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 Author: crow
PostPosted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 10:44 pm 
For the first time in my 36 years in Grant County I hold some modicum hope that the 3 newly elected avowed progressives can bring a needed maturity to the governance of the county. The 3 candidates Alicia Edwards, Marilyn Alcorn and Harry Browne trounced their opponents to win the newly apportioned districts 3,4 and 5 respectively to bring a progressive majority to the new 5 person commission.

For most of the years I've been here the commission debated and always defeated a 5 member commission fearing a takeover by real and modern democrats. It will be interesting to see what the new commission will handle the issues such as the Mexican Wolf, the USFS Travel Management Plan, keeping the mines honest and the Gila diversion boondoggle and Eco-Tourism etc.

It was interesting that Clinton, an old world democrat won by 5 votes over Sanders but that fight isn't over and promises to get more interestin especially as 3rd party candidates become more visible.


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 Author: Azima Lila Forest
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:52 am 
I, too, congratulate Harry, Alicia, and Marilyn,and rejoice for Grant County. But they're not commissioners yet! They have each secured the democratic nomination for their respective districts, but must win the general election in November against their Republican opponents. I for one intend to work and contribute as much as possible toward that end!

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 Author: crow
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 8:33 am 
True, I guess I shouldn't call it so early. here are the results at the Secretary of State web site: http://electionresults.sos.state.nm.us/ ... name=Grant


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 Author: Hoof
PostPosted: Wed Jun 08, 2016 7:04 pm 
Azima's right... it's not over 'til it's over.

It took a legion of Volunteers pounding pavement, knocking on doors and talking with individual voters to achieve those results. No rational reason to take the foot off the gas pedal. Our candidates are up against a former Commissioner, a rancher with School Board experience and spouse of Chair of the Grant County Republican Party.

If you are inclined to volunteer some time to help with this one-on-one effort please contact John at jfc6@cornell.edu.

Thank you!


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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Qi Gung for Health at the Lotus Center
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Pet Central Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Tai Chi Chuan
Fiber Arts Collective's Holiday Fiber Art Sale
Shop Small Saturday
Lighted Christmas Parade
Ecstatic Dance
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
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Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
Laughter Yoga at 1 p.m. at the Lotus Center
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
International Folk Dancing
Hapkido Class
Compassionate Friends Gathering
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
Creative Writing for Beginners-free workshop
ToSC Council Meeting- Agenda
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Gin Rummy
Progressive Gov Candidate Meet & Greet
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Concert Band of the Southwest “Not Just A Holiday Concert”
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Pet Central Thrift Store
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