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Photos by Frank Kenney

This was the last Rope for Hope for 2019. Frank Kenney catches the action and the portraits of participants.

By Emily Gossett
Silver City High School Intern for the Beat 

On Wednesday, December 4, Eduardo Servin gave a seminar on a master gardening course that might be implemented in Silver City. Servin is the manager of the master gardener program at New Mexico State University. This seminar consisted of explaining what exactly a master gardener is and how the participants of the course could implement these skills into their community. The class encompasses everything from grasses to water irrigation. It will be an eight- to twelve-week course starting in the fall of 2020. Specialists of their field would come down to Silver City every week and host three- to five-hour classes. The classes will be held through the Grant County extension office and will cost a little over one hundred dollars to attend.

Photos by Frank Kenney

At the Luna County Fair on Oct. 6, 2019, the annual junior rodeo took place, with photographer Frank Kenney there to catch the action and the portraits of the young participants.

[Editor's Note: I forgot to put in expenditure report and I had the name of a leadership group wrong. Sorry!]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The November work session on Nov. 12, 2019 began with county officials' reports. It was the only work session and regular session of the month. Similarly, in December, only one each will be held. The regular meeting took place on Nov. 14, 2019

Detention Center Administrator Mike Carilllo gave the jail report for Oct. 15-Nov. 11, 2019. "As of today, we have one staff vacancy. The number of inmates on Oct. 30 was 83, and today we stand at 83."

Intersection Signalisation at Highway 180 and Pinos Altos Road has been REPAiRED. 

4-WAY Stop– Silver City Area
Hwy 180 “Silver City” and the intersection of NM 15 “Pinos Altos” will have a 4-way stop in operation until repairs can be made to the signal light control box. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. The 4-way may be in effect for up to two weeks.

It looks like someone slid into it or ran into it somehow and demolished it and took out signs, too.

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Inc. Completes Sale of Portion of Cobalt Business to Umicore

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that it has completed the previously announced sale of its cobalt refinery in Kokkola, Finland and related cobalt cathode precursor business to Umicore for total cash consideration of approximately $200 million, including approximately $50 million of working capital.

Under the terms of the agreement, FCX separated its cobalt business and Umicore acquired the refinery and cathode precursor business, which represents approximately 60 percent of the refinery’s historical revenues. FCX and its partners will retain Freeport Cobalt’s remaining cobalt business with operations in Kokkola, Finland and sales offices in the U.S., Europe and Asia. The retained cobalt business is a leading global producer of cobalt fine powders, chemicals, catalyst, ceramics and pigments.

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

American Legion New Mexico Allingham Golding Post 18 Commander John Sterle served as master of ceremonies at the annual Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 11, 2019, at the Fort Bayard National Cemetery.

happy thkgving 2019

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