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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2014 Proposed placement of the solar panels at one of the proposed sites. City Council moving forward on various projectS ,Continued from Page I Frontier Communities initiative. The Initiative is a community development partnership being implemented under the New Mexico Economic Department's Main Street Program. Lordsburg identified street improvements and revitalization as its catalytic economic devel- opment project to enhance its his- toric district. The Motel Drive design concept report and process is prepared through technical from the program's associates and is funded through the New Mexico Main Street Economic Development Department legis- lative appropriations. At the outset of the project a stakeholders group was formed consisting of public officials, business owners, and local citi- " zens. The City Council voted to accept the Frontier Community report and stated they are com- ' mitted to the plan and moved to start implementing the plan and authorized Mayor Smith to write a $50,000 New Mexico Finance Authority planning grant with no match from the City Of Lordsburg for Economic development for the Motel Drive project. Bill Housley, from Nautilus The optimist and the pessimist By DR. HOSEZELL BLASH/ Animas Life itself is very puzz!ing. It's hard to tell exactly how the pieces fit in a puzzle. One looks on the bright side of life while another person looks on the dark side of life. I pose this pertinent ques- tion: Is your cup half full? Or is your cup half empty? The optimist and the pessi- mist see life in this man- net'. You are closer to Heaven; I' closer to hell. But within the soil, our roots must dwell. You are a giant and make no noise about it. I'm a midget and am always squawking about it. You are so big but never worry about it,. I'm so small and grieve myself to death about it. You are so pretty but never pub- . licize it. I'm so ugly and al- ways try- ing to hide it. You are and don't care about it. I'm hated and finger the world for it. You are superior and are very cool about it. I'm inferior and am burning up about it. Dr. Hosezell Blash can be reached by email at .. hosezellblashl @aoLcom Solar, gave a report on the City Of Lordsburg's solar project. This project estimates costs at $3.5 million--at no cost to the City of Lordsburg. This includes the so- lar panels, maintenance by Nau- tilus for the creation of competi- tively priced captive electricity. Design and permitting of the project is underway and construc- tion will start when all of these requirements are approved. The project is expected to be completed by February 2015. Mayor Smith said that the depart- ments that will have the solar pan- els include City Hall, the Public. Safety Building, the Water Plant, well .fields, and the Waste Water Plant. Estimated savings to the City of Lordsburg in the first year is anticipated to be $64,618 and by the 20th year of the agreement will be $170,400. The City Coun- cil gave their approval for the project to move forward. Richard Horcasitas, of Verizon Wireless, gave a presen- tation on a 94-foot tower located at 844 East 2nd Street. The, tower along with a communication building and fencing, will have t6 get several federal government approvals including the Federal Aviation Administration's ap- proval. The City Zoning commis- sion gave their approval to start the zoning process a.nd to be pre- sented to the Lordsburg City Council at the next meeting. Mayor Smith stated he has called a special meeting of the Lordsburg City Council on Oc- tober 23, 2014 at 5:30 P.M. to hear a presentation from Western Fly Ash of a proposed factory in Lordsburg. Fast. Approval I Build Your Credit No Checking Account Needed No Hassles Call Us Today! Apply in person on call ahead! 716 S. Main Street * Lord burg, NM Call today! Etsy co,founder to speak at Las Cruces' ',ond annual Startup Weekend Oct. By SAMUEL HQRSTMAN/ NMSU Do you have an idea for an app, service or product that you want to explore? Get a chance to pitch the next big thing to top entrepreneurs and hear from the co-founder of one of the Internet's most successful online marketplaces at the second an- nual Startup Weekend Las Cruces event Oct. 24 to 26 at New Mexico State University. Jared Tarbell, co-founder of the online store Etsy and a New Mexico State University gradu- ate, will be the featured speaker for the Startup Weekend event, which will take place at the university's Arrowhead Park and will be sponsored by Arrow- head Center, Arrowhead Devel- opment Corporation, the city of Las Cruces, General Genetics Corporation, Hunt Institute for Global Competitiveness, the New Mexico Economic Devel- opment Department, and many contributing sponsors. A New Mexico native, Tarbell received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer sci- ence from NMSU and co- founded Etsy, an online market- place to buy and sell handmade goods, in 2005. Located in New York, Etsy was named one of the most valuable startups in 2013 by Business Insider. The company raised $40 million to expand its international reach in 2012, and was valued at $700 million. Etsy has more than a million sellers who made $895 million on goods last year, ac- cording to Business Insider. Tarbell also opened a hlgh- tech toy factory earlier this month in Albuquerque called Levitated, which