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The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society held a three-day Baseball seminar Oct. 17-19, 2019 at the Museum in the Santa Clara Armory and at the baseball field at Bataan Memorial Park. The Fort Bayard Veterans lost the first game to the visiting Arizona Black Sox on Saturday 12-4, but the Veterans redeemed themselves on Sunday in front of a much smaller audience by a score of 12-4, turning the tables on the visiting team. Both teams played with the original baseball rules for the 1800s.

By Roger Lanse

On Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, at about 1 p.m., New Mexico State Police officers were called to an ATV crash at 51 Chamisa Road in Mimbres, New Mexico. According to the NMSP, the 12-year-old male driver of the 2003 Yamaha ATV and his 2-year-old passenger were critically injured and air-lifted to a hospital in Texas. The driver appears to have lost control of the vehicle and crashed due to speed, driver inattention, and other improper driving factors, NMSP said.

The father, Luke Gomez, was cited for operation and safety infractions.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Following a sometimes threatening and confrontational session with members of the Interim Legislative Water and Natural Resources Committee meeting in the morning, the NM CAP Entity met in a special meeting Oct. 17, 2019 in the afternoon to discuss a preferred alternative of the proposed action. The elements of the proposed action remain, but one would come out on top at the end of the meeting.

The New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity was created as an agency by the Arizona Water Settlements Act, which allocated 14,000 acre-feet of new water and funding of about $90 million, which is coming into the New Mexico Unit Fund and up to $62 million to construct a New Mexico Unit diversion project.

[Editor's Note: This is part 2  and the final article of an extended legislative committee meeting on Oct. 17, 2019.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

After presentations at the Oct. 17, 2019 Interim Legislative Water and Natural Resources Committee by several people involved directly and indirectly in the Arizona Water Settlements Act process, including the Interstate Stream Commission and members of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity, legislators began peppering the speakers with questions at the Western New Mexico University Miller Library.

The first part can be read at: http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/54135-interim-legislative-water-and-natural-resources-committee-meets-in-silver-city-101719-part-1

ROAD ADVISORY
LANE CLOSURE – Silver City Area
US 180 from mile post 114 to 115 the westbound left passing lane will have closures on roadway for employees and equipment for road repairs. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. The closure will be lifted at approximately 2:30 pm.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Interim Legislative Water and Natural Resources Committee met Oct. 17, 2019 at Western New Mexico University's Miller Library. WNMU Vice President of Student Affairs Isaac Brundage welcomed the legislators on behalf of President Joseph Shepard.

Brundage:
One of our areas of distinction here is the Gila Wilderness. We hope you also get to see more of our campus and have time to engage with our students. They are why we are here.

Prospectors President Evangeline Zamora:
Welcome from the Prospectors. We bring forth the issues from the community to you legislators. I would like to invite Prospectors to stand up. Our sponsors include Dr. Shepard for use of the room, Advanced Airlines for the continental breakfast and lunch will be provided by the Silver City Regional Association of Realtors and Prospectors.

fall back

The Beat reminds you to set your clocks back Saturday evening, so you get an extra hour of sleep, and don't show up too early on Sunday, Nov. 3, to church or to work or wherever you're headed Sunday. Daylight Saving time disappears at 2 a.m. on Nov. 3. You won't see it back until March 8, 2020.

By Roger Lanse

On Friday, Oct. 25, at about 12:24 a.m., Grant County sheriff’s deputies responded to 107 Clove Street
In Santa Clara in reference to a shooting call. The Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority advised that a female advised that her son, Denver Roberts, 29, of Santa Clara, had been shot and that she had been in a physical altercation with her son when he discovered her calling 911. According to an offense report, the mother suffered slight bruising to her face and a ruptured blood vessel near her left eye, where she said her son had grabbed her face and squeezed with his hand. The mother stated that her son then left running. She also refused medical treatment, the report said.

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