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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.

The Silver City/Southwest New Mexico Branch of AAUW invites members, visitors and potential members to attend its annual meeting on Sunday May 20 from noon to 2:30 pm at Vicki's Eatery at 315 N Texas St. to celebrate the past year of activities.

This will be the last regular meeting until the Kick-Off meeting on September 23. However, members will have a fun summer AAUW picnic on August 25. During the summer members will plan programs for the coming year (September 2018 – May 2019) and will have a complete schedule of programs and meeting dates.

Monday, May 7

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
Mathers Road – Arenas Valley
Windows to dozer were broken.

Missing persons
Flamingo Street -- noon
Three males went fishing at Lake Roberts and have not come back. They were supposed to show up for work today and didn’t. Deputy en route to Lake Roberts to ATL.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, May 7

Disturbance
Rosemary Street
A lot of yelling and several subjects outside. Officer advised it was all verbal.

Tuesday, May 8

Welfare check
101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Kids in a vehicle.

Monday, May 7

Criminal trespass warning
2501 E. Highway 180
Officer out with a named female/reissued the CTW for Walmart/allowed the female back into the store to speak with the manager about lifting the CTW.

Game and Fish
E. Market and N. Hudson streets
Caller advised a deer has been hit by a vehicle and has a broken leg. Second caller advised the deer is now on Bennett and Market. Officer ATL.

At the meeting of the Gila Native Plant Society on Friday, May 18, 2018, Kenneth Sexton will give a talk entitled "Transport and Fate of Plant-based and Man-made Chemicals in the Environment." His presentation will cover air and water pollution, the uptake of pollutants by plants and the negative effects on the insects that eat them. And he will address a key question: If many different insects are experimentally documented as dying from eating the plants, might bees also be affected? In conclusion, he will discuss his personal interests and their relationship with the results of his studies and will suggest questions and discussions concerning decisions facing the people of New Mexico.

Kenneth G. Sexton, PhD, is a retired Research Assistant Professor from the Department of Environmental Sciences and Engineering of the University of North Carolina. Dr. Sexton's career has centered on studying the atmospheric chemistry of urban systems of nitrogen oxides and hydrocarbons and on understanding the reactive chemistry producing ozone and other photochemical products, using smog chambers. In the last 12 years, he has focused on developing and demonstrating new technological systems to interface smog chambers and in-vitro toxicological exposure systems in order to evaluate the potential effects of pollutants on health.

Grant County Republican Women will meet on Wednesday, May 16, at 11:30 a.m. at WNMU Cafeteria. Dr. Gavin Clarkson, Candidate for U.S. Congressional District 2, will speak. Other candidates may also attend and will be introduced and available to interact with those attending after the meeting. A hot buffet lunch will be served for $10. Men are also welcome to join GCRW members for lunch and the meeting. Grant County Voters are reminded that early voting has begun and sample ballots are available for study at the County Clerk's office. The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 5, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The regular monthly board meeting of the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District will be held Monday, May 21, 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.

photo of fendlerbush rsPhoto of FendlerbushThe Gila Native Plant Society will continue its summer program of plant exploration with a field trip on May 20 to Railroad Canyon in the Black Range, led by Hanna Blood. Starting at around 7100 ft. elevation, we will wander along Gallinas Creek. It will be a moderate hike as there are numerous stream crossings, but the creek it isn't running high at this time of year and we shouldn't have to get our boots wet.

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