GPK Media News for Truth or Consequences, Elephant Butte, and all of Sierra County New Mexico Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:12:52 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Collective Bargaining Agreement Passes Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:12:52 +0000 After an epic two and a half hour executive session the school board came back in and took their seats. Calling the regular session back to order a motion was put forward, seconded and voted on, unanimously passing. “We have a contract,” said board president Jay Johnson. With those words, the room broke into applause. The school 2017-18 collective bargaining agreement had passed, days before school was scheduled to start...

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Getting The Word Out Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:07:27 +0000 Earlier this year, Truth or Consequences mayor Steve Green gained the city commission’s support to develop a relocation packet, which could be provided or mailed to potential community residents. With the assistance of city staff members and community volunteers, a selection of local brochures, pamphlets and

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Out Of Gas Driver Leads Police To Stolen Truck Thu, 17 Aug 2017 16:07:09 +0000 A Kerrville, Texas man has been arrested on charges of taking a motor vehicle after he admitted to driving a pickup truck that was not his.
A truck driver called police Friday afternoon, August 11 when the driver of a white Ford pickup continually used hand gestures to the trucker and was following him for nearly 20 minutes. When New Mexico State Police stopped the white Ford they met

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A New Home For TCPD Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:54:48 +0000 After reviewing several funding options August 9, Truth or Consequences (T-or-C) City Commissioners agreed to pursue a New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) loan offer and proceed with development of a Law Enforcement Complex on municipal property formerly housing the National Guard Armory.
George K. Baum & Company representative Mark Valenzuela presented commissioners with three primary funding options, the NMFA proposal, a dual proposal from BBVA Compass bank and an option to sell...

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Little League Changes Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:54:29 +0000 Although the Truth or Consequences Parks and Recreation Advisory Board was unable to seat a quorum for their August 7 regular meeting, board chairman Dr. Greg D’Amour and vice-chair Destiny Mitchell informally accepted comments from citizens on hand for the evening session.
•Little league president Matt Felts (left) briefly outlined how the past season’s schedule began too late for local teams to effectively participate in post-season all-star competition. He also relayed how..

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Womens Recovery Shelter Permit Ok’d Thu, 10 Aug 2017 18:54:23 +0000 Following up on an item postponed during the board’s July 26 session, Truth or Consequences (T-or-C) city commissioners once again addressed a special permit request August 9. Local resident Phyllis Mecca is seeking to establish a women’s recovery program and shelter at the

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Enviro Team Captures National Honors Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:56:59 +0000 The Scat Cats, our Envirothon Team came home from the July 23-29, North American competition after earning the third place overall. Let that sink in just a little. The Scat Cats, competing against 54 top teams from elite schools representing 45 states and seven Canadian provinces along with two teams from China, came in third place overall, not of the state, but the continent.

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Jr. Lifeguard Prevents Drowning At City Pool Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:56:45 +0000 A Truth or Consequences boy who had just been certified after passing the Junior Lifeguard Program (JL) is being praised for his quick action, which prevented what could have become a drowning at the local swimming pool.
Eli Wilcox, 11, is one of 10 kids who were certified last week in the JL Program. Wilcox, who is also a member of...

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EB Council Approves Thu, 03 Aug 2017 16:56:07 +0000 After conducting a second public hearing August 1, Elephant Butte City Council members voted unanimously in support of a motion to approve a revised water and wastewater service fee increase.
With this action, fees and conditions outlined in the ordinance (No. 164) will now go into effect for the....

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Local 2017 PARCC Results Released Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:34:22 +0000 The state of New Mexico’s Public Education Department (PED) released the results of its 2017 PARCC Testing (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers). One of only five states, plus the District of Columbia, still using this controversial and widely discredited common core testing system, New Mexico seems unduly reluctant to follow the lead of at least 30 other states and drop these questionable tests.

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