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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.

Mimbres, NM, May 1, 2019— The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District offices will be closed from 12:45 p.m. – 4:30 on Thursday, May 2 for an all employee training. Forest products can be purchased at the nearest ranger district – Silver City Ranger District at 3005 E Camino del Bosque, Silver City. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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

Please join us for Green Drinks this Thursday, May 2, starting at 5:30 pm in the backroom of Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, 200 N. Bullard Street.

Our presentation will be by Bruce Ashburn, Southwest NM PNM Community Manager. We will learn about PNM's commitment to be 100% Emission Free by 2040, as well as the varied energy efficiency programs available for consumers.

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

AARP and the Grant County Assn. of Educational Retirees will present BEWARE OF FRAUD & IDENTITY THEFT, Thursday, May 16 at 5:00 p.m. in the Activity Building of First Baptist Church, 2300 N.Swan St. in Silver City.  In this free program, you learn the latest con artist’s tricks and how to avoid becoming a victim. Persons with mobility issues should use the door at the south end of the building.

For their victims, con men and women target “easy touches” and frequently these are elderly. So if you are a senior or are caring for an older person, it is important for you to attend and learn how to protect yourself and your charge.

Presenting the program will be Patrick Gillespie of the Las Cruces AARP office and Roberta Lujan, a Victim Specialist with the FBI.  The power point and video presentation is free and will last about one hour.

Additional information is available at: aarp.org/lascrucesnm .

SILVER CITY, NM; May 1, 2019 – The Gila National Forest is home to over 200 recorded prehistoric rock art sites. Rock art is extremely fragile, once damaged the site can never be repaired to its original condition. Visitors to the rock art sites across the Gila National Forest may notice that these places have not always been respected.

Damaging rock art sites reflects the disrespect of a few for a cultural history that belongs to us all— a history that the Gila National Forest is mandated to protect.

Rock art sites are considered sacred by many people. There are two types of rock art: petroglyphs (motifs that are pecked, ground, incised, abraded, or scratched on the rock surface) and pictographs (paintings or drawings in one or more colors using mineral pigments and plant dyes on the rock surface). The patterns and motifs may be similar, but are never quite the same. Styles vary from place to place, and from culture to culture.

We're excited to share that Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Rescue is sponsoring a Stop the Bleed Training as part of National Stop the Bleed Day and we hope you will join us. The training is the Bleeding Control Basic Course where you learn the basics of Bleeding Control. The training will be at the PAVFR Cottage San Road Station, 2234 Cottage San Rd. in Silver City on Thursday, May 23. Sessions include a power point introduction and hands on simulated training. There are three sessions planned, starting at 5:30, 6:30 and 7:30. Participants can attend any one of the hour long trainings.

Stop the Bleed is one of our nation's largest public health campaigns designed to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Its goal is to save lives by training people across the country how to stop traumatic bleeding.

For additional information visit www.NationalStoptheBleedDay.org or contact PAVFR Certified Trainers Karen at 972-467-0839 or Cyndy at 520-940-3133. National Stop the Bleed Day is supported by the Department of Defense, the American College of Surgeons, the Department of Homeland Security and many other organizations across the country.

The Silver City MainStreet Project received $200,000 in state capital outlay funding for the Main Street Plaza. The funding will be used towards Phase II, installing lights, landscaping and a retaining wall in the Main Street Plaza located in the lot between 7th and 8th Streets.

“We are especially grateful to Representatives Rudy Martinez and Rebecca Dow, Senator Gabe Ramos, Assistant Town Manager James Marshall and the Grant County Prospectors, states Patrick Hoskins, Board President of Silver City MainStreet. We know there are many worthy requests each year. We are also grateful to the Town of Silver City for supporting this project and moving it forward.”

The Main Street Plaza project will transform the parking lot between 7th and 8th Streets into a multiple use area for events, farmers market, as well as continued parking.  This project will benefit residents and tourists alike increasing the economic vitality of downtown by providing a much needed event venue with public restrooms. The Plaza is so named because it is on the last remnant of Silver City’s Main St. before it became the Big Ditch.

Saturday, May 4

Come create unique Mother’s Day Greeting Cards at the Grant County Art Guild Gallery Saturday, May 4 from 10 am - 5 pm. The Gallery is located at 316 N. Bullard at the intersection with Market St. Look for the purple Hester House building in historic downtown Silver City. This event is free to all ages, refreshments will be served, and inspirational sample cards and supplies will be on hand. We’ll sprinkle you with early Mother’s Day cheer while you sprinkle glitter and happiness on handmade cards for the special women in your life.

Also this week we welcome Racers and watchers to the 2019 Tour of the Gila cycling stage race. Enjoy your ride and visit to Silver City.

And, as a proud member of the Silver City Art Association, the Guild would like to wish all SCAA Studio members the best of luck during this week's Opening Gala and Studio Tours.

Saturday, May 11

Wednesday, May 8, 4:30-6:00 pm

1422 Highway 180 East (next to the Grant County Administration Building)

Attending the Internship Showcase is a great way to learn about this award-winning school and about educational programs that prepare students for future careers. Students have worked with Youth Conservation Corps (YCC): archaeology, eco-monitoring, mural, garden, and trail crews. Other students have learned skills by working with professionals in careers such as information technology, computer aided design, welding, printing, pet care, medicine, and videography. All interns will give presentations about their internships or YCC experiences.

ALCS is a tuition-free public school offering grades 6-12 to all residents of New Mexico.

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