City of Grants

City of Grants Grants is a gateway to a number of National Parks, Monuments and Native American Pueblos

History Grants began as a railroad camp in the 1880s, when three Canadian brothers – Angus A. Grant, John R. Grant, and Lewis A. Grant – were awarded a contract to build a section of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad through the region. The Grant brothers' camp was first called Grants Camp, then Grants Station, and finally Grants. The new city enveloped the existing colonial New Mexican settlement of Los Alamitos and grew along the tracks of the Atlantic and Pacific Railroad. The town prospered as a result of railroad logging in the nearby Zuni Mountains, and it served as a section point for the Atlantic and Pacific, which became part of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway. The Zuni Mountain Railroad short line had a roundhouse in town (near present-day Exit 81 off Interstate 40) and housed workers in a small community named Breecetown. Timber from the Zuni Mountains was shipped to Albuquerque where a large sawmill converted the timber to wood products that were sold around the west. After the decline of logging in the 1930s, Grants gained fame as the "carrot capital" of the United States. Agriculture was aided by the creation of Bluewater Reservoir, and the region's volcanic soils provided ideal conditions for farming. Grants also benefited from its location, both being an airway beacon and later by U.S. Route 66, which brought travelers and tourists and the businesses that catered to them. Today the beacon and FSS building on the airport (KGNT) has been restored as museum. Perhaps the most memorable boom in the town's history occurred when Paddy Martinez, a Navajo shepherd, discovered uranium ore near Haystack Mesa, sparking a mining boom that lasted until the 1980s. The collapse of mining pulled the town into a depression, but the town has enjoyed a resurgence based on interest in tourism and the scenic beauty of the region. Recent interest in nuclear power has revived the possibility of more uranium mining in the area, and energy companies still own viable mining properties and claims in the area.

Mission: City of Spirit


On Monday June 8, 2020 we will have 3 roll off trash containers at Truman Park. Once they are full they will be removed.


Washington Ave. Bridge Phase1

You are/will be near a City of Grants project area and will be impacted in some way.

Project Name: Washington Ave. Bridge Phase I Description: Bridge replacement and approach roadway reconstruction.

Proposed Start Date: June 8, 2020

Proposed End Date: November 30, 2020

Questions or Concerns?

Call: Claudia Diaz, Wilson & Company, 505.348.4000

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City of Grants Water Department

Do you need an additional garbage can? Request one online

Additional cans are $10.00 per month for each additional can.

You can also request a replacement for a broken can at the same website.

Water Department Information for the City of Grants, New Mexico. Pay your bill online. Request a new or additional trash can.

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On Monday, June 1, 2020 we will have 3 roll off trash containers placed at the San Jose Drive Park. Once they are full they will be picked up.

Such a beautiful day in Grants even the ducks came to enjoy the fountain.

Such a beautiful day in Grants even the ducks came to enjoy the fountain.


There are 3 more roll off trash containers at The Police Departments parking lot. Once they are full they will be removed

Grants Fire and Rescue

Grants Fire and Rescue

Thank you for all who serve.

Thank you for all who serve.


Waste Management will be running on Monday for Memorial Day. If your trash day is Monday please have your can out by 6am or the night before.


**Notice to Residents**
In effort to reduce water consumption and costs all City Parks will be placed on a stricter watering schedule. Adverse effects of browning may occur, please do not be alarmed.


The water will be shut off ASAP for the repair of a main water leak on West Santa Fe Avenue. Streets surrounding Silver and Santa Fe will experience little to no water pressure for 1 to 2 hours. We are sorry for the inconvenience



On Tuesday May 26, 20 we will have 3 Roll off containers placed at the Police Departments parking lot. They will be removed once they are full.

Please do not place hazardous material or tires in the bins.


On Thursday 05/21/2020 West bound Santa Fe Ave will be closed from Iron Ave to Gold Ave beginning at 8:00am for the repair of a water leak. Santa Fe Ave West bound lanes will be closed for 6 to 8 hours. all west bound traffic will be detoured through High Street



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The water will be shut off ASAP for the repair of a meter leak on the 600 block of Truman. Water will be off for 1 to 2 hours. Streets surrounding the 600 block of Truman could experience little to no water pressure during this time. We are sorry for the inconvenience


There will not be a Spring Clean Up this year. Instead, on Monday, May 18, 2020, we will have three roll off containers placed at the Riverwalk Park by the basketball goals for public use. Once the dumpsters are full, the containers will be removed. If you miss this opportunity, we will again place another three containers on Tuesday, May 26, 2020.

Please DO NOT throw trash on the ground around the containers. DO NOT place hazardous materials or tires in these containers. Thank you.

Congratulations Pirates

Congratulations Seniors of 2020

We wish you a fantastic future and know you will make the City of Grants proud.

The City Council and Staff


Congratulations Seniors of 2020

We wish you a fantastic future and know you will make the City of Grants proud.

The City Council and Staff


The water will be shut off at 9:00am for the replacement of a valve. The water will be shut off 2 to 4 hours. The streets to be affected are Franciscan, Estancia, Dona, Chaco and Cordova. We are sorry for the inconvenience


CenturyLink 911 may be experiencing an outage in your area if you are unable to call 911 please call CRCC at 5052874404 5052872983 or 5052879476. Thank you.


The Coffee with the Managers will be cancelled for May 7, 2020.


600 W Santa Fe Ave
Grants, NM

Cibola Transit(505) 287-9816Scheduled RoutesFare $0.50 Local $1.00 Milan to Grants $10.00 Monthly Bus PassDrivers Lunch 12PM - 1PM

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Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30


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Extremly happy to have Laura back at her job as City Manager. Very Disappointed that the City Manager is defending the very Poor Live Streaming! I watch every council meeting on my phone with headphones and I cannot hear! I cannot see either, unless it happens to be someone in the back of the room talking. Instead of making excuses, Please seek help from the younger generation they Actually Know what they are Doing.
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Mayor Martin Hicks, What I saw on the KOB 4 F.B. Feed was completely unprofessional, not suited for any elected position, and boarder line anarchistic. You sir, do not make the rules or laws arbitrarily, and to be clear, it’s surprising to me that someone in your position doesn’t know this; an executive order or, an order of any sort from an elected official above you, in ranking, does become law, for the duration of that order. New Mexico values are nowhere in line with your attitude, arrogance and right wing ideology. I highly recommend you step down and resign before you are forced out. You are directly endangering people, and their lives. This is a dangerous and reckless move. Héctor Balderas has already warned you to get in line or face the consequences. We can not allow or, stand for anyone who puts “profits” or the “economy” before human lives. We are a land of laws and regulations we live in a place where no one is above the law and that includes you. It does not matter if one agrees or disagrees with our laws, what matters is that you respect them and, you follow them especially as mayor of a city in the United States of America. Don’t be a hypocrite follow the laws and respect them.  that’s the American thing to do that’s the patriotic thing to do and that is the New Mexican thing to do.
Six months ago one of my high school alumni offered to help the TEA Party fight the creeping socialism but he preferred to play golf instead, so now he can't even do that. Should I tell him he can play in Grants or wait until your SWAMP FEVER is completely over with and you are fully open?😝I am available at [email protected]
Bad move Mayor Hicks! Hoping that the population of Grants is smart enough to continue with stay at home orders and follow guidelines set by NM state Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham! #StaySafeStayHome #MayorHicksFAIL
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