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Rural Roads Community News

Reports and photos of events or happenings that have occurred in the smaller towns of SW New Mexico and SE Arizona will be posted here. Send them to mabm@grantcountybeat.com 

Latest news from the project manager Justin Henwood of the DOT:

Traffic Control During Construction – "It is our intent to allow traffic to move through the construction project with only minor delays. We anticipate maintaining one lane of traffic through the project at all times, with any delays kept to a reasonable minimum, less than 15 minutes. One lane closures will only be required in the area the contractor is working, so the majority of the route should remain open to two lane traffic during construction. Prior to construction we will hold a public meeting with the contractor to share the intended traffic control plan with the citizens of Glenwood."

Catwalk Road DESIGN UPDATE
The Central Federal Lands Highway Division of the Federal Highway Administration is continuing design efforts on State Highway 174, the Catwalk Access Road. Recently, the design team, in consultation with the New Mexico Department of Transportation and the Gila National Forest, made the decision to alter the road widening, which was originally planned for.

The Bush Valley Craft Club will sponsor a Memorial Day Craft Sale, featuring in-state and out-of-state vendors. The sale will be held on Friday, May 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and on Saturday, May 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Alpine Community Center.

The Bush Valley Craft Club will resume their meetings on the first Monday in June, June 4, 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in their meeting place next to the Thrift Shop, down from the Alpine Community Center. They will meet there each Monday, except for holidays, and on into September. Members work exclusively for the benefit of community organizations.

friend of cochise rsOn Saturday, March 10, 2018, Western Writers of America announced that Tom Jeffords: Friend of Cochise by Doug Hocking had won the 2018 Spur Finalist Award. That is the equivalent of saying that he got the Olympic Silver Medal for writing about the West.

H. Alan Day will be speaking about his book "Cowboy Up! Life Lessons from the Lazy B"

In Cowboy Up, Alan Day shares thirty-five stories about his experiences ranching and "cowboying" on the 200,000 acre Lazy B cattle ranch in southeastern Arizona. Alan has had adventures that most people couldn't even conjure in their wildest imaginations. Not only are those adventures fun to read and live vicariously through, but they offer insights and lessons that anyone can apply to their life even if they may never sport a cowboy hat or boots or ride a horse.

Bisbee, Arizona is the place to be Thanksgiving weekend! On Friday and Saturday, families can enjoy live entertainment, unique shopping experiences, and even visit with Santa Claus. With many time-honored traditions, such as the Festival of Lights, Small Town Holiday, the Bisbee Home Tour, and the Art Chairs Auction, the city is filled with its unique brand of charm.

Friday & Saturday
The 29th Annual Festival of Lights is an all-day celebration the day after Thanksgiving held in City Park. Beginning at noon on Friday, November 24, 2017, you can find wonderful gifts from vendors at the Craft and Food Fair. Join in the fun with a free Ornament-Making Workshop for kids of all ages from noon until 2 pm. Live music and dance performances, games, contests with prizes, and even a visit from Santa Claus are part of the festivities. The Festival of Lights ends at 8 pm with the ceremonial lighting of the trees in the park. For more information about Festival of Lights, contact Lorena Valdez at Public Works at 520-432-6002.

The December 2017 meeting of the Cochise County Corral of the Westerners will be at Thursday, December 7, at 7 p.m. in Tombstone's Schieffelin Hall, Fremont at 4th St. We will be having an artifact, heirloom, and antique show and tell. Bring your favorites from home to show off to the Corral.

The Corral meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Schieffelin Hall. Come and see this wonderful, historic theater built in 1882. There is an optional 5-ish pre-meeting dinner at the Longhorn Restaurant, Allen St., Tombstone. Call or email ahead so we can tell the restaurant how many to expect.

This is Cochise County's corral and all are welcome. For more information contact Sheriff Doug Hocking (doug@doughocking.com), 378-1833, or Christine Rhodes at 432-5836. Everyone is invited. The Corral is growing. Join us for a good time.

Andy Ward will be speaking about "Pottery in Prehistoric Cochise County" at 7 P.M., Thursday, November 2, before the Cochise County Corral of the Westerners in Tombstone’s Schieffelin Hall, Fremont at 4th St. Cochise County was home to many different cultures and they’ve left behind bits of their pottery. Come and learn to tell them apart so you can guess ‘who lived here?’ The Corral meets at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Schieffelin Hall. Come and see this wonderful, historic theater built in 1882. There is an optional 5-ish pre-meeting dinner at the Longhorn Restaurant, Allen St., Tombstone. Call or email ahead so we can tell the restaurant how many to expect. This is Cochise County’s corral and all are welcome. For more information contact Sheriff Doug Hocking (doug@doughocking.com), 378-1833, or Christine Rhodes at 432-5836. Everyone is invited. The Corral is growing. Join us for a good time.