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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.

 Feb. 11 at 10 am, 3845 North Swan Street - "The Invisible Underside of Poverty in America" - A flurry of recent books has brought attention to what is happening in our country, with more people slipping into poverty, yet remaining almost invisible to the news. Sunny Kellerman will facilitate a discussion of poverty in America and how we are involved in it, whether we know it or not.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Jan. 29

Suspicious vehicle
Cobre High School
Officer had negative contact with anything/will be locking the gate for the night.

Tuesday, Jan. 30

Welfare check
Central Avenue – 7:05 a.m.
Caller advised a female is walking in the middle of the road on Central. Officer ATL but had negative contact.

Monday, Jan. 29

Fatal
Rosedale Road
Caller advised she saw a brown Toyota car wrecked into a tree on the east side of the road and a female walking further south on Rosedale. Officers on scene.

Welfare check
Shannon Drive
A 12-year-old and other children in the home may be being abused by the stepfather/physical and verbal. Advised that if the 12-year-old told anyone about the abuse he would kill him. Caller is a friend of the family.

Monday, Jan. 29

Suicide threat
Fowler Avenue
No report.

Reckless driver
Hudson/SCPD
Officer out with gold 1997 Chevy at 17th and Canal Street.

Silver City, NM, February 2, 2018—The Gila National Forest will be doing software updates to all of their computers. These updates may cause a slow down to some operations such as the selling of permits, maps, etc. All sales during the migration will need to be cash only. Try to bring the exact change for the items you will be purchasing; i.e., Forest Service maps are $14 and fuelwood permit minimum purchase is $20. America the Beautiful passes are variably priced from $20 to $80. Please check with the district offices for exact pricing.

The schedule of planned updates are as follows:

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC)
Silver City Council 8003

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 8003 will once again be offering scholarships to deserving students for the 2018-19 school year. Applications are available online at www.LNESC.org. beginning February 12, 2018. All applications are due before March 31, 2018. Applications should be mailed to LULAC Council 8003, P. O. Box 3021, Silver City, NM 88062. For more information call 538-9286.

elli sorensen quilt rsElli Sorensen, a well-known local artist, has made a generous donation to the Gila Native Plant Society of a magnificent quilt. The quilt depicts a colorful landscape including 50 native plants of the Gila region (an accompanying key identifies all the plants). The Seedboat Gallery, located at 214 West Yankie Street in Silver City, has kindly offered to display the quilt throughout February and March, offering the public the first chance to see this fine work of fiber art.

black history month rsA display of artifacts that travel in the Black History 101 Mobile Museum, which will be on the Western New Mexico University campus on Monday, Feb. 26, 2018. Photo courtesy of Black History 101 Mobile MuseumSilver City, NM – As part of Western New Mexico University's celebration of Black History Month, the Black History 101 Mobile Museum will be on campus.

Black History 101 Mobile Museum Founder Khalid el-Hakim will bring 150 original artifacts representing slavery, politics, Jim Crow, science, religion, education, music, sports and civil rights. One of Black Enterprise's 100 Men of Distinction for 2017, el-Hakim acquired this archive of memorabilia over 25 years while he traveled the nation, shopping at antique shops, flea markets, estate sales and auctions. The collection includes documents signed by Frederick Douglass, Booker T. Washington, Rosa Parks, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

The Black History 101 exhibit and lecture runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 26, in Miller Library.

Other Black History Month events at Western New Mexico University include "Tribute to the Little Rock Nine," a presentation by Dr. Carlos Richard of Oregon, and a free screening of "Baltimore Rising," the documentary about Freddie Gray's passing while in police custody.

Richard's 45-minute presentation on the legacy of the Little Rock Nine chapter of the civil rights era occurs Monday, Feb. 12, at 7 p.m. in Miller Library. The documentary screening and community activism panel are set for Thursday, Feb. 22, at 6 p.m. in Light Hall Theater.

All of Western New Mexico University's Black History Month events are sponsored by the Department of Student Life and the Black Student Union.

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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.

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