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By Mary Alice Murphy

Gila National Forest Supervisor Adam Mendonca opened the meeting and introduced the facilitator Heather Bergman.

"This is a different sort of meeting," Mendonca said. "We are looking for specific input for the ongoing forest plan revision."

Those present were given clickers to choose with yes, no of unsure if the range of alternatives for each item considered included what most concerned them. If not, they were asked to write down what they thought important but was outside the range of alternatives.

img 8563In no particular order, Stantec Engineering employees Dave Maxwell, Gary Berg, George Esqueda, Richard Maynes, Diana McHugh, Eddie Joe Norero, Shanti Ceane, Ramses Ortega, Robert Montoya, Mike Poppenberg, Pete Torrez and Desiree Villines hold the sign promoting the Stantec Volunheroes at work.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Volunteers from the Stantec Engineering firm in Silver City gathered on Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, to paint the interior of the Centro de Amistad Senior Community Center in Santa Clara.

judy oloughlinGrant County Extension Program Director and Family and Consumer Science Agent, Judy O’Loughlin, attended the National Extension Association for Family and Consumer Sciences annual meeting in San Antonio, TX, September 24 – 28.

O’Loughlin was presented the “Distinguished Service Award” from the NM State Affiliate at the awards banquet. The award states: “For Dynamic Leadership and Creative Implementation of Extension Programs and for Personal and Professional Growth.”

[Editor's Note: Because of time constraints, this author attended only the meeting in Deming on the Arizona Water Settlements Act update.]

[Editor's Note 2: The presentations have been posted to www.nmcapentity.org under documents and presentations. The reference documents are being problematic, but will be posted as soon as the glitch is figured out.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

On Thursday, Sept. 27, members of the Interim Legislative Finance Committee met at the Mimbres Valley Learning Center in Deming. The topic at 4 p.m. was an update on the Arizona Water Settlements Act process ongoing in the area.

Interstate Stream Commission Director John Longworth presented background on the issue.

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BRITTANY ALERT– Mary R. Saavedra – Deming, NM

Deming, NM - The following is information for the distribution of a Brittany Alert from the Luna County Sheriff’s Office (LCSO). If you have information on this Brittany Alert, please contact LCSO at 575-546-2655.

pa roadNM 15 Pinos Altos Rd
Public Information Meeting
Silver City, NM

Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with TLC Company (Contractor) will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the improvement project of NM 15 Pinos Altos Road Reconstruction Project.

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesday October 10, 2018

NM 15
Roadway Reconstruction
(MP 0 to MP 1.21)
Silver City, NM

Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday October 8, 2018:

TLC Construction (Contractor) will be continuing roadway reconstruction, installation of curb and gutter, sidewalk and bike lanes. Pine Road is closed to through traffic at Pine/PA Road intersection while the contractor is reconstructing the intersection. Detours will be in place and traffic is asked to reduce speed and use caution and seek an alternate route if possible.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

[Editor's Note: The camera flash blew out the well lighted art works under glass when their artist was beside them, so you will see separate photos of the art works and then ones with the artist in two cases.]

The judge of the 33rd annual Grant County Art Guild Purchase Prize show was Barbara Mulleneaux of Green Valley, Arizona.

"It was really difficult to pick the winners," Mulleneaux said. "Many were very close when I ranked them. I looked at the art elements—what goes into any good art piece."

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