sierra county

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County Officials Laud Smooth General Election

Commission Ratifies Emergency Measure to Close Detention Facility   By Tony A. Archuleta HERALD Reporter Sierra County Clerk Connie Greer during Friday’s, Nov. 7, special meeting of the County Commission, reported the voter turnout for Tuesday’s General Election was 46 percent. Greer said a combination of new voting machines and the last-minute addition of some … Continue reading

Indefinite but Necessary Closure for Sierra County’s Detention Facility

By Lorri Ooley HERALD Reporter At a press conference held Tuesday, Oct. 28, Sierra County Manager Bruce Swingle announced that as of 4 p.m. that day, the Sierra County Detention Center would be indefinitely closed. Swingle expressed regret on behalf of the county’s office. He, however, stressed the necessity for the closure, highlighting recent legal … Continue reading

Underpaid & Overtaxed in Sierra County: Manager

By Tony A. Archuleta HERALD Reporter Sierra County Manager Bruce Swingle last week led the way in recognizing county employees for their dedicated service and hard work. Swingle – at the Wednesday, Oct. 22, special County Commission meeting – asked county employees in attendance to stand up and be recognized. Initiating a round of applause, … Continue reading

Charges Dropped Against Jail Guards

By Carlos Padilla HERALD Editor Criminal charges filed against two employees of the Sierra County Detention Center earlier this year have been dropped, according to the Sierra County Magistrate Court Clerk’s Office. On Friday, Sept. 26, the Seventh Judicial District Attorney’s Office filed a motion to dismiss the charge of introducing contraband (a weapon) against … Continue reading

Hospital JPC Gives Governing Board Authority to Negotiate New Hospital Plan

By Kathleen Sloan HERALD Reporter Sierra Vista Hospital Joint Powers Commission held a special meeting on Wednesday, April 25. The first order of business was an update on the Master Plan for the phased additions and demolitions to the current hospital. Sierra County, as the fiscal agent for the hospital, put out a bid for … Continue reading

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