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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.

Bayard Police Department

Tuesday, Mar. 5

Welfare check
N. East Street
Subject left GRMC prior to being admitted/would like to know that subject has removed IV. Officer had negative contact with anyone at the apartment.

Monday, Mar. 4

Burglary
Fort Bayard Maintenance
Building was broken into again/saw blades were taken.

Missing persons
Michelle Lane – White Signal – 11:20 a.m.
A named male has been gone since 10 p.m. last night/he did not show up to take kids to school/is under a lot of stress from work/his phone is turned off.

Monday, Mar. 4

Unwanted subject
Bosworth Drive
Caller advised his renter has people there that are refusing to leave. Officer had contact advising it is a civil issue.

Welfare check
Memory Lane
Male passed out in a gray small SUV blocking the cemetery road/the vehicle is running. Officer out with a named male.

Mimbres, NM, March 8, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn in the fall/winter of 2019. The project is the Elks Pasture Unit, which is planned for 320 acres and is located south of NM Highway 35, west of Camp Thunderbird; west of the private land along Ponderosa Road, off Forest System Road 4085Q (Elk Pasture Road). This project is funded in part by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Fire managers consider forecasted weather, fuel moistures and other conditions to determine optimal windows to conduct controlled burns. Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. These fires mimic natural fires by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity. Prescribed burns are designed to meet specific objectives, including reducing hazardous fuel accumulation, removing slash from thinning and firewood gathering, providing community protection and promoting forest health. Prescribed burns are always managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.

Quemado, NM, March 8, 2019—The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn for late March – early April, weather dependent. The project plan is for 4,105 acres in the East Centerfire Unit, which is adjacent to Upper Cottonwood Canyon and Freeman Mountain, over a five-day period. The fuels in this area include ponderosa pine, other mixed conifers and grasses. This project is funded in part by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, the Habitat Stamp Program and New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. 

Fire managers consider forecasted weather, fuel moistures and other conditions to determine optimal windows to conduct controlled burns. Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems.  These fires mimic natural fires by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity.  Prescribed burns are designed to meet specific objectives, including reducing hazardous fuel accumulation, removing slash from thinning and firewood gathering, providing community protection and promoting forest health.  Prescribed burns are always managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.

Meetings of the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District and the Upper Gila Valley Arroyos Watershed District will be held Monday, March 18, 2019. The Upper Gila Valley Arroyos Watershed District meeting will begin at 1:00 p.m. with the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District meeting scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. Both meetings will be held at the Cliff/Gila Fire Department in Cliff, 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.

Buddha’s Four Noble Truths: Pathway to Happiness is the topic of a four-week workshop to be held on Sundays, March 24, March 31, April 7, and April 14, from 1:00 until 2:30 PM at the Lotus Center, 211 W. Broadway in Silver City, NM. The Four Noble Truths are a cornerstone of Buddhist teaching. Each of the four Sunday afternoon classes will focus on one of the Four Noble Truths in sequence, following a brief review of the material, and will end with a short meditation. Issues of recovery from addiction will be covered during the workshop, especially during the first two sessions, along with other challenges we face in our modern world. Participants will be encouraged to attend as many sessions as possible, though drop-ins will be allowed.

The workshop will be facilitated by Joni Kay Rose, a student of Buddhism for over twenty years. Ms. Rose has a Master of Divinity Degree from the Starr King School for the Ministry. She is the author of THE JOY BEYOND CRAVING: A BUDDHIST PERSPECTIVE ON ADDICTION AND RECOVERY (2003), which will be available for sale at half price ($7) before and during the workshop. Otherwise there is no class fee, though donations are encouraged. For information please call 575-956-5414.

Literacy Link-Leamos will be holding three March Job Skills Workshops at the Silver City Public Library from 10:00 am – Noon on the following dates.

Wednesday, March 13 – Interview Skills by Thelma Sordy, Literacy Link-Leamos, Board President.

Tuesday, March 19 – How to Build a Resume by Mary Beth Folia, Literacy Link-Leamos, Program Director.

Wednesday, March 27 – How to Apply Online by Mary Beth Folia, Literacy Link-Leamos, Program Director.

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