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Photos by Mary Alice Murphy; winner's list below from Tedd Walters

The 26th Annual Run to Copper Country took place Aug. 19, 2017 at Gough Park. According to one of the organizers, Clara Bustillos, 143 vehicles registered for the event, plus 10member cars. She said those coming the farthest for the show were from Phoenix, AZ, and Santa Fe, NM."We have cars from the 1920s, and almost every other decade, up to the 1960s," Bustillos said. "We also have handmade trophies for many of the winners."

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society hosted a party with informational exhibits and talks, including a banquet, on Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017. The event celebrated the 151st birthday party for Fort Bayard, which  was founded in 1866 on Aug. 21.

By Mary Alice Murphy

At a special meeting of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity on Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, public comment was moved to after new business, so that several entity members who had to leave for another meeting could hear presentations on the New Mexico Unit Phase II final report from engineering firm AECOM.

NM CAP Entity Executive Director Anthony Gutierrez gave the presentations, with backup from Paco Larson of AECOM, who was on the phone.

Sierra County, NM - Around 1:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon, New Mexico State Police responded to a fatal motorcycle crash on New Mexico State Road 27 near mile marker 10 in Sierra County.

The initial investigation indicated a motorcycle was traveling north on SR27 when it approached a curve in the roadway. The driver failed to navigate the curve and lost control, causing the motorcycle to crash. The driver, Eulalio Martinez Rodriguez (36) of Hurley, NM sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased on scene.

This crash remains under investigation.

Photos by Sandra Michaud

More than 200 people gathered at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center on Thursday evening, Aug. 17, 2017, to celebrate their participation in this year’s Senior Olympic games. After the call to order, Presentation of Colors, and other opening remarks, banquet-goers enjoyed a dinner of brisket, corn, beans and rice and dessert.

Editor's Note: This is part two of a three-part series of articles addressing the Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 work session and Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017 regular meeting of the Grant County Board of Commissioners.

By Mary Alice Murphy

After a brief recess, during the regular session on Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017, the Grant County commissioners continued addressing items on the agenda that had been discussed at the Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017 work session.

Grant County Commission at work session 081517 reviews agenda for regular meeting 081717

Editor's Note: This article will combine comments and agenda items of the two meetings. This is part one of a multi-part series.

img 3607HMS Chief Executive Officer Dan Otero, second from right, receives proclamation declaring Aug. 12-19, 2017 as National Health Center Week. From left are commissioners Gabriel Ramos, Alicia Edwards, Brett Kasten, Billy Billings and Harry Browne.

Photo and article by Mary Alice Murphy

At the Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017, meeting of the Grant County Commission, the members reviewed the agenda for the regular session to take place Thursday, Aug. 17, 2017.

Special School Bond Election was held on  August 15, 2017 in Grant County, NM.

The renewal of the bond was approved by voters.

Results are as follows:

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