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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.

American Legion Pancake Breakfast March 16, 2019

The Silver City MainStreet Project and Arts & Cultural District (ACD) will hold the next Community Coordinating Council Meeting on Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 9 am in the conference room at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center located at 201 N Hudson St. The Community Speaker will be Dr. David Scarborough, Assistant Professor of Management at the WNMU School of Business.

Dr. Scarborough will discuss Studio G, the School of Business Virtual Business Incubator. Copies of the application for this free service will be available. By becoming a Studio G site under New Mexico State University’s Arrowhead Center, Western New Mexico University supports university students and recent alumni interested in becoming entrepreneurs.  Studio G clients are given access to an online entrepreneurship curriculum, licensing advisement, intellectual property consulting, library materials, funding opportunities and other support.

Please join us for Green Drinks this Thursday, March 7, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the backroom of Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, 200 N. Bullard Street.

Our presenter will be Susan Beck, retired Colonel U.S. Air Force, who will provide us with an overview of the research she has been conducting with the Air Force and the Air National Guard concerning the potential Gila Flyovers.

Come hungry and order no-host drinks and other foods of your choice. Bring your friends, family and associates! 

For further info call (575)538-1337 or email swGreenChamber@gmail.com

Mimbres, NM, March 5, 2019 — The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District reports that due to staffing shortages, the Mesa Campground, near Lake Roberts, will not be open until April 1.

There are still several campgrounds open on the Wilderness Ranger District, including Upper End Campground near Lake Roberts and Grapevine, Forks, and the Scorpion Campgrounds near the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. 

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website here.

Glenwood, NM, March 5, 2019—Due to a staffing shortage, the Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest will be closed on Tuesday, March 5.

Forest products can be purchased at the Silver City Ranger District at 3005 E Camino del Bosque, Silver City or at the Reserve Ranger District at 5 Smokey Bear Circle, Reserve, NM. We apologize for any inconvenience.
For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila 

On March 6, First Presbyterian Church is observing Ash Wednesday in two different ways: “Drop In” Imposition of Ashes from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and again from 2 – 4 p.m.  At 5:15 p.m., there will be an Ash Wednesday worship service with Scripture, song, meditation, and imposition of ashes. The church is located at 1915 N. Swan Street, just north of the intersection of Silver Heights Blvd. and Swan Street. Ample parking. 

Mimbres, NM, March 4, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District is looking for volunteer camp hosts.

The host would be stationed at the Mesa Campground near the Lake Roberts Recreation area. Amenities provided include a pull-through campsite, water, electricity, a Forest Service Radio, sewer and propane. Time commitment would be to arrive as soon as possible and stay through Labor Day and possibly through October 31.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Robert Gallardo at 575-536-2250 or email at robert.gallardo@usda.gov or Jim Apodaca at 575-894-6677 or email at james.apodaca@usda.gov.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at here.

For the week beginning Monday, February 25, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. and ending Monday March 4, 2019 at 8:00 a.m., officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 236 calls for service, had 470 self-initiated activity, and made 20 arrest. Of those arrests, 2 was for possession of controlled substance and 1 for DWI.   

Included in the above calls for service are 14 alarms, 0 burglaries, 4 fights, 10 domestic disturbances, 4 accidents w/property damage, 0 Aggravated Assault, 5 larcenies, 1 criminal damage to property, 0 criminal trespass, 2 agency assist, 2 loud music, 3 traffic complaints, 0 assaults, 0 battery, 3 narcotics violation, 7 suspicious vehicles, 0 Arson, 2 weapons fired, 7 fraud/embezzlement, 4 disturbances, 2 shoplifting, 0 game and fish, 1 DV Order violation, 2 parking violations, 0 abandoned 911 calls, 9 harassment, 15 welfare checks, 26 animal complaints, 3 civil standby, 4 information complaint, 1 breaking and entering, 6 reckless driver, 2 motorist/citizen assists, 2 abandoned vehicle, 8 unwanted subjects, 8 suspicious persons, 0 identity theft, 1 smoke, 1 civil matter, 30 requests for public service, 0 public assist, 5 criminal trespass warnings, 8 suspicious activity, 26 citizen assists, 4 child exchanges, 2 text harassment, 0 lost property, 0 vehicle burglary, 2 private property crashes, 1 noise complaint, 0 hit and run accidents, 2 vehicle accident no injury, 1 vehicle accident with injury.  

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