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.

Send a postcard to your friends and family for free this Saturday (September 14, 2019) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Javalina Coffeehouse, 117 W. Market St. You provide the words and addresses; Javalina’s will provide the postcards and stamps at no cost. An eclectic postcard selection available including historic, vintage, humorous and local tourist site postcards. Custom printed postcards from Power and Light Press will be featured, too.

swpfMimbres Region Arts Council (MRAC) will be hosting the 4th Annual Southwest Print Fiesta! a regional artisan print festival. Join MRAC in celebrating original prints, the artists who create them and the people who collect them. Start your art collection with affordable art!

Now in its fourth year, the Southwest Print Fiesta is a celebration of all things printed! Join us October 11- 13, 2019 in beautiful downtown Silver City, NM to experience the awesome variety of work created by printmakers from all over New Mexico, as well Colorado, Texas and Arizona, and all points in between.

A traffic calming design will be painted in the middle of the intersection of Bullard Street and Kelly on Sunday, September 15.

The roads will be closed off on Bullard Street at 6th Street and Market and at Kelly and Texas.

The street will be closed from 8:30am to 3pm, but earlier if the paint dries before then.

We are canceling the September monthly meeting of Permaculture Silver City due to schedule conflict with the Gila River Festival. Hope to see you at some of these field trips, lectures, or events!

Please join us Saturday, October 19th for our next meeting:

Permaculture Silver City - Monthly meeting. October 19, 2019 (3rd Saturday of every month) 1pm - 3pm Silver City Visitor's Center Conference Room. 201 N Hudson St. Silver City, NM 88061. 

GCFRW is hosting a class titled "Refuse to Be A Victim" on Saturday, October 19 from 9 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  NRA certified instructors from Gila Tactical will teach the class. GCFRW is providing this free service for women in Grant County. The class will be the first in the club's 'Guns and Garters' series promoting personal safety. Class size is limited, so call (575) 313-7997 to reserve your seat by October 10.

Grant County Federated Republican Women will meet Monday, September 16, at 11:30 a.m. at the Silver Bowling Center at 2020 Memory Lane in Silver City. Beverages, snacks, or lunch may be individually purchased at the snack bar.  Tom Shelley, who is the 2020 Republican candidate for Grant County Commission District 5, will speak.  He may be running against incumbent Democrat Harry Browne. Mr. Shelley is currently the reclamation manager for local mines. Republicans and their guests (men and/or women) are welcome to attend this meeting. 

The Gila River Festival will join with young people around the planet for the Global Climate Strike. Inspired by 16-year old Swedish student Greta Thunberg, strikers are demanding that governments step up to take urgent action to prevent catastrophic climate breakdown by phasing out fossil fuels, and accelerating the urgent transition to a sustainable, renewable energy powered future with climate justice and equity at its core.

The 15th annual festival scheduled for September 19 - 22 in Silver City calls attention to the climate emergency, explores the future of the Gila River in relation to the changing climate, and addresses our moral obligation to act as responsible stewards of the Earth.

The Gila River Festival provides a variety of opportunities to participate in the Global Climate Strike:

On September 17, a discussion on Early Childhood Development and Education will be held from 2 to 3:30pm at the Headquarters of the Community Partnership for Children (1106 Pope Street).

These conversations are part of a statewide needs assessment being conducted by the New Mexico Early Childhood Development Partnership (NMECDP), in partnership with the State, in order to develop a strategic plan for the new Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD).

The ECECD will guide early childhood programs across New Mexico brought together under a single agency in 2019 in order to offer a more coordinated and efficient system for meeting the needs of New Mexico’s pre-K children. Silver City is one of 11 New Mexico communities selected for this phase of the project.

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