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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.

curve billed thrasher 14670267112Curve-billed thrashers are common in Silver City. They tend to hang-out in cholla cacti. Their melodic songs are common this time of year. Photo by Don Faulkner via a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

The 21st Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place February 16 to 19, 2018. The GBBC is free, fun and easy. It is easy to participate, just count the birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count. You can count for longer and you can count on each of the three days. You enter each count online at birdcount.org. The data is then linked to eBird.org, which collects bird observations globally every day of the year and can be used to see what birds people are reporting here or any other location worldwide.

The regular monthly board meeting of the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District will be held Monday, February 26, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Natural Resources Conservation Service/Grant SWCD office located at 3082 32nd Street Bypass, Suite C, Silver City, NM. To request a copy of the agenda or for more information, please call 575-388-1569 or email grantswcd@zianet.com. The public is welcome to attend.

Joe Martinez, from Steve Pearce's Lac Cruces office usually visits Silver City on the second Tuesday of each month. Due to scheduling conflicts, Joe will be in Silver City on Thursday - February 15.

Joe will meet with folks in the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce office (inside the Grant County Conference Center) at 3130 Highway 180 East in Silver City. No appointment is necessary. Joe will be here from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

 Stories and Metaphors of the Spiritual PathFeb 18 at 10 am, 3845 North Swan Street – “Buddhism & Activism” Algernon d’Ammassa, founder of the Deming Zen Center, and creator of Theater Dojo which combines martial arts and meditation, will present a talk looking at the stories and metaphors we use to describe a spiritual path, which is itself a metaphor.

woodcut design

Monday, March 12 and Wednesday, March 14...5-7pm

Have you ever wanted to print greeting cards of make small stand alone block prints of your own? Phil Parotti will offer a two-session class covering the basics involved with woodcut design, woodcut carving, and woodblock printing. Students will need to supply their own cutting tools, ink roller, and ink, but a practice woodblock will be provided for each student by the instructor.

$40, preregistration required.

paint party rsSunday, February 18, 1:30-4:30pm

upstairs at Leyba & Ingalls ARTS

A fun watercolor painting experience with Rita Sherwood…with refreshment!

$45.00, materials & refreshment included.

Checks should be made out to L & I ARTS

MUST pre-register!

The Grant County Association of Educational Retirees will again be accepting applications for a five hundred dollar scholarship. The Dale "Scooter" Smith Memorial Scholarship is available to graduating seniors of local High Schools and may be used for Summer School 2018 or Fall Semester of 2018.

Applications will be available from High School Counselors or online at: don_trammell@yahoo.com. Completed Applications must be submitted to the GCAER Scholarship Committee by April 13.

Grant County Assn. of Educational Retirees is an affiliate of the New Mexico Assn of Educational Retirees, an organization of members of the Educational Retirement system whose purpose is to support public education.
For additional information, call: (575) 538-5754.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Feb. 5

Welfare check
Bayard Elementary
12-year-old child with principal stating he is suicidal/he is not happy with his living right now/should be on meds however he is not getting the correct meds/not violent/he is very quiet and crying at this time/does have cuts on his left arm/not bleeding at this time. Child’s parents are drug users/aunt is with child as well.

Unwanted subject
Winifred Street
Tenant is supposed to have been moved out since yesterday. Officer advised it is a civil matter.

Live from Silver City

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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.

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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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