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 Gila Chapter of Back Country Horsemen is holding two competitive trail rides at the NAN Ranch the weekend of April 20-22. Now is the time to start conditioning your horse to complete the two day A Ride or the one day B Ride.

Competitive trail riding is a timed event over beautiful trails with the challenge of natural obstacles such as water crossings, steep uphills, fallen logs, and unexpected wildlife. The object is to complete the trail within a minimum and maximum time frame with your horse or mule in excellent condition. It is not a race. The event will be judged by Jerry Weil, Veterinarian Judge, and Jerry Simms, Horsemanship Judge.

For entry forms or more information contact Charlen Perez. charlensvc@gmail.com

Silver City is the only New Mexico community still operating under its original territorial charter. Come celebrate the anniversary of this historic 1878 document on February 17, 2018. Local events will be posted to https://www.facebook.com/SCTerritorialCharter/. Please check back for updates.

Zumba classes $7 each; STRONG by Zumba, $8 each

9:00am - Zumba!, Location - Conservatory of Dance 2020 Cottage San Rd
4:00pm - Zumba!, Location - Guadalupe Montessori School 1731 N Alabama St
6:00pm - Zumba!, Location - Guadalupe Montessori School 1731 N Alabama St

 For the weekend beginning Friday February 9, 2018 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday February 12, 2018 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 33 calls for service and had 156 self-initiated activity, and made 12 arrests, including 2 for DWI.

Included in the above calls for service are 1 Domestic Disturbance, 1 Larceny, 1 Vehicle Burglary, 1 Residential Burglary, 2 Criminal Damage, 1 Traffic Complaint, 2 Utility Complaints, 2 Shoplifting, 5 Welfare Checks, 1 Reckless Driver, 1 Injuring – Tampering, 2 Unwanted Subject, 1 Falsely Obtaining Services, 1 Citizen Assist.

curve billed thrasher 14670267112Curve-billed thrashers are common in Silver City. They tend to hang-out in cholla cacti. Their melodic songs are common this time of year. Photo by Don Faulkner via a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license.

The 21st Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) will take place February 16 to 19, 2018. The GBBC is free, fun and easy. It is easy to participate, just count the birds you see for at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count. You can count for longer and you can count on each of the three days. You enter each count online at birdcount.org. The data is then linked to eBird.org, which collects bird observations globally every day of the year and can be used to see what birds people are reporting here or any other location worldwide.

The regular monthly board meeting of the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District will be held Monday, February 26, 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.

Joe Martinez, from Steve Pearce's Lac Cruces office usually visits Silver City on the second Tuesday of each month. Due to scheduling conflicts, Joe will be in Silver City on Thursday - February 15.

Joe will meet with folks in the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce office (inside the Grant County Conference Center) at 3130 Highway 180 East in Silver City. No appointment is necessary. Joe will be here from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.

 Stories and Metaphors of the Spiritual PathFeb 18 at 10 am, 3845 North Swan Street – “Buddhism & Activism” Algernon d’Ammassa, founder of the Deming Zen Center, and creator of Theater Dojo which combines martial arts and meditation, will present a talk looking at the stories and metaphors we use to describe a spiritual path, which is itself a metaphor.

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