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.

The Little Vampire series of books are written by Silver City resident Angela Sommer-Bodenburg. 

Amazon.com is showing the US-release date (08-28-2018) of the DVD of the The Little Vampire animation:

FORT BAYARD SUMMER FILM SERIES: Theme - "The Spirit of the Human Being: Indigenous Peoples' Survival through Humor and Tragedy"

 This film series features the struggles of the Native Indigenous People, seen through their own eyes.

Here are the dates and the names of the various films.
     July 5 - "Rumble"
     July 12 - "Elijah" 
     July 19 - "Lozen's Story"
     July 26 - "Wind River"
     August 2 - "Apache Warriors"
     August 9 - We Shall Remain"
     August 16 - "Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee"

Each of the movies will be shown at the Santa Clara/Fort Bayard Armory Visitors Center located at 11990 Highway 180 in Santa Clara, New Mexico

Date/Time Information:
Every Thursday evening, from June 28 thru August 16.  The doors will open at 6:30 at p.m., the movies will begin at 7 p.m.

Contact Information:
Doug Dinwiddie, 388-4862 or Cecilia Bell, 388-4477, or Joe Saenz 534-1379

Free Admission

The Silver City Woman's Club is holding their annual School Supply Drive and is accepting donations of an assortment of items.

The School supplies, which will be distributed to families in the community on Saturday, July 28, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., at the Woman's Club, 411 Silver Heights Boulevard in Silver City. Anyone with children in kindergarten through 12th grade from any school in Grant County is invited to come in and pick up their children's school supplies. The items will be separated by grade level and each child will be given a bag of grade-appropriate supplies.

Silver City, NM, June 29, 2019—The offices of the Glenwood Ranger District and Silver City Ranger District/Supervisor’s Office will be closed on July 2 from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. for a mandatory safety training.

The forest apologizes for this inconvenience and appreciates your patience.

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

Glenwood, NM, June 29, 2018—Native fish restoration efforts will continue to be implemented in the waterways of Whitewater Canyon.

As part of the Whitewater Native Fish Restoration Project, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) will be using rotenone to continue with the eradication of non-native fish from the waterways in Whitewater Canyon for the restoration of Gila Trout and other native fishes. The EPA has determined that rotenone is highly effective for selective removal of invasive fishes and that the resulting concentrations of ingredients poses little, if any, hazards to public health. Once the rotenone has been introduced, the water will then be treated with a neutralizing agent, potassium permanganate, which prevents the treated water from being carried beyond the project area. It is Federal regulation that people cannot be near the water corridor while these treatment and neutralizing processes are in place.

On Sunday, July 15, 2018, the Gila Native Plant Society is conducting a field trip to Sheep Corral in the Pinos Altos Range; meet a little before 8 a.m. in the south parking lot of the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre on North Kentucky Street for carpooling. Bring a high-clearance vehicle if you have one. A moderate hike, under the shade of conifers and Gambel's oak. Wear sturdy shoes and a hat and carry plenty of water. Be aware that the destination may change in case of fire, flood or just more plants popping up elsewhere – the meeting place is always the same. Free and open to the public. For further information contact hannablood@gmail.com.

fol book call rsNearly empty For-Sale book shelvesFriends of the Library (FOL) needs your surplus books. Their for-sale shelves are nearly empty. (see photo)

To donate, you can drop the books at the donation bins at the library.

This is the 12th year of The Mimbres Region Arts Council's Youth Mural Camp. The Mural Camp will run from Monday, July 9 through Friday, July 20. This year's mural camp takes place at the Silver City Public Library: campers will also work upstairs at Leyba & Ingalls ARTS.

Diana Ingalls Leyba, Lead Artist and Assistant Erika Burleigh will lead the camp this year. Camp participants will design, make tiles, and mosaic the large planter on the College Street side of the library as well as update the library sign. Mural Campers will also work on other creative activities as well as working on the mural. This year's craft activities will be just as enticing as last year's. Craft activities may include silk screening, mono printing, painting on ceramic items and more.

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