Aug 25, 2017

Plans Underway for School Facility Projects in Southern New Mexico City


Work could begin later this year on a series of facility projects in the small city of Bayard, New Mexico.

By a better than 90 percent margin, voters in the city’s Cobre Consolidated School District have given their approval to a $7 million bond which will pay for, among other things, an upgraded gym and wrestling room, and new baseball and football fields at the Cobre High School at 1300 Tom Foy Boulevard.

Other projects currently in the planning stages include a new practice field at the Snell Middle School at 501 Tom Foy Boulevard; and a new pre-K building at the Hurley Elementary School at 300 Carrasco Avenue.

Located just east of Silver City, Bayard, with a current population of just over 2,300, once served as a railroad supply terminal for the nearby Fort Bayard, which was established one year after the Civil War.

The Cobre Consolidated School District has six facilities: four elementary schools, one middle school, and the Cobre High School.


By Garry Boulard

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