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.

Silver City, NM, September 19, 2018—PFLAG Silver City’s annual meeting will be held at 7:00 PM, Tuesday, October 2, at 1232 E. 40th St., Silver City (corner of 40th St. and Fowler).  The meeting includes a potluck meal, election of officers, president’s report, financial report, and time for planning PFLAG priorities for the upcoming year.  All interested persons are invited.

PFLAG works to make sure that all people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer are not only valued by society, but take pride in and value themselves. PFLAG does this through providing peer-to-peer support, educating people on the issues that are important to the community, and advocating for inclusive policies and laws.  For more information, call 575-590-8797 or go to www.pflagsilver.org

Silver City, NM, September 18, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest Wilderness Ranger Districts is looking for volunteer camp hosts.

The host would be stationed at the Upper End Campground near the Lake Roberts Recreation area. Amenities provided include a pull-through campsite, water, electricity, a Forest Service radio, sewer and propane. Time commitment desired would be to arrive as soon as possible and stay through Labor Day of 2019. Other time frames will be considered.

If you are interested in this position, please contact Amy Hartell at 575.536.2250 or email at ahartell@fs.fed.us.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website here.

Regarding a Study of the Feasibility of a Combined Small Creative Business Incubator & Maker Space

Silver City— September 18, 2018 — Southwest New Mexico Arts, Culture and Tourism (SWNMACT) and its partner, Western New Mexico University, announced today that public meetings will be held on October 9 and 10 with Creative Startups, the consulting firm that will be carrying out the feasibility study for a possible incubator and/or makerspace in Grant County.  This first meeting will focus on introducing Creative Startups, the concepts of incubators and makerspaces, and hearing from the public about their interests and goals.  Dr. Alice Loy and Julia Youngs will represent Creative Startups.  (www.creativestartups.org)

For the week, beginning Monday, September 10, 2018 at 08:00 am and ending Monday September 17, 2018 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 258 calls for service, had 387 self-initiated activity, and made 15 arrest. Of those arrests, 1 was for possession of drug paraphernalia, and 3 for DWI.   

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Detention Center Administrator Mike Carillo announced this morning at the Grant County Commission meeting that anyone interested in the training was welcome to take part. 

Silver City, NM – The Silver City Arts & Cultural District is pleased to announce that the Clay Arts Trail Fall Showcase, titled "Old & New Favorites," will run September 24 – October 8, 2018. The Opening reception will be held on Wednesday, September 26 from 4:30 to 6:00 pm at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center, 201 N. Hudson St., Silver City. Several Clay Trail artists will be at the reception.

Artists included in the show include: Romaine Begay*, William Blakemore, Kate Brown, Patty Countryman, Malika Crozier, Heather Davis, Teryl Heartman, Phoebe Lawrence, Judy Menefee, Krissy Ramirez, Dagny Sellorin, Claude Smith, Syzygy Tile, Jude Wasechek and Letha Cress Woolf. The public is invited and refreshments will be served. Colleen Morton, Executive Director of the ACD said, "This will be our last show for 2018, so we encourage everyone to enjoy this opportunity during its short run, and meet our local artists!"



For more than 45 years Vacuum Cleaner Specialists has had the honor of serving a community that we love!

It is with a heavy heart that we must now bid you all farewell as we get ready to move forward in a different direction.

On Sept. 28, 2018 we will close our doors for the last time.

September 23, at 10 am, 3845 North Swan Street -  "Beyond the Knapsack: How Unacknowledged Privilege Prevents Change”  Alicia Edwards will share her thoughts on the things we can’t or won’t talk about that prevent progress in social change movements. She is the Coordinator for Healthy Kids Healthy Communities Grant County, which implements and supports initiatives that create policy, systems and environmental changes that result in increased access to healthy eating and physical activity in schools and communities.

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