Front Page News

July 10, 2018 – Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC), a 68-bed acute care hospital serving Grant County in southwest New Mexico, has begun a Nursing Internship Residency program, called GRMC RNternship.

Developed to help new graduate RNs adjust from the academic world to the real world of working as a registered nurse in an acute care setting, the year-long internship begins with an intensive 2-week classroom setting and on-site immersion in clinical departments. The remainder of the year is spent at the bedside caring for patients under the mentorship of a Preceptor. Nursing interns are teamed with mentors who meet with them on a scheduled basis to evaluate their progress, give them encouragement and guide them through the difficult stages of the first year of nursing.

Silver City, NM, July 16, 2018—Due to the decreasing risk of fire danger, the Gila National Forest will lift all fire restrictions across the forest effectively immediately. In addition, Fire Danger has been modified down to Moderate from Very High.

Forest Supervisor Adam Mendonca extended a special thanks to all of our visitors for their compliance while restrictions were in effect. Visitors are always expected to use caution with campfires and other potential ignition sources. We urge our visitors to camp responsibly and be campfire safe. Never leave a campfire unattended and use proper precautions when having a campfire – including drowning it and stirring until it’s cold to the touch. If it’s too hot to touch, it’s too hot to leave.

Fire restrictions are implemented when necessary to protect human life, property, and natural resources. The Forest Service uses fire restrictions and area closure to prevent unwanted, human-caused fires and to limit the exposure of visitors during periods of potentially dangerous fire conditions.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila 

monique2Mickeal and Monique Ades are bicycling the Continental Divide Trail to support the Alzheimer's Foundation. (Courtesy Photo)By Mary Alice Murphy

Monique Ades called the Beat from Steamboat Springs, Colo., on Thursday, July 12, 2018, to talk about her senior project.

The 16-year-old lives in Oakhurst, CA, south of Yosemite. She and her father, Mickeal, are bicycling the 2,796 miles from Banff, Canada, to Antelope Wells, NM, in support of the Alzheimer's Foundation of America.

santa clara awardSanta Clara Mayor Richard Bauch and Trustee Rocky Hildebrand received an award in Denver last week on behalf of the village. The Village of Santa Clara received the Project Sponsor of the Year award from Americorps NCCC. The village was picked as Sponsor of the Year over 60 other cities.

Issued by Grant County Administration, based on the information available at this time.

July 16, 2018

Subject: Death of Inmate Ashley Garcia

On July 15, 2018, at approximately 06:43 a.m., inmate Ashley Garcia was found unresponsive by Grant County Detention staff. EMS was contacted at that time. Medical staff responded to Ms. Garcia at approximately 6:45 a.m. EMS arrived at the Detention Center within approximately ten minutes of the discovery of Ms. Garcia. EMS indicated Ms. Garcia was deceased. There are no further details regarding her death at this time.

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

[Editor's Note: Members of the press were given a pre-preview of the WNMU Museum to entice people to vist during the limited preview.]

The limited preview of the Western New Mexico Museum will take place from 1-4 p.m. Friday, July 20, 2018, on the WNMU campus as part of Clay Festival activities.The bright walls, multiple fixed windows and new lighting make the museum bright, airy and modern.

Fleming Hall, which was built 100 years ago in June, 1918, has housed basketball games and classrooms. Faint basketball lines are still slightly visible on the original maple floors, which have been recently refinished.

The Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce held its monthly luncheon on Thursday, July 12, 2019.

img 1454The featured speaker was Curtis Clough, the new associate superintendent for Silver Schools.

He said he had participated in a conference call with the New Mexico Public Education Department the prior day. "We are going back to educating kids for jobs."

Clough is in his 29th year working in public schools. "I've held almost every position, even cook and bus driver. I had to fill in once for the cook when all the cafeteria staff were ill with the flu. I had to drive the bus for the girls' basketball team once, too."

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

One of the multiple National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) scoping meetings took place in Silver City. Representatives from the Interstate Stream Commission and the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, the joint leads for the process of analyzing the proposed action by the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity to construct a New Mexico Unit under the Arizona Water Settlements Act, also attended. Members of Environmental Management and Planning Solutions Inc. (EMPSI), which is contracting with Reclamation to do the NEPA process explained the process to visitors wishing to comment, as part of the public process.

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

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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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

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

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.

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!

Note that if an article does not have a byline, it was sent to the Beat and written by someone not affiliated with the Beat

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

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