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By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commission, at its regular meeting on Oct. 24, 2019, had no public input. It went straight to elected official's reports.

Undersheriff Jess Watkins:
The Sheriff's Office has hired seven new deputies. Three are certified, with the four uncertified hoping to attend the Police Academy in January.

District 3 Commissioner Alicia Edwards:
Where do you stand in staff with seven new ones hired?

We had 11 vacancies. We have hired seven. We lost a detective to the Attorney General's office, which is great for him to continue his career path. So that leaves us with four vacancies.

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Deming, NM -The following information is for the distribution of a Silver Alert from the Deming Police Department. For information regarding this Silver Alert please contact the Deming Police Department at (575) 546-3011

The Deming Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating Delfino Carmona, a light skinned male, 76-years-old, 5’5” tall, weighing 184 pounds, with grey hair and brown eyes. He was last seen on Thursday November 7, 2019 in the area of St Ann’s church in Deming wearing blue jeans and a brown shirt. His abandoned vehicle was located near the Starmax movie theater in Deming. It is unknown where he could be, and he is believed to be in danger if not located.

Anyone with any information regarding this New Mexico Silver Alert is asked to contact the Deming Police Department at (575) 546-3011.

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Dia de los Muertos Celebration

Photos and video by Sandra Michaud

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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.

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