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Grant County Commission holds work session 102219, part 2

[Editor's Note: This is part two and the final of a multi-part series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session of Oct. 22, 2019. This one begins the review of the regular meeting on Oct. 24, 2019 and included decisions made at the regular meeting.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

As the Grant County Commission work session of Oct. 22, 2019 continued, County Financial Officer Linda Vasquez presented the expenditure report for the month.

Photos by Frank Kenney

Frank Kenney kept on taking photos at the Luna County Junior Rodeo on Oct. 6, 2019.

By Roger Lanse

Bayard Police Chief Lee Alirez says that with the onset of winter, many residents with disabilities are in need of firewood to stay warm. He said the Bayard Police Department is partnering with “New Mexico Wild” to provide firewood to those residents for their wood-burning heaters and fireplaces. Alirez encourages those who need this resource to contact Judy Diaz at BPD, Monday-Friday, between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., at (575) 537-3312.

[Editor's Note: This is part one of a multi-part series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session of Oct. 22, 2019.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

County reports began the Grant County Commission work session on Oct. 22, 2019.

Grant County Detention Center Administrator Mike Carillo:
We have no vacancies at this time. We have started distributing Narcan kits, 34, so far. The average inmate count for the month was 89, with 88 today and 89 on Oct. 15.

By Roger Lanse

According to Bayard Police Chief Lee Alirez, the Quantar system the Tri-City area uses for public safety communication has crashed. He stated the system has exceeded its life expectancy and intermittently heats and shuts down and then comes back online. Alirez said he was granted permission from the Grant County Sheriff’s Office to begin utilizing their frequency effective Wednesday, Nov. 6, at approximately noon. According to Alirez, when he broached the subject with GCSO, “they were all over it.” He said they have a good relationship with the sheriff’s office and were fortunate to have their assistance.

The Motorola Quantar system has been in place almost 30 years, and was supposed to be functional for only 20, Alirez told the Beat. He said the system cannot be repaired and parts are no longer available. ”If we can get state legislative funding for a new system, including car radios and everything, we should have a new one in place sometime next year,” he stated.

Grant County Nov. 5, 2019 election results

Final election numbers were posted at the Grant County Clerk's Office at 8:42 p.m.

Hurley Municipal District Number of votes received
Councilor Position 1
Richard R. Maynes 126

Councilor Position 2
Mateo V. Madrid 95

Municipal Judge
David J. Ramos 157

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