facebook-24x24

Front Page News

By Hallie Richwine

The City of Bayard Council Meeting on March 26, 2018 began at 2 p.m. after a work session that was approximately 30 minutes long. Councilors Zeke Santa Maria and Eloy Medina, Mayor Pro Tem Raul Villanueva, and Mayor Chon Fierro attended.

Councilors heard from David Wilguess regarding the road conditions on North East, North Foy, and Alta Vista. Wilguess said the roads are dangerous and too narrow. They were graded in the past but now they are only easily passable by four-wheel drive vehicles. Drainage issues complicate any easy fixes. Wilguess said an ambulance has gotten stuck before and he believes a fire truck would not be able to get through either. Wilguess would like the council to see if anything can be done to repair the roads. Council received a petition from property owners and residents.

Craig Springer, USFWS

draft sidebar1Maps make interesting reading and you can find all genres, including poetry, biography, and natural history. A map of southern New Mexico’s Mimbres Valley has a little of it all.

First, the verse: there’s poetry in the habit of rivers. The Mimbres River seeks to bend and curl and let its energy go in meanders. All rivers want to do it at some point and riparian ribbons are among the most beautiful shapes in nature.

Photos, video and article by Sandra Michaud

Over 350 people of all ages, students, parents, educators and seniors, met in Gough Park Saturday to show their support of the student rallies against gun violence being held all over the country. After a moment of silence, September Opal, Maria Casler and Wind Markham led the crowd in a song.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Friends of Pottery, an organization that supports the artists and potters at Western New Mexico University's ceramics department, holds an annual sale of pottery, created by students, professors and professional artists. Many items are donated for the sale. The prices are reasonable and the variety vast. A steady line of customers filed in and out of the building, most leaving with packages in their hands.

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

The spring meeting of New Mexico Cowbelles brought ranch women from all over the state to Silver City on Friday, March 23, 2018.

The meeting addressed items of interest to women who own and manage ranches, as well as those who support them. Nancy Phelps, state president-elect, said she is working with the New Mexico Beef Council to get the beef promotions back under the umbrella of Cowbelles.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

The Federated Republican Women of Grant County again this year put on an Easter egg hunt at the Hurley Community Park. Last year, about 80 kids showed up. This year, fewer than 20. The women were disappointed, but the kids who did visit the park with their baskets and bags got lots of candy and good prizes.

"We expected more this year," a spokeswoman said, "but people must not have heard or read about it. We had flyers up all over the place. We like holding things like this in Hurley, because sometimes the kids here don't get the same activities as kids in Silver City."

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

About a dozen Gila National Forest representatives answered questions and took comments on the Draft Forest Plan Revision at an open house in Silver City. Other open houses continue in the area. The last one will take place Monday, March 26, 2018, at the Reserve High School gym. 

By Howard Hutchinson

Re-published with permission from the March 2018 edition of The Stockman magazine

History of the Gila and San Francisco Water Rights Battle

In 1955 New Mexico entered the contentious water battle for Colorado River water in one of the longest running adjudication battles before the U.S. Supreme Court, Arizona v. California.

State Engineer Steve Reynolds' endeavor to have the Court’s Special Master recognize additional claims to Gila and San Francisco water rights failed. An estimated 30,000 acre-feet of claimed irrigation rights were lost due to the fact those waters were not in “present use.” The depression, Korean War, and drought had left many acres fallow.

Live from Silver City

Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates

Welcome to Three Times Weekly Updates! You will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
captcha 
You can unsubscribe anytime. We never share or rent your email to anyone.

Fire Alerts

Editor's Note

The Grant County Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has a new column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

The Beat totally appreciates its readers!  

WARNING:

All articles and photos indicated by a byline are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.

Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ad on the Beat.

Feel free to notify editor@grantcountybeat.com, if you notice any problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com.

If you subscribe to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option on the left side of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.

Note: This is another component that is in progress of going to a different software to make it easier for you to use and find classifieds that interest you. Check Out Classifieds. And look at Sponsors to see who is helping the Beat.

It's really easy to check to see if there's a classified ad. Just click on Classifieds in the blue menu and the page will open letting you know if there is a classified ad. Remember that your buying classified ads gives you a wide readership, as well as supporting the Beat. Post YOURS for quick results!

Note that if an article does not have a byline, it was sent to the Beat and written by someone not affiliated with the Beat

When you click on the blue and orange button on the upper left side of most pages, you will find out how you can help the Beat defray its expenses, which, with increased readership, continue to grow. You will arrive at a page that gives you options of how you can Help the Beat. All help is greatly appreciated and keeps the news you want and need coming into your browser.

Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News.

Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com