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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 public is invited to the Aldo Leopold Charter School's Internship Showcase on Wednesday, November 29. The event is from 4:30 to 6:00PM. Refreshments will be served. The school is located at 1422 East Highway 180, next to the Grant County Administration Building.

The Internship Showcase is a wonderful way to see our school's mission in action. Aldo Leopold is a tuition free Public Charter School. We serve students in grades 6 through 12.

The Internship Showcase displays the efforts of 65 students in grades 10-12, who have been spending every Friday this semester working with local businesses, non-profits and government agencies. Thirty-five students have worked on one of six Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) crews: Archaeology Site Stewardship, Eco Monitoring, Murals with MRAC's Youth Mural Program, Watershed Keepers, ALCS Garden, and Trails at Dragonfly. Other students have been learning various skills by working with mentors in careers such as information technology, physical therapy, elementary school education, engineering, veterinarian care, welding and architecture. At the showcase, all interns will give presentations about their internship or YCC experience.

Aldo Leopold Charter School's mission is to provide an engaging and challenging educational experience. Our educational programs emphasize inquiry-based learning, fieldwork, stimulation of the creative process, and stewardship of our community and natural environment.

School representatives will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about enrollment or our lottery system. If you are interested in learning more out our unique approach to public education, please attend this informative event.

For more information about the internship program contact:
Debra Preusch, ALCS Internship Coordinator
(575) 313-0746

Hidalgo and Grant County Seniors Are Invited to Join Hidalgo Medical Services Senior Centers for a Thanksgiving Lunch

Silver City, NM (November 8, 2017) Hidalgo and Grant County residents,60 years of age and older, are invited to attend a Thanksgiving lunch on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at an area HMS Senior Center.

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve Pearce, Senator Tom Udall, and Senator Martin Heinrich announce that Grant County will be holding an Informational Meeting on November 14, 2017 at 6:00 PM MST to discuss the current Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) being prepared for optimizing Airspace in New Mexico for training missions. The meeting will be held at the Grant County Administration Center and is open to the public. Community members are encouraged to attend. For more information, please visit the Grant County Commission website here. To submit comment, please visit the Holloman Air Force Base Airspace EIS website here.

Who:
United States Air Force
Grant County Commissioners

What:
Informational Meeting for Environmental Impact Statement

Where:
Commission Meeting Room, Grant County Administration Center
1400 Highway 180 East,
Silver City, NM 88061

When:
November 14, 2017
6:00 PM MST

wnmu career fair nov 2017 rsWestern New Mexico University students present their work at the Western New Mexico University Academic Symposium, which will take place in conjunction with WNMU’s Career Fair on Nov. 30, 2017.Silver City, NM – The 13th WNMU Academic Symposium will take place in conjunction with the Career Fair at Western New Mexico University on Nov. 30, 2017. The events last from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and will be on the third floor of the Student Memorial Building. Keynote speaker ASNMU President Tim Stillman will present at 9:10 a.m.

Small Business Saturday® is an annual holiday shopping tradition that last year generated a reported $15.4 billion for small businesses across the United States. Silver City MainStreet is promoting Shop Small and the downtown shopping district.

On Saturday, November 25, from 10 am to 3 pm, Silver City MainStreet will have a welcome station at The Hub, located at 600 N. Bullard St. Shoppers can pick up a free canvas Shop Small tote, enter free drawings, and participate in a scavenger hunt drawing for a $50 MainStreet gift certificate. Lists of businesses offering special sales or drawings will also be handed out.

planters at wnmu rsPlanters in the pergola at WNMU. Photo credit: Kristi DunnAt the meeting of the Gila Native Plant Society on Friday, November 17, 2017, Kristi Dunn will present a program entitled "New Shades of Green on the WNMU Campus", describing the landscaping projects undertaken in the past two years since she became Grounds Supervisor at Western New Mexico University. She and her crew have tried to incorporate native plants as much as possible, while still trying to create a lush, more sophisticated atmosphere.

Friday, Nov. 3

Stolen motor vehicle
3010 Pinos Altos Road
A named female jumped inside the white 2000 Subaru Outback and left headed south on PA Road.

Accident-property damage
2500 E. Highway 180
Caller from Forest Service dispatch advised at the stoplight a USFS vehicle and another vehicle are blocking traffic.

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