Local News Releases

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 Southwestern Chapter of the ACLU of New Mexico is seeking nominations to its Board of Directors. Candidates must be current ACLU members, reside in either Grant, Luna, Hidalgo, or Catron County, and have access to email. The function of the Southwestern Chapter is to provide oversight within its four-county territory and to educate the public regarding our fundamental civil liberties. Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month in Silver City. To be considered as a candidate or to nominate someone else, contact Linda Pafford, nominating committee chair, at (575) 536-3055 or Robert Garrett, board president, at (575) 388-8077. The deadline for nominations is Monday, October 9, 2017.

On Saturday, October 7, from 1:30 to 3:30 PM you can create your own stained "glass" sun catcher or stained "glass" window creation from tissue paper, wax paper, and construction paper.

Using various papers, participants can either follow traditional stained glass patterns or free-hand their own vision. The stained glass effect will be created by sandwiching colorful tissue between two pieces of wax paper and a construction paper frame. Assistants will be present to help any participant with sealing their projects. By the end of the workshop, each participant will have their own unique stained glass creation to hang in their windows.

Silver City, NM, October 14, 2017: The Volunteer Center will be hosting a Harvest Celebration in Grant County, Saturday, October 14, from 10 AM to 2 PM, at the Commons (501 E. 13th St.).

Highlights of this festival will include hammermill processing of mesquite beans, apple cider processing, seed sharing and a community potluck lunch. Visitors are encouraged to bring their favorite dishes to share at this event, which promises to be mouth-watering. The Volunteer Center's Commons is located just behind Silver City's Knights of Columbus Hall.

Learning Circle: Best Practices for Building Nonprofit Leaders

The Nonprofit Resource Group (NRG) will be offering a no cost training, available in person or by teleconference, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2017, at 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at College Street Plaza in Suite #5, 301 W. College Ave. This Learning Circle is an opportunity for nonprofit board members, coordinators and executive directors to share the practices their nonprofit has implemented to develop and transform leadership and plan for succession. To lead effectively and propel a nonprofit’s mission forward, today’s leader needs to be more than just “the boss.” Research shows that today’s leader must have a comprehensive set of financial, operational and executive skills. How do frontier and rural nonprofit leaders develop or gain these skills? Thanks to the generosity of the McCune Charitable Foundation southwest New Mexico nonprofits can have this conversation.

Seating and teleconference connections are limited so participants must register. To register contact Kendra Milligan at (575) 597-0035 or email: nrg@swchi.org. For more information visit http://nresourcegroup.org.

wnmu open house rsProspective students gather WNMU literature and meet faculty
during an Open House academic showcase
Silver City, NM – Prospective Western New Mexico University students can visit campus for free on Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Open House hosted by the WNMU Office of Admissions will showcase campus life and educate future Mustangs about degree options and financial aid opportunities.

Have you ever needed blood? Every 2 seconds someone needs a blood transfusion. Patients suffering from trauma, cancer, leukemia, kidney and heart disease, premature birth, hemophilia, sickle cell anemia...all require lifesaving blood transfusions. You can help make sure blood is available when it's needed. Donate in Silver City at the following locations:

Western New Mexico
Thursday, September 27, 9:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Bayard Police Department

Saturday, Sept. 23

Game and Fish
Highway 180 @ Bayard Cemetery
Caller witnessed a red Chev Cavalier just hit a deer and leave/vehicle left behind car parts and deer is still alive on the side of the highway.

Friday. Sept. 22

Unwanted subject
Whispering Hills
A named male is on the property and caller doesn’t want him there/the male is asleep in a black SUV/male has a CTW issued in November 2016. Deputy out at address.

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The Grant County Beat endeavors to post to the Elections page, under News, at the least, notices of candidates for Grant County races. Some candidates for statewide races have also sent their notices. 

The Beat continues to bring you new columnists.Recent additions  include 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 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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