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.

Widowed and Single Persons of Grant County monthly meeting is Monday, March 9, 2020, 10:30 am at Cross Point Church, 11600 Hwy 180 E. Entertainment is Karen Nelson, harpist. Cost for lunch is $12. All Singles are welcome. For information call 575-537-3643.

Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner would like to invite your input, ideas and inspirations toward making our town even better. 

This month's "Monday Meeting With The Mayor" will be in the Main Lobby of  the Western New Mexico Library on Monday, February 17, 2020, from 8:00am to 11:00am.

All are invited to stop by and share your insights and ideas with Mayor Ladner, and enjoy a soda, or bottle of water, or a cup of coffee, compliments of WNMU and President Joe Shepherd.

 dsc0981 4Western New Mexico University artists in residence for ceramics Atziry A. Apodaca and Natalie Rae Good, both pictured, will show their work in an exhibit is titled “Power Structures” at WNMU Francis McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art from Thursday, February 13, through Saturday, February 15.Public Invited To Campus for “Power Structures” Opening Reception on Thursday Evening

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University artists in residence for ceramics Atziry A. Apodaca and Natalie Rae Good will show their work for a limited time at WNMU Francis McCray Gallery of Contemporary Art starting Thursday, February 13.

February 16, at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street - "The Tortilla Star”

Local book author, Abbey Carpenter, will discuss her book “The Tortilla Star.” It is the story of an English as a Second Language teacher who opens her heart to a richer definition of family when she is welcomed into the world of undocumented immigrants through her relationship with a Mexican man.

Carpenter wrote her master’s thesis on “Sustainable Fiction: Incorporating Aspects of Social Justice and Environmental Sustainability into Contemporary Fiction” and this idea will be part of the discussion. Today’s program is in keeping with our Sixth UU Principle: "The goal of world community with peace, liberty, and just for all.”

Childcare and creative activities will be available for the youngsters.

For the week beginning Monday, February 3, 2020 at 8:00 am and ending Monday, February 10, 2020 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 232 calls for service, had 472 self-initiated activity, and made 17 arrest. Of those arrests, 1 was for possession of controlled substance, and 1 was for Possession of drug paraphernalia, 2 DWI, 0 battery on a house hold member, 0 Aggravated assault on a house hold member, and 2 shoplifting.   

The Co-op’s Board will have up to 5 board position openings and we want to fill them with a diverse group of folks with diverse skills that will support our Co-op’s sustaining presence.

We are seeking board members with:
An ability to work collaboratively with others.
Board Development, Training and Recruitment
Conflict Resolution/Mediation
Real Estate- local knowledge
Development- fundraising, grants, funding source contacts
Finance and Lending- for advice and relocation loans

The Grant County Democratic Party County Central Committee Call to Convention

The Grant County Democratic Party (GCDP), Acting Grant County Chairperson according to Article III, Section 1, Rule 1.1 is issuing a Call of the County Central Committee to convene on Saturday, February 22, 2020, at the Brown Derby, 410 N Bayard St, Santa Clara, NM. Doors will open at 9 a.m. and close at 10 a.m. 

The meeting’s purpose is to elect the party chair and any other related business to the CCC. According to  Article III, Section 2, Rule 2.5 proxies are allowed as long as they are signed by the issuing person and only three proxies may be carried per person. 

This serves as the publication notice to the GCDP per Article 1, Section 3, Rules 3.4.5. Those interested in running for party chairperson MUST be a Registered Democrat. Please contact the GCDP Acting Chair for further information @ fgonzales104@gmail.com or 575-956-8942.

Display your work at Light Art Space in downtown Silver City

Light Art Space is regarded by many as Silver City’s finest art gallery and is located at 209 W. Broadway. The recently renovated historic space features 14-foot high metal ceilings, original wood floors, and contemporary track lighting.  With 54 feet of wall space and ample floor space for 3 dimensional work, the space can easily accommodate the work of many artists.  

The gallery will be fully staffed and will keep regular hours.  The gallery handles all sales (cash and credit cards) with a 40% commission going to the gallery.  The gallery has an alarm system, security cameras and insurance. Artists will supply the gallery with image files for advertising.  The gallery will generate a poster and social media notices.


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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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