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.

Silver City, NM — As the monsoon season approaches, be aware that the potential for flash flooding exists, particularly in areas impacted by wildland fires such as the Buzzard and Owl Fire burn scars. Take appropriate measures to keep yourself and your family safe.

Several factors lead to increased runoff and the risk of flooding including loss of vegetation (ground and canopy cover), loss of forest litter and the presence of water repellent soils. When organic materials such as trees, needles, and leaves burn at high intensities, water repellent compounds form in the underlying soil. These create a waxy, water repellent layer called hydrophobic soil. The hydrophobic layer essentially acts as a sheet of plastic and moisture cannot penetrate it, increasing the potential for high runoff, flash flooding, and mud slides. It can take up to four years for hydrophobic soil to regain its ability to absorb water.

Our Prologue year will be kicking off shortly with a Reading under the Stars on August 18, followed by Walking Words on September 29. "What will be happening during these two events?" you ask. An email for each will arrive shortly describing each in detail.

Later in the year we will be collaborating with the newly renovated Western New Mexico University Museum (date to be announced) to provide writers a chance to develop compositions based on selected objects from their collection.

Saturday, July 7, Bill Hudson will be giving a walking tour of the historic Mattocks Archaeological Site beginning at 1 p.m. The trail is level but can get very hot, so bring a hat and sunscreen. Guests will learn about the pre-historic people who inhabited the area for 900 years, and who are world renown for the black on white pottery they produced. The museum will be open as well as the Granville Wood doctor's office.
Sitting under the old porch and enjoy watching the hummingbirds is relaxing. Have a picnic lunch while you are there.

The Silver City Woman's' Club annual New 2 U Rummage Sale fundraising event is will be held on August 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come by and check out the large variety of goods for sale this year. We need the Communities' support to make this annual event a success.

lake chocorua rs"Reflection at Lake Chocorua", White Mountains, New Hampshire by Karen StephensonThe following are Featured Artists of the Grant County Art Guild this weekend at the historic Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos, just up Highway 15 from Silver City: Dawn Byrum (Friday), S. Ann Nace (Saturday), and Karen Stephenson (Sunday).

The video piece KRWG-TV did on Silver City featuring each of you will be broadcast on KRWG-TV this Thursday, June 28 at 7 p.m. It will air within the news magazine show Newsmakers. The show repeats that same weekend on Saturday, June 30 at 5pm and Sunday July 1 at 11 am.

Please join us for Green Drinks this Thursday, July 5, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the back room of Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, 200 N. Bullard Street.

Our guest speaker will be Mary Feldblum, executive director of the Health Security for New Mexicans Campaign. She will provide an update on recent Campaign activities and plans to introduce the Health Security Act in the 2019 Legislative Session.

Reserve, NM — While routine testing of the water at the Dipping Vat Campground was being done, a problem was noted. At this time, the campground will be open, however, there is no potable water available. District staff are working to resolve the problem. 

While the system is being repaired and re-checked, there will be no fee charged at the Dipping Vat Campground.  We appreciate your patience and understanding.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila.

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