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Adobe Fire
The lightning-caused Adobe Fire, reported yesterday, is approximately 25-30 acres, burning on National Forest System lands, Sierra County, NM. This fire lies just east of the private property, Los Adobe Ranch; and three miles south of an El Paso Electric powerline. It is burning in grass and ponderosa pine. This fire is visible from Winston, NM. With predicted weather, values, fire growth potential a decision has been made to manage this fire and allow fire to play its natural role on the landscape.

Antelope Fire
The lightning-caused Antelope Fire was reported today, is approximately 25 acres, burning on National Forest System lands, Sierra County, NM. This fire lies just east of Hermosa, NM, burning in grass and pinyon/juniper. This fire is being scouted for containment and suppression opportunities.

Financials are looking good.

[Editor's Note: This is part 2 and the final of a two-part series of articles on the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting on July 26, 2019.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The recognitions and the Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias report, which consisted of director's reports can be read at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/52405-grmc-board-of-trustees-hears-from-several-directors-during-ceo-report-072619

Chief Nursing Officer Rose Lopez said she is working with a lot of programs, in the community and in the hospital. "Our priority is recruitment, in collaboration with the WNMU (Western New Mexico University) Nursing Department. I have met with the instructors. We are their only exposure to clinical work. Twelve Level 3 students will be exposed to our hospital, and we will try to convince them to become staff. I’m also involving them with our in-house education partner."

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Prices $1.2 Billion of Senior Notes

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that it has priced $1.2 billion of senior notes (collectively, the Notes). Following is a summary of the two tranches of debt:

fmi senior notes

Incident Start Date: July 31, 2019 Cause: Lightning
Acres: 15 Containment: 0%
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine
Strategy: Keep the fire south of FSR 35, east of Trail #125, and west of Trail #761. Monitor fire to the south downslope.
Incident Commander: Mike Burnham (ICT4)

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Congress and the White House agree to expand definition of war eras to include all who served since Dec. 7, 1941.

More than 1,600 members of the U.S. Armed Forces were killed or wounded in periods of time not designated as war eras since the end of World War II. The newly signed Let Everyone Get Involved in Opportunities for National Service Act of 2019 – The LEGION Act – honors those veterans, their spouses and descendants, extending membership eligibility in The American Legion Family to hundreds of thousands who had previously been excluded.

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Announces Redemption of 6.875% Senior Notes Due 2023 and Offers to Purchase Certain Outstanding Senior Notes

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that notice has been issued to redeem on September 3, 2019, all of its outstanding $728.0 million aggregate principal amount of 6.875% Senior Notes due 2023 (Redemption Notes), at a make-whole redemption price to be calculated in accordance with the terms of the indenture governing the Redemption Notes, plus accrued and unpaid interest on the Redemption Notes to be redeemed from the last interest payment date of August 15, 2019, to, but not including, the redemption date.

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

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that it intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, senior notes in two tranches in an underwritten registered public offering. FCX intends to use the net proceeds from the offering and, if necessary, cash on hand or available liquidity to fund the redemption of all of its outstanding 6.875% Senior Notes due 2023 and its concurrent cash tender offers for up to $430.0 million aggregate purchase price of its 4.00% Senior Notes due 2021, 3.55% Senior Notes due 2022 and 3.875% Senior Notes due 2023 and the payment of accrued and unpaid interest, premiums, fees and expenses in connection therewith.

[Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a multi-part series of articles on the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting held on July 26, 2019. This covers recognitions and directors' reports.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

Newly elected Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees Chairman Tony Trujillo changed the venue of the meeting to a larger room, the hospital conference room, in order to allow more members of the staff and public to attend. He also, because a flag stands in the room, led off those gathered in the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance.

Former board chairman, Mike Morones, in his last meeting as a trustee, read the Gila Regional mission, vision and values.

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