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Despite a penetrating drizzle, spirits were not dampened at the Kiwanis Annual Sing-off at Gough Park Friday evening. Kiwanis-sponsored clubs from four local schools vied for prizes, singing under the lighted gazebo and lit by the headlights of a truck parked nearby.

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Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

Hidalgo Medical Services, the service provider for the Tu Casa substance abuse treatment center, officially opened the facility on Dec. 7, 2018, with a few speakers and a ribbon cutting.

Dan Otero, HMS chief executive officer, opened the event saying: "This is an important and exciting time in our community." He recognized his board of directors, as well as representatives of Sen. Martin Heinrich and Sen. Tom Udall, state, local county and municipal representatives, and Gila Regional Medical Center trustees, all of whom he described as leaders helping HMS create partnerships.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Calvary Chapel School's project this year was to raise money and package bags of dehydrated food for Feed the Need. 

By Mary Alice Murphy

Silver Consolidated Schools Superintendent Audie Brown thanked community members for being partners with the schools to help determine the direction of educational efforts in the district.

"I've been on both sides of this issue," Brown said. "I was self-employed. I am very familiar with what it takes to start a business, run a business and keep it going. The goal I have established for myself as superintendent was that I wanted someone to help us with career and technological education. Education is mostly focused on going to school. I wanted options for certifications for trades."

Photos by Hallie Richwine

The Bayard and Hurley Elementary School Student Councils had a winter festival and craft fair December 15, 2018. Vendors filled the Hurley Elementary School gym and student council members had games set up for the kids. Proceeds from the event help students fund programming and were split among the two elementary schools. Cheryl Fowler, School Counselor with Cobre Consolidated Schools, said the STEM program in Albuquerque and other leadership opportunities are among the programs that would benefit the students. This was the first year for the holiday fair.

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Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Wednesday December 26, 2018:

TLC Construction (Contractor) will be continuing roadway reconstruction, installation of curb and gutter, sidewalk and bike lanes. Starting Wednesday December 26, Kimberly Street will be closed for construction, detour will be in place. Closure is expected to last approximately 2 weeks reopening on January 11, if not sooner.

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Announces Successful Completion of Transaction with the Government of Indonesia, Marking the Beginning of a New Partnership

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today the completion of its transaction with the Indonesian government regarding PT Freeport Indonesia’s (PT-FI) long-term mining rights and share ownership.

FCX expects its share of future cash flows of the expanded PT-FI asset base, combined with the cash proceeds received in the transaction, to be comparable to its share of anticipated future cash flows under PT-FI’s previous Contract of Work and joint venture arrangements with Rio Tinto (Joint Venture).

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