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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.

flower of adansonia rubrostipa 2Flower of Adansonia rubrostipa (Photo courtesy of Zachary Rogers)The Gila Native Plant Society’s February meeting will feature a presentation by Zachary Rogers, “Madagascar: The Red Island - A Naturalist’s Paradise”. 

As Zachary explains: “Madagascar, the fourth largest island in the world, is home to tens of thousands of native species of plants and animals that occur only there and nowhere else. Over millions of years, these fascinating endemic species have evolved specialized, often unique, adaptations for survival. All this has taken place in isolation from ancestors living on nearby landmasses like eastern Africa, India, and small Indian Ocean archipelagos. Sadly, Madagascar, as a slowly developing country, also has one of the most highly threatened floras and faunas in the world.”

Anthony Quintana, owner of Q’s Southern Bistro and The Mix, will share his business plan with Silver City Rotarians on February 18. In a change of venue, the meeting will be held at The Mix at the corner of Pope and West College Avenue, instead of the WNMU Student Cafeteria where most weekly Rotary meetings take place.

William Knuttenin is the speaker coordinator for Rotary for February.  

Members of the public are invited to attend any Rotary Club meeting when the presentation is of interest to them. There is no charge to attend the presentation, but if members of the public wish to join the Rotarians in their lunch of an entrée, a salad and a dessert, there is a $10 fee. The lunch line is open at noon, the business meeting begins at 12:15 p.m., and the presentation begins at 12:30 p.m.

The regular monthly board meeting of the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District will be held Monday, February 24, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Natural Resources Conservation Service/Grant SWCD office located at 3082 32nd Street Bypass, Suite C, Silver City, NM. To request a copy of the agenda or for more information, please call 575-388-1569 or email grantswcd@zianet.com. The public is welcome to attend. 

Hello Silver City Community and Makers! 

First of all, we are glad so many people came out to our open house, and a big thanks to those who became members! We have our first update for you! Our new hours are currently:

Tuesday - Thursday 10:00am - 6:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 10:00am - 7:00pm

Later on we will be implementing our keyfob/keycard system to allow members even more access time.

Brain Injury and Stroke Support Group Meeting

When: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Time: 3:00 - 4:00 pm
Where: GRMC Billy Casper Rehab & Wellness Center
300 E. 16th St.
Silver City, NM

Purpose:

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Feb. 7

Counterfeit money
316 Tom Foy Blvd.
No narrative.

Friday, Feb. 7

Unwanted subject
1220 N. Hudson Street
Male in the deli area talking to himself/arguing with someone who is not there. Caller just wants him to leave/no CTW.

Welfare check
N. Cheyenne Street
Caller advised that a named male ‘did not sound right’/he has alcohol issues/possibly going through detox/sounded confused. Officer requested EMS for 50-year-old male/cancel EMS/male no longer wants to go to GRMC/clear/spoke with caller.

Friday, Feb. 7

Welfare check
Cortez Avenue
Caller advised a pregnant woman is walking down Highway 180/she was not dressed for the weather and did not seem lucid. Made contact with female who advised she is ok and just getting exercise/negative on any apparent drug use.

Welfare check
Mobile Drive
A named male called her advising he needed help ‘real bad’/thinks the male recently had surgery. Male called 911 advising he needed help and was on the ground/line was disconnected.

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