GPK Media News for Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, and all of Sierra County New Mexico Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:16:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Man Arrested For Refusing To Leave Visitor Center Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:16:28 +0000 A Truth or Consequences man has been arrested for being at the Spaceport Visitor Center, despite a specific trespass order implemented to prevent the man from visiting the city-owned building...

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EB Pauses On Rate Changes Thu, 22 Jun 2017 20:14:30 +0000 After convening a public hearing June 21, which included numerous citizen comments questioning proposed increases in the city's water and wastewater rates, Elephant Butte City Council members opted to postpone consideration of the related ordinance.
During the board's regular session public works director Jesse Cole outlined the proposed ordinance (No. 164), which sought an...

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Area Fires Bring In Smoke Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:06:03 +0000 Anyone glancing toward the Gila Wilderness this past week cannot help but to have seen the growing plumes of smoke, which in Sierra County is primarily associated with the Round Fire burning west of the Winston and Chloride communities...

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County Absorbs Hefty Oversight For Retirees Thu, 15 Jun 2017 20:04:53 +0000 In delivering her department report to Sierra County Commissioners June 13, human resources director Kristin Armijo said final expense figures presented to the board prior to their May 17 adoption of the Retiree Health Care Act and program did not include required interest payments.
While offering no immediate answer as to why the interest payments were not included...

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Work Begins At Animal Shelter Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:36:24 +0000 T-or-C Police Chief Lee Alirez confirmed that construction of the community animal shelter broke ground this week and said the project was presently anticipated to take approximately four months to complete. Funding for this effort was caught up in the recent state budget crisis and temporarily placed on hold. When completed the modest metal structure...

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MainStreet Finalist For National Grant Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:36:14 +0000 ArtPlace America announced that MainStreet Truth or Consequences is one of 70 finalists for the 2017 National Creative Placemaking Fund (NCPF). ArtPlace selected the 70 proposals from 987 applications, making MainStreet’s project one of just 7-percent of the projects across the country to make the cut.
ArtPlace’s National Creative Placemaking Fund is a highly competitive national program. Investing money in communities across the country in which artists, arts organizations, and arts and culture activity help drive...

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Lindsay Named HSHS Principal Thu, 08 Jun 2017 18:36:03 +0000 As the year came to an end for T-or-C schools, the winds of change have been blowing. The first of several transitions came when word began to circulate through the halls that HSHS principal, Patti Nesbitt, would be resigning at the end of the school year. She was doing so in order to accept the position of principal in Capitan where she will head both the high school and middle school. This news followed on the heels of the long awaited retirement of Dr. Robert Vise from his position at Central, coordinating federal programs and student achievement for the district. Dr. Vise had made no secret of his plan to retire and move to California where he would be closer to family.
By graduation week there was one other very big change. As reported here in the Sentinel last week, T-or-C schools icon Hank Hopkins, announced his retirement from the position of director of human resources for the district. Even as the last of the diplomas passed into the hands of the graduating class of 2017, anyone paying attention in the community knew there were many significant changes coming. ...

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SVH CEO Resigns Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:05:40 +0000 Issues surrounding the management of Sierra Vista Hospital (SVH) continued to mount, as the governing board's May 31 regular meeting culminated with the resignation of Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Mike Zimmerman.
This development and a series of other internal matters prompted the governing board to roll up their sleeves for an extended executive session.

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Hopkins Hangs Up School Hat Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:05:34 +0000 There are many people in Sierra County who remember very well Hank Hopkins as their elementary school principal. Some remember him in that role and then saw their own children beginning their education at the school with Hopkins at the helm. Before he took on the job of Director of Human Resources for T-or-C schools...

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WNMU To Reinstate Local Classes Thu, 01 Jun 2017 18:05:15 +0000 Thanks to quick action by Rep. Rebecca Dow (R-Grant, Hidalgo and Sierra) community leaders and officials from Western New Mexico University (WNMU) convened and successfully found a way to maintain WNMU’s presence in Truth or Consequences., WNMU has agreed to continue offering classes at the Gardner Learning Center.
In April, WNMU announced plans to close satellite campuses in Gallup, Lordsburg and Truth or Consequences in response to recent budget cuts...

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