Local News Releases

These releases come from other sources than the Grant County Beat. This category will include events in and news releases from Grant, Catron, Hidalgo and Luna counties.

photo 1 rsSilver City, NM – Guadalupe Montessori School (GMS) is pleased to announce that we are offering free programming for 3 and 4 year olds through a Mixed Age Pilot PreK program, administered through New Mexico's Children Youth and Families Department. The Montessori method is a child-centered approach, based on scientific observations of children from birth through maturity. Montessori education is characterized by a deep love and respect for children, an emphasis on developing independence, and the goal of supporting each child in the unique development of their fullest potential.

A fiber art Pop-Up Sale will be held on Saturday, September 1, 2018 from 10 am to 5 pm at 400 N. Bullard St in downtown Silver City. The sale is sponsored by the SW Women's Fiber Arts Collective (SWFAC).

This is a great opportunity to purchase a high quality yet affordable and unique gifts and support local artisans. Available for sale are handwoven wearables, felted gifts and garments, knitted items, hand dyed yarn, and so much more. Shop local and love local fiber art!

The third annual Baking Contest at the Grant County Fair will take place on Saturday, Sept. 22. Money raised from sales of servings of pies, cakes, yeast breads and quick breads,  and cookies will go toward a scholarship of $500 to a senior 4-H member.

Prizes will be awarded. See flyer below for details.

The Republican Party of Grant County is hosting a Meet the Candidates BBQ on Saturday, August 25, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Gough Park in Silver City.  RPGC and GCFRW invite Grant County voters to come, enjoy the day, have lunch, and meet local and statewide candidates.

Glenwood, NM – The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District is lifting the Buzzard Fire Temporary Area Closure lifted effective 1:00 p.m. on August 21, 2018.

Please use caution in any area that has been recently burned. Rolling rocks are always a hazard in a burn area as monsoon rains may loosen materials that may be holding them. Footing can be tricking and this area has seen several fires. Trails may have hazardous trees whose root systems have been weakened by fire. Often, burnt branches and tops fall from these trees and could cause serious injury or death. Always be aware of your surroundings, watch your footing and look out for hazards.

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

Silver City, NM, August 21, 2018— The Gila National Forest is seeking a small group of career-focused women to be on-call Wildland Firefighters for the 2019 fire season. These on-call positions will provide support to wildland fire operations over the summer, and can help pave the way for future employment and career advancement with the Forest Service.

Mimbres, NM, August 21, 2018—The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn between October 2018 and March 2019. The project is the Elks Pasture Unit, which is planned for 320 acres and is located south of NM Highway 35, west of Camp Thunderbird; west of the private land along Ponderosa Road, off Forest System Road 4085Q (Elk Pasture Road). This forest health project is funded in part by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Fire managers consider forecasted weather, fuel moistures and other conditions to determine optimal windows to conduct controlled burns. Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. These fires mimic natural fires by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity. Prescribed burns are designed to meet specific objectives, including reducing hazardous fuel accumulation, removing slash from thinning and firewood gathering, providing community protection and promoting forest health. Prescribed burns are always managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.

Friends of the Silver City Library September Book Sale
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Sale 9 a.m. (Starting time for members only) - 2 p.m.

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