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.

Hello community members and makers! Despite the challenges of 2020, the Future Forge completed its first year as a nonprofit organization in February. We are so grateful for the support from our partners, funders, and the Town of Silver City that allow us to continue to be a community run organization! As we enter Summer time this year and move into the new covid safety level, Turquoise, we are opening up for new members, volunteers, instructors, classes/workshops, donations, and supporting partners. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Future Forge please visit our web page listed below. 

Give Grandly 2021 is here and we are ready to jump into Summer! The Future Forge is a community run makerspace that aims to help local resilience with accessible resources. Please consider supporting us at this year's Give Grandly! You can click the link HERE or visit us at TheFutureForge.org 

Since our first open house early last year, 2020, we have taught classes, held workshops, hosted virtual meetings, and improved both the space and the resources we offer to our community!

Silver City MainStreet/Arts & Cultural District is partnering with the Future Forge and various community groups and artists to offer an arts and cultural experience to residents of Grant county. Make-and-Take activities will be from 10 am to 2 pm every Saturday at the Maker’s Market at Main Street Plaza, May through October. 

On Saturday, May 15, Mariah Walker will help you create a Paper + Pipe Cleaner Dancer. Mariah Walker is a local artist and states “I maintain a work-life balance by incorporating art as an outlet of expression.” Mariah is best known for her whimsical animal watercolor paintings that unite a wide color palate and southwest motifs. 

The Future Forge has offered space for a table at the Maker’s Market, held May through October on Saturdays from 10 am to 2 pm at the Main Street Plaza in downtown Silver City. This table will be used to offer free, family oriented activities for residents of Grant county. Silver City MainStreet offers a small stipend for supplies in addition to a table and chairs.

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Western Institute for Lifelong Learning

SILVER CITY, N.M. — An array of courses is being offered this summer by the Western Institute for Lifelong Learning.  

WILL is dishing up 32 courses which include 14 courses on Zoom, seven outdoor courses, two excursions, one hike and eight in the classroom. Many of the classroom courses will be held at Rhoda House on the campus of Western New Mexico University.    

All day Saturday, May 8, Grant County is celebrating generosity and supporting our local non-profits. Good news, the matching amount has been increased to $500! 

Help us reach our goal for a spectacular Grand Reopening by donating here on May 8. Not convinced? Let a mysterious cowboy's eloquent silence persuade you...in the long-awaited sequel to 2020's eponymous Give Grandly Video 2020. This year we're calling it, The Good, The Bad, & The Grandly.

Donate in person at Give Grandly booths at the Silver City Farmers’ Market on Pope Street or the Makers’ Market at MainStreet Plaza off Bullard until 2:00 pm—or donate online all day long at www.givegrandly.org.

You can also mail a check to Silver City Museum Society with the memo line "Give Grandly" and it will be counted toward this campaign until May 22.

Monday, May 3

Criminal sexual penetration
11072 W. Highway 180
Caller advised it happened when she was young/also needs to report for her sister/it happened when she was 8 and her sister was 5 by a family member/deputy attempted contact/no answer.

Domestic disturbance
N. James Street – Santa Clara
Caller advised her brother pushed her/shoved her mom off the porch and then acted like he was going to hit her. Deputy out with subjects.

A regular meeting of the Upper Gila Valley Arroyos Watershed District will be held Friday, May 14, 2021, at 4:30 p.m. The meeting will be held via conference call. To access the meeting dial 978-990-5135 and enter access code 6077235. To request a copy of the agenda or for more information, please call 575-388- 1569 or email grantswcd@zianet.com

Reserve, NM. May 5, 2021. The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District has tested the water system at the Dipping Vat Campground, and potable water is now available for the season.

The Dipping Vat Campground is first-come/first-serve and has a small $5.00 amenity fee. The Gila National Forest has a 14-day stay limit, and currently the forest is in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. You may have campfires in the Forest Service provided fire pits. Remember to drown your campfire dead out, and do not leave it unattended.

To view Forest Order 03-06-00-21-014: Gila National Forest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions, please go to Alerts & Notices.  A new Southwest Area Fire Restrictions Map was recently released. The map is a culmination of work from federal, state, and local agencies who hope to explain to the public where it is safe to have fires and where it’s not. The map shows all fire restrictions in New Mexico and Arizona, regardless of jurisdiction.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website.

Saturday, May 8

Grant County Community Foundation is the founder and has been the primary sponsor for Give Grandly since its inception in 2014. Without your community foundation's vision, leadership and financial backing, Give Grandly would never have been possible. Over the seven years that we have sponsored Give Grandly, we have raised more than $900,000 for local organizations in donations and matching funds—last year alone we raised almost $222,000. Give Grandly is something Southwest New Mexicans can be very proud of.

Grant County Community Foundation is now the fiscal sponsor for the Give Grandly Coalition of Nonprofits. The Foundation does not take any fees from the dollars raised at Give Grandly—all donations and matching funds go directly to the designated nonprofit. 

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