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.

 WNMU Regents To Consider Two Items

What: The Western New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting on Tuesday, March 26, 2019, at Western New Mexico University (1000 W. College Ave.). The board will re-visit the University’s strategic plan, presented for consideration by President Dr. Joseph Shepard and Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost Jack Crocker. Additionally, the board will consider changes to the WNMU staff handbook including staff senate election reform and new regulations relating to term lengths. The agenda and other pertinent documents are available at admin.wnmu.edu/bor/meetings.

Free event at Silver City Woman’s Club on Saturday, March 23

(SILVER CITY, N.M.) –  The PNM Good Neighbor Fund will host a free bill assistance event on Saturday, March 23, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Silver City Woman’s Club in Silver City. All customers who qualify for the PNM Good Neighbor Fund will also receive a $20 Wal-Mart gift card.

Who:                     PNM Good Neighbor Fund

What:                   Low income customers in Silver City receive help paying PNM bills

When:                  Saturday, March 23, from 9  – 11 a.m.

Where:                 Silver City Woman’s Club, 3130 US 180, Silver City, NM

Cost:                      Free

NM 494, Main Street (Motel Dr. to 7th St.), Lordsburg, NM

Lordsburg: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday March 25, 2019:

A Mountain Construction (Contractor) will be performing sidewalk and ADA improvements along Main Street from Motel Drive to 7th Street. Construction will begin Monday March 25, 2019 and is expected to be completed by late summer 2019.  Sidewalks will be closed during construction. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel in the area. Construction hours will be from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com.

On Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 3 Rio de Arenas, Arenas Valley (the old Wrangler's Building), next to Snappy Mart on Highway 180 between Silver City and Santa Clara the Grant County Republicans will meet.

There will be a potluck at 6:00 P.M. followed by the General Membership Meeting at 6:30 P.M.

The guest speaker will be Representative Rebecca Dow.

Please come and listen to her legislative report and thank her for all of her hard work and especially the defeat of the anti-mining bills!

collegeaveWhat: The official ribbon cutting following the completion of the College Ave. beautification project, a joint infrastructure improvement undertaking between Western New Mexico University and the Town of Silver City.

Following the ribbon cutting along College Ave., dignitaries and attending members of the public will stroll to the newly opened Einstein’s Bros. Bagels for an official kick-off and tour with refreshments provided by Einstein Bros. Bagels.

Who: Western New Mexico University’s President Dr. Joseph Shepard, along with Regents Janice Baca-Argabright, Dr. Carl Foster, Jerry Waltz and recently appointed members Mary Hotvedt and Timothy (Tim) Stillman. Also attending will be Town of Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner and other delegates representing the Town of Silver City.

The Grant County Democrats’ 59th “Third Thursday” Public Forum will be held at WNMU’s Miller Library on March 21, at 6pm. This month’s forum will be focused on the just completed Santa Fe legislative session, and we’ll get a download from our Grant County representatives: Lt. Governor Howie Morales, state senator Gabe Ramos, and state representative Rudy Martinez.  

“This year’s session was very exciting, with lots of new ideas being presented and a positive economic situation allowing the Roundhouse to address many urgent needs,” stated Grant County Democratic Party Chair Frances Vasquez.  “Lots of important changes were enacted, including greatly increased funding for education, closing the San Juan coal-fired power plants (a big step toward clean energy), a raise in the minimum wage, and much more. The dust hasn’t really settled yet – some bills that passed haven’t even been signed yet. So many bills were under consideration it’s hard to even know what passed, what got modified, and what didn’t make it. But we’re fortunate to have our local representatives update us on what happened and how we should interpret it – especially this close to the session’s end.” 

April 6-7 - Gila Monster Slow Pitch Mens & Co-ed

April 13-14 - Youth Baseball - State Championship level 2. World series qualifier winning teams receive free entry fee to World Series JRMLB Home Run Derby Contest sponsored by MLB. Winners from here go to Phoenix for semifinals then straight to MLB All Star game. 

May 18-19 - SSUSA Senior World Qualifier. Teams from four states are committed.

June 29-30 - Gila Monster Fast Pitch girls. 25 teams committed.

November 16-17 - Turkey Trot Slow Pitch Men's & Women's divisions.

December 7-8 - Silver City Winter Ball - Fast pitch girls

For more information contact Ron Parra silvercityusssa@comcast.net or call 575-313-2303

Friday, Mar. 15

Suspicious vehicle
Bornite Street – Tyrone
Deputy advised clear/vehicle is not blocking the driveway.

Welfare check
Cottage San and Artcher roads
Female in the middle of the road asking people for money for alcohol. NMSP officer advised running traffic in the area/negative contact with any female.

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