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.

Quemado, NM, May 11, 2018—The Gila National Forest is pleased to announce the release of the Gila National Forest’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Luna Restoration Project, and seeking your input. The Luna Restoration Project is located along the western portion of the Quemado Ranger District around the community of Luna.

The DEIS and maps may be downloaded from the Forest’s website at: https://www.fs.usda.gov/detail/gila/home/?cid=STELPRD3828973. The DEIS discloses the environmental impacts associated with proposed treatments involving: vegetation, prescribed fire, watershed, roads, recreation, and wildlife. There are four alternatives in the DEIS with alternative C being identified as the preferred alternative.

The National Park Service (NPS) announced today Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument will modify its entrance fees to provide additional funding for infrastructure and maintenance needs to enhance the visitor experience. Effective May 31, 2018 the entrance fees to the park will be $10.00 per person. An annual park pass will cost $45.00. All of the money received from entrance fees remains with the National Park Service with at least 80 percent of the revenue going to Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

Revenue from entrance fees remains in the National Park Service and helps ensure a quality experience for all who visit. Here in Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, 100 percent of entrance fees stay in the park and are devoted to spending that supports the visitor.

wildwestweaving rsJoin us for this delightful opportunity to learn traditional Navajo dyeing, carding, spinning and weaving techniques with award winning Dine master weaver Marie Sheppard.This five day workshop will culminate in an artist critique, reception and book signing by author Sharleen Dougherty. Students will embark on a journey through Navajo culture: dyeing with natural dyes and using wool from sheep raised by Marie on the Navajo reservation to weave beautiful works of art. No experience is necessary but a willingness to learn or a desire to hone your skills are required.

You will leave the workshop with everything you need to continue your craft including a loom, beater and battens.

Permaculture Silver City Monthly meeting

College Street Plaza, Suite #5
301 W. College Ave
Silver City, NM 88061

19 May 2018 (3rd Saturday of every month)

1 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Plant of the Month: Buckwheat – Please share your knowledge, experiences, and ideas about this plant.
Skill Share:  Fermenting Buckwheat Breads, with Antonia Young

4-H Contest Practice Schedule:

• Livestock Judging-Seniors Only 4pm @ Extension Office

• Consumer Decision Making 4pm @ Extension Office
• Land Judging 4pm @ Extension Office
• Range Judging 4pm @ Extension Office
• Horticulture Judging 4pm @ Extension Office

• Livestock Judging-(Novice, Junior and Seniors) 4pm @ Extension Office

**Additional practices will be added to the schedule soon! Stay tuned! **

love your library prize rsSILVER CITY, N.M. – Kay Henderson of Silver City was awarded the $50 Grand Prize gift card from the drawing after this year's Love Your Library event, organized by Literacy Link - Leamos at the end of April. Western Bank donated the gift card. From left, Literacy Link - Leamos Program Director Mary Beth Folia; Kay Henderson; Leslie Bush of Western Bank; and Liz Arrey of Western Bank.

Teaching degree candidates present "Action Learning Presentations."

Widowed and Single Persons of Grant County monthly meeting is Monday, June 11, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at Cross Point Assembly of God Church, 11600 Hwy 180 E. Respect and care for the American Flag – presentation by 4-H Member. Cost for lunch is $12. All singles are welcome. For information call 575-537-3643.

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