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Pick It Up - Toss No Mas POSTPONED to August 27, 2022

Pick It Up – Toss No Mas to hold next Community Trash Cleanup on Saturday, August 27, 8 am – 12 pm at Gough Park parking lot

Due to the forecast for rain on Saturday, August 20, the anti-litter program Pick It Up - Toss No Mas will postpone its next community trash cleanup to Saturday, August 27 from 8 am until noon at Gough Park parking lot.

Please note that this month’s cleanup will start at 8 am rather than the usual time of 9 am.

Complimentary coffee and breakfast burritos will be provided as well as prizes.

Meet the Pick It Up – Toss No Mas team in the Gough Park parking lot at 8 am on Saturday, August 27 and pick up trash bags, gloves, trash pickers and snacks and enjoy burritos and coffee with other volunteers.

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Jeffrey Spaletta to speak to Rotary on August 23,2022

Jeffrey Spaletta Ed.D., will talk to Rotary on Tuesday, August 23, 2022.

Spaletta is the Superintendent of Cobre Consolidated School District and will share his mission and vision for the future of the school district. He will share his plans, short and long range, for Cobre Schools and the Mining District Communities they serve.

The Rotary Club meets every Tuesday. Meetings during the month of August will be held at Q’s Southern Bistro (Mick’s 33). Use the entrance on the left. Rotary has use of the room from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., but the meeting starts about 12:15. There is a brief “meet and greet”, invocation, Pledge of Allegiance, a short business meeting and then the speaker has the floor. The club welcomes members of the public to the meetings. Lunch can be ordered from the menu.

Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world.

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Western New Mexico University Softball Field Groundbreaking

What:    Western New Mexico University will break ground on a new softball field. The project is focused on the installation of an artificial turf field, construction of new dugouts and a press box, installation of new bleachers and field lighting, addition of a 12,000-square-foot parking lot, and infrastructure updates. The project is part of an overall Mustang Athletic Facilities Renovation that also includes space and equipment updates to the weight room, locker room, laundry room, storage room and restrooms at the Fox Complex.

Who:     WNMU leadership, including President Dr. Joseph Shepard, and Mustang Athletics representatives

When:   Friday, August 19, at 10 a.m.

Where: The WNMU Mustangs Softball Field

POSTPONED : Pick It Up – Toss No Mas to hold next Community Trash Cleanup August 20, 2022

Updated information can be found HERE.

Saturday, August 20, 8 am – 12 pm at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center

The anti-litter program Pick It Up - Toss No Mas will hold its next community trash cleanup on Saturday, August 20 from 8 am until noon at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center.

Please note that this month’s cleanup will start at 8 am rather than the usual time of 9 am, and we will meet at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center rather than Gough Park.

Complimentary coffee and breakfast burritos will be provided as well as prizes.

Meet the Pick It Up – Toss No Mas team in the Murray Ryan Visitor Center parking lot at 8 am on Saturday, August 20 and pick up trash bags, gloves, trash pickers and snacks and enjoy burritos and coffee with other volunteers.

Volunteers will spend the morning cleaning up litter at a location of their choice and then return to Gough Park between 11 am and noon to drop off trash and recyclables and record their cleanup results.

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Museum's Saturday Program Features Author Denise Chávez 

By Lisa Jimenez

denise muralSilver City -- The Silver City Museum's exploration of local culture continues Saturday, August 20, when celebrated author, playwright, performance artist and teacher Denise Chávez presents “A Taste of Home,” sharing recipes and excerpts from her memoir, “A Taco Testimony: Meditations on Family, Food and Culture” and its upcoming sequel, “¡Delfina, Más Tacos!” 

Food, family memories related to that food and how food helps define this place we call home are all topics on the table for savoring at this community conversation, held from 11 am to 1 pm at the Silco Theater in historic, downtown Silver City. Chávez asks audience members to bring their favorite recipes to share, along with pen and paper to write about the memories connected to that particular food. 

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Tri-City police department blotters – Aug. 12 through Aug. 14, 2022

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Aug. 12

Domestic disturbance
Cobre High School
Male and female arguing. Can hear female yelling give me the phone. Caller advised she is walking to a friend's house/it was an accident/she is wearing pajamas. Officer has contact with male across from Food Basket/Deputy out with (redacted) at the Sugar Shack.

Snell Middle School
Caller advised a 14-year-old male student is cursing at caller and his wife/caller will be in the gym/the student is in class.

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Grant County Sheriff's Office blotter, Aug. 12 through Aug. 14, 2022

Friday, Aug. 12

Main Street – PA Museum – Pinos Altos
Caller advised the owner of the museum harassed caller and his dog.

Welfare check
Highway 15 – Pinos Altos
Advised a male has been inside the apartment since Monday and hasn't come out of the apartment. Deputies had negative contact with anyone.

17 Kirkland Road
Caller stated he is having an issue with his dad and brother. Caller is still arguing with his family over the family business. Deputy advised all verbal/nothing physical.

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