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Eddy County Commission rejects federal grant

At their regular meeting on Tuesday, June 6, Eddy County commissioners decided not to reapply for a federal grant that pays for the county's emergency manager.

The decision came after the county’s current part-time emergency manager, Lisa Thompson, presented commissioners with the grant’s new requirements, which she believes go too far.

“We’re all being painted with the same brush," she said, “and...