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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.

Monday, Aug. 19

Welfare check
2333 Sheriff’s Posse Road
Caller advised it appears a female is asleep in a vehicle that has been parked in the stall for over two hours. Officer had negative contact.

Domestic disturbance
Cactus Street
Caller can hear neighbors fighting and little girls screaming.

will scnm 140905 i1Kelduyn Garland, PhD, DD, will share her update on Erik Erikson’s eight stages of man, at the August 27 meeting of the Silver City Rotary Club, in a talk entitled “The 9th Age of (Hu)man.”  Her talk will focus on the retirement stage of life and its challenges and opportunities.

Dr. Garland is a retired BodyMind therapist and consultant who specialized in geriatrics and major life transitions for the last 20 years of her 40-year practice before retiring to Silver City the end of 2012.  

timdc speakingTim DeChristopher shares his experiences (Photo courtesy of the Lannan Foundation )Documentary features climate activist Tim DeChristopher

The Gila Conservation Coalition will be screening the feature-length documentary, Bidder 70, at the Silco Theater on Tuesday, August 27, at 7:00 pm.  Tickets will be $10 at the door. Bidder 70 is the inspirational story of Tim DeChristopher, an economics student in Utah who became a leader in the fight for climate justice.  DeChristopher will be in Silver City to deliver the keynote address at the 15th Annual Gila River Festival on Friday, September 20.  Bidder 70, which won 20 major film festival awards, shows DeChristopher’s harrowing journey from student to incarcerated felon, and from felon to climate activist. 

blurton going hunting image2Jackie Blurton’s Oil Painting “Going Hunting” (Photo courtesy of Art Guild)Labor Day Weekend will be a perfect time to head to Historic Downtown Silver City, because it will be chock-full of activities for everyone.

Be sure to add this event to your Friday night (August 30) calendar: The Grant County Art Guild invites you to a reception and month-long exhibit of its 6th Annual Southwest Birds Show.  The show and reception will be held at the Art Guild Gallery, 316 N. Bullard (the purple former Hester House) at the Bullard and Market Street intersection. Reception will be on Friday, August 30 from 4-7 pm.  The Show runs through September 29.

Take a bite out of downtown Silver City, NM on Labor Day weekend, as chefs serve up their culinary delights for the 19th annual Taste of Downtown!  Walk around downtown on Saturday, August 31 from 11:30 am to 2:30 pm and get delicious tastes from fifteen eateries. Restaurants, a local brewery, and specialty food establishments are offering delicious, sweet and savory tastes for only $20 a ticket. A bonus taste at the Silco will also be offered!

Friday, Aug. 16

Game and Fish
Highway 180 and Kirkland Road
Deer is down and hurt on the west side of the highway between Madison and Kirkland.

Welfare check
Chalcocite Court – Tyrone
Caller stated she hasn’t heard from her father in over a month/caller resides in Phoenix. Caller advised the father is 68-years-old and an alcoholic.

August 25 – at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street – “Literacy Link - Leamos”

Program Director Mary Beth Folia will talk about the various programs Literacy Link - Leamos provides to our community. Based at the Silver City Public Library, Literacy Link provides free tutoring for adults in basic literacy and ESL. The organization also provides educational programs at the jail, helps learners study for the citizenship exam, and can help students prepare for the GED. Literacy Link also distributes free new books to elementary school children in Grant County. Folia will also describe opportunities for potential tutors and other volunteers to get involved in this important organization.   

Silver City, NM, August 19, 2019–PFLAG Silver City and Western New Mexico University School of Education are partnering to provide a free, full-day workshop for educators on Friday, September 13, entitled Creating Inclusive K-12 Schools for LGBTQ+ Students. Teachers and their assistants, administrators, school social workers, health service providers, psychologists, librarians, other school employees, and WNMU students are invited to attend. 

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