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Widowed and Single Persons of Grant County monthly meeting is Monday, February 12, 2018, 10:30 am at Cross Point Assembly of God Church, 11600 Hwy 180 E. Our speaker is Ellen Brown from the U.S. Forest Service. Cost for lunch is $12. All singles are welcome. For information call 575-537-3643.

Glenwood, NM, January 10, 2018—The USDA Forest Service has designated fee-free days for 2018. The first one of these will be on January 15, Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. The Catwalk Recreation Area, Glenwood Ranger District, is a day-use area which ordinarily charges $3 for parking fees. On January 15, this fee will be waived.

The other fee free days for 2018 are:

ABSENTEE AND EARLY VOTING

Absentee Voting for the March 6, 2018 Regular Municipal Election for the Town of Silver City will begin on January 30, 2018 and will end March 6, 2018. Voters in all four Council Districts that wish to vote by Absentee may request an application by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at 534-6346. The application will be mailed to your address. You may also request an application at the Town Clerk’s Office in City Hall, 101 W. Broadway. An absentee ballot may not be taken out of the Town Clerk’s Office. You may vote the ballot in the office, or have it mailed to your address.

GilaSilver City, NM, January 10, 2017—All Gila National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Monday, January 15 in commemoration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, January 16.

Despite the office closure, fire personnel, law enforcement officers, and recreation staff will be on-duty on the holiday for the safety of visitors.

photo 1 rsBicolor Fanmustard (Nerisyrenia camporum)
Photo credit: Sara Fuentes-Soriano
At the meeting of the Gila Native Plant Society on Friday, January 19, 2018, Sara Fuentes-Soriano, plant scientist, will present a talk entitled "The intriguing and wonderful natural history of uncommon Southwestern mustards". As she explains, " Members of the mustard family (Brassicaceae) are well known for the unique flavor they bring to our table. The plant diversity of the family is organized within 41 subgroups known as tribes. Tribe Physarieae is a unique group of mustards with specialized pollen morphology and a natural history tied to the Southwest region of North America. In this talk we will visit different geographic areas where this tribe is found, cover some useful morphological and molecular features that help us to recognize species, and learn about a few species that are locally and traditionally used for medicinal purposes."

For the weekend beginning Friday January 5, 2018 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday January 8, 2018 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 46 calls for service and had 126 self-initiated activity, and made 9 arrests. No arrests were made for DWI.

Included in the above calls for service are 1 Aggravated Burglary, 4 Domestic Disturbance, 1 Battery, 2 Shoplifting, 1 DVO Violation, 5 Welfare Checks, 1 Reckless Driver, 1 Child Abuse, 1 Civil Matter, 3 Citizen Assist, 1 Child Exchange, 1 Accident With Injuries, 1 Vehicle Accident No Injuries.

New Mexico State University’s Grant County Cooperative Extension Office will offer a free Manage Your Chronic Disease /Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (MyCD/CDSMP) beginning early February. The MyCD/CDSMP is an interactive group workshop for adults of all ages living with one or more ongoing health conditions like diabetes, arthritis, pain, cancer, high cholesterol, depression, asthma, heart disease, and high blood pressure. The MyCD/CDSMP focuses on building skills for improving pain management, nutrition, exercise, medication use, emotions, and communicating with doctors.

The weekly workshop sessions will be held from 1:30 - 4:00 p.m. each Tuesday from February 6 – March 20, 2018 at the Mimbres Roundup Lodge, Mimbres, NM. . It will be led by certified workshop leaders, Mary Ann Finn and Leticia Roybal. Call the Grant County Extension Office at 575-388-1559 to sign-up for this free program. Family, friends, and caregivers are also welcome to attend.

Reserve, NM, January 9, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Reserve Ranger District is planning to burn piles through the winter as weather conditions permit. The areas will be signed and posted for public awareness.

The plans for the Reserve RD pile burns include the following locations:
· SU slash pit piles; approximately four miles southwest of Reserve, west of State Highway 12 along FR 578
· Highway 180 Piles at Junction of HW 180 and HW 12. Adjacent to Rancho Grande Subdivision along Highway 180 and along Leggett Loop FR 4040L
· Black/Deer/Six Shooter Timber Sale Piles, approximately ten miles southeast of Reserve along FR 141 and Forest Roads 626, 626A, and 633
· Green Gate FR 4033P. Piles created from Pipe Fence construction

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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.

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