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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.

Reserve, NM, May 14, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District is planning on igniting 220 acres broadcast burning located on and around the Negrito Firebase Administrative Site compound. The prescribed burn is tentatively scheduled for May 20, 2019 as desired weather and fire conditions permit. The project should be completed within a two to three day period. The Negrito Fire Base Prescribed Burn is a Wildland/Urban Interface Fuel Reduction treatment for the protection of the public, firefighters, property, buildings, and other structures. The prescribed fire will also reduce the risk of wildfire spread to and from the surrounding area. 

luann crop img 3615Luanne Brooten is an artist who uses recycled materials whenever possible.  She uses watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic, and mixed media for paintings and recycled fabrics and trims to make her own line of one of a kind clothing and bags.

Luanne’s paintings are often inspired by the Mimbreno Indian culture or the beautiful landscapes of New Mexico.

Bright colors and unique design choices are always part of Luanne’s work.  She paints on stretched canvas, mounted watercolor paper, boxes, gourds, round and rectangular trays, and more.

The Native Fish in the Classroom program is a hands-on, semester-long project that allows students to raise native fish in their classrooms. For several months, students learn about the life history and issues facing our native fish. Students are responsible for feeding, maintaining aquariums and filter equipment, monitoring water quality, and monitoring the overall health of their fish. The Native Fish in the Classroom Field Day is the culmination of their time with the fish. During the Field Day, students will release their fish and says their goodbyes. 

Dismissal times for the Silver Consolidated Schools for the end of the 2018-2019 school year are as follows:

Silver City Schools

Schools will be in regular session through Thursday, May 23, 2019. On Friday, May 24, Kindergarten will be dismissed at 9:15 a.m., and grades 1-6 will be dismissed at 9:30 a.m. Grades 7-12 will receive report cards through the mail and will not report to school.

Silver City Bus Schedules for May 22 thru May 24

Workshop, “Promote Your Business Online,” 5 pm to 8 pm on May 23, 2019, at the Small Business Development Center located at Watts Hall. Watts Hall is on the corner of Highway 180 and Swan Street. Silver City MainStreet in cooperation with the Small Business Development Center at WNMU is offering a workshop on social media for small businesses. The workshop presenter is Robyne Beaubien, a Promotion Revitalization Specialist with New Mexico MainStreet. She loves what she does, and it shows in her enthusiastic, and practical approach to creating successful promotional plans for businesses, organizations, and communities. The workshop will cover how to tell your story online, which social media platforms you should use, tips to maximize your business presence online, Facebook and Instagram tips, and much more. To sign up for the class, please go to the SBDC at WNMU website here.

For more information, please email Charmeine@silvercitymainstreet.com or call 575-534-1700. The class is free to downtown businesses or $20 for all others.

Please join us in the Dances of Universal Peace, meditative and joyous circle dances that focus on peace and harmony. Simple movements and chants celebrate the underlying unity of all spiritual traditions, creating an environment of open hearts and compassionate community. No experience or partner needed. All dances are taught. Live Music. Donations welcome. Meet at the Church of Harmony (White Church) 609 Arizona St., Silver City NM on Friday May 17, 2019 - starts at 7pm.

For more information contact Lynda 575-519-1680 or lynda_aimansmith@yahoo.com

Silver City Community Theatre—SCCT—presents “A Question of Sex, A Farce in One Act” on Friday, May 17, 5-7 pm, at Tranquil Buzz Coffee House, 112 W. Yankie St. at N. Texas St, downtown Silver City. Admission is free; donations are appreciated.

“A farce is comedy that entertains through highly exaggerated, extravagant, and thus improbable situations—in this case, the birth of a baby,” according to Thomas Leeper, SCCT President. “A Question of Sex” was published in 1900 by Arnold Bennett.

“Local talent is essential to community theater. And, we are very pleased to feature four actors who are new to theater in Silver City,” said Leeper.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, May 10

Welfare check
S. Canyon Street
Female caller advising someone was in her home she didn’t want there any longer/female kept breaking up/disconnected. Deputy advised that everything is okay.

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Editor's Note

Mary Alice tried out a different format for reporting the lengthy County Commission preliminary budget hearing. Instead of traditional narrative sentences, to do it more quickly and efficiently, she put the name of each speaker before a paraphrased version of their comments. Questions were not necessarily asked by the speaker, but they were answered by the one replying. Please let editor@grantcountybeat.com know if you love, hate or are indifferent about the format. It may lead to how some reports are written henceforth in order to get them out in a more timely manner.

Mary Alice is back, but on slow-mo, trying to catch up with all that didn't get done before she had to leave. And doing everything that happened after she got back! Working on it

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The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

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