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 — The Supervisor's Office/Silver City Ranger District will be closed on January 17, from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., due to an all-employee training. We apologize for the inconvenience.

The closest offices for purchasing products or information are Wilderness Ranger District in Mimbres or the Glenwood Ranger District in Glenwood.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila

Silver City, NM: Aldo Leopold Charter School has set Lottery dates for the 2018-19 school year and is currently accepting applications for the first Lottery on February 15, 2018. All new students wanting to attend the school in grades 6 through 12 need to apply through the Lottery. Application Packets can be picked up at the front office (1422 Highway 180 East) or downloaded from the school website (www.aldocs.org). There will be nine separate lottery drawings held between February 16 and July 27. Please call the front desk if you have any questions (575-538-2547). Aldo Leopold Charter School is a tuition free public charter school open to all students in Grant County. Students must be eligible for enrollment in New Mexico public schools, and not been expelled from any other school.

Grant County Federated Republican Women will meet on Wednesday, January 17, at WNMU Cafeteria in the Sunset Room, at 11:30 a.m. Judges Emil Kiehne and Hank Bohnhoff will speak. They currentlysit on the New Mexico Court of Appeals and are running in the 2018 election to retain their seats on the Appellate Bench. A hot buffet lunch will be served for a cost of $10. Members are encouraged to bring Valentine's Day themed items to include in care packages to be mailed to our military overseas. We wish Grant County a Happy New Year and welcome visitors to our first meeting of 2018.

The Silver City/Southwest NM Branch of AAUW will hold its first meeting of the New Year on Wednesday January 17 from noon to 1:00 pm at the Gender Equity Center on the WNMU campus at 1211 Mississippi Street. Members and visitors are invited to attend.

We will look forward to the upcoming year for AAUW. One of our major events for the last 25 years has been our annual Expanding Your Horizons Conference for 5th – 8th grade girls in the 4 counties of the southwest NM. Our 26th Conference will be held on the last Saturday in February, February 24 on the WNMU Campus. If you are interested in learning more or participating in EYH we welcome you to this meeting.

American Legion Auxiliary Women will meet on Saturday, January 12 at 10 a.m., at the American Legion Hall on College Avenue, next to the Grinder. ALA Members are encouraged to bring Valentine's Day themed items to include in care packages we will mail to our overseas military. We will provide lunch for the American Legion after the meeting. Visitors are welcome.

Volunteers needed to pick up and haul away wreaths at Fort Bayard National Cemetery at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018.

Silver City, NM — The Silver City District is planning to burn piles at the Ft. Bayard Administrative Site beginning next Thursday or Friday (January 18-19), as weather conditions permit.

Pile burning usually has a duration of one day. Smoke for the Fort Bayard pile burn may be visible at Crumley Ranch, throughout the Fort Bayard trail system and possibly in Santa Clara.

Widowed and Single Persons of Grant County monthly meeting is Monday, February 12, 2018, 10:30 am at Cross Point Assembly of God Church, 11600 Hwy 180 E. Our speaker is Ellen Brown from the U.S. Forest Service. Cost for lunch is $12. All singles are welcome. For information call 575-537-3643.

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