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Gila National Forest campgrounds and trailheads closed along New Mexico Highway 152

SILVER CITY, N.M. – Due to the extensive flood damage along New Mexico Highway 152, several campgrounds and trailheads on the Gila National Forest have been closed.

Recreation site closures are:
· Iron Creek Campground
· Railroad Canyon Campground
· Upper Gallinas Campground
· Lower Gallinas Campground
· Wright's Cabin Picnic Area
· Emory Pass Observation Point which includes the Black Range Crest and Scenic Trail Trailheads
· Rabb Park Trailhead
· Gallinas and Railroad Canyon Trailheads-- Continue reading

Catwalk National Recreation Trail closed due to roadway flash flood damage

SILVER CITY, N.M. -- The Glenwood Ranger District has closed the Catwalk National Recreation Trail after flood waters damaged a section of road leading into the site.

Recent flash flooding severely im-- Continue reading

Local officials hear EAS applicant Mokulele Airlines' proposal and ask questions

By Mary Alice Murphy

The fourth applicant to provide essential air service to the Grant County Airport was contacted by telephone this morning for local officials to hear Mokulele Airlines proposal and to ask questions.

The other three applicants made their proposals about 10 days ago, also by telephone. Those applicants and their responses are covered in an article on the Beat at http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/17731-county-and-community-officials-asked-questions-of-those-applying-for-essential-air-service .-- Continue reading

Strong thunderstorms threatening central and northeastern Grant County 092914

Strong thunderstorms threatening central and northeastern Grant County 092914

Eastern Black Range Foothills Nm-Sierra County Lakes Nm-Southern Gila
Foothills/Mimbres Valley Nm-Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range
Nm-Upper Gila River Valley Nm-
134 Pm Mdt Mon Sep 29 2014

...Strong Thunderstorms Threatening Northeastern Grant And
Northwestern Sierra Counties Through 215 Pm Mdt...

At 130 Pm Mdt...National Weather Service Meteorologists Were Tracking
Strong Thunderstorms Over Grant And Sierra Counties Moving Northeast
At 30 Mph.-- Continue reading

Young 4-Her receives buckle donated by the Beat

Nolan Vemillion placed first in the Novice Division of Livestock Judging, for which he received a buckle donated by The Grant County Beat. He smiled and thanked this editor/reporter who presented the buckle to him.

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A determined and dedicated 4-Her does not let injury deter her

A determined and dedicated 4-Her does not let injury deter her

By Mary Alice Murphy

Cursten Blanton, 13, was riding horses at the junior rodeo Wednesday as part of the Grant County Fair in Cliff.

"I was goat-tying," Cursten said. "When I got off my horse to tie up the goat, the horse stepped on the back of my boot, and I fell, with my arms out in front of me. Then my horse stepped on my left hand.

"Thursday morning, I showed two pigs and placed second and seventh," she continued. "My hand was swollen and hurting, so we went to check it out. I broke three bones in my hand that we know of so far. Friday, I came back to the fair and showed two lambs, which placed fifth and sixth. I also showed my friend, Imelda Martinez's two goats. Her goats got fourth and eighth. She asked me to show them, because I'm more used to showing."

Cursten has a soft cast on her hand and arm, stabilizing the hand, so it can't move much, but she wasn't going to let broken bones keep her from competing.

"Since I was in first grade, I've been showing animals at the fair," Cursten said. "I started with horses, because I've been riding horses since I was little. Then I started showing rabbits and then pigs. I'm working my way up."-- Continue reading

GRMC Board of Trustees heard draft audit report in executive session

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting, board and staff members seemed euphoric after the brief executive session at the beginning of the meeting. They heard a report from the auditors about the draft findings of the audit. Because it was the draft audit, which has not yet been submitted to the state, their lips were sealed, but they were smiling from ear to ear.-- Continue reading

Grant County Water Commission hears about PER

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the Grant County Water Commission meeting held on Thursday, Sept. 25, the commissioners heard an update on the preliminary engineering plan from Gary Berg of Engineers, Inc.

The project is to develop the town of Silver City's water rights near the Grant County Airport.-- Continue reading

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