WATER RUNNING – MIMBRES AREA (Faywood/San Juan)
NM 61 from mile post 16 to 20 water is running along dips, with debris all along the roadway, due to rain and flooding. Seek alternate route if possible.
By Roger Lanse
On Monday, June 19, a warrant for the arrest of James Anthony Castillo, 43, of Arenas Valley, was issued out of Grant County Magistrate Court. Castillo was charged in the warrant for concealing identity, and resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer. According to an arrest report, he was arrested by Silver City Police Department officers on Thursday, June 22, at the KISS building on the corner of 13th and Bennett streets and booked into the Grant County Detention Center.
Sunday, July 23, Arizona law-enforcement officers were allowed to extradite Castillo back to Arizona to face multiple charges in that state, according to GCDC staff.
By Roger Lanse
On Wednesday, July 19, at about 7:21 p.m., the Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority received a call stating a 3-year-old female, who was sexually assaulted, was in the emergency room, according to a Silver City Police Department blotter entry. Caller advised that possibly the child’s cousin or uncle was the assailant. The blotter also stated that the mother was on scene at Gila Regional Medical Center, and that an officer would be following subjects to La Clinica.
In answer to the Beat’s question, SCPD Chief Ed Reynolds, on Monday, July 24, stated that the incident is under investigation, but could not say more due to the nature of the blotter account.
Editor's Note: Part five and the final article of this series of articles on the Grant County Commission work and regular sessions of July 18 and 20, 2017, will address county and elected officials' reports.
By Mary Alice Murphy
At the work session on Tuesday, July 28, 2017, Grant County Community Health Council Director Cari Lemon presented the first report.
"The Health Council is expanding its communication among members," Lemon said. "We have moved from quarterly meetings to a meeting every other month. The members at their meeting yesterday (July 17, 2017) approved new co-chairs, Judy O'Loughlin and Mary Alice Murphy, to replace the long-serving Priscilla Lucero and Terry Anderson."
Editor's Note: Part four of this series of articles on the Grant County Commission work and regular sessions will address the rest of the regular meeting agenda, with discussion during work and regular sessions included.
By Mary Alice Murphy
At the work session on Tuesday, July 18, 2017, Grant County commissioners went over a resolution that would be approved on Thursday at the regular meeting.
Resolution R-17-28 would authorize and approve the submission of a completed application for financial assistance and project approval to the New Mexico Finance Authority. The application requests funding of $50,000 for a planning document, specifically for the development of an asset management plan.
Dave Schuhmann continues his photographic chronicle of the construction of Denny’s. Only slight changes this time, and the big hole on Gold Street is still open.
The Beat as a new 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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