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County Commission to Consider Salary Rates

By Tony A. Archuleta HERALD Reporter When the Sierra County Commission meets on Wednesday, Dec. 17, it will consider a new Classification and Pay Plan Policy for county employees. The commission, during a workshop last month, discussed the pay issue at length in light of a recent study that shows county employee salaries are about … 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

Vote Canvassing, Land Sale, Detention Center on Agenda

HERALD Staff Friday’s, Nov. 7, special meeting of the Sierra County Commission will consist of routine canvassing of general election returns, and the not-so-routine business of the recent, indefinite closure of the Detention Center on North Date Street. The meeting will begin at 9 a.m., in the Commission Chambers, 855 Van Patten St., and “public … Continue reading

President Declares Disaster for NM

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of New Mexico to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and flooding during the period of Sept. 15-26, 2014. President Barack Obama’s action makes federal … 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


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