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[Editor's Note: This is part 1 of a multi-part series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session of Dec. 10 and the regular meeting of Dec. 12, 2019.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commission work session of Dec. 10, 2019 heard no public input, so it began with county reports.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy 

IMG 8773Pictured are Joni Miller, Lequita Lett, Gale Carter, Marylee Bell, Sandra Hicks, Rosalie Rael, Pam Houck, Orleta Edwards, Lucy Potts,Lucinda Maddox and Glenda Salars

On Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019, the members of the Woman's Club held a See's Candies sale, and also had plenty of baked goodies and baskets for sale to support their charitable operations. 

(Another photo below)

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Artisan Market set up at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center for a two-day show, featuring the works of painters, jewelers, glass blowers, weavers, other fabric artists, wood workers and other creative types with their wares on Dec. 7 and 8, 2019. 

Silver City, NM, December 30, 2019 – As part of National Rural Health Day, Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) recently announced it was recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Outcomes. Based on the results of the Hospital Strength INDEX from iVantage Health Analytics, the Performance Leadership Awards reflect top quartile performance among all rural hospitals in the United States in either Quality, Outcomes or Patient Perspective.

Taffy Arias, GRMC Chief Executive Officer, stated, “In 2018, GRMC received notoriety as one of the top 100 rural hospitals in the U.S. based on quality. This organization has made quality and patient safety a driving force that will continue in all decision making. Quality drives finance, not the other way around.”

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

At the gazebo in Gough Park on Friday, De.c 6, 2019, the Silver City Kiwanis Club hosted its annual Sing-off with high school Key Clubs, middle School Builders clubs and elementary K-kids vying for being named the best performing group.

Five organizations performed. Winners were G.W. Stout Elementary K-Kids Club taking first place, Cobre High School taking second place, La Plata Middle School placing third, and Cliff Key Club receiving an honorable mention. Silver High School performed first.

By Pep Parotti

The game that stunned U.C.L.A.

By anyone’s measure, it must have been a long trip home. But when the New Mexico State Teachers College (now WNMU) Mustang hoopsters returned to Silver City from their hugely successful West Coast tour on January 3, 1940, they must have been a supremely happy group of young men. In a matter of two weeks during the Christmas season, including jaunts into Texas and Arizona, they had defeated their opponents seven times losing only one match to the Texas Miners by two points. Along the way, in addition to the game they had taken from the Miners, the Mustangs had twice defeated the West Texas State Buffaloes, twice defeated the Arizona State Teachers College (NAU) Lumberjacks, and snatched a stunning come from behind December 29 victory from Loyola of Los Angeles, one of the four best teams on the West Coast; Eddy Page and Willis Smiley’s skills had put the Mustangs over the top 45-40 in the game’s last six minutes.

By Roger Lanse

According to an official source, an unresponsive 46-year-old man with a Silver City address was found by a city worker lying on the ground near the Gough Park Pavilion at about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. Cause of death will await the results of an autopsy. However it appears the man may have died from exposure as he was not dressed for cold weather wearing thin athletic pants, T–shirt, and a light jacket, the source said.

The man was transported by EMS personnel to Gila Regional Medical Center ER, where unsuccessful attempts were made to resuscitate him, the source stated.

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