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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, November 7, 2019—For Immediate Release.  All Gila National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day and in honor of Americans who have served in the armed forces.  Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, November 12.  Day-use fees at the Catwalk Recreation Area will be waived November 9-11, as part of the Fee-Free Program.

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.

November 16 from 10am - 2pm at The Commons, 501 E 13th St., Silver City, NM

Mesquite Milling - $4/gallon to mill your mesquite pods into flour 10am - 2pm. Don't have pods? please come anyway to learn and interact!

Wild and Local Foods Potluck Brunch - mesquite pancakes & coffee provided 10am-noon. bring a dish to share featuring local or wild harvested ingredients

An Ethnobotanical Exploration of Mesquite with Dr. Richard Felger 10:30-11:00

Mesquite 101 - learn the essentials of harvesting, processing, and preparing 11:30-noon

Sponsored by Mesquitos, Wild Resilience Collective, and The Commons

Silver City, NM, November 7, 2019—For Immediate Release. All Gila National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Monday, November 11 in observance of Veterans Day and in honor of Americans who have served in the armed forces. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, November 12. Day-use fees at the Catwalk Recreation Area will be waived November 9-11, as part of the Fee-Free Program.

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

patrick hoskins and cissy mcandrew at the selfie wall. jpgPatrick Hoskins and Cissy McAndrew at the selfie wallSilver City MainStreet invites the community to a ribbon cutting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at 11 am at the corner of Kelly Street and Bullard. The ribbon cutting will introduce and celebrate the project that activates the Kelly Street dead-end into an entrance to the Big Ditch Park. 

Silver City MainStreet received an AARP Community Challenge Grant and a Wells Fargo grant to complete the project. The AARP Community Challenge Grants are for quick-action projects that help communities become more livable for people of all ages. They support projects that improve sidewalks and crosswalks, activate public spaces, and more. 

The Kelly Street project included painting a mountain landscape on the north wall of the street and a “selfie” wall on the south side. Landscaping was also done along the entire length of the north side of the street. The sidewalks were painted along with a traffic calming mural and crosswalk. A new way-finding sign that points out the Big Ditch Park and lists walking destinations by the number of minutes it takes to walk to them, was installed on the north side of the street. All of this contributes to activating the space and making people more aware of the Big Ditch Park (Park) an under-utilized asset in Silver City. 

Thursday, November 14,  Silver City Museum: The Saga of LC Ranch with Alex Ocheltree 12:00 pm -1:00 pm in the Museum Annex at 302 W Broadway St. The Lyons-Campbell Ranch was at its peak a one-million acre ranch owned by Englishmen Tom Lyons and Scottish prospector Angus Campbell. They created an empire that was one of the truly great ranches of the West until the still-unsolved murder or Tom Lyons in 1917, after which the ranch become an ice factory, a utopian commune for Great Depression refugees, and was finally was purchased by opera-singing collectors who have spent several generations restoring the LC Ranch to its former glory and beyond. Attendees of this lecture will get a pass to tour the newly renovated LC Ranch for only $10 (normally $15).

Monday, November 18,  Silver City Museum: Volunteer Gathering 10:00 am -12:00 pm. Come hang out with Museum volunteers and staff, get the latest news and on-the-ground views. A great opportunity to explore the Museum’s volunteer program and meet its participants. Attendees will hear a state-of-the-museum address from our Director Bart Roselli covering many topics. You will hear from several departments about exciting new volunteer opportunities, upcoming exhibits and events, and more! Lunch included. PLEASE RVSP to Jo Lutz at volunteercoordinator@silvercitymuseum.org or 575-597-0229.

Please join us for Green Drinks this Thursday, November 7, starting at 5:30 pm in the backroom of Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, 200 N. Bullard Street.

Our guest speaker will be Susan Beck, a retired Airforce Colonel. She will provide an overview of the U.S. Air Force's draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its proposal to modify the boundaries for military air space over southwest New Mexico, including areas that would be used for F-16 training missions out of Holloman Air Force Base over Grant County and the Gila National Forest. 

Her presentation will be followed by a discussion of how individuals and our communities can respond  

Come hungry and order no-host drinks and other foods of your choice. Bring your friends, family and associates! 

For further info call (575)538-1337 or email swGreenChamber@gmail.com

Ditch the Commercial Shopping & Visit Silver City, NM

Silver City, NM – November 5, 2019 – A paradise for art lovers, Silver City, New Mexico is an eclectic destination known for its myriad of unique galleries throughout the historic downtown district. This holiday season, the streets of downtown Silver City are the ideal place to find one-of-a-kind gifts and a relaxing getaway to combat the holiday stress.

“Holiday shopping has become a burdensome time, as people try to come up with creative, out-of-the-ordinary gifts that feel special to both the giver and the recipient,” said Alex Brown, Town of Silver City Manager. “Big box stores offer little that is unique and personal. In Silver City, we value art, culture and personal touches. In Silver City, you’re likely to find a gift that is truly one-of-a-kind.”

While the holiday season in larger cities is filled with long lines, over-commercialized—and often over-priced—consumer items, Silver City offers a slower pace of life and an infusion of creative inspiration behind every corner.

alex ocheltree at lc barOn November 14 from 12-1pm, the Silver City Museum will host a talk on one the most storied ranches of the American West which was, right here in our back yard. Alex Ocheltree, current owner and passionate restorer, will guide attendees through the fascinating history of the Lyons-Campbell Ranch and its property in Cliff, NM. The talk will take place at the Museum’s Annex at 302 W. Broadway, and is free of charge. 

The Lyons-Campbell Ranch was at its peak a one-million acre ranch owned by Englishmen Tom Lyons and Scottish prospector Angus Campbell. They created an empire that was the second-largest ranch in the United States until the still-unsolved murder or Tom Lyons in 1917, after which the ranch become an ice factory, a utopian commune for Great Depression refugees, and was finally purchased by opera-singing art and antique collectors who have spent several generations restoring the LC Ranch to its former glory and beyond. 

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