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Tree Lighting and Farolitos at Fenton
Jemez Springs, NM – Fenton Lake State Park is celebrating the holiday season with two special events including a Christmas tree lighting on Saturday, December 14 and Farolitos at Fenton on Saturday, December 21. The Jemez Mountains provide the backdrop for this stunning year-round retreat surrounded by beautiful ponderosa pine forests.
The public is invited to donate tree ornaments and join in on decorating the tree. The Friends of Fenton Lake State Park and park staff will be decorating the Christmas tree beginning at 1:00 p.m. on Dec 14. The Christmas tree will be lit at 7:00 p.m. and there will be holiday cookies and hot cocoa provided by the Friends of Fenton Lake.
4 - 7pm
Gila Trails & Open Space Coalition Fundraiser & Michael Berman Book release, Bear Mountain Lodge.
Book release/signing of Michael Berman's Perdido. Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres provided by our host. Proceeds of book sales go to the Gila Trails and Open Space Coalition. There will also be a raffle for a Michael Berman print.
5 - 8pm
CDTC Year end celebration, Little Toad Creek & Distillery
Join the Continental Divide Trail Coalition in Silver City to celebrate another great year on the Trail and support their work to complete, promote, and protect the CDT!
There will be awesome door prizes to gear you up for 2020 and The Toad will donate 15% of alcohol sales to CDTC. We can’t wait to celebrate the end of 2019 with you!
Silver City, NM, December 9, 2019 -- Recent rain and snowy weather has created muddy and wet driving conditions on many of the roads on the Gila National Forest, and motorists are urged to plan ahead and exercise caution.
Motorists should be aware that they could encounter a wide range of road and weather conditions and should prepare accordingly. New Mexico Department of Transportation seasonally closes NM Hwy 159 (Bursum Road) and if needed will close NM Hwy 152 over the Black Range through Emory Pass. The forest is currently recommending avoiding FR 150 at this time due to impassable conditions at Rocky Canyon. Driving on wet and muddy roads cause rutting and resource damage.
Visitors should be prepared when visiting the forest at all times of the year, but winter months can be particularly difficult. Forest system roads are not maintained for winter travel and most of the Gila NF has little to no cell coverage. Know Before You Go --- Pay attention to weather forecasts. Winter storms in New Mexico can become severe quickly, so stay tuned to weather forecasts when planning your trip.
Friday, Dec. 6
Highway 152 – MM 12
Advised hit a deer this morning/deer ran off.
Stolen motor vehicle
Cow Trail Road
Friday, Dec. 6
1007 Pope Street
Gray SUV vs Chevy car/no injuries/both vehicles off roadway.
123 W. 12th Street
Caller wants a female who has been hanging around issued a CTW. Officer had contact at 12th Street Laundry and issued Jennifer Burton an indefinite CTW.
Grant County Federated Republican Women wishes everyone a very Merry Christmas! They will meet on Monday, December 16, 11:30 a.m. at The Old Hurley Store at 99 Cortez Avenue in Hurley. A Christmas potluck lunch is planned. Store owner Becky Spann advises that the store will be decorated for Christmas and model trains will be running! The model train sets will also be decorated for the Holidays. Republican men and women and their guests are welcome to attend.
December 15, at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street – “Preparing for the Holidays”
Rev. Azima Forest will lead a discussion of how people react when they are faced with the holidays. Some look forward to the holidays with joy and gratitude while others confront them with resistance and dread. Rev. Forest said, “We will reflect on what makes the difference and how to get to the good stuff. What do we do out of obligation and old patterns? What brings us joy? Do we have the courage to create change?”
This week there will be a special Children’s Program for those who were not able to attend last Sunday. Chelle Chase, Family Program Director said, “It’s about the gifts we receive, and remembering to be thankful for them, as well as the gifts we give, which are not always material in nature. The most important gifts come from generosity of spirit. We will discuss aspects of giving and receiving gifts, and our arts and crafts will focus on creating gifts and cards for friends and family. In our togetherness, we will endeavor to embody the spirit of Christmas so we may take it with us and keep it throughout the year! As always, the discussion will be followed by arts and crafts or other fun activities! Please feel free to join us!”
Check out Pets to Adopt. The High Desert Humane Society has some new cats and dogs up for adoption.
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