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Members also held a roundtable discussion on issues they wished to address.

{Editor's Note: This is part 4 and the final of a multi-article series on the NM CAP Entity meeting of April 3, 2018)

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity April 3, 2018 meeting, members discussed Bureau of Reclamation's clarification of items expressed during the past two meetings of the NM CAP Entity.

Chairwoman Darr Shannon said the item was for discussion only and included information about an environmental assessment as compared to an environmental impact statement, the Blue River fish barrier and other topics.

{Editor's Note: This is part 3 of a multi-article series on the NM CAP Entity meeting of April 3, 2018)

By Mary Alice Murphy

A third item in New Business for the April 3, 2018 meeting of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity addressed a scope of work, 1801P, for OCCAM Engineers Inc. to continue with an analysis of preliminary design and consultation needed for the components of the proposed action to support the NEPA process.

Chairwoman Darr Shannon asked about the number of the scope, which, in the draft, is called 1801L. Engineer David Maxwell confirmed it should be 1801P.

{Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a multi-article series on the NM CAP Entity meeting of April 3, 2018)

By Mary Alice Murphy

The second item of old business at the April 3, 2018 meeting of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity addresses responses to a letter than was used in a fiscal impact statement on a bill sponsored by Sen. Howie Morales in the Senate at the last legislative session. The bill attempted to remove $50 million from the New Mexico Unit Fund for other projects.

The response letter is addressed to NM State Auditor's Office – Special Investigations Division's Hamish Thompson.

henry torresHenry Torres, 80, of Silver City, died at Rust Medical Center in Rio Rancho on April 6, 2018.

Henry, born in Dwyer, now known as Faywood, in southern Grant County, NM, to Procopio Donaldson "P.D" Torres and Paula Almeraz, on November 7, 1937, was raised in Luna County.

His father was a third-generation Mimbreño, living on his father, Francisco Torres' farm when his parents married. His mother was working for two doctors in Deming at the time. Her family was well known in the Mesilla Valley, and Henry's maternal grandfather, Emeterio Almeraz, moved his family to Deming on March 9, 1916.

Henry said the land was a farm plus the land his father and aunt and uncle homestead on a section each. The farm and ranch were sold in 1941, but it is still called the Nan Ranch Torres Pasture.

{Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a multi-article series on the NM CAP Entity meeting of April 3, 2018)

By Mary Alice Murphy

The only public input at the April 3, 2018 New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity regular meeting came from Allyson Siwik, Gila Conservation Coalition executive director.

She said she was troubled that member Howard Hutchinson (representing the San Francisco Soil and Water Conservation District) at the special meeting had said the environmental process on the proposed action of the entity could be accomplished with an environmental assessment rather than a full environmental impact statement.

National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Texas Chapter Honors Western New Mexico University’s Scholar-in-Residence

dsc00849 4Western New Mexico University’s Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Felipe de Ortego y Gasca (pictured), recently received the Premio Estrella de Aztlán – Lifetime Achievement Award and was honored when the campus cultural center was named after him.

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University’s Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Felipe de Ortego y Gasca, received the 2018 Premio Estrella de Aztlán – Lifetime Achievement Award from the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies Texas Chapter.

NM 15 Pinos Altos Rd
Control Number: 1100810
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.

When:
6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Wednesday April 11, 2018

[Author's Note: Portions of and information from the Summer 1988 edition of American Kite have been used in this article, with permission from the author, Daniel Prentice.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

If you are a fan of flying kites and intend to visit Whitewater Mesa near Glenwood, N.M. on Saturday, April 7, 2018, you should know that you might be traveling through areas that birthed an organization of those who enjoy kites and the resulting newsletter. The event is sanctioned by the American Kitefliers Association.

Aficionados of flying kites probably have heard of the AKA and its original newsletter, Kite Tales. They may or may not have heard of Bob Ingraham, originally of Painted Post, New York, who had moved to Silver City, N.M.

Live from Silver City

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The Grant County Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are 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 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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