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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.

The Silver City MainStreet Project will hold the next ACD Community Coordinating Council Meeting one week earlier than usual on Thursday, September 5 at 9 am at the Silver City Museum Annex located at 302 W. Broadway Street. The Community Speaker will be Joanie Griffin, CEO and founder of Sunny505, the company hired by the Town of Silver City to do Tourism Marketing. 

Joanie Griffin will speak on the progress made in destination marketing done by her firm. Joanie Griffin has three decades of tourism marketing experience. She has been involved with the New Mexico True campaign since its inception and represents small communities around the state.

Silver City, NM, August 27, 2019--For Immediate Release. All Gila National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Monday, September 2 in commemoration of Labor Day.  Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, September 3.

Despite the office closure fire personnel, law enforcement officers, and recreation staff will be on-duty on the holiday for the safety of visitors.

Know Before You Go. The southwestern United States is still in monsoon season and the forecast is for showers and thunderstorms, so be prepared.  Check the weather for the specific part of the forest you will be visiting at http://www.weather.gov/epz/. Remember to practice good campfire safety and respect your public lands by packing out your trash.   

Friday, Aug. 23

Request officer
Tyrone Fire Dept – Red Rock
A named male and his named wife are arguing in front of the building and two children are present. Deputy out at a Redrock Road address/clear/back to fire dept.

Welfare check
Red Rock Road – Mangas Valley – 12:20 p.m.
Advised that her grandson is by himself and she can’t find her 2-month-old baby/the mother is asleep and she doesn’t want to wake her up to ask her where the baby is. Second caller advised his mother is there inside causing problems/advised he is on his way home – eta-40 minutes. Deputy had contract with kids who are okay and were inside the home with their mom asleep.

How to organize, grow, protect and transfer your wealth will be the topic when Vladimir Gnilozubov, of Edward Jones Investments, speaks to the Silver City Rotary Club on September 3.

Members of the public are always invited to attend Rotary Club meetings that are of interest to them. The Silver City Rotary Club meets every Tuesday for lunch in the Sunset Room of the WNMU Student Cafeteria in the WNMU Student Memorial Building at 1000 College Avenue. There is no charge to attend the meeting, but guests are asked to contribute $10 if they wish to join the Rotarians in eating a lunch with a hot entree, salad, and dessert. The lunch line opens at noon; the meeting begins at 12:15 p.m.; the presentation starts at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Aug. 23

Welfare check
Watson Street – 6:20 p.m.
Caller said he is ready to kill some people that have dogs that are bugging him. Caller sounded extremely disturbed possibly under the influence of drugs. Officer had contact with caller/he is okay at this time/clear.

Friday, Aug. 23

Harassment
N. Gold Street
Caller advised someone was hitting her house with golf balls/this is the second time they did this and last week they broke windows to her house.

Suspicious vehicle
409 W. College Avenue
Caller advised a gray car is parked behind the building with a tent. Officer advised the tent possibly belongs to a named female who is walking around town/they will make contact and advise her she needs to move her tent/vehicle is okay.

Glenwood, NM, August 26, 2019 -- The Glenwood Ranger District will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, September 3 from 6:30 - 9:00 p.m. at the Glenwood Community Center, located at 14 Menges Lane. The plan for meeting is to share an overview of the plan to decommission one-half mile of two-track road and to conduct prescribed fire in the Outlet of Saliz Watershed.

The proposed project is 17 miles north of Glenwood, Catron County, New Mexico. The project is to improve the Outlet of Saliz Watershed from "Functioning at Risk" to "Properly Functioning Condition." Details of the project will be available at the meeting. Part of the project area includes two parallel roads; one two-track road that goes through Saliz Creek and the other is a gravel road that goes up and around Saliz Creek. The project proposal includes decommissioning one-half mile of the two-track that goes through Saliz Creek, mechanical treatment and prescribed fire for approximately 800 acres within the watershed.

kitchen needlepoint 8894 copyThis framed needlepoint by Holly Fawcett featured at the Catwalk Gallery is a fundraiser for Glenwood Community Library. Friday, September 13, is Movie Night at Glenwood Community Library. The film is “The Biggest Little Farm,” a documentary about a couple who left their LA life to start a small traditional farm. It covers eight years of their life as they work to develop a sustainable farm on 200 acres outside of Los Angeles. Free popcorn and soft drinks are provided. Donations are always appreciated. Showtime is 7 p.m. Friday September 13 at the library, 14 Menges Lane, Glenwood, New Mexico 88039.

September 14 is the Second Saturday Artists and Appetizers event at The Catwalk Gallery and Gift Shop on Highway 180 in Glenwood. Meet the artists and mingle with friends from 3-5 p.m. the second Saturday of every month. Take the opportunity to get to know local artists and explore the wide variety of art and gift items available. From notecards to needlework to original paintings and sculpture, there are items in many styles and price ranges.

A framed needlepoint and matching items by Holly Fawcett with a kitchen theme is a fundraiser for Glenwood Community Library.  

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