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.

Mimbres, NM — Due to a staffing shortage, the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest, will not be selling any forest products today, August 2 from 12:30 – closing and Friday, August 3.

Forest products can be purchased at the nearest ranger district – Silver City Ranger District at 3005 E Camino del Bosque, Silver City. We apologize for any inconvenience.

claret cup rs"Claret Cup", a watercolor by Penny Thompson Simpson, was awarded the first place and blue ribbon in her category in the 2017 Purchase Prize Show competition.There is still time! New Mexico artists that are planning to enter the Grant County Art Guild's 33rd Annual Purchase Prize Show are advised that the deadline for entries is extended to August 9. Many beautiful entries have already been received but the Guild wanted to extend the final date for entry forms to give everyone the opportunity to participate in this exciting show!

Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with TLC Company (Contractor) will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the improvement project of NM 15 Pinos Altos Road Reconstruction Project.

Silver City, NM – At its regular monthly meeting on August 7, 7:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3845 N. Swan, PFLAG Silver City will show the film Bullied.  With school about to start, parents, middle school and high school students are encouraged to attend.  Refreshments will be served.

Bullied is the story of Jamie Nabozny whose bullying ordeal began when he was in middle school and continued into high school.  But Jamie decided to take a stand — against the bullying he endured and the bullying that he knew other students endured.  He went to court and fought for the right to be safe at school, even if you are gay.  His inspiring story offers hope for the millions of LGBTQ students who still don’t feel safe at school.

Silver City Museum announces a book signing August 11, 2018, 2:30 – 4:00 pm in the Silver City Museum Education Room, 312 West Broadway, Silver City, NM.

Authors Christopher Saxman and Terry Humble, will sign copies of their new book entitled, "Relics of the Underground Metal Miners". Filled with beautiful photographs and rich histories, this book is the first-ever compilation of the remarkable stories and visual record of every mine in the Central Mining District of Grant County. Miners' first-hand accounts coupled with photographs of all remaining mine sites present a record of this rapidly disappearing piece of New Mexico's past.

Thursday, July 26

Welfare check
Durango Street
Caller advised to call police and EMS/unknown what is going on. Officer had contact advising everything is okay/parties were told to leave each other alone/units clear.

D Street
Caller advised that her mother called to say everyone is fighting in the home. Dispatch can hear yelling. Officer had contact.

Basic Function: The Grant County Strengthening Families Program utilizes the award-winning Strengthening Families curriculum. Participating families learn how to improve communication skills, develop effective conflict resolution techniques, set goals and establish family meetings. The SFP Facilitator services include but are not limited to facilitating parent groups for parents and youth, follow up with parents to assure they are achieving group objectives, and conducting program evaluations.

Principal Responsibilities:

1. Attend training of Strengthening Families Program model.
2. Facilitate weekly group sessions at community site (includes cooking for families).
3. Prepare materials for weekly group sessions to assure implementation of SFP model.
4. Assist in site set up for parent and youth groups.

Silver City, NM — The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District is hosting discussions on proposed road decommissioning in the Burro Mountains. This project includes looking at the roads that have already been closed in the Burro Mountains, as candidates for decommissioning to restore vegetation, reduce erosion and change the appearance of the road on the landscape. Decommissioning can include a variety of possible methods to stabilize old road beds including scarifying, seeding, placing barriers, and restoring drainage in order to change the road's stability and appearance on the landscape. Based on public comments and agency resources needs, a proposed action of roads to be decommissioned will be developed.

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Mary Alice is back, but on slow-mo, trying to catch up with all that didn't get done before she had to leave.

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