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gateway travel ctr rsThe Gateway Plaza Travel Center, in Hurley, has begun the process of upgrading their fuel capabilities and service. Big Bear Crane Service removes the existing fuel tanks in preparation of the new containment area and they hope to be fully operational within a few weeks. The Restaurant, motel and storage units are already open with ample truck and RV parking available. Once the fuel transition is complete the Gateway will be meeting the needs of locals and travelers after several years of being closed.

cowbelles new aprons rsSitting: Tamara Ogilvie, Joan Woodward, Evelyn Yates, Bobbie Neal-Little
Standing: Kim Clark, Judy O’Loughlin, Kathy Davis, Linda Pecotte, Vivian Myers, JoAnn Miller, Deborah Van Tellingen, Mary Hudson, Annette George
The Grant County Copper CowBelles recently ordered personalized aprons displaying the traditional cowbell logo. Everyone is looking forward to wearing them during the upcoming Grant County Fair. The colors match the turquoise and copper on the new cookbook, recently published.

barbara perez rsBarbara Perez, who is Western New Mexico University’s 2016-2017 Employee of the Year,
stands in front of the campus security monitors.
Silver City, NM – Barbara Perez was recently named Western New Mexico University's Employee of the Year for 2016-2017.

For more than two decades she has served in various roles central to the institution's success, starting in WNMU's Business Office and moving to Campus Police. Perez is currently the Campus Security Specialist.

scacd projects rsPhoto courtesy of the Silver City Arts and Cultural DistrictSilver City, NM – The Silver City Arts & Cultural District (SCACD) is pleased to announce a few of the current promotional projects that are completed or in the works.

oni ken sep 18 rsFrom left are: Milton Perkins, Kaiden Cook, Roper Williamson, Ruth Perkins, Hyrum Perkins, Ella Hamilton and Tiffany Skinner.

van tellingen ribbon cutting rsPhotograph of ribbon cutting at Deborah Van Tellingen Photography. Bruce Ashburn and Dan Cook held the ribbon as Deborah Van Tellingen cut the ribbon during a ceremony held Monday morning at Deborah Van Tellingen Photography. The photography studio is located at 107 East Broadway Street – Suite 7 in downtown Silver City. Silver City Mayor, Ken Ladner, was on hand to say a few words while friends and chamber of commerce members enjoyed the event. (Photograph courtesy of Jay Hemphill)

IOWA CITY, IA (09/18/2017)-- David Marquez, a native of Silver City, NM has enrolled at the University of Iowa for fall 2017 semester.

The University of Iowa is one of the nation's premier public research universities, dedicated to academic excellence, groundbreaking discoveries and creations, commitment to Iowa and the world, and a culture that prizes community, diversity, and opportunity.

legacy bricks rsUniversity Foundation Executive Director Jodi Edens-Crocker helps
WNMU maintenance official Bill Burns make room for a Legacy Brick.
Silver City, NM – The first round of Legacy Bricks have been installed on the Western New Mexico University campus, and the school invites those visiting for Homecoming 2017 to wander among the bricks.

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The Grant County Beat endeavors to post to the Elections page, under News, at the least, notices of candidates for Grant County races. Some candidates for statewide races have also sent their notices. 

The Beat continues to bring you new columnists.Recent additions  include the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

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