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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.

Monday, Sept. 6

Battery
1075 E. Highway 180
Caller advised an unknown female started to yell at her and assault her/then a named female started to hit her and left in a light blue minivan/negative on needing an ambulance.

Welfare check
W. Market Street
Caller advised two named males were arguing.

The SWNM Council of Governments in partnership with the Grant County Prospectors will hold a Capital Outlay Workshop.  Our presenter this year will be Debbie Romero, Bureau Chief from the Capital Outlay Bureau, Dept of Finance & Administration

October 17, 2018
10:00 am – 12:00 Noon

Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center
3031 US 180, Silver City, NM

Joe Martinez, U.S. Congressman Steve Pearce's representative from their Las Cruces congressional office will be in the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce office on Thursday - September 13 from 1:30 to 3 p.m. He will be visiting with anyone who has an issue or comments for Congressman Pearce's office to work on. No appointment is necessary.

The Chamber of Commerce office is located in the Grant County Conference Center at 3031 Highway 180 East in Silver City.

Silver City, NM, September 7, 2018—The Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest plans to begin prescribed burning operations between October and February 2019, based on weather conditions. 

The area being targeted for prescribed fire treatment this fall is an area known as the Jaybird Unit. This site is located approximately 12 miles north of Silver City in the Pinos Altos Range east of Highway 15. Approximately 2,565 acres are being targeted for treatment.
Recent moisture has resulted in ideal conditions for prescribed burning. Vegetation has greened up which limits fire spread. No road or area closures are planned for the Jaybird Unit area. If you are in the area you may see and smell smoke. Signs and agency employees will be posted on Highway 15 during active and post burning for information on road and smoke conditions. Hunters utilizing the area for hunting may be impacted. Information on air quality and protecting your health using the 5-3-1 visibility method can be found at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website https://nmtracking.org/fire  or by calling 1-888-878-8992. Fire information can be found at www.nmfireinfo.com .

dr. joseph shepard rsDr. Joseph ShepardAt the Silver City Rotary Club's meeting on Tuesday, September 11, WNMU President Joseph Shepard will give an update on the state of the University. This is part of Dr. Shepard's ongoing effort to keep the community informed about developments at WNMU.

Silver City, NM, September 6, 2018—The Gila National Forest would like to remind hunters and recreational visitors of potential hazards in the woods. Increased situational awareness is especially important when traveling within the Buzzard and Owl Fire burned areas. Remember to look up, look down, and look all around. Snags and dead trees, flash floods, and unstable soils are just a few hazards to be aware of.

rug weaving rsWednesday October 3
Western Institute of Lifelong Learning – Lunch & Learn, "Romance or Reality? Navajo Indian Weavers as Seen Through Vintage Postcards, 1880-1980" presented by Dr. Ann Hedlund. 12:00-1:00 in the ABC room of the Global Resource Center at corner of 12th & Kentucky. Free and open to the public. For more info, call 575-538-6835 or browse http://www.will-learning.com/#/

Quemado, NM, September 6, 2018—The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest plans to begin prescribed burning operations starting the week of September 13. Based on weather conditions prescribed burning could continue thru the end of September.


Two areas have been targeted for prescribed fire. The first is the Baca Slash Pit located northeast of Quemado Lake Subdivision and west of Forest Service Road 13D (T2S, R15W Section 6). The Baca Slash Pit is used by residents to dispose of activity slash generated from firewise activities. It is anticipated ignitions will take one or two days to complete. After ignitions are completed district personnel will patrol and monitor the pit. The district is requesting people refrain from adding additional material into the pit, until the slash is out.

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