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.

Silver City, NM, November 8, 2018— The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District will be implementing seasonal closures from November 16 to March 31, effective Friday, November 16 for some campgrounds for the winter season. 

The following campgrounds will be closed:

  • Iron Creek Campground, located in the Black Range Mountains off NM State Highway 152
  • Upper Gallinas Campground, located in the Black Range Mountains off NM State Highway 152
  • Railroad Canyon Campground, located in the Black Range Mountains off NM State Highway 152
  • Cherry Creek Campground, located off NM State Highway 15
  • McMillan Campground, located off NM State Highway 15

The ribbon cutting and open house celebrating the Grand Re-opening of Farmers Insurance - Seawolf Agency will be held Friday, November 9 beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Customers and the public are invited to attend this celebration of the new location of Farmers Insurance - Seawolf Agency at 2005 Highway 180 East - Suite 500 in Silver City, New Mexico. The offices are in the shopping center building located next to Wranglers Bar & Grill.

We hope you will stop by and congratulate Ruth Seawolf and her friendly, professional staff.

Mimbres, NM, November 7, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District will be implementing seasonal closures. Beginning November 7, winter operations will begin on the following recreation sites:

Dispersed sites along Forest Road 150Forks Campground, 40 miles north of Silver City on the east side of NM Hwy 15, 5 miles south of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National MonumentGrapevine Campground, 40 miles north of Silver City on the east side of NM Hwy 15Sapillo Group Area Campground, 10 miles north of Wilderness Ranger District, on NM Hwy 35, in Mimbres Upper and Lower Scorpion Campgrounds, located on NM Hwy 15, ¼ mile from the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument

While the public is encouraged to continue to enjoy these sites, weather permitting, services will be limited during the winter months. The trash service customarily provided will also not be available during the winter season. 

The Grant County Rolling Stones Gem & Mineral Society will be holding their Monthly Meeting on November 8, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at their Clubhouse at 2045 Memory Lane, (the last building before you enter the cemetery). Our monthly Field Trip will be on Saturday, November 17th meeting at the Visitor's Center on Hudson at 8:00 am. We will be collecting Agate and Zeolites along Highway 15 north of Pinos Altos. Bring rock hammer, chisels, buckets, lunch, water, and chairs.

Silver City, NM, November 7, 2018—For Immediate Release. All Gila National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Monday, November 12.  Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, November 13.

Despite the office closure, fire personnel, law enforcement officers, and recreation staff will be on-duty on the holiday for the safety of visitors.

Know Before You Go. Check the weather for the specific part of the forest you will be visiting at here. Remember to practice good campfire safety and respect your public lands by packing out your trash.   

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website here.

Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner would like to invite your input, ideas and inspirations toward making our town even better.

This month's "Monday With The Mayor" will be at the Drifter Pancake House and Restaurant
located at 711 Silver Heights Blvd, on Monday, November 12, 2018, from 8:00AM to 11:00AM.

Please stop by and share your insights and ideas with Mayor Ladner. All are welcome!

Santa Fe-based writer and film historian, Jeff Berg, will be in Silver City on Sunday, November 11, at the historic Light Hall Theater on the Western New Mexico Campus. The program begins at 5:00 p.m. Tickets will be $8.00 at the door. This 90-minute presentation contains clips from scenes shot in New Mexico from 1900 to 2015, including some you may know of, such as ‘The Milagro Beanfield War.’ Other lesser-known works include one of the first sound films made in the state, ‘Way Out West,’ with Laurel and Hardy, and ‘Becoming Eduardo,’ (partially shot near Silver City).

Friday, Nov. 2

Welfare check
Corto Drive – Arenas Valley
Caller from ER advised to have a named individual call the ER regarding lab results/GRMC has been unable to reach subject by telephone. Deputy had negative contact with anyone at the residence.

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