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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.

Quemado, NM, July 19, 2019—The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather and fire conditions permitting.

With the onset of monsoon season, the Quemado District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness. The pile burns are scheduled to begin the week of July 22, 2019. Piles will be burned throughout the monsoon green-up season when conditions are conducive to burning. The objectives of these burns are to reduce wildfire threat by removing piled fuels/slash created from past and ongoing thinning and timber sale projects.

Mayor Ken Ladner will discuss how the Silver City Rotary Club and the Town of Silver City can work together for the betterment of the community at the July 23 Rotary meeting.

Members of the public are always invited to attend Rotary Club meetings that are of interest to them. 

The Good Shepherd Recital series presents Joseph Seth Zamora in a piano-lecture on Saturday, July 27 at 3 PM. The performance will be held at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd in historic downtown Silver City. Handicapped parking is available off 6th street. The address is 207 West St.

Mr. Zamora is a  2018 graduate of New Mexico State University in piano performance.

Reserve, NM, July 18, 2019 – The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather and fire conditions permitting.

With the onset of monsoon season, the Reserve District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness. The pile burns are scheduled to begin in August 2019. Piles will be burned throughout the monsoon green-up season as conditions are conducive to burning. The objectives of these burns are to reduce wildfire threat by removing piled fuels/slash created from past and ongoing thinning and timber sale projects.

The burns will be conducted at the following locations:

WNMU Regents To Vote on 10 Action Items

What:   The Western New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting at WNMU. The board will consider Tenure Recommendations, FY19 Quarter 4 Financial Certification, FY19 Endowment Report, FY21 Research and Public Service Projects (RPSP), Capital Projects Transmittal for Mustang Fountain and Infrastructure , Capital Projects Transmittal for Electronic Door Locking System, Capital Projects Transmittal for 10th Street Landscape and Infrastructure, Revised 5-Year Capital Outlay Projects & Institutional Capital Projects & Infrastructure Projects (ICIP), International Initiatives Budget and Evaluation of President’s Performance. Regents will also share a report on New Mexico Higher Education Regents' Coalition (HERC) Meeting. The agenda and other pertinent documents are available at admin.wnmu.edu/bor/meetings.

Amateur geology fans will find plenty to explore in historic mining districts around Silver City

Silver City, NM – July 17, 2019 – New Mexico is great place for both amateur rockhounds and professional geologists to explore, thanks to a wide variety of rocks, minerals, and fossils exposed at the surface throughout. Even the state’s mining dates back to pre-Columbian times with turquoise and ochre being mined near Santa Fe.

We are accepting donations, both actual supplies and monetary, at our building at 411 Silver Heights Blvd, the corner of HWY 180 and Yucca Street on these dates and times:

Monday, July 22 from l to 3 PM, and

July 24, 25 and 26 from 9 AM to noon. 

Basic supplies include crayons, #2 pencils, colored pencils,Individual pencil sharpeners, dry erase markers, erasers, notebooks and paper.

Gila Wilderness Species Featured in National Mural Project

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SILVER CITY NM. The Mimbres Regional Arts Council’s (MRAC) Youth Mural Program and Western New Mexico University invite the public to celebrate the unveiling of this year’s mural on Friday, July 19, from 12-1pm at Bernard Hall on the WNMU Campus. The 75 x 11 foot mural is the 20th installment in the Center for Biological Diversity’s Endangered Species Mural Project and the 71st mural for MRAC and features five Gila Wilderness species: the Mexican Grey Wolf, Mexican Spotted Owl, the Gila Trout, the Gila Mayfly, and the Narrow-headed Garter snake.

20190712 105655The mural was designed by MRAC Youth Mural campers and interns and facilitated by artists Roger Peet - coordinator of the Endangered Species Mural Program, Alison Phillips, and Diana Ingalls Leyba. Patrice Mutchnick from Heart of the Gila provided activities focused on endangered species education.

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