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, NEW MEXICO-Gas up the all-terrain vehicle and head out on a wilderness adventure like no other. Get up close and personal with elephants and egrets, polar bears and penguins, cockatoos and crocodiles, and so much more! This summer kids will focus in on some amazing, real-life encounters with Jesus and discover the most amazing truth of all-Jesus Christ is the Messiah, the Son of God, and by believing we can have life in His name. Each day kids will make crafts, play fun games, enjoy tasty snacks, sing cool songs, and learn about missions.

Children age 3 through 5th grade are admitted free from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Children can be registered online or at the First Baptist Church, 2300 North Swan Street in Silver City anytime or registration will take place Monday, July 22, 2019 at 8:30 a.m. This will be a week of fun, food, and exciting learning opportunities free of charge. 

Call Pastor Charles Lord or Ann Timmons at (575) 388-1582 or visit www.fbcsilvercity.org for more information.

Silver City, NM, July 10, 2019 – This August, Smokey will celebrate 75 years at the forefront of the Forest Service’s wildfire prevention campaign. To commemorate Smokey’s contributions to the U.S. Forest Service and wildfire prevention, replicas of historic portraits by artist Rudolph Wendelin will travel to National Forests across the country throughout 2019.

mata ortiz potSILVER CITY: Silver City Museum announces pottery techniques by Master artist Oralia Lopez from Mata Ortiz, Chihuahua for ClayFest to take place Saturday, July 20 from 10:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Dr. John Bezy will give a presentation about the prehistoric roots of modern Mata Ortiz at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Children and families will make and decorate Mimbres-style vessels from 1:30-3:30.

District 2 Town Councilor Lynda Aiman-Smith Invites Volunteers to Help this Saturday

Silver City -- Town Councilor Lynda Aiman-Smith invites residents to join her from 10 am to 2 pm this Saturday, July 13, at the historic Water Works building on Little Walnut Road to create a "parklet" for local residents. This event is part of the annual Territorial Charter Days celebration which commemorates the incorporation of The Town of Silver City in 1878.

The idea to create a small park behind the Water Works Building came from local residents, said Aiman-Smith, who invites neighbors to join one another to plant native plants, install pathways and benches, and create a seven-circuit labyrinth, which is a meditative walking space.

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SILVER CITY, July 9— A slice of Guatemala is coming to The Commons in Silver City, located at 501 E 13th Street. On Saturday, July 13th from 9am to 4pm, where a dazzling array of affordable, authentic Guatemalan crafts and gift items will be up for sale. The goods range from colorful fiber-art wares to handcrafted jewelry. 

Gila/Mimbres Community Radio, streaming at GMCR.org and broadcasting on KURU 89.1 FM, announced special programming on immigration justice and U.S.-Mexico border issues on Thursday and Friday, July 11 and 12, 2019, beginning at 8:00 a.m. and continuing through the day. 

Carolyn Smith, Chair of the radio station’s Board of Directors, said “Many in our community are concerned about the humanitarian crisis at the border, with hundreds of migrants who have had even their blankets, belts, and shoelaces taken from them – adults and children – being dropped destitute in Deming and other towns near the border. KURU’s special programming this Thursday and Friday will update our previous coverage in early June.

Widowed and Single Persons of Grant County monthly meeting is Monday August 12, 2019, 10:30 am at Cross Point Assembly of God Church 11600 Hwy E. Our speaker will be Niel McDonald about current finances. Cost for lunch is $12. All singles are welcome. For information call 575-537-3643.

Permaculture Silver City has its monthly meeting July 20, 2019 (3rd Saturday of every month) from 1pm - 3pm in the Silver City Visitor's Center Conference Room located at 201 N Hudson St. Silver City, NM 88061. Plant of the Month: Globe Mallow and "Cheeseweed" Mallow (Malva neglecta) - Please share your knowledge, experiences, and ideas about these plants. Skill Share: Using Weeds as a Resource - with Monica Rude

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