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  • Abe Observes

    Abe Villarreal will write observations each week, usually for Wednesday or Thursday. 

    This content does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Beat.

    Article Count:
    15
  • Abi's Art

    Abi's Art features the work of a budding photographer and graphic artist.

    Article Count:
    0
  • Along the Way

    A monthly column by New Mexico USDA Rural Development Director Terry Brunner of features he finds "along the way" of his travels throughout New Mexico.

     

    Article Count:
    0
  • Barbara Ponders

    Barbara Nance 8469 Barbara Nance creates in many media, from words to canvas to stone to metal, and the results deliver charm, decoration and adornment.

    Her imaginative mind wanders from idea to creation. Here we reap the results.

    For those interested in her art work, please visit http://barbarananceart.com/

    Article Count:
    6
  • Reviews of books by local authors

    This column will feature reviews of books by local authors. If you are interested in submitting one, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

     

    Article Count:
    0
  • Chamber Corner

    Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce President Scott Terry will provide a weekly column to the Beat, featuring items and announcements of interest to the community.

    This content does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Beat.

    Article Count:
    15
  • Ettatorials

    Etta Pettijohn is a former newspaper and magazine editor. The last 10 years of her career were spent editing outdoor magazines, and specializing in wildlife and resource management issues. She is the recipient of the Conservation Communicator of the Year Award in 1998, sponsored by the National Wildlife Federation, Saturn Corp and the Tennessee Conservation League, and has won numerous awards from state and regional outdoor associations.

    Article Count:
    1
  • Good News

    MalikaJuly 2015Malika Crozier is a Reflexologist, certified and in practice for 23 years. Her Silver City Practice includes the use of essential oils and focuses on natural remedies. Reflexology provides profound relaxation through professional foot massage.

    Educated in Fine Arts, as a painter, Malika currently paints with glaze on clay. She refers to her creations as Heartful Art in Clay for Every Day Use. Her work can be seen at Cloudcroft Gallery in Cloudcroft, NM, and at Chiricahua Gallery in Rodeo, NM.

    Malika can be reached at 575-534 9809 and at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

    This content does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Beat.

    Article Count:
    7
  • Gospel Mission News

    Randy Salars is manager of the Silver City Gospel Mission, which has as its mission: Feeding the hungry, clothing the cold and giving hope to Silver City's hopeless. He is the author of every item posted in this column.

     

    Article Count:
    26
  • Health Council Happenings

    Members of the Grant County Community Health Council will post notices of events, trainings and meetings of importance and interest to residents of the area. Check back regularly to see what's happening among the health council sectors.

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    0
  • Just Call Me MAM

    I wrote MAM's musings weekly for almost 10 years. I began it with the Silver City Sun-News. When the editor who had taken on the column left the paper, I offered it to the Silver City Daily Press, and the editor, Richard Correa, grabbed it. Since early 2001, it appeared every Friday in the Daily Press, with the exception of two times that I recall. I'll update it as new sightings happen, so check regularly.

    So MAM's musings has been re-created as Just Call Me MAM with a similar topic and musings about the outdors.

    It comprises my observations and my opinion.

    Article Count:
    2
  • Libertarian Leanings
    Article Count:
    6
  • Luna County List

    This column will include events happening in Luna County, as provided by Luna County Community and Economic Development.

    Article Count:
    9
  • Matter and Light

    Matter and Light

    Diane Joy Schmidt is an award-winning writer and photojournalist and an admirer of all things spiritually resonant. Sometimes, when she gets really pissed off, she will also write about things that need fixing. Her personal columns won first place in the Society of Professional Journalists Top of the Rockies contest in 2016. She lives in Corrales, New Mexico, with her partner, Frank Morgan, a Navajo cultural linguist and translator. Visit her online and read more articles at www.dianejoyschmidt.com.

    Photo of Diane Joy Schmidt by Frank Morgan

    Article Count:
    4
  • Real Estate Matters

    Members of the Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS®, Inc. will write periodic columns under this heading to inform the public about real estate matters.

    The opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Grant County Beat.

    Article Count:
    2
  • SBDC Report

    The Silver City Small Business Development Center has agreed to send weekly columns to the Beat. We’re starting with ones that have already been published in the Daily Press.

    The opinions do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Grant County Beat.

    Article Count:
    17
  • Shots from Skip's Soapbox

    I intend, on occasion, to offer my opinions on various topics (from a conservative viewpoint) that affect all of us during these critical times in American history. What direction will our country take--and why?? The Soul of America is at stake! Comments and rebuttals are welcomed!

    Skip Thacker

    Skip Thacker welcomes your emails at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.%3E">.

    This content does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Beat.

    Article Count:
    0
  • Think Local

    DrLAS NCSULynda Aiman-Smith is a native New Mexican with diverse professional experience. In this column she will share insights and information from her perspective as an entrepreneur, corporate manager, researcher and educator.

    This content does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Beat.

    Article Count:
    0
  • Undeniably Right

    I believe what I say and believe I am right. Thus, the title of my column, Undeniably Right. Take it as you will, that I'm a conservative or I have a huge ego and believe I am always correct. Sometimes those things overlap, sometimes not.

    Mike Rowse

    This content does not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Beat.

    Article Count:
    15
  • WNMU President's Blog

    Western New Mexico University President Joseph Shepard has begun a new blog. The Grant County Beat is pleased that he has decided to share it with Beat readers.

    Article Count:
    1

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