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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.

The library will be closed on the following days:
Saturday, September 2 – Monday, September 4 for the Labor Day holiday.

The Silver City Public Library regular hours are
Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Closed Sunday

Grant County Republicans will host a rally and picnic to support President Trump and American laborers on Saturday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gough Park.

The American Legion Auxiliary members are supporting Veterans with a Bake Sale at First New Mexico Bank, Friday, September 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Silver City, NM – The Silver City Arts & Cultural District (SCACD) is excited to welcome Travels with Darley, a hit travel show on PBS, to Silver City next week.

Partnering with the United States Forest Service and National Forest Service, Travels with Darley: America's National Forests takes its viewers on journeys through treasured American landscapes and their gateway communities, reaching and inspiring an audience in the millions to travel, explore, and serve as responsible stewards for the United States' national forests and their associated communities.

mogollon mountains rsPhoto of Indian Creek in the Mogollon Mountains
Photo credit: Patrice Mutchnick
At the meeting of the Gila Native Plant Society on September 8, 2017, botanist Patrice Mutchnick will present a talk entitled "Important Plant Areas of the Gila, a Virtual and Photographic Tour". Through photos and interactive maps, she will explain the concept of Important Plant Areas as defined by the 2017 state-wide Rare Plant Conservation Strategy. Eight distinct areas have been identified in the Gila. We'll examine some of the rare plants that reside in each of these unique habitats to understand what makes these areas worthy of special protection.

Mimbres, NM, August 30, 2017—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District officials discovered vandalism at the Grapevine Campground at the end of July. The damages are estimated at $5,000. Law Enforcement Officer Canuto Molina has an ongoing investigation and said that the "penalty for damage to government property, under 18 USC 1361, is a fine up to $5,000 and/or six months imprisonment."

Come on out to the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site Saturday, Sept. 2. Bill Hudson will lead a walking tour at 1 PM around the site which includes the Old Mattocks Site, the 1882 Dr. Granville Wood Office and the Gooch House where the museum is located. Open at 11 AM, the old wrap around porch is a wonderful place for a picnic lunch while watching the hummingbirds.

Located just one block off highway 35, between mile marker 3 and 4, at 12 Sage Drive, you will find this protected historic site.

Walking is easy – bring a hat and wear comfortable shoes, The gift shop is open from 11-3 PM. A small donation of $3 per person or $10 per immediate family is welcomed at the 501(c)3, volunteer operated site. For more information, phone 575.536.3093

One of the beneficiaries of the Rotary Auction Benefit and Gala scheduled for October 7th at the Grant County Business and Convention Center will be the Life Quest Early Intervention program.

The program is the only private nonprofit provider offering Early Intervention support services to families and children in the Grant, Luna, Hidalgo and Catron county region through the New Mexico Family Infant Toddler Program (funded by Medicaid and the NM Department of Health).

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Editor's Note

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.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

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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