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The Commons hosted the Guatemalan Mercado on Saturday, July 14, 2018. Lots of folks looked through piles of items for exactly the right gift, item of clothing, table runner, wallet or purse, or just a colorful necklace or keychain.

July 10, 2018 – Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC), a 68-bed acute care hospital serving Grant County in southwest New Mexico, has begun a Nursing Internship Residency program, called GRMC RNternship.

Developed to help new graduate RNs adjust from the academic world to the real world of working as a registered nurse in an acute care setting, the year-long internship begins with an intensive 2-week classroom setting and on-site immersion in clinical departments. The remainder of the year is spent at the bedside caring for patients under the mentorship of a Preceptor. Nursing interns are teamed with mentors who meet with them on a scheduled basis to evaluate their progress, give them encouragement and guide them through the difficult stages of the first year of nursing.


Silver City, NM, July 16, 2018—Due to the decreasing risk of fire danger, the Gila National Forest will lift all fire restrictions across the forest effectively immediately. In addition, Fire Danger has been modified down to Moderate from Very High.

Forest Supervisor Adam Mendonca extended a special thanks to all of our visitors for their compliance while restrictions were in effect. Visitors are always expected to use caution with campfires and other potential ignition sources. We urge our visitors to camp responsibly and be campfire safe. Never leave a campfire unattended and use proper precautions when having a campfire – including drowning it and stirring until it’s cold to the touch. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.

Fire restrictions are implemented when necessary to protect human life, property, and natural resources. The Forest Service uses fire restrictions and area closure to prevent unwanted, human-caused fires and to limit the exposure of visitors during periods of potentially dangerous fire conditions.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila 

monique2Mickeal and Monique Ades are bicycling the Continental Divide Trail to support the Alzheimer's Foundation. (Courtesy Photo)By Mary Alice Murphy

Monique Ades called the Beat from Steamboat Springs, Colo., on Thursday, July 12, 2018, to talk about her senior project.

The 16-year-old lives in Oakhurst, CA, south of Yosemite. She and her father, Mickeal, are bicycling the 2,796 miles from Banff, Canada, to Antelope Wells, NM, in support of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

santa clara awardSanta Clara Mayor Richard Bauch and Trustee Rocky Hildebrand received an award in Denver last week on behalf of the village. The Village of Santa Clara received the Project Sponsor of the Year award from Americorps NCCC. The village was picked as Sponsor of the Year over 60 other cities.

Issued by Grant County Administration, based on the information available at this time.

July 16, 2018

Subject: Death of Inmate Ashley Garcia

On July 15, 2018, at approximately 06:43 a.m., inmate Ashley Garcia was found unresponsive by Grant County Detention staff. EMS was contacted at that time. Medical staff responded to Ms. Garcia at approximately 6:45 a.m. EMS arrived at the Detention Center within approximately ten minutes of the discovery of Ms. Garcia. EMS indicated Ms. Garcia was deceased. There are no further details regarding her death at this time.

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

[Editor's Note: Members of the press were given a pre-preview of the WNMU Museum to entice people to vist during the limited preview.]

The limited preview of the Western New Mexico Museum will take place from 1-4 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, on the WNMU campus as part of Clay Festival activities.The bright walls, multiple fixed windows and new lighting make the museum bright, airy and modern.

Fleming Hall, which was built 100 years ago in June, 1918, has housed basketball games and classrooms. Faint basketball lines are still slightly visible on the original maple floors, which have been recently refinished.

The Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon on Thursday, July 12, 2019.

img 1454The featured speaker was Curtis Clough, the new associate superintendent for Silver Schools.

He said he had participated in a conference call with the New Mexico Public Education Department the prior day. "We are going back to educating kids for jobs."

Clough is in his 29th year working in public schools. "I've held almost every position, even cook and bus driver. I had to fill in once for the cook when all the cafeteria staff were ill with the flu. I had to drive the bus for the girls' basketball team once, too."

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