Community News

2019oniken0520Congratulations to Oni Ken Karate's new belt promotions. Pictured left to right: Sensei Trent Petty, Andrea Montenegro (orange belt, 1st level beginner, Arabella Montenegro (orange belt, 1st level beginner), Isabella Mittica (green belt, 2nd level intermediate), Gabrielle Mittica (green belt, 2nd level intermediate) and Sensei Chad Petty 

restroom ribbon cuttingPictured cutting the ribbon is Alex C. Brown, Town Manager and Cynthia Bettison, Town Councilor and holding each end is Erich Bower, FMI and Patrick Hoskins, Silver City MainStreet. Behind them from the left are: Carmon Steven, Cari Lemon, Charmeine Wait, Rebecca Martin, James Marshall, Evangeline Zamora, Jose Ray and Cissy McAndrewSilver City MainStreet and the Freeport McMoRan Foundation along with the Grant County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new restroom building at the Main Street Plaza located between Seventh and Eighth  streets just off of Bullard Street next to the Big Ditch Park.

The Main Street Plaza has been a part of the Downtown Action Plan for a number of years and Phase I, funded by the Freeport McMoRan Foundation, was for much needed public restrooms.

PORTALES, NM (05/16/2019)-- Lloyd Henderson of Gila, NM, has been named to the Eastern New Mexico University Dean's List for the spring 2019 semester.

To be eligible for the Dean's List, a student must complete a minimum of 15 credit hours with a GPA of 3.25 or greater.

2019 realtor scholarship curstenblantonCursten is a 2019 graduate of Silver High School, and the granddaughter of Pat Fell. She was on the A/B honor roll throughout high school and received her Academic Letter from SHS. She participated in basketball, volleyball and track as well as FFA and 4-H. Cursten served several terms as a Grant County 4-H Council Officer and most recently as the 2018 President. She is currently serving as a New Mexico State 4-H Officer. She volunteered for numerous organizations and projects in the community. Cursten plans to attend New Mexico State University in the fall to begin coursework in the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Science to become an extension agent.

GREENVILLE, SC (05/14/2019)-- Emily Stone, a Senior Elementary Education major of Silver City, was among over 800 Bob Jones University students named to the Spring 2019 Dean's List.

The Dean's List recognizes students who earn a 3.00-3.74 grade point average during the semester.

Located in Greenville, South Carolina, Bob Jones University provides an outstanding regionally accredited Christian liberal arts education purposely designed to inspire a lifelong pursuit of learning, loving and leading.

BJU offers over 100 undergraduate and graduate programs in religion, education, fine arts and communication, arts and science, health sciences, and business.

BJU has nearly 3,000 students from nearly every state and more than 40 countries. We are committed to the truth of Scripture and to pursuing excellence in all we do.

The Kiwanis Club of Silver City held their Annual “Student of the Year” dinner on May 1st at Western New Mexico University. Dr. Isaac Brundage, WNMU Vice President for Student Affairs and Enrollment Management, served as Key Note Speaker. Honors were given to the following Students of the Year: Drew Fraser from Aldo Leopold Middle School; John P. Gonzales of Cobre High School; Makayla Martinez of La Plata Middle School; Michelle Narvaez of Aldo Leopold High School; Seth Neal of Calvary Christian Academy; Micaela Roacho of Snell Middle School; Cole Rogers of Silver High School; and Kaweah Yarbrough of Cliff High School. Recipients of the Kiwanis Club of Silver City Foundation Key Club Scholarship were: Reagan Barragan and Gabrielle Hughes, both from Silver High Key Club. 

img 0524The Historical Society of New Mexico has announced that William A. Kupke of the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society, has been named the winner of the prestigious Bradford L. Prince Award.  The award, named for a New Mexico Territorial Governor, is given annually to an individual who has excelled in the field of Historic Preservation in the Land of Enchantment.

Mr. Kupke is a founding member of the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society, and has worked tirelessly for over thirty years to tell the fort’s story to citizens and visitors.  He is described by his fellow society members as a “living encyclopedia” on the equipage, life, and duties of soldiers serving in New Mexico between 1846 and 1899. He has vast knowledge of the period of the Indian Wars in New Mexico, and especially the role of Fort Bayard in that era.

img 0512The museum at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark now has on display a plaque proclaiming the importance of the building to the nation’s history. The Thomas Nelson Chapter of The American Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists donated the plaque, which was presented to officers of the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society during a ceremony at the museum on May 4.

Live from Silver City

Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates

Welcome to Three Times Weekly Updates! You will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
You can unsubscribe anytime. We never share or rent your email to anyone.

Fire Alerts

Editor's Note

Mary Alice tried out a different format for reporting the lengthy County Commission preliminary budget hearing. Instead of traditional narrative sentences, to do it more quickly and efficiently, she put the name of each speaker before a paraphrased version of their comments. Questions were not necessarily asked by the speaker, but they were answered by the one replying. Please let editor@grantcountybeat.com know if you love, hate or are indifferent about the format. It may lead to how some reports are written henceforth in order to get them out in a more timely manner.

Mary Alice is back, but on slow-mo, trying to catch up with all that didn't get done before she had to leave. And doing everything that happened after she got back! Working on it

Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/about/submissions. They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as the editor.

Classifieds: Check periodically to see if any news ones have popped up. Welcome to our new version of classified ads.  We invite you our readers to post your own classifieds, which are available for viewing 24/7 and are very reasonable in price, because you do all the work yourselves. A recent classified for a van brought a sale within two days. It's really easy to check to see if there's a classified ad. Just click on Classifieds in the blue menu and the page will open letting you know if there is a classified ad. Remember that your buying classified ads gives you a wide readership, as well as supporting the Beat. Post YOURS for quick results!

Images: We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. It's a software problem, not easily fixable, other than showing fewer articles per summary page. If you are a frequent visitor, you might not mind fewer articles per page, but if you only come once in a while, you likely want to see more articles to browse. Write me at editor@grantcountybeat.com to let me know your feelings on this issue. 

Compliance: Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised. 

New Columnists: The Beat continues to bring you new columnists.Recent additions  include one about end of life options, Compassionate Care.

The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!  


All articles and photos indicated by a byline are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.

NOTE: If an article does not have a byline, it was sent to the Beat and written by someone not affiliated with the Beat

Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ad on the Beat.

Newsletter: If you subscribe to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option on the left side of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.

Here for YOU: Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News.

Feel free to notify editor@grantcountybeat.com, if you notice any problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.

Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com