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.

Gargoyles And Grotesques

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Gargoyles And Grotesques

gargoyle former bpoe elks building silver city steve douglas one 50A grotesque previously seen in Silver City. (The photograph was provided courtesy of Steve Douglas.)

One of the more unusual sights in Silver City were the grotesques (called by many "gargoyles") that guarded the entrance to the building that previously housed the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge 413. The building is located at the intersection of Market and Texas Streets in Downtown Silver City.

The Texas Street side of the building retains "BPOE 413" engraved on the structure. "BPOE" is the abbreviation for the name of the fraternal organization; "413" was the lodge number.

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Turkey Creek

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Turkey Creek

turkey creek hot springs douglas lemoine march 24 2006 65 Turkey Creek Hot Springs. (The photograph was provided courtesy of Douglas LeMoine, March 24 2006.)

                         

Tomorrow is Thanksgiving – a day when likely thousands of people in Grant County will celebrate with a dinner of turkey and other seasonal foods. Some will reflect on the year past and give thanks for the people and circumstances of their lives.

Turkeys have been part of our American Thanksgiving for generations.

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Javelinas

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javelina steve douglas burro mountains south of silver city november 17 2011 twoA javelina in the area of the Burro Mountains in Grant County. (The photograph was provided courtesy of Steve Douglas, November 17, 2011.)

One of the animals that you might find roaming Grant County is a javelina. You might smell one before you actually see a javelina. The National Park Service indicated that javelinas are native to America’s Southwest.

“The collared peccary (Tayassu tajacu), commonly known as the javelina, is found as far south as Argentina and as far north as Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona,” according to a statement updated by the National Park Service on July 5, 2020. “Collared peccaries are in the even-toed, hoofed mammal order of Artiodactyla. Javelina are mistaken for pigs, but they are in a different family than pigs.”

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Voting Today

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Voting Today

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There are individuals who have the right to vote, yet indicate they simply don't have the time to exercise their Constitutional right. Many of these individuals are ones who complain about how things are going in and because of the government, yet they don't have the time to vote.

Perspective is important here.

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Celebrations Of Hallowe'en In Years Past

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Celebrations Of Hallowe'en In Years Past

happy halloween 2022 satheesh sankaran pixabay october 14 2021(This image was provided courtesy of Satheesh Sankaran through Pixabay.)

Today is Halloween. Many will celebrate the holiday with parties and costumes. (Isn't it nice for many to now wear a mask for enjoyment rather than to avoid disease?) Others, especially children, celebrate by going door-to-door to trick-or-treat. The goal today, for many, is to get candy and other treats from neighbors.

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Visit Silver City - See The Moon

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Visit Silver City
See The Moon

moon tree one town of silver city june 14 2017 15he Moon Tree is a beautiful tree located at Gough Park in Silver City. (The photograph was provided courtesy of the Town of Silver City, June 14, 2017.)

There could be a new tourist slogan for Grant County.
“Visit Silver City – See The Moon.”

Sounds kind of odd, doesn’t it?

But it’s true. In a way.

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Absentee Voting, Rural Voting, Military Voting, And Voting Options For People With Disabilities

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Absentee Voting, Rural Voting, Military Voting, And Voting Options For People With Disabilities

vote logo gerd altmann pixabay march 1 2022 25The image was provided courtesy of Gerd Altmann through Pixabay.

All American citizens eligible to vote are encouraged to do so by Grant County. To accommodate special needs, accommodations are made if you live in a rural area of Grant County, are in active duty in the United States military, serving in a disaster zone as an emergency response provider, have a disability, or will be unable to vote in person.

According to a document from the Grant County Clerk's Office, "All registered voters in the following rural locations will receive ballots by mail automatically unless they opt out: Sapillo (Precinct 3 & 4), Red Rock (Precinct 6), Hachita (Precinct 31), [and] Mule Creek (Precinct 35)."

If you are unable to vote in person or choose to not vote in person, you can request to vote by Absentee Ballot.

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In-Person Voting Begins Today

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vote logo amber pixabay april 11 2016 25The image was provided courtesy of Amber through Pixabay.

American citizens in Grant County and throughout southwest New Mexico are encouraged to exercise their Constitutional Rights by voting in the General Election this year.

To do so, you must first be registered to vote. A previous edition of The Chronicles Of Grant County provided details on the specific requirements to register.

While the official date of the General Election is on November 8, 2022, people are able to vote even before the official date through Early Voting options in Grant County.

One location opens today and a second location will be open on October 22.

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