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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.

Silver City Public LibraryThe Silver City Public Library will be hosting a free creative writing workshop on Tuesday, November 28 from 3:30 to 5:30 pm for aspiring writers ranging in age from high school through adulthood. The workshop will be facilitated by Jeffrey Scott, who has an MFA in Writing and Consciousness and has completed a novel about the Civil Rights Movement. The workshop is geared towards people who have thought about creative writing but have been afraid to attend a writing class. Mr. Scott and participants will create a safe, comfortable place to find words for experiences, thoughts, images, or stories for self-expression.

unm anderson school mgmt 200wAnderson School of Management's MBA in Education Leadership Program Offers NM Educators Opportunity to Further Education, Advance Careers

Albuquerque, NM – November 20, 2017 – The University of New Mexico Anderson School of Management's MBA in Education Leadership Program offers New Mexico educators the opportunity to increase their leadership roles in their schools and communities, as well as to become eligible to sit for the administrative licensure exam in the state of New Mexico.

The program is a two-year general business degree with courses offered bi-monthly on Friday afternoons and Saturday mornings. The courses are specialized to combine real-life situations, business solutions and academic theory.

"The curriculum of the MBA in Education Leadership Program is flexible and fast, and allows educators to not only advance their careers, but also to increase their level of leadership within their communities," said Audrey Arnold, UNM Anderson School of Management's Executive & Professional Education Center Director. "Students will receive specialized instruction, as well as application of curriculum in hands-on projects in the community."

Remember Clarence, the guardian angel who helps George Bailey in the 1946 Christmas classic, It’s a Wonderful Life? He had to work awfully hard to get his wings, but if he was in Silver City this year, he’d find out that it’s easy to become a Guardian Angel for a homeless dog and it’s even tax deductible!

Puppy Dog Ranch Rescue and Sanctuary in Arenas Valley, continues to be the first and only "No-Kill", No Cage Dog Rescue in southwest New Mexico, and serves Grant County and all communities throughout 100 miles. PDR rescues, rehabilitates and re-homes abused, abandoned, neglected, unwanted and "special needs" dogs.

Puppy Dog Ranch is a 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Public Charity, run by a small hand full of unpaid volunteers and funded entirely by your donations. Since August 2009, PDR has rescued nearly 300 dogs, through their adoption matching program, has found qualified FURever homes for more than 250 dogs and maintains a 99% adoption success rate.

A Holiday Gift Boutique is the theme for December 2017 at the Deming Art Center. Come, browse, shop and find wonderful, unique gifts for family and friends this holiday season. The gallery is located at 100 S. Gold in Deming, NM and the hours are 10AM-4PM Monday - Saturday. The boutique will run from December 2-29 and there will be a reception for the artists & crafters on Sunday, December 3, from 1-3 PM. For more information call 575-546-3663, visit our website at www.demingarts.org or see our Facebook page.

This project is supported in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and by the National Endowment for the Arts.

US Forest ServiceSilver City, NM, November 20, 2017—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest is currently revising its land and resource management plan – also known as the Forest Plan. As one part of the larger Plan Revision effort, each national forest undertaking Forest Plan Revision is required to complete a process of identifying and evaluating lands that may be suitable for inclusion in the National Wilderness Preservation System, and determine whether to recommend any of the evaluated lands to Congress for wilderness designation. Congress reserves the authority to designate wilderness through legislation.

The Gila National Forest has developed a draft inventory map as the first step of a four-step process. The map is now available for public review and comment. The inventory step is an initial narrowing down of areas that may have wilderness characteristics. It is a mapping exercise where obvious locations on the Forest landscape that do not have wilderness characteristics are removed. The Gila National Forest developed the final inventory process paper used to produce the draft inventory map after listening to stakeholder ideas during community and technical meetings and review periods that provided opportunities to submit written comments.

A Guest at Your Table: Unitarian Universalist Service Committee's Social Justice Programs
Nov. 26 at 10 am, 3845 North Swan Street

Ron Gabioud & Chellee Chase will moderate. Annually, the UUFSC supports the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee in a fund-raising effort to promote social justice on critical human rights issues. The UUSC was founded during World War II to help victims of Nazi oppression in Europe. Learn how the organization is currently on the front lines partnering with over 75 grassroots organizations around the U.S. and the world addressing three core areas: Rights at Risk; Environmental Justice and Climate Change; and Economic Justice. This will also be a Family Program Sunday, continuing the new curriculum of  "Sing to the Power" which uses the metaphor of the four elements, earth, air, fire, and water, as a framework to explore different forms of power that can be used for positive change and strives to develop children's sense of themselves as leaders in making change in their communities. There will be coffee and conversation after the service, and visitors are always welcome.

If you’d like to find out more about the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, email uufellowshipofsilvercity@gmail.com or visit our website at www.uufsc.com.

Bayard Police Department

Saturday, Nov. 18

Welfare check
N. East Street
Caller can hear a male yelling “open the door,” and banging on the door. Officer made contact advising units on scene/will be out of their units on Maple Street/clear/negative contact/knocked on the door several times.

Stolen motor vehicle
Diamond Street
A named male just took off without permission in a black 2007 Dodge Durango. Officer advised en route to dispatch to drop off paperwork.

Friday, Nov. 17

Welfare check
Highways 35 and 152
Male walking on the side of the highway toward the senior center/walking really fast and looked like he had blood on his clothing. Deputy made contact with male/clear/dropping male off at Chamisa /Hwy 35.

Accident-property damage
Joseph Blaine Road
Vehicle wrecked in a ravine with no one around.

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