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.

Lost Service Dog

Last seen on Rosedale Road, 1-year-old Doberman, service dog-in-training. Answers to Lucy, wearing a faded pink collar

Has a microchip from Arenas Valley Clinic

Cash reward offered for her return

Call Jean at 575-654-6255

Peter Herzberg, immediate past president of the Silver City Rotary Club, will speak to Rotary on September 24, about a trip he made to Guatemala to help work on Rotary projects there.  Rotary International projects in Guatemala include building potable water systems, health clinics and schools.

Members of the public are always invited to attend Rotary Club meetings that are of interest to them.  The Silver City Rotary Club meets every Tuesday for lunch in the Sunset Room of the WNMU Student Cafeteria in the WNMU Student Memorial Building at 1000 College Avenue.  There is no charge to attend the meeting, but guests are asked to contribute $10 if they wish to join the Rotarians in eating a lunch with a hot entree, salad, and dessert.  The lunch line opens at noon; the meeting begins at 12:15 p.m.; the presentation starts at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

A Blessing of the Animals will take place to commemorate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.  This will occur on Saturday, October 5 on the parking lot behind the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd from 10AM till noon. All of God's creatures are invited to attend and be blessed by an Episcopal priest. A Roman Catholic priest may also be present. For more information contact Homer Hamby at 575-313-2841 or Jene Moseley at 575-313-7465.

This Friday, September 20 is National POW/MIA Remembrance Day. David Morrison is having a special gravestone made by Baca’s Funeral Chapel to be placed by the helicopter at the Forgotten Veteran’s Memorial Park near Fort Bayard. The stone is currently being engraved at Baca’s Deming Office. They are doing this voluntarily to support our local veteran.

Quemado, NM, September 18, 2019--The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District will be closing the Pinyon Campground, located In the Quemado Lake Recreation Area will be closing for the season on Friday, September 20, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.

The Juniper Campground, also located In the Quemado Lake Recreation Area, will be open through September 30, and then closing for the season. Reminder: Potable and non-potable water Is not available at the Juniper Campground, so campers are encouraged to come prepared. A campground host will remain onsite to answer questions until the end of the season.

Mimbres, NM, September 18, 2019 -- The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District is pleased to announce an additional temporary fuelwood area available again this fall. The fuelwood Is cut and stacked in decks and is a result of the Gatton's Park Collaborative Forest Restoration Program.

You must get a fuelwood permit at either the Wilderness Ranger District in Mimbres or the Silver City Ranger District/Supervisor's Office in Silver City. The fuelwood is available at the Celebrations site -- adjacent to FSR 4078U, off the west side of NM Hwy 35 (between mile post 17 and 18).

You’ll come away with a full belly and a full heart!

SILVER CITY, September 17— Enjoy a delicious meal for a good cause, and take home a beautiful handmade keepsake! On Saturday, October 26 from 11 am – 2 pm, visit The Commons at 501 East 13th Street to participate in the Empty Bowls fundraiser. Empty Bowls is an international event that began in 1990 to raise awareness about the issue of hunger. 

For our Grant County event, the bowls were hand-crafted (at Syzygy Tile) by community members during the Clay Festival, and glazed during the Gila River Festival. The bowls will then be sold at the fundraiser, along with a meal that features a variety of soups to choose from, served with bread and dessert, all for a donation of $20 (or more if you so choose). You’ll come away from the event with a full belly, a full heart, and a bowl that’s a one-of-a-kind work of art.

Hundreds of cyclists and fans to participate in Gila Monster Gran Fondo

Silver City, NM – September 17, 2019– Silver City, NM will play host to hundreds of avid cyclists this October 12, 2019, for the Gila Monster Gran Fondo. This long distance, timed cycling event is for all levels and offers the opportunity to “ride like a pro for a day” and become “Gila Proven.”

The Gila Monster Gran Fondo begins in Silver City and follows the same course as the iconic Tour of the Gila “Gila Monster” road race through some of the most beautiful routes in New Mexico. Three different distances are available including the 103-mile Gran Fondo, the 69-mile Medio Fondo and 39-mile Nano Fondo. 

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