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Photos by Mary Alice Murphy (with apologies for terrible lighting!).

At the Keep America Great banquet on Oct. 5, 2019, Grant County Republicans handed out awards to several members of their party.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

St. Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals, so it was appropriate to have a blessing of people's pets at St. Francis Newman Center Parish on Oct. 5, 2019. Father Bartholomew Ezenwelem performed the celebration with readings and sprinkling of holy water on the animals.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Among the many things going on in Silver City on Oct. 5, 2019, Pedalista 2019, begun by Dave Baker of BikeWorks took over Gough Park. It offered bike rides, a chance to win a bicycle, a county house, information on local trails and activities, as well as homemade on the spot pizza.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

On October 5, 2019, Western New Mexico University celebrated its homecoming with a parade. Several alumni who had received awards, including induction into the halls of Fame,  rode in the parade.

ALBUQUERQUE, October 23, 2019 - Today, the court issued an order approving the recently filed stipulation to modify the ongoing court-ordered injunction, allowing select timber management activities to resume. In September, USDA Forest Service received an order from the United States District Court for the District of Arizona stating that the agency’s “timber management” actions must cease on five national forests in New Mexico and on the Tonto National Forest in Arizona pending formal consultation regarding potential effects to the Mexican spotted owl. On October 21, 2019, the plaintiff and the Forest Service submitted a stipulation to modify the injunction for certain activities.

By Roger Lanse

Retired Air Force Colonel Susan Beck told the Silver City Town Council at its Oct. 22, 2019 meeting that a draft environmental assessment (EA) is being prepared for a personnel recovery training program out of Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson. These training flights, Beck said, are to prepare flight crews to recover military personnel who have gone down or are trapped behind enemy lines.

Four southwestern states are involved in this training proposal; Arizona, California, Nevada, and New Mexico, Beck stated. In New Mexico, the White Sands Missile Range, the Melrose Range near Clovis, and several locations in the western and southern portions of the state have been selected for these exercises. Beck said this training would be over forested land, including wilderness areas. Aircraft to be deployed would be A-10s, C-130s, helicopters, and F-16s and F-15s. “Training will include small groups of people, and aircraft, and ground forces as well as medium forces and large forces,” Beck stated, “And training sites are chosen in consultation with the appropriate land managers. It’s not something that the Air Force just does. They consult and get agreement to use the land each time -- it’s not a blanket agreement.”

Photographs by Sandra MIchaud

About 40 people attended the reception for photographer Don Bartletti at the McCray Gallery Friday evening. The exhibit is part of the “Borders. Past, Present and Future” show, one of the features of the Southwest Festival of the Printed Word. Bartlletti’s introduction to the exhibit said, “Over a period of three months I rode 12 freight trains for 900 miles in Mexico. I crossed rivers at both ends of the country. I was threatened with a machete by a Mara Salvatrucha gangster in southern Mexico. I was robbed of all my gear in central Mexico. I shot about 300 rolls of color film…”

[Editor's Note: Due to tables that do not translate well to this format, please use the link to view the entire article.]

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Reports Third-Quarter and Nine-Month 2019 Results


Net loss attributable to common stock totaled $131 million, $0.09 per share, in third-quarter 2019. After adjusting for net charges of $123 million, $0.08 per share, third-quarter 2019 adjusted net loss attributable to common stock totaled $8 million, $0.01 per share.
Consolidated sales totaled 795 million pounds of copper, 243 thousand ounces of gold and 22 million pounds of molybdenum in third-quarter 2019. Consolidated production totaled 864 million pounds of copper and 333 thousand ounces of gold in third-quarter 2019.

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