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.

Monday, Mar. 9

Suspicious vehicle
2711 Leslie Road
Vehicle has driver door and trunk open. Officer out with a named female.

Suspicious vehicle
Raven Drive
Caller advised that a blue or black GMC is parked in the roadway. Tow truck en route.

Most people in the country are waiting for a census form or postcard that they will receive this week and then they will go online or call to complete their census information.

People in the Gila Valley who do not receive mail delivered to our homes can respond now in one of two ways.

Go online to https://my2020census.gov/

Click on "Start Questionnaire"

Click on "If you do not have a Census ID, click here." 


Mimbres, NM, March 12, 2020-- The Gila National Forest has hundreds of miles of trails for hikers and with three wilderness areas, hiking can be an adventure. The Wilderness Ranger District wants you to be aware there can be many "watch out situations" that could be encountered while in wilderness areas.

The Gila National Forest has received significant snow fall in the higher elevations and rain in lower elevations. When it rains it causes the snow to melt. This creates a "watch-out situation." The Gila River becomes rapid and deep, and as of today is about 15' deep and running at 795 cubic feet/second. Do not underestimate the power of water!  6 inches of fast-moving water can knock over and carry away an adult. The USGS provides a tool showing the gauges which measure streamflow in New Mexico waterways. This link is https://waterdata.usgs.gov/nm/nwis/current/?type=flow. At the bottom of the "Current Conditions" page is the Gila River Basin and the gauge readings are identified. The "Gage height, feet" identifies the depth of the water mid-stream, and the "Discharge, ft3/s" identifies how quickly the water is moving.

Join us at the Silver City Public Library for a Spring Break Movie showing on Monday, March 16 at 2:30. We will be showing Detective Pikachu, Rated PG, all ages welcome. Free popcorn will be served during the movie. 

In addition there will also be a Spring Break Library Arcade on Friday March 20 where kids ages 6 and up can play games with their friends on the PC, X-Box and Nintendo switch from 10 -4. 

Regular library programming will also be taking place including;

Baby Time Sing and Play Mondays at 10 for ages 0-24 months

Minecraft Club Tuesdays at 4 for ages 6+

From 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Global Resource Center Meeting Rooms, Western New Mexico University

This discussion will be topic focused to answer the question of how we as a community can use our local resources to better service our veteran community and service members transitioning into civilian/college life as well as enhance quality of life.  

Everyone Must be Counted to Determine Funding for Human Services; Political Representation 

Silver City -- The 2020 U.S. Census process has begun, and by April 1, "Census Day," households throughout the country should have received a mailing from the U.S. Census Bureau with instructions explaining how to complete the census process. Each household is required to complete a brief questionnaire which asks basic questions about each individual living at that address. It is very important that every person be counted, and all information is strictly confidential, so even if a household doesn't receive a mailing from the Census Bureau, they can still complete the process online.

Members of the Grant County "Complete Count" Committee urge all residents to complete the questionnaire, so that every single person in Grant County - including babies, children and undocumented immigrants - are counted. 

Do you feel sluggish from winter? Is your motivation lower than you’d like? Do things seem to be in a rut? The Lotus Center is offering a guided 10-day spring cleanse, using Ayurvedic principles, to shift energy and lighten things up.

Ayurveda translates to “knowledge of life.” It is the physiological compliment to yoga. The healing wisdom of Ayurveda is deep. Like yoga, it is over 5,000 years old. According to Ayurveda, the change of seasons is an ideal time to bring our bodies into balance. It is also a time to create new and lasting habits and routines that can help us sustain health and vitality indefinitely. 

The 10-day spring cleanse will focus on the Ayurevedic principles of “food as medicine.” Additional principles focus on balancing and strengthening the digestive organs and their processes so the food we ingest, which can actually be a form of medicine, can be as effective as possible.

Lisa Garcia will speak to the Silver City Rotary Club on Tuesday, March 17, about the Science Education Initiative of Grant County.  A retired teacher who taught at Cobre High School for 26 years, Garcia will tell how a group of local teachers are training other teachers to increase student knowledge about science and the implications of new state standards on the field of chemistry and various science projects. The public is invited to attend.

The Silver City Rotary Club meets every Tuesday for lunch in the Sunset Room of the Western New Mexico Student Cafeteria, on the second floor of the WNMU Student Memorial Building. The lunch line opens at noon, the meeting begins at 12:15 p.m. and the presentation begins at 12:30 p.m. There is no charge to attend the meeting and presentation, but guests who wish to partake of the lunch of a hot entrée, a salad, and a dessert are asked to pay $10.

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New classified for Silver City church seeking office manager.

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The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

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