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By Roger Lanse

Silver City police officers were dispatched to the 3000 block of Pinos Altos Road, at approximately 12:31 p.m. on Thursday, July 18, 2019, in reference to a physical domestic complaint. When officers arrived on scene contact was made with a TLC employee who was working construction on Pinos Altos Road. The employee told officers that a ‘half-naked’ adult female ran toward them, and two males, later identified as Kevin Duran, 33, of Silver City, and Naven Rosales, 35, also of Silver City, were running after her. The employee, according to an incident report, told officers he and a co-worker put the female in one of their work vehicles.

These results go along with the photos by Frank Kenney taken in Luna on July 20, 2019

 The photos can be seen here: http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/52243-luna-rodeo-071919-part-1 and     http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/52245-luna-rodeo-071919-part-2

Arcel Allsup Memorial Team Roping:
1 Brandon Gonzales/Daylon Frost 5.15
2 Brandon Gonzales/Tim Gonzales 5.34
3 Clay Reidhead/Mark Carlisle 5.78
4 Josh Siggins/Myles John 5.93
5 Carson Lee/Cooper Wagner 6.28
6 Travis Erricson/Shawn Shirley 7.32

By Roger Lanse

At its July 23, 2019 meeting, the Silver City Town Council approved a resolution, authorizing a contract between the town and Universal Waste Systems of California for the collection, transport, and disposal of solid waste and recyclables. Brown told council it has been difficult of late to find qualified CDL drivers and mechanics to keep the town’s vehicles and equipment maintained, and having the company take over the trash collection and transport responsibility, would relieve the town of that burden.

Representatives from the company, together with Town Manager Alex Brown, presented the proposal to council.

[Editor's Note: This report is full of tables and graphs, which do not translate well to the Beat content management system. We encourage you to read it online at the address below.]

https://investors.fcx.com/investors/news-releases/news-release-details/2019/Freeport-McMoRan-Reports-Second-Quarter-and-Six-Month-2019-Results/default.aspx

You can also download it at this address: https://s22.q4cdn.com/529358580/files/doc_news/2019/FCX_190724.pdf 

[Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a multi-part series of articles on the work session and regular meetings of the Grant County Commission on July 23 and 25, 2019.

By Mary Alice Murphy

First on the agenda, department heads gave county reports.

Detention Center Administrator Mike Carillo said over the past month, the jail has seen an increase in jail population due to warrants and probation violations. "Today, we are at our high, 96."

[Editor's Note: Read to the bottom to see everyone who participated and who won awards.]

SILVER CITY-The 2019 State 4-H Conference was another successful year for Grant County 4-H members. Sixteen youth from around the county competed in ten state contests at the conference. Cursten Blanton, from Grant County, the 2018-2019 State 4-H Song and Recreation Officer also completed her year of service as a State 4-H Officer. Cursten completed her duties and gave a retiring address to complete her tenure in Grant County 4-H.

Grant County 4-H members competed in Prepared Public Speaking, Land Judging, Horticulture, Livestock Skill-a-thon, Livestock Judging, Consumer Decision Making, Horse Bowl, Agriculture Presentation, Wildlife Habitat Evaluation, and Range Management.

[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of the Saturday, July 19, 2019 Luna Rodeo]

Photos by Frank Kenney

Photographer Frank Kenney continues to chronicle the area rodeos to keep the culture of ranching and the sturdy cow horse alive and well.

[Editor's Note: This is part one of a large number of photos of the Luna Rodeo, held on Saturday, July 19, 2019.]

According to Frank Kenney,  photographer, "It was a huge rodeo."

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