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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.

Grant County Federated Republican Women will meet on Wednesday, February 21, at WNMU Cafeteria in the Sunset Room, at 11:30 a.m. We will be honored to have two statewide candidates at our meeting. Treasurer Candidate Arthur Castillo and Candidate for Attorney General Michael Hendricks will both speak. We are hoping for a large turnout to welcome these two candidates, who are driving all the way down from Albuquerque just to see us! A hot buffet lunch will be served for a cost of $10. Members are encouraged to bring one or more items to donate to El Refugio or the Silver City Gospel Mission.

The Concert Band of the Southwest, conducted by David Kendrick, will present its "Spring Soloist Concert" on Wednesday, March 14, 2017, at the Cobre High School Auditorium. The concert begins at 7:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm. Seating is open and all seats are free. Donations for our sheet music library and expenses are gratefully accepted. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, so if you need a donor letter for your taxes, just let us know.

The Concert Band of the Southwest will feature guest soloist on alto saxophone, Roman Chip. Mr. Chip is a graduate of Cobre High School and has been an influential figure in the education and jazz scene in southern New Mexico over the past 30 years. A graduate of New Mexico State University, with both a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education and a Masters in Performance, Roman has worked with the Gadsden and Las Cruces Public Schools for the past 26 years shaping and molding the creative minds of countless students. During his tenure with the public schools, Mr. Chip maintained a private saxophone studio from which several students continued on to professional careers in music.

Deming: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday February 19, 2018:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with El Paso Electric will be closing US 180 at mile post 162.5 (Arrowhead Dr NW) at 10:00 a.m. This closure is expected to last approximately 5 minutes while transmission lines are pulled across the highway. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution, as well as continue to be cautious of heavy equipment and construction personnel in the area. Please expect delays.

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

raven ous rsA big, black, regal bird that dates back to Biblical times, the raven has always fascinated Silver City potter Phoebe Lawrence. "I am especially interested in the spiritual significance of ravens in so many native cultures around the world, particularly in the western United States," she says. "Ravens have soul."

Mimbres, NM – The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District wishes to remind the public that bridge work continues on Forest Road 150.

The project was to replace two aging bridge structures on Forest Road 150; one at Indian Creek, the second at a small tributary to Black Canyon; and the third bridge, a rehabilitation project, is the main bridge at Black Canyon.

There are still 14' wide detours around the bridges and signs are on the road to alert drivers. The public is urged to exercise caution on the road and comply with traffic controls. Delays should be expected. The construction work should be completed by the end of March.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/GilaNForest/ or follow us on Twitter @GilaNForest.

 Truth or Consequences, NM, February 14, 2018—The Gila National Forest has a target of ~25,000 acres of hazardous fuels reduction for Fiscal Year 2018. The Black Range Ranger District has three prescribed burns planned for this year: (1) Area 74, Units 9 and 10, (approximately 9,000 acres), (2) Indian Peaks, Unit 16, 20 (approximately 3,700 acres), and (3) Indian Peaks, Unit 13 (approximately 7,300 acres). 

The first step involved in the Area 74 planning process is completing a burn plan. The purpose of a burn plan is to provide a description of the burn area, objectives to be achieved, target weather conditions, hazards that may be encountered, personnel needs and safety, and contacts to make prior to burning. The draft Area 74 burn plan has been submitted to the Region 3 Southwestern Regional Office for a technical review and is expected to be approved in March.

 All registered Democrats are invited to the County Democratic Pre-Primary Convention on Saturday, February 17 at the Brown Derby in Santa Clara at 12:00 noon.

"Sometimes, we just need to stand up for what is right. 2018 is one of those times. The only way to preserve our democracy is by participating in it," says Frances Vasquez, Chair of the Grant County Democratic Party.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Feb. 9

Missing persons
Poplar Street – 8:50 p.m.
Caller advised she hasn’t seen her 21-year-old son since last night/he left the home at 2:30 a.m. and has not returned.

Saturday, Feb. 10

Suspicious vehicle
1101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Officer advised clear/CTW was issued.

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The Grant county Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has a new 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.

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