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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 Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society has announced that effective November 2, the Museum, located in the historic Hospital Commander’s house at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark, will be open Saturdays only, from 10:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.  

Tours of the grounds will be led on the 2nd and 4th Saturdays from November through March, and will begin at 10:30 a.m. from the museum. The museum itself will be open every Saturday.

In addition, the Santa Clara/Historic Fort Bayard Visitors Center, located in the former National Guard Armory across the highway from the Village of Santa Clara, will operate on a shortened winter schedule, effective immediately. Hours at the Visitors Center will be 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Fridays and Mondays.

Special hours and tours of the museum, grounds and visitors center are available by appointment, by calling 575-388-4862, 575-388-4477, or 970-222-5084, or by emailing historyguy51b@gmail.com.

Mimbres, NM, October 24, 2019 -- The Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest had a theft at the fee collection box at Mesa Campground. The staff discovered the theft today. The box was last emptied on October 11.

If you have visited the Mesa Campground since October 11 and used a check as payment for the fees, please contact your bank. District Ranger Rachelle Huddleston-Lorton stated that "in order to protect our visitors' financial well-being we recommend a stop payment for their checks." Checks deposited by the offices of the Gila National Forest are sent to the US Treasury for processing and would read that way. 

The incident is under investigation. Until the fee box is replaced, we are asking that visitors deposit their fees at Upper End Campground. For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/gila 

Mimbres, NM, October 24, 2019 -- 141 volunteers on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest contributed service during the 2019 fiscal year equating to an estimated $245,000 of volunteer labor. 

On the Wilderness Ranger District, one of the most active Volunteer/Partner groups is Heart of the Gila. The Heart of the Gila coordinated and worked with Back Country Horsemen - Gila Chapter, No Barriers (a veteran’s group), local outfitters and guides, the CDT Coalition, TRAMPS (members of the retired smokejumpers association), New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors and others. Materials for the work such as hand saws, rakes, hoes, shovels, etc. are provided by the Wilderness Ranger District. Funding was provided by USDA Forest Service Region 3 - Southwestern Region, and a $50,000 grant from the State of New Mexico administered by the Town of Silver City.

Campground hosts at Upper End and Mesa Campgrounds also contributed an estimated 500 volunteer hours as well. The efforts of our many volunteers accomplished the following work over the course of the past six months:

Silver City, NM, October 24, 2019 -- The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District is temporarily closing the small passenger vehicle parking lot at the Dragonfly Trailhead beginning Monday, October 28.  Engineering staff will be laying concrete and constructing/installing a new two-panel kiosk.

The large vehicle/horse trailer parking lot will remain open during the construction process. Just a reminder - this is a day-use area parking lot and not to be used by RVs for overnight camping. The Forest apologizes for any inconvenience.

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

An Octoberfest for Polio is being held by the Silver City Rotary Club on October 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the Adobe Springs patio on Bullard Street.

The event, which has a $10 admission fee, will provide free German appetizers, a silent auction, and the latest information about the world wide effort sponsored by Rotary International to eradicate polio.  Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar. Peter Falley, chairman of the local Rotary Club’s Foundation, will give a short presentation on how close the world is to eradicating polio and fliers about the dangers of polio will be distributed.

The silent auction will feature a number of items including a flying pig sculpture, a Steinbach figurine, White House Christmas decorations, jewelry, an origami book with paper and instructions for producing 61 origami designs, and a Silver City Museum membership and gift basket.  All proceeds from the auction will be sent to Rotary International to stop polio before it has the chance to cripple and kill more children.

Polio is a paralyzing and potentially fatal disease that still threatens people in some parts of the world.  The poliovirus invades the nervous system and can cause total paralysis in hours. It can strike people of any age, but mainly affects children under five.

Mountain States Constructors Inc.  (Contractor) will be working on US 180 from milepost 52 to 56, traffic can expect a flagging with pilot car operation.  Construction will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 am till 5:00 pm. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. The NMDOT would like to thank you for your patience during this project.

Traffic Advisories and updates on this project will be posted on the New Mexico Department of Transportation’s road conditions website athttp://nmroads.com/.

Friday, Oct. 18

Aggravated battery
2 Ridge Road
Caller advised they found a female running down the roadway saying someone was chasing her with a chainsaw. Officer requested ambulance for a 44-year-old female bleeding from ear. Deputies out at a Plata Road address/county units assisted SCPD with the female at the . . .

Criminal trespass warning
106 N. Bullard Street
A named male has been harassing employees. An ATL is going to be issued for the male to issue a CTW for Syzygy Tile.

When: 3:00 PM-4:00 PM

Where: GRMC Billy Casper Rehab & Wellness Center, 300 East 16th Street – Silver City, NM

Guest Speaker: Allison Schmid, GRMC Registered Dietitican will talk about nutrition for brain healing and health.

Contact: Leigh Smith at GRMC Billy Casper Rehab & Wellness Center at 575-538-4899 for additional details.

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