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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.

us forest service logo 150wQuemado, NM, November 21, 2017. The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District will implemented closures effective November 30 at 12:00 noon for the El Caso Campgrounds. This closure is the standard seasonal closure.

Safety tips for traveling in the Gila National Forest so that you "Know before You Go":

Martin Heinrich

LAS CRUCES, N.M. - In an ongoing effort to provide top-notch constituent service, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich's (D-N.M.) staff will hold Mobile Office Hours on Monday, November 27, from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Luna County Senior Center and on Tuesday, November 28, in Silver City from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Silver City Senior Center and in Lordsburg from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Lordsburg Senior Center. Staff will be on hand to assist residents who have questions regarding Social Security benefits, Medicare, immigration, veterans benefits, student loans, and other federal programs. All are encouraged to attend.

20171027 nm dept of transportation logo

Considering the long range weather forecast the NMDOT will be closing the gates located on NM 159 seasonally starting December 15, 2017; lower gate at mile post 12.3 and the upper gate located at mile post 22.6 will be CLOSED due to expected winter weather conditions making the roadway impassable. The traveling public is asked to use US 180 to NM 12 (Reserve) to NM 435 (Reserve Beaverhead Road) for access into Willow Creek, Snow Lake and the Gila National Forrest.

The NMDOT will monitor gates, expected opening next spring. For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com.

Pierre Nichols’ book, “Secrets of the Blue Door” was judged a “Finalist” in the 2017 Az/New Mexico Book Co-op Contest. Pierre will be at the “Holiday Book Sale” this Friday, Nov. 24 at the Tranquilbuzz Coffee House, 112 W. Yankie St., Silver City, NM.

Silver City, NM, November 21, 2017—For Immediate Release. All Gila National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Thursday, November 23. Regular business hours will resume Friday, November 24.

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

Silver City Public LibraryThe Silver City Public Library will be hosting a free creative writing workshop on Tuesday, November 28 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm for aspiring writers ranging in age from high school through adulthood. The workshop will be facilitated by Jeffrey Scott, who has an MFA in Writing and Consciousness and has completed a novel about the Civil Rights Movement. The workshop is geared towards people who have thought about creative writing but have been afraid to attend a writing class. Mr. Scott and participants will create a safe, comfortable place to find words for experiences, thoughts, images, or stories for self-expression.

unm anderson school mgmt 200wAnderson School of Management's MBA in Education Leadership Program Offers NM Educators Opportunity to Further Education, Advance Careers

Albuquerque, NM – November 20, 2017 – The University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management's MBA in Education Leadership Program offers New Mexico educators the opportunity to increase their leadership roles in their schools and communities, as well as to become eligible to sit for the administrative licensure exam in the state of New Mexico.

The program is a two-year general business degree with courses offered bi-monthly on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. The courses are specialized to combine real-life situations, business solutions and academic theory.

"The curriculum of the MBA in Education Leadership Program is flexible and fast, and allows educators to not only advance their careers, but also to increase their level of leadership within their communities," said Audrey Arnold, UNM Anderson School of Management's Executive & Professional Education Center Director. "Students will receive specialized instruction, as well as application of curriculum in hands-on projects in the community."

Remember Clarence, the guardian angel who helps George Bailey in the 1946 Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life? He had to work awfully hard to get his wings, but if he was in Silver City this year, he’d find out that it’s easy to become a Guardian Angel for a homeless dog and it’s even tax deductible!

Puppy Dog Ranch Rescue and Sanctuary in Arenas Valley, continues to be the first and only "No-Kill", No Cage Dog Rescue in southwest New Mexico, and serves Grant County and all communities throughout 100 miles. PDR rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes abused, abandoned, neglected, unwanted and "special needs" dogs.

Puppy Dog Ranch is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Charity, run by a small hand full of unpaid volunteers and funded entirely by your donations. Since August 2009, PDR has rescued nearly 300 dogs, through their adoption matching program, has found qualified FURever homes for more than 250 dogs and maintains a 99% adoption success rate.

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