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.

Southwest New Mexico Arts, Culture & Tourism invites you to attend:
the second round of meetings & interviews for the Grant County Makerspace-Incubator/Feasibility Study

January 22 – 24, 2019

In August of 2018, Southwest New Mexico Arts, Culture & Tourism (SWNMACT), was awarded a substantial grant
from the US Department of Agriculture, for support with Rural Business Development.
The proceeds from this grant are being used to fund a Feasibility Study for Incubators and/or Makerspaces
here in Grant County!

The high school students of Calvary Christian Academy wrote diamante poems in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. These poems are in the shape of a diamond. Mr. Villarreal is their teacher. They will be reading these poems on Monday, at 12 noon in the Light Hall Theater for the MLK event. 

Lexi Hooper

Equal and Unequal
By: Lexi Hooper

Freedom Rights
Made-whole Heard Loved
How God Created Us, Less Than A Person
Silenced Hated Damaged
Lost Forgotten

fevamracHis name is “Reynard”, a visiting grey fox. And “Yes, we sometimes name our critters.” Come to the FeVa Fotos February show at the MRAC gallery and also meet Rocky, Cliff and many more delightful creatures. (Photo by Feutz and Vaughn)“Critters We Have Known” is the title of the new FeVa Fotos photography exhibit that opens at the Mimbres Region Art Council  gallery with a reception from 2 p.m. till 4 p.m. on Friday, February 1. Part of the fulfillment of the FeVa Fotos motto “Share the Joy” is, when the opportunity presents itself, to capture a moment with wildlife or not-so-wild life and share the images with others. And that is what this fun exhibit is all about!

Silver City photographers Sandy Feutz and Tom Vaughan have been showing their work for the last decade in galleries in Colorado, Utah and southern Arizona, as well as Silver City. This past December they presented their photography in Washington, D.C. FeVa Fotos photography has also been published in local, regional, national and international media and publications. The February exhibit at the MRAC gallery  shows just a small part of what catches the eye of these two prolific photographers. Their portfolios also include landscapes, events, social issues, portrait shots, macro photos and those spectacular New Mexico skies. FeVa Fotos photography can be seen at the Grant County Art Guild Gallery on Bullard Street as well as other locations around Silver City.

Our local Gila Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen support wildfire preparation, so get prepared to survive wildfire or any emergency by attending a free emergency preparation and evacuation event in the Tractor Supply parking lot in Silver City on Saturday, Feb 2, from noon-2 p.m.

With the recent catastrophic Camp Fire of California in mind, you can learn about defensible space around your own property; evacuating your pets, horses, other livestock; when to evacuate; what to do, and where to go. A “Grab-and-Go” list plus other helpful information will be on hand. Emergency personnel will be available to answer your specific questions.  

The Republican Party of Grant County announces its 2019-2021 officers and hosts the first meeting of the year Tuesday, February 5 at the Republican Party Headquarters in Arenas Valley. The meeting starts at 6:30 after the 6:00 potluck.

Mission Statement:  The Republican Party of Grant County will supportlocal, state and national candidates for office, grow the local Party by registering Republicans, educate voters on issues and the voting process, engage our local communities and collaborate with the state and national Parties.

Republican Party of Grant County Officers, 2019-2021 term

Chairman Ray Tavizon

1st Vice Chairman Scott Terry

2nd Vice Chairman Leif Nordell

Secretary Rhonda Billings

Treasurer Cyndi Donovan

libraryjanworkshopNew Mexico - January 14, 2019 - Beginning this week, startups across southern New Mexico will have access to a new business pre-accelerator program, Libraries as Launchpads, offered by Creative Startups, the globally recognized New Mexico-based business accelerator. Launchpads is a partnership of the New Mexico State Library and Creative Startups and will serve entrepreneurs in nine communities: Lovington, Hobbs, Anthony, Las Cruces, Hatch, Deming, Silver City, Los Lunas, and Socorro. The program aims to highlight public libraries as information hubs for startups and expand the depth of their entrepreneur services while serving over 50 entrepreneurs this year. Applications are open now through Sunday, February 17.

Today, with digital information easily available, one might - mistakenly - assume libraries are no longer relevant. National data, however, tells a different story. Visitorship to public libraries has risen over the past decade to meet the demands of navigating an increasingly complicated online world. Librarians are experts professionally trained in navigating through vast inventories of facts and fallacies to direct people to accurate and pertinent information. That’s what makes libraries the perfect place for entrepreneurs looking to start or grow a business. Indeed, according to the American Library Association (ALA), 48% of libraries across the US report offering services to small businesses.

“New Mexico libraries” explains New Mexico State Librarian Eli Guinee, “are quickly growing their capacity to empower community members, and we recognize the critical role we play as trusted democratic institutions in sustainable economic development. We want to see more opportunities for our talented young people to stay in New Mexico and raise their families with a high quality of life, and libraries are an important part of that equation.” Libraries are ready to refresh their image, “I like what [Launchpads] did for the profile of our little library,” said one participating librarian. “We want to stand up and say, ‘we’re not quiet anymore!’” said another.

The regular monthly board meeting of the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District will be held Monday, January 28, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Natural Resources Conservation Service/Grant SWCD office located at 3082 32nd Street Bypass, Suite C, Silver City, NM.  To request a copy of the agenda or for more information, please call 575-388-1569 or email grantswcd@zianet.com. The public is welcome to attend.

SATURDAY: FEBRUARY 16, 2019 from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Celtic, Folk & World music concert with Four Shillings

$10 suggested donation

Benefit for the UU Social Justice Committee

Four Shillings Short are coming to town. The Celtic/Folk/World music duo of Aodh Og O’Tuama from Cork, Ireland and Christy Martin from California, perform Traditional and Original music from the Celtic lands, Medieval & Renaissance Europe, India and the Americas on a fantastic array of instruments (over 30) including Hammered & Mountain Dulcimer, Mandolin, Mandola, Bouzouki, Recorders, Tinwhistles, Medieval and Renaissance Woodwinds, North Indian Sitar, Charango, Bowed Psaltery, Banjo, Native American Flutes, Bodhran, Guitar, Ukulele, Doumbek & Darbuka, Spoons, vocals and even a Krumhorn. 

“Eclectic and unpredictable are apt descriptions of this beguiling duo. Their repertoire joins together traditional Celtic tunes, Indian ragas and American mountain music into an intoxicating mash. Through their many albums and constant touring, they’ve become known for thwarting listeners’ expectations and finding common ground in genres not often associated with one another.” (Connect Savannah, Savannah GA)  ”The delightfully surprising collection of songs and sounds this husband/wife act create, stretch the limits of Celtic and Folk music by stirring in generous amounts of Indian Ragas and Medieval flavorings via some of the tastiest sitar playing this side of Ravi Shankar. ” (Valpariso Times, IN) “Their music is a global potpourri.” (New Times, Miami FL) 

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