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[Editor's Note: This is part 5 of a multipart series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session on January 22, 2019 and regular meeting on Jan. 24, 2019.]

Commissioners at the regular meeting of the Grant County Commission heard public input and addressed the agenda, after the election of chairman and vice chairman, which can be read at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/48820-grant-county-commission-regular-meeting-starts-out-contentiously-part-3-012419  and the recognition of the Road Department for accomplishing 491 days straight without a lost-time accident and a public hearing on a low-income property tax rebate ordinance, which can be read at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/48895-grant-county-commission-work-and-regular-sessions-of-jan-22-and-24-2019-part-4 .

By Roger Lanse

Several firearms-related bills are in committee in the Roundhouse and could soon be up before the New Mexico House and Senate for a vote. All are more restrictive. Grant County Sheriff Frank Gomez told the Beat that he and the undersheriff are leaving today, Tuesday, Feb. 5, for Santa Fe to make their views on these more restrictive, anti-gun bills known.

Gomez said he has been meeting through email with the New Mexico Sheriffs’ Association regarding these bills. He also plans to meet with New Mexico Attorney Hector Balderas on these and other issues.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Doug Oakes, GRMC marketing director, said Gila Regional Medical Center is trying to give information to consumers, so they can make decisions on where to receive care at the most affordable prices.

"The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid are requiring hospitals to put the information on their pricing on their websites," Oakes continued.

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Deming, NM - The Luna County Sheriff’s Office is seeking the public's assistance in locating April Marie Elizondo. For information on this Missing Endangered Advisory please contact the Luna County Sheriff’s Office at (575) 546-2655.

img 1140Grant County Commissioners presented a framed certificate of recognition to the Road Department for their 491 days straight without an accident.

[Editor's Note: This is part 4 of a multipart series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session on January 22, 2019 and regular meeting on Jan. 24, 2019.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

Right after the election of Grant County Commission chairman and vice chairman at the regular meeting held on Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019, which can be read at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/48820-grant-county-commission-regular-meeting-starts-out-contentiously-part-3-012419, County Manager Charlene Webb announced that the Road Department had had 491 days without an accident.

The Grant County Sheriff's Department is advising all area residents who receive mail delivery in an unsecured mailbox or receptacle to take any/all precautions against theft of their mail. Area agencies have received increased reports of mail theft, all of which remain under active investigation.

Examples of targeted mail include checks, credit card or financial services solicitations, bank/credit card statements, mail with personal information and packages.

Some precautions that may be taken:

LANE CLOSURE – Mule Creek Area
Uretek (Contractor) will have lane closures on NM 78 at mile post 2.8 due to bridge maintenance repairs. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. Closure will be lifting daily at approximately 5:00 pm.

[Editor's Note: This is part 3 of a multipart series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session on January 22, 2019 and regular meeting on Jan. 24, 2019.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the beginning of the Jan. 24, 2019 Grant County Commission regular meeting, Chairman Billy Billings asked that agenda items IV and V, elections of chairman and vice chairman, be moved to the end of the regular meeting agenda to right before county elected official reports.

Commissioner Harry Browne asked: "Why?"

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