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.

The Governing Council of Aldo Leopold Charter School will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 5:30 pm.  The meeting will take place at the school, which is located at 1422 Hwy 180 East in Silver City, next to the Burger King.  If you have a disability requiring special assistance, notify the school at 575-538-2547 as soon as possible and arrangements will be made.

Question and Answers about the 2019 Open Enrollment for the Silver City Community

WHAT: In preparation of the 2019 Open Enrollment period, starting on Nov. 1 and running through Dec. 15, beWellnm will host its fourth annual Health Insurance Road Show for New Mexico, including Silver City on Oct. 10.

Experts from beWellnm marketplace will be available to answer questions regarding the upcoming open enrollment period, available resources and more.

Western New Mexico University Museum is the home of the NAN Ranch Collection—the largest and most complete collection of Mimbres materials in existence from a single prehistoric Mimbres site, and the largest and most comprehensive permanent interpretative exhibition of Mimbres pottery and artifacts in the world.

Western New Mexico University Museum in Fleming Hall’s Grand Exhibition Hall and Main Floor will open to the public on October 8, 2018! Phased opening of lower floor rooms will occur throughout Winter and Spring 2019.

Beginning 10.8.2018
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday 9:00AM-4:30PM
Closed weekends and University holidays/closures

Note: The date when the WNMU Museum's collections will reopen to research, loans, and tours will be determined as the transformation progresses.

Please visit http://museum.wnmu.edu .

The University Museums 45th Anniversary (1974 to 2019) will be celebrated with a Black-on-white Gala during Clay Festival 2019.

Solar power will be installed at the Santa Clara senior Center, with an opening reception at 11:30 a.m., Friday, Oct. 12, 2018

Mimbres, NM, October 4, 2018 - The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn between October 22 and November 16. The project is the Elks Pasture Unit, which is planned for 320 acres and is located south of NM Highway 35, west of Camp Thunderbird; west of the private land along Ponderosa Road, off Forest System Road 4085Q (Elk Pasture Road). This project is funded in part by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

2018.9 blessing of the animals

Wednesday, October 10, 1p.m.-5 p.m.

DVS Santa Clara/Grant County Office, 11990 Hwy. 180E

(SANTA CLARA, NM) –Women military veterans and transitioning active-duty personnel are invited to stop by a special New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) women veterans outreach visit to the agency’s Grant County/Santa Clara Veterans Service Office office on Wednesday, October 10, from 1 p.m.-5 p.m.


The regular monthly board meeting of the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District will be held Monday, October 15, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Natural Resources Conservation Service/Grant SWCD office located at 3082 32nd Street Bypass, Suite C, Silver City, NM. To request a copy of the agenda or for more information, please call 575-388-1569 or email grantswcd@zianet.com. The public is welcome to attend.

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