manufactures intricate structures from paper and wood. Startup Weekend is a glo- bal grassrobts movement of community leaders and entre- preneurs who are learning the basics of founding startups and launching successful ventures. The nonprofit organization is headquartered in Seattle, but Startup Weekend organizers can be found in oi.ties around the world. Startup Weekend events follow the same basic model: anyone is welcome to pitch their startup idea and receive feed- back from their.peers. Teams form around the top ideas, as determined by popular vote, and then it's a 54-hour frenzy of business model creation, coding, des!gning and market valida- tion. The weekends culminate with' presentations in front of local entrepreneurial leaders with another opportunity for critical feedback. Participants include soft- ware developers, designers and people with a background in business, marketing and public relations. NMSU graduate student Taylor Burgett participated at the first Startup Weekend Las Cruces event in 2013. Burgett, who is pursuing a master's de- gree in electrical engineering, won third prize with his team after creating an app to detect open parking spaces to save time finding the optimal park- ing at NMSU. "Startup Weekend Las Cruces is an exciting and fun way to polish your skills," Burgett said. "You can network with the local community and have a chance of making a real business." Burgett was one of several students who joined Studio G, the first university student busi- ness incubator in New Mexico, after participating in Startup Weekend. Zetdi Runyan Sloan, pro- gram manager at Arrowhead Technology Incubator and lead organizer for Startup Weekend Las Cruces, said the purpose of the event is to create a strong culture within the community of entrepreneurship and innova- tion. "A large part of our effort is just bringing the community together to build upon an al- ready strong entrepreneurial community," she said. "It's an exciting event that is guaranteed to be taken to the next level with our lineup of special guests, ex- perienced investors and serial entrepreneurs." Cost to attend Startup Weekend is $75 through Oct. 16 and $99 after that date. To register for Startup Weekend Las Cruces, or for more infor- mation, visit communities/usa/las-cruces/ startup-weekend/4145. Students can attend for a discounted $50 entry fee. A limited number of scholarships and sponsorships are available for students and community entrepreneurs. For information about discounts, scholarships and sponsorships, contact Sloan at 575-646-7833 or Kenneth L. Morton Kenneth Leroy Morton, 69, resident of Lordsburg passed away Monday Octo- ber 6, 2014. A memorial ser- vice was Saturday October 11, 2014 at 4:30 in the after- noon the Hidalgo County Fair Grounds Show Ring with Ed "Bim" Kerr officiating." Crema- tion has taken place at Baca's Mimbres Crematory. Kenneth was born September 3, 1945 in Denver, Colorado to Elzie and Gladys (Tilton) Morton. He served his country honor- ably in the United States Navy and most recently was in- valved in farming and ranching in Hidalgo County. Esther S. Moya Esther S. Maya, 51, resident of Lordsburg passed away Sun- day October 5, 2014 in Tucson, Arizona. A prayer vigil will be this Sunday October 19th, 2014 at o'clock in the evening at St. Joseph's Catholic Church to be led by Alice Ramirez. Cre- mation will follow and a memorial mass Kenneth Leroy Morton will be Monday morn- ing at 11 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church with Fr. John Weber, Pastor officiat- ing. Inurnment with honors will follow at Shakespeare Cem- etery. Esther was born March 2, 1963 in Lordsburg to Manuel and Maria (Sancbez) Esther S. Moya Maya. She graduated from Lordsburg High School in 1981 and then began He is survived by his chil- her career in the United States dren,'Nathan Elsworth (Angie), Army which spanned over I0 Anna Elsworth (Carl) all of Rifle, C" 'o ....... years. Esther had also been em- oloraa ; ms orotlaers, uonam .......... , ~-~ , ~ =~. " ptoyeo at v A taospltals in San Morton (Judy) of Thornton, Cola- ,. . ' ,' .... rranmsco anu rnoemx ana also rado, Marvin Morton of Buffalo, New York; his sister, Marilyn White (Robert) of Lakewood, Colorado; and 2 grandchildren Riley and Colton. In lieu of flowers family re- quests that memorial contribu- tions be made to the charity of your choice. Entrusted to the care of Baca's Funeral Chapels and Mimbres Crematory. Exclusive provider for "Veterans & Family Memorial Care". To sign the online guest book or to send a card, please visit our website at 811 S. Gold Ave., Deming, NM 88030. Phone: 575.546.9671 KEEP NEW MEXICO DEMOCRATIC When all Democrats vote, Democrats win! VOTE EARLY worked for the D.E.A. in E1 Paso and Nogales. She was a member of the Catholic Church and was an avid fan of th.e Green Bay Pack- ers. ' Esther is survived by her sis- ters, Gloria Maya of Lordsburg, .Patricia Ortega of Lordsburg; her' father, Manuel Maya of San Ber- nardino, CA; 10 nieces and neph- ews, Frank Madrid, Angela Madrid, Maria Ortega, Manuel Madrid, David Bustillos, Greg .Bustillos, Samuel Ortega, Ma- donna Bustillos, and Rudy Ortega and Sierra Ortega; several great nieces and nephews; and her 2" favorite canine compan- ions, Jai-Den and Bella. She was preceded in death by her morn, Maria S. Ortega February 11, 2004. 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