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Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Tuesday April 3, 2018:

Location: Silver City, New Mexico

The following persons were arrested during a warrant roundup on March 29, 2018. The roundup was conducted from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Thursday, March 29. The number of Silver City Police officers involved in the roundup was six.

By Roger Lanse

According to Randy Villa, Grant County Fire Manager, Saturday evening around 8:30, firefighters from the Cliff-Gila and Tyrone volunteer fire and rescue stations were called up to a reported fire near Mangas Springs. However, the blaze turned out not to be a wildland fire but a man burning weeds on his own property. The emergency crews returned to their respective stations without incident.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Kiwanis Club of Silver City, along with volunteers from the Key Clubs and the Aktion Club, hosted the annual Easter Egg Hunt at Penny Park on Saturday, March 31. Kids were separated into groups by age and only about 20 kids at a time looked for eggs in the enclosed part of the park. 

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[Editor's Note: This is the final of three articles on the GRMC Board of Trustees meeting on March 30, 2018. It addresses the actions taken after the executive session.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees Acting Chairman Secretary-Treasurer Mike Morones brought the regular session back to order by roll call, following the executive session at the March 30, 2018 regular meeting.

"We need to look at and take action on what we discussed related to revenue service contracts," Morones said. "The first is a contract with Health Care Resources Group (HRG)." The motion was made and seconded.

[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of the GRMC Board of Trustees meeting. It covers the regular business of the board, but also has news in it about recruiting and transparency.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

Board of Trustees Secretary-Treasurer Mike Morones chaired the Gila Regional Medical Center board meeting on Friday, March 30, 2018, in the absence of Chairman Jeremiah Garcia, who attended the meeting by telephone.

By Mary Alice Murphy

During the Chief Financial Officer's report at the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting on March 30, 2018, CFO Richard Stokes presented statistics from February 2018, the eighth month of the fiscal year. "I'm presenting a slightly different form of a report giving relevant and important information at a high level. GRMC had $8.7 million in net proceeds for the month with operating expenses of $5.3 million, leaving a surplus of $3,060,345. The $3 million gain compares to a budget of $2.11 million and a $6.584 million loss last year. GRMC has narrowed its year-to-date loss to $1.158 million."

"The obvious question is: 'what happened in February?'" Stokes asked and answered. "We received a letter from the Department of Health detailing adjustment to the New Mexico 1115 waiver. We had no foreknowledge of the letter, so (Controller) Alfredo (Pacheco) and (Chief Executive Officer) Taffy Arias and I did some due diligence."

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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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