communications Forum on Nov. 28, 2017 at Western New Mexico University's Light Hall.

The purpose of the annual Prospectors Communications Forum is for the area legislators to hear from community entities on their needs, not only for capital outlay and appropriations, but on policy.

The area legislators, who listen and ask questions, include District 28 Sen. Howie Morales, District 38 Rep. Rebecca Dow and District 39 Rep. Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez.

Gila Regional Medical Center representatives, Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias, Interim Chief Financial Officer JoBeth Vance and PACS (picture archiving and communications system) Director Robert Holguin, presented.

[Editor's Note: This forum took place on Nov. 28, 2017. However, the holidays and other issues prevented this author from writing the forum up for the Beat. This is part 2 and covers the education presentations.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Prospectors held their annual Legislative Communications Forum on Nov. 28, 2017 at Western New Mexico University's Light Hall.

The recipients of the information from presenters were District 28 Senator Howie Morales, District 38 Representative Rebecca Dow, and District 39 Representative Rodolpho "Rudy" Martinez. They also asked questions.

WNMU President Joseph Shepard presented first on education issues.

By Mary Alice Murphy

img 1553The speaker, Ken Silagy, at the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce monthly luncheon, spoke to members and guests about money issues.

"I've always been a money guy," Silagy said. "People work for money they aren't going to keep."

He asked if those present had an emergency fund and then alleged that no one has one. "The average family needs at least three to six months of money and preferably a year's amount in case of emergency. Nobody talks about money."

 Luna County, NM - On January 3, 2018 around 6:16 p.m. the New Mexico State Police investigated a fatal crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on State Road 11 at the intersection with Herrington Rd. north of Columbus, NM.

The initial investigation indicated a 2010 Mazda sedan was driving north on SR 11 when a male dressed in all black stepped into the roadway. According to witnesses at the location it appears the male intentionally walked into the oncoming traffic.

The individual is not currently being identified at this time pending next of kin notification.

This case remains under investigation and no further information is available at this time.

PEditor's Note: This forum took place on Nov. 28, 2017. However, the holidays and other issues prevented this author from writing the forum up for the Beat. This is part 1

By Mary Alice Murphy

The all-day Prospectors Legislative Communication Forum took place at Western New Mexico University's Light Hall on Nov. 28, 2017.

The session began with remarks from those who represent Grant County at the New Mexico Legislative Session, which will begin on Jan. 16, 2018.

The first to speak was District 38 Rep. Rebecca Dow, serving in her first term. "This is my second forum. This year's session will be a 30-day session, with the main purpose being the budget. I am a huge advocate for District 38. Hopefully we will have a bit of capital outlay this year."

By Mary Alice Murphy

The New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity regular monthly meeting, held on Jan. 2, 2018, addressed several agenda items without its executive director, Anthony Gutierrez, who called in from the Tucson Medical Center where he was because of a family emergency.

Others on the telephone included John Rasmussen of the Phoenix Office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Gila Basin Manager Ali Effati and engineer Helen Sobien of the Interstate Stream Commission.

The first item of business was the election of officers. A motion was made to retain the present slate, which includes Chairwoman Darr Shannon, representing the Hidalgo Soil and Water Conservation District; Vice Chairman Vance Lee, representing Hidalgo County; and Secretary Van "Bucky" Allred, representing Catron County.

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The Grant County Beat endeavors to post to the Elections page, under News, at the least, notices of candidates for Grant County races. Some candidates for statewide races have also sent their notices. 

The Beat continues to bring you new columnists.Recent additions  include the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has a 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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