We welcome SAPILLO CREEK ESCAPE as the newest member of the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce.

Ready for a relaxing and rejuvenating vacation? You need to experience the beautiful home at Sapillo Creek Escape located in the Gila National Forest. Adjacent to Lake Roberts and minutes from the Continental Divide, this custom-built, Southwest-style home features comfort and luxury with incredible mountain views, 20 acres for hiking and enjoying the outdoors, plus the Gila right outside the door. Proximity to Silver City means the best of both worlds - nature and serenity plus restaurants, galleries, shops and loads of local events. To learn more about Sapillo Creek Escape, please visit https://sapillocreekescape.com/  or https://www.facebook.com/sapillocreekescape/ .

This Thursday at the Grant County Conference Center, the public can attend a FREE Home Expo from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. There will be 18 vendor booths that will include banks, real estate companies, insurance, local government and more. This event is sponsored by the Silver City Regional Association of REALTORS, State Representative Rebecca Dow and Grant County. Don’t miss the HOME EXPO, this Thursday – April 25 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm!

Congratulations to the Santa Clara mining district area. This past Monday, the Chamber of Commerce assisted Hidalgo Medical Services at a ribbon cutting ceremony for the new temporary HMS Mining District Health Clinic. The temporary unit will open May 1. A permanent structure will be erected in the near future. This clinic is located at 107 Northeast Street in Santa Clara.

Are you interested in outer space? At the Chamber’s May 2 Lunch Meeting, our guest speaker will be a representative of Virgin Galactic. We will hear about the plans for space travel this year from the Space Port located near Truth or Consequences. The cost to attend the lunch meeting is $15.00. Call our Chamber office at 538-3785 and we will explain how you can register online.

We received to ballots at my home this week to vote for or against a Bond Issue for Silver Consolidated Schools. To vote yes means you will continue supporting a bond that is currently on the books. It doesn’t mean you will have new higher property taxes. I believe that Silver Schools has done a good job in recent years to provide quality education opportunities for the youth of the Silver City area. However, there is more to do and it costs money. If we want our children to receive a great quality education, we need to continue creating a great environment for our students and our teachers. We need to make certain the equipment and materials needed are up-to-date and usable. I hope you will vote YES… for continuing this bond for our schools… more importantly for our students.

To close, there is a gentleman that keeps calling our office. His first inquiry was about the ranch where Lucas McCain and his son lived in the television western show – The Rifleman. The ranch was supposed to be located near the fictional town of North Fork, New Mexico. This gentleman has decided North Fork, New Mexico is close to Silver City. We keep saying that North Fork, New Mexico was a fictional town. The gentleman from another state continues believing it was near Silver City and wants us to share the secret with him… describing the location of North Fork, New Mexico. If you know something we don’t know about North Fork… please call our office at 538-3785.

Content on the Beat

WARNING: All articles and photos with a byline or photo credit are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.

Disclaimer: If you find errors in articles not written by the Beat team but sent to us from other content providers, please contact the writer, not the Beat. For example, obituaries are always provided by the funeral home or a family member. We can fix errors, but please give details on where the error is so we can find it. News releases from government and non-profit entities are posted generally without change, except for legal notices, which incur a small charge.

NOTE: If an article does not have a byline, it was written by someone not affiliated with the Beat and then sent to the Beat for posting.

Images: We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. 

New Columnists: The Beat continues to bring you new columnists. And check out the old faithfuls who continue to provide content.

Newsletter: If you opt in to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option above this to the right, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.

Submitting to the Beat

Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at https://www.grantcountybeat.com/about/submissions. They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as for the editor.

Advertising: Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ads on the Beat.

Classifieds: We have changed Classifieds to a simpler option. Check periodically to see if any new ones have popped up. Send your information to editor@grantcountybeat.com and we will post it as soon as we can. Instructions and prices are on the page.

Editor's Notes

It has come to this editor's attention that people are sending information to the Grant County Beat Facebook page. Please be aware that the editor does not regularly monitor the page. If you have items you want to send to the editor, please send them to editor@grantcountybeat.com. Thanks!

Here for YOU: Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News. Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com

Feel free to notify editor@grantcountybeat.com if you notice any technical problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.  The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!  

Compliance: Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised.