By Mary Alice Murphy
The traditional first comment of the Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting is a safety moment.
At the special meeting on Dec. 19, 2018, held in lieu of a regular meeting in December, as the regular session would fall between Christmas and New Year's Day, Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias said the hospital is seeing about 13 or 14 immigrants at a time come into the Emergency Room accompanied by Border Patrol personnel.
[Editor's Note: This is part three of a multi-article series on the work session of Dec. 18, 2018.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
The Grant County Commission at its work session on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, reviewed the agenda for the regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 20. 2018.
The first item on the regular agenda was a public hearing on an ordinance to authorize and issue Grant County, New Mexico, taxable industrial revenue bonds in the maximum amount of $400 million for the proposed Great Divide Wind Farm in Grant County near the Hidalgo County border.
Upper Gila River Valley-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range-
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley-
Eastern Black Range Foothills-
Including the cities of Cliff, Mule Creek, Silver City,
Lake Roberts, Mimbres, Hurley, and Hillsboro
1219 PM MST Sun Dec 30 2018
...WINTER STORM WATCH IN EFFECT FROM MONDAY EVENING THROUGH EARLY
* WHAT...Heavy snow possible. Plan on dangerous travel conditions.
Total snow accumulations 6 to 10 inches for locations above
6000 feet with 1 to 5 inches lower elevations.
* WHERE...Upper Gila River Valley, Southern Gila Highlands/Black
Range, Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley and Eastern
Black Range Foothills.
[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a multi-part series of articles about the Grant County Commission work session of Dec. 18, 2018.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
The Grant County Commission held a work session on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018, to hear presentations, updates and to review the regular agenda.
The article on the first two updates, from Gila Regional Medical Center and Hidalgo Medical Services, can be read here: http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/48245-grant-county-commission-work-session-features-monthly-reports-121818-part-1
CLOSURE – KINGSTON AREA
NM 152 from milepost 21 (approximately 5 miles east of San Lorenzo) to milepost 39 (Kingston) is CLOSED due to snow packed roadways. Seek alternate route, the NMDOT will continue to monitor.
By Roger Lanse
A Securities and Exchange Commission complaint, unsealed on Dec. 6, 2018, against Silver City businessman Thomas H. Laws, alleges that during 2016-2018, Laws misappropriated investor funds transferred to himself from Santa Fe Gold Corporation, of which he was CEO. According to an SEC litigation release dated Dec. 14, 2018, Laws misappropriated approximately $1.1 million and attempted to hide his theft from the company and its independent auditor by fabricating documents; including vendor invoices, agreements, bank records, and communications.
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