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.

Wed, Sept 12 - Grant County Democratic Party, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6:20 p.m. business meeting, Bayard Community Center, 290 Hurley Ave, Bayard.

Bring a dish, bring a friend. Good food, good conversation.

Info  (575) 654-6060

September 16, at 10 a.m., 3845 North Swan Street - "Conversations About Unity in Community"

This will be a moderated and interactive conversation about the values which unite us.

Last week, homework assignments were handed out. These were in the form of URLs of websites with relevant content. Those who participated will evaluate and report their findings to the rest of us in this interactive discussion. Nancy Cliff will be moderator.

Although this is not a Family Program Sunday, childcare will be available.
There will be coffee and conversation after the service, and visitors are always welcome. If you'd like to find out more about the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, email uufellowshipofsilvercity@gmail.com, visit our website at www.uufsc.com or visit us on Facebook at Unitarian-Universalist-Fellowship-of-Silver-City.

September 15, Gough Park...3rd annual Silver City Pride Festival Everyone is welcome to join us for this celebration of Pride, diversity, inclusivity and advocacy. Youth Art Market, food trucks, community partner booths, beer garden, the World Famous Doggie Drag Show (1:00). Live performances by local musicians and drag performers, Drag performances by Performers from Tucson and Santa Fe. Free HIV testing. Under 21 Dance Party — Old Elks Club — cover two cans of food for Food Pantry...Over 21 Dance at Fry House – cover $5.00 AND two cans of food. Both dances start at 8:00. The Holiday Inn Express is our host hotel offering discounts to event goers. Come join us for a day of fun !!!

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Sept. 3

Unwanted subject
Runnels Road
Caller advised she wants the father of her kids out of the house/he just punched her wall/nothing was physical with her/he was drinking last night/the kids should be asleep.

The Grant County Association of Educational Retirees will resume its regular monthly meeting on Friday, September 7 at 11:30 a.m in the Sunset Room of the WNMU Cafeteria. All members receiving benefits from the Educational Retirement System are urged to attend. The purpose of GCAER is to support Public Education and monitor legislation pertaining to our public schools.

With the detours on College Avenue, attendees should proceed west on 8th Street and turn right on "D" Street to the University administrative parking lot. For additional information, please call 538-5754.

The 14th Annual Gila River Festival Announces Mythical River, Real Food Local Foods Brunch with Melissa Sevigny on
September 23, 2018, Silver City, New Mexico.

Registration is now open for this year's Local Food Brunch featuring Melissa Sevigny, author of Mythical River: Chasing the Mirage of New Water in the American Southwest. The brunch will take place at The Commons (The Volunteer Center), and provides a wonderful opportunity to taste local foods that you never thought to eat, engage in imaginative and thoughtful exploration of what rivers mean to us, and support the conservation of the Gila River.

The Wild Resilience Collective, a newly formed Grant County group dedicated to "re-wilding agriculture as a cooperative business," will prepare a delicious, home-cooked meal made with locally-produced and foraged foods. Author Sevigny will discuss the historic quest for navigable rivers in the American West, early explorers' obstinate, optimistic belief in nonexistent rivers, and the unending search for "new" waters.

The Silver City Public Library will offer technology workshops from September through December in collaboration with community partners. One of those partners is Adult Education Services, whose director will be leading workshops on basic tech topics. These will include the following:

  • Intro to the Internet, Thursday, September 13, 10:00 am-12:00 pm: workshop on how to safely search the internet and how to use it as a resource
  • Intro to Email, Thursday, October 11, 10:00 am-12:00 pm: how to use email professionally, attach files/pictures, and how to manage email
  • Intro to Microsoft Word, Thursday, November 8, 10:00 am-12:00 pm: how to use templates and ribbon functions
  • Intro to Microsoft Excel, Thursday, December 6, 10:00 am-12:00 pm: How to use Excel for personal and business accounting

There will also be a librarian-led workshop on Friday, September 14, 2:00-4:00pm on free online tools provided by the New Mexico State Library. The session will introduce the free content and resources available to everyone in New Mexico from the El Portal platform. El Portal gives access to newspaper, magazine, and journal articles that would normally require a subscription to access online. Also included are Chilton vehicle repair manuals and online test preparation and tutoring. Visit the portal at http://elportalnm.org.

Up to 14 laptops will be available to use at the workshops. Participants are also welcome to bring their own devices.

"Providing free technology training in the community is very important to us," said Galloway. "Helping more people gain access to technology is an important way to contribute to economic development, education, and community engagement in Grant County."

The Silver City Public Library is located at 515 W. College Avenue in Silver City, on the corner of College and Cooper Street. For more information about technology training and other library services, contact Lillian Galloway at 575-538-3672 or ref@silvercitymail.com.

Monday, Sept. 3

Welfare check
Rio de Arenas Road – Arenas Valley
Caller has not been able to reach his daughter/mentions past domestic violence.
Deputy had contact, advising everything is okay.

Welfare check
Cow Trail Road – Arenas Valley
Unknown what female wanted/was cutting in and out/line then disconnected. Deputy at a residence/everything is okay.

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