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By Mary Alice Murphy

Two members of the contracting company, TLC, Project Superintendent Greg Meyers and Assistant Superintendent Joel Miller joined New Mexico Department of Transportation Project Manager José Martinez and Joseph Garcia, in presenting an update on the extensive rebuilding of a mile of Pinos Altos Road, also known as New Mexico 15. The portion under reconstruction stretches from U.S. Highway 180 to 32nd Street.

Meyers talked about the ongoing construction at the intersection of P.A. Road and 32nd Street. The footprint of the roads will cover a much larger portion of land than previously.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Video by Randy Roth of RothDroneServices.com 

By Roger Lanse

At its Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 meeting the Silver City Town Council approved a notice of intent ordinance, sponsored by District 1 Councilor Cynthia Bettison, which would enable the town’s animal control officer to write citations. Bettison explained that under the ordinance as written the ACO was not allowed to cite for animal-related infractions but had to call in the code enforcement officer or another officer. Bettison said: “It’s just a simple move so that she (ACO Vickie Toney), can actually cite. There’s no changes to the nuisances in this. It’s just really moving it to a place where she can do her job and cite for nuisances.” The NOI would amend certain subsections of sections 6 and 32 and add a new Section 32-14 to the Municipal Code.

 Silver City, New Mexico

On February 11, 2019 at approximately 1435 hours, Officers were dispatched to 2711 Leslie Rd (Lintero Apartments #38), in reference to a shooting. Upon arrival, Officers observed a female lying on the ground in the apartment unresponsive. Medical Personnel arrived and provided medical attention. Upon further investigation, it was determined that the female had a gunshot wound to the back of her head. The female was identified as Victoria Ramos (30 years of age).

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The most recent opening on February 1, 2019, of a comprehensive exhibit at the Silver City Museum features ranching, which has formed a large part of the economy since the 1800s.

[Editor's Note: This is part 2 and the final article of the GRMC Board meeting on Jan. 25, 2019.]

The safety moment, recognitions, public input and Board of Trustees' members' input at the Gila Regional Medical Center board meeting on Jan. 25, 2019, may be read at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/49048-grmc-board-of-trustees-holds-regular-meeting-012519-part-1 

In reports and updates, no one was present from the GRMC Auxiliary and no one had questions about the report in the packet.

[Editor's Note: This is part 1 of the GRMC Board meeting on Jan. 25, 2019.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

During the safety moment at the beginning of the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting on Jan. 25, 2019, Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias talked about a situation that had happened.

"We had an individual call three times with threats to burn down the hospital," Arias said. "We take these seriously. That type of behavior is not tolerated. We will press charges. We must take care of our patients. Anyone who threatens us will suffer the consequences. The person was found, and we have pressed charges."

Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with TLC Company (Contractor) will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the improvement project of NM 15 Pinos Altos Road Reconstruction Project.

When:

6:00 pm to 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday February 13, 2019

Where:

Silver City Chamber of Commerce

3031 US-180

Silver City, New Mexico 88061

Purpose:

To provide project information regarding construction, detailing project specifications, and will answer questions regarding the timeline of the project. The public is encouraged to ask questions and provide comments and to address any concerns they may have as it relates to this project in Silver City, NM.

ADA: To request Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) related accommodations for this meeting, contact Ami Evans, Public Information Officer, NMDOT – District One at (575) 640-5981 at least two days before the meeting. 

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