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.

scctWho Invited Falstaff?, dinner theater August 2017. Cast: Linda Browning Callendar, Doug Abbott, Wendy Spurgeon, Liz Mikols, Robin Santa Teresa, Melvyn Gelb, Thomas Leeper. Author, Frost McGahey.The idea of forming a community theater in Silver City began in series of acting classes at the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning. Several class members with acting and community theater experience worked to create Silver City Community Theatre (SCCT). SCCT formed as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in 2014 and our inaugural production was an original 1-act play, A Twilight Christmas, written by three SCCT members, according to Phyllis McQuaide, SCCT founding and current SCCT Board Member.

Silver City, NM, November 20, 2019—For Immediate Release.  All Gila National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Thursday, November 28. Regular business hours will resume Friday, November 29.  

Despite the office closure, law enforcement officers will be on-duty on the holiday for the safety of visitors.

Know Before You Go. Check the weather for the specific part of the forest you will be visiting at http://www.weather.gov/epz/. Remember to practice good campfire safety and respect your public lands by packing out your trash.

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

wnmuscholar christiantopete 1Western New Mexico University and Glendale Community College student Christian Topete (pictured) is a researcher in the first ever cell-based HIV-1 mutant study.Silver City, NM – Christian Topete is conducting research that could lead to a cure for what is classified today as untreatable HIV-1. He is in his senior year under a partnership that allows biotechnology students at Glendale Community College to earn bachelor’s degrees from Western New Mexico University. Since being admitted to the program, Christian has taken at least one WNMU-based class each semester, also starting summer classes through WNMU. “I’m taking immunology now, and what I learned in my previous classes is coming into play,” he says.

Saturday, November 23
Silver City Woman's Club

The Elks Hoop Shoot, funded by the Elks National Foundation, is a free throw contest for children ages 8 to 13. It happens Saturday, November 23, 2019 at La Plata Middle School, with registration beginning at 8:30 am. and competition beginning at 9 am.

The event is free; the prizes are numerous.

The winners will get a trip to District. The winners there will get a trip to the State Competition, from there to Regionals, and then hopefully to Nationals in Chicago,Ill.  

scfarmmktStock up on Fresh, Local Produce Just in Time for the Holidays!

Silver City -- Just in time for the holidays!  The Silver City Farmer's Market will hold a special "Downtown Harvest Market" this Saturday, November 23, from 10 am to 1 pm in the parking lot of the former Life Quest offices at the northwest corner of Pope Street and College Avenue. 

Market vendors will be on hand with plenty of locally-grown, fresh produce including greens, pears and pecans, onions, garlic and winter squash.  Gila River Farms will be selling grass-fed meats, and Frisco Farms is bringing lots of seasonal root vegetables for sale. Local bakers will offer a variety of goods to satisfy your sweet tooth, and locally-made, handcrafted items will also be on sale for holiday gift-giving. Live music will be played throughout the day.

The United Methodist Campus Ministry will host a dinner for all WNMU Veteran students, their families and friends on Wednesday, December 4 at 6 PM at the First United Methodist Church, 300 College Avenue.

It will be a complete ham dinner with all the trimmings, and ALL Veteran students are welcome!!

The newly formed United Methodist Campus Ministry for WNMU consists of the Methodist Churches in Arenas Valley, Deming, Lordsburg and Silver City.

Tuesday, November 19, 2019; Silver City, NM: What’s one thing residents can do to save the brains of Grant County youth? Stop supplying youth with alcohol! That’s a topic that is brain worthy, according to the Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition (YSAPC) which is featuring a panel discussion on Thursday, November 21, 2019, at 6 p.m. at the Western New Mexico University’s Global Resource Center Auditorium, corner of 12th St. and Florida St.

“Brain Worthy: A Case Against Underage Drinking” features a panel of local substance abuse preventionist and treatment specialists discussing with the community the effects of underage drinking.

“It is important for the community to have an opportunity to hear from local experts and professionals who deal with underage drinking or its consequences in the community on a daily basis,” said Corina Castillo, YSAPC program specialist.

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