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The Gila Chapter of the Back Country Horsemen of New Mexico meeting is on November 14 at 6:00 p.m. All are welcome - member or not. Each meeting features guest speakers on subjects of interest to all those who use the Gila wilderness. 

The meeting is located at WNMU WATTS HALL on the NW Corner of Hwy 180 and Swan opposite the SnappyMart & CVS Pharmacy – the meeting room is at East end of hallway, 2nd floor. Parking is at the back of the building, off Swan. 

Widowed and Single Persons of Grant County monthly meeting is Monday, December 10, 2018, 10:30 a.m. at Cross Point Assembly of God Church, 11600 Hwy 180 E. We will have a social hour gathering. Cost for lunch is $12. All singles are welcome. For information call 575-537-3643.

georgeAt the meeting of the Gila Native Plant Society on Friday, November 16, 2018, George Farmer will give a talk entitled “Ollas: Ancient Irrigation - Past, Present and Future”. As George explains: “Olla irrigation has been in use for thousands of years. Just how old this technology is difficult to determine. Ancient documentation from various cultures across several continents shows that clay-pot irrigation has been one of the most successful, long-lasting irrigation methods ever used. Chinese texts well over 2000 years old mention clay-pot irrigation. The Romans, too, used clay pots for irrigation. Olla irrigation can be found today in the Middle East, India, and Central and South America. It’s clear that olla irrigation has been used successfully across the planet. This begs the question: How does it work? What is the science behind the function? And how can it be used now, here in the Southwest, to conserve water, restore ecological habitats and successfully grow food?”

Monday, Nov. 5

Weapons fired
Highway 356
Male on side of highway shooting toward the hill.

Burglary
Mountain View Drive
Caller advised someone stole a mattress/caller witnessed this/they were in an older 50’s gray Chevy pickup.

Monday, Nov. 5

Domestic disturbance
Newsham Street – 5:45 a.m.
Caller advised subjects in another trailer are fighting/she can hear them yelling. Officers had contact advising clear/speaking with caller.

Welfare check
Grant Street
A named female is very unstable and threatening to harm herself/stating she wants to harm a CYFD employee and herself. Deputies had contact with female’s mother then with female.

Due to conflicts in WNMU's schedule and the Thanksgiving Holiday, Grant County Federated Republican Women will meet on Wednesday, November 14, at 11:30 a.m. at Republican Headquarters in Arenas Valley, between the KOA and Snappy Mart. New officers for the 2019/2020 election cycle will be elected. Results of the mid-term election will be discussed. Lunch will be catered by Millie's Bake House for only $10, including: a selection of chicken salad, ham, or turkey sandwiches; chips, pickles, and beverages. Republicans are welcome and are encouraged to bring a guest.  

The regular monthly board meeting of the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District will be held Monday, November 19, 2018, 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.

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