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The Gila Regional Medical Center is receiving a million dollars in grants provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to purchase new medical equipment and two new ambulances. According to a news release, the equipment is needed because the COVID-19 pandemic showed that the older obsolete equipment required upgrading to meet the elevated care needs of patients to ensure their best chance at recovering. The new equipment includes anesthesia machines, ultrasound machines, ventilators, surgical tables, surgical suite lights, a washer for sterile processing, a bi-pap breathing machine system, and other needed equipment. The funding will also pay for two new ambulances. The investments announced by the USDA will expand healthcare services in 22 other states, for a total of $43 million.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation is initiating a US Highway 180 Roadway Rehabilitation project near Glenwood beginning on Monday April 25th. Hot-In-Place Recycling utilizes a specialized machine in which 100% of the asphalt in place is recycled. The asphalt is removed, crushed, rejuvenated, and replaced onto the roadway, restoring flexibility and quality of the asphalt material. This process reduces environmental impacts, speeds up timelines and reduces the cost of roadway miles maintained. Starting, Monday, April 25th, traffic can expect lane closures beginning at milepost 47 (Catron County Line) and working south to milepost 67. A pilot car operation will be in place, and drivers are alerted to reduce their speed and obey traffic control devices. Construction is expected to take 13 days to complete, weather pending.
Several finalists have been chosen to interview for Principal positions at both Silver High School and La Plata Middle School. A review committee has ranked the applicants that will interviewed by the District’s Face-to-Face Committee starting next week.
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