This column will feature items that relate somehow to Grant County - the name of a street in the case of the first one, and maybe other streets, or the name of a building or whatever catches the fancy of the contributor, Richard Donough. Readers are encouraged to send him topics of interest to them, so he can do the research and write an article.

Unclaimed Funds Year 2024

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Unclaimed Funds
Year 2024

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You may have funds waiting for you. Unclaimed funds.

As part of efforts to return these unclaimed funds to local folks, The Chronicles Of Grant County will be producing several news columns on the subject during 2024. Many individuals, businesses, organizations, and other entities may not realize that they have unclaimed funds owed to them that are in Santa Fe (and elsewhere) at this time.

These are unclaimed funds that the State of New Mexico wants to return to the rightful owners.

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Quail Run Street in Deming

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Quail Run Street

montezuma quail fort stanton snowy river cave national conservation area bureau of land management randy howard 50A Montezuma Quail seen in the Fort Stanton-Snowy River Cave National Conservation Area. (The photograph was produced by Randy Howard and provided courtesy of the Bureau of Land Management.)

Quail Run Street in Deming was named after the bird.

News articles dating to the early 1890s note that quail hunts were a popular activity in Deming, then located in Grant County. (Luna County had not yet been created.)

According to a statement from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), “American quail are known regionally by various names: Bobwhite, partridge, and quail (blue, California, mountain, and Montezuma). A ready-to-cook quail weighs about 3 to 7 ounces, including the giblets. Due to their small size, they are usually roasted and served whole. The meat is dark, but mild flavored.” The statement was dated March 8, 2023.

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Azurite Court Tyrone

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Azurite Court
azurite bisbee cochise county arizona pacific museum of earth of the university of british columbia october 14 2019 35Azurite found in Bisbee, Cochise County in Arizona. (The photograph was provided courtesy of the Pacific Museum of Earth of The University of British Columbia, October 14, 2019.)

Azurite Court in Tyrone is one of the roadways that reflects the mining heritage of Grant County.

This mineral is azure – blue – in color and is found with deposits of copper.

Azurite has been one of the minerals mined at Tyrone and other regional mines in New Mexico and Arizona, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). Beyond the immediate area, reports indicate that azurite has also been mined in locales in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America.

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Ash Street Lordsburg

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ash tree nrcs usda december 15 2017 cropped 50Ash tree growing in Montana. (The photograph was provided courtesy of the United States Department of Agriculture.)

Ash Street in Lordsburg was named after the Ash tree. Other roadways are also named after the Ash tree in southwest New Mexico.

Species of this tree are found growing in a majority of states within the country, including in New Mexico.

According to a report dated March 27, 2023, from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Ash trees are found in a number of counties in southwest New Mexico and in southeast and central Arizona. This is especially the case in area within the Gila National Forest and beyond.

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Hemlock Street Deming

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Hemlock Street

hemlock trees flight 93 memorial witness grove pennsylvania u s forest service july 13 2012 30Hemlock trees at the Flight 93 Memorial Witness Grove in western Pennsylvania. (The photograph was provided courtesy of the United States Forest Service, July 13, 2012.)

Hemlock Street in Deming was named after the Hemlock tree.

This tree grows in New Mexico as well as throughout the United States.

The Hemlock tree is different from the Hemlock plant. (More on the plant later in this news column.)

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) indicated in a brochure entitled "Trees of the Carson National Forest" that the Hemlock tree was similar to the Douglas Fir tree.

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Saint Valentine's Day 2024

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Saint Valentine's Day 2024

to my valentine card library of congress 1890 50The summary description of this image is "Card shows an angel paddling in a small boat called 'Hearts Delight'; the sail has the inscription: 'Pray Sweetheart, send me just a line to say you'll be my Valentine.'" (The image was provided courtesy of the Library of Congress, 1890.) 

Today is Saint Valentine's Day. A day for people to express their love to special ones in their lives.

While some traditions have remained the same throughout the generations, some aspects of this holiday were celebrated differently in the late 1800s and early 1900s in Southwest New Mexico and throughout the State.

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Federal Fuel Tax Credits For Farmers And Ranchers

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Federal Fuel Tax Credits For Farmers And Ranchers

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Details on Federal tax credits available to farmers and ranchers for fuel used off-the-highway are found in IRS Publication 510.

Farmers and ranchers in Southwest New Mexico have the ability to get the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to return some of the money that they've paid for fuel used on their farms and ranches.

The amounts could be modest or could be considerable, depending on the type and the amount of fuel used for farming or ranching operations.

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More Livestock Likely Live In Grant County Than The Number Of People Residing Here

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More Livestock Likely Live In Grant County Than The Number Of People Residing Here

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A little one getting nutrition from mom.
(The photograph was provided courtesy of Steve Douglas, March 5, 2010.)

There may be more livestock living in Grant County than people residing here.

We'll know better likely sometime later this year as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is scheduled to begin releasing results of the 2022 Census of Agriculture.

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