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.

In honor of the upcoming Feast Day of regional Catholic icon the Virgin of Guadalupe, a.k.a. Our Lady of Guadalupe, the Silver City Museum presents local aficionado and "Guadalupana" Della Acosta . Ms. Acosta will relate the fabulous story and rich symbolism behind this beloved figure on December 7th from 10:30-11:30am, at The Silco Theatre at 311 N. Bullard Street.

Della Acosta is a native Grant Countian, long-time parishioner of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, and many years a member of the Society of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Inspired by faith and family, Ms. Acosta represents the third generation of women in her family with a special devotion and connection to Our Lady of Guadalupe.

This is a first of several events that the Silver City Museum will host at The Silco Theatre, as crowds for our programs have begun to outgrow the Museum Annex. Movie theater concessions will be available for purchase.

Wendy Spurgeon, a Master Integrative Life Coach, will make a presentation at the Silver City Rotary Club’s December 3 meeting on “Self-Coaching 101.” 

The Silver City Rotary Club meets every Tuesday for lunch in the Sunset Room of the WMNU Student Cafeteria in the WNMU Student Memorial Building. Members of the public are welcome to attend any Rotary meeting if the presentation being made is of interest to them. 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 for attending the presentation, but if members of the public wish to join Rotarians in their lunch of a hot entrée, salad, and dessert, there is a $10 fee.

A specialist in Jungian Shadow Process work, Spurgeon serves private clients and guests all over the United States via teleconference line and zoom video platform. Spurgeon, whose background includes having been a professional stage director in Southern Oregon, has recently been chosen to serve as the Artistic Director in Residence for Silver City’s new Oasis Coffee and Tea House, on Bullard Street. She is preparing to open the premiere performance of “Scrooge and Dickens” on December 5. 

Silver City, NM, November 26, 2019—The December 3 meeting of PFLAG Silver City will focus on navigating the holidays, 6:00 PM, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 3845 N. Swan. Please note the earlier time.

While for some people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) holidays mean celebration, joy, family, and togetherness, for others it can mean a time of stress, difficulty, and even sadness or depression, especially if one feels that they aren’t able to come out or are not out to everyone in the family. Sitting through a family meal, or visiting through an entire weekend or week, can be challenging enough, but what happens if a person is not yet in a position to be true to their authentic self ?

PFLAG members will share their stories and advice for LGBTQ persons and their families and allies on how to successfully get through family gatherings. The public is invited, but confidential support is always available for those who need it. Light refreshments will be served.  

“Piérre Nichols Presents” is a special month-long show featuring the Mimbres style gourd art and paintings by Master Gourd Artist, Pierre Nichols. Come and see the last available pieces of his gourd art as well as his new Mimbres paintings.

The Show will be at the Grant County Art Guild Gallery, 316 N. Bullard St., Historic Downtown Silver City, NM. Opening on Nov. 30 thru Dec. 27, 2019, Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, from 11am to 3pm. Come any time during the next few weeks, but if you want to catch Piérre in person and ask all the questions of him that you want, come to the Opening Reception Saturday, November 30 from 5:00-7:00 p.m.

Piérre was a writer and professional artist before moving back from Wyoming to New Mexico in 2004.  His developing interests in the pottery of the Mimbres Culture fit right in with his work with gourds.

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, at noon learn “How Resilient is Your Nonprofit” with Joseph Hill, the Manager of the Nonprofit Resource Group. Hill will lead attendees through the process of assessing their organization at this free one-hour brown bag training. This educational adventure is pertinent to anyone who wants to measure and improve the impact of their nonprofit. Self-assessments are often the first step in a nonprofit’s journey towards effective outcomes. Held at Western New Mexico University’s NMU’s Miller Library, attendees must RSVP to 575-597-0035 or email: NRG@frontierus.org.

The 29th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade, will be held on Saturday, November 30, 2019 at 7 pm. This wonderful community event is sponsored by Silver City MainStreet, the Town of Silver City, and Hidalgo Medical Services.  

“We have a really good list of float entries this year, states Patrick Hoskins, Board President of Silver City MainStreet. We are very pleased to see new entries and so many family entries along with the businesses and groups that kindly participate each year. Awards will be given out immediately after the parade at the Silco Theater. We can’t thank the entrants enough for participating. It is such a wonderful community event that brings the holiday season in for children and families.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Nov. 22

Empire Street
Caller from Arizona stated that nephew’s girlfriend is calling her mother and harassing her and her nephew is causing problems as well.

Friday, Nov. 22

Welfare check
S. Highway 90 and Tyrone Mine Road
Near the lookouts/White Signal/out with male who is dressed nice/he is disoriented. Caller advised a female is out with them now and she might know what is going on with him. Deputy had negative contact.

Creek Road – Lake Roberts
Caller advised her mail has been stolen from her mailbox. Caller does not want a deputy going out to her/just a phone call is fine.

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