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El Refugio Inc. will offer its annul 24 hours of domestic violence training for law enforcement.

Quintin D. McShan, certified as a master in domestic violence by the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy, will provide16 advanced LEUs to law enforcement personnel.

The first day - Oct. 25, 2017, will begin at noon with lunch and run until 5 p.m. The topic is the importance of self care, trauma-informed practices and substance abuse in relation to domestic violence.

The second day - Oct. 26, 2017, will go from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., with instruction on case study, review of video and police reports of DV case files, responses to DV, dynamics of DV, arrest decisions, probably cause, self-defense, predominant aggressor, key legal and liability issues and more.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Aug. 18

Welfare check
Highway 180
Female walking in and out of traffic/toward Bayard. Officer out with female on Highway 180 and Fellner/female advised she will stay off the road.

Spanish Café
Stolen propane tank.

Santa Fe, NM – Senator Howie Morales (D-28-Catron, Grant & Socorro) today announced that he will not seek election to the 2nd Congressional District seat being vacated by Republican Representative Steve Pearce. Morales said he is focused on improving education and healthcare for children in New Mexico through his work in the state legislature, where he serves on the influential Senate Finance and Legislative Finance committees.

"I am grateful to everyone who has called, texted and sent emails these past few weeks encouraging me to run for Congress. Right now, the best thing I can do is continue to fight in the State legislature for a great educational system for all children in New Mexico, regardless of whether they grow up in a wealthy, middle or low-income neighborhood. Today, the legislature is where we must make the changes needed to lift up the children of our state from 49th worst in the nation for child well-being.

"There is so much work yet to do for students and children, and I am totally committed to it. For me, this fight is heart and soul. After seven years of neglect, mismanagement and petty policy-making by the executive, now is not the time to walk away from this fight. The best way for me to contribute to the improvement of the lives of children in New Mexico is to remain in my position in the legislature, serving on the Senate and Legislative Finance Committees," said Sen. Howie Morales of Silver City.

On Tuesday, September 5, a Travel Show, Travels with Darley will be filming in downtown Silver City.

We would like to have a downtown clean-up from 9:30 to 11:00 on Monday, September 4 (Labor Day!) so that our downtown has an appealing appearance for the filming.

If you can help, please let Nicole at the ACD know that you are available by calling 538-5560 or emailing nicole@visitsilvercity.org.

If you can help, please provide Nicole with your name and contact information. The following are the tasks we will be working on. Please let Nicole know what you are most interested in helping with.

Team Leader

Litter Removal

Weed Pulling

Sidewalk and Window Cleaning of Vacant Buildings

Donations of Cleaning Supplies

Your help is greatly appreciated.

Let's make our downtown sparkle!



The American Legion Auxiliary will hold a bake sale in the lobby of First New Mexico Bank on Friday, September 1, from 9:30 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. or until sold out. Funds raised will go to help our veterans and to educate the youth of Grant County about Americanism. The ALA ladies will also distribute poppies and hope to recruit new members. These ladies are well-known for being great cooks. First come, first served!

For the weekend beginning Friday August 18, 2017 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday August 21, 2017 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 66 calls for service and had 110 self-initiated activity, and made 16 arrests including 1 DUI.

Included in the above calls for service are 2 Burglaries, 4 Domestic Disturbance, 1 Fight, 1 Criminal Damage, 2 Stolen Motor Vehicles, 3 Loud Music/Noise, 1 Battery, 3 Shoplifting, 4 Harassment, 7 Welfare Checks, 5 Motorist/Citizens Assist, 9 Citizen Contacts, 3 Unwanted Subject, 1 Injuring or Tampering, 1 Civil Mater, 1 Child Exchange, 1 Private Property Accident No Injuries, 1 Hit and Run Accident, 1 Accident with no injuries.

hidalgo pharmacy opening rsHMS and Genoa, a QoL Healthcare company, are hosting a pharmacy grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at the HMS Lordsburg Clinic on Tuesday, August 29, 2017. The grand opening celebration will be at 11:30 a.m., with the ribbon cutting at noon. Public officials, community leaders, HMS Board of Directors members, and the public are invited to attend the event.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, in light recent events, wishes to reaffirm this Declaration of Conscience. The Fellowship would like to invite members of the Faith Community to join us in commitment to bringing about a just and compassionate society.

"At this extraordinary time in our nation's history, we are called to affirm our profound commitment to the fundamental principles of justice, equity and compassion, to truth and core values of American society.

In the face of looming threats to immigrants, Muslims, people of color, and the LGBTQ community and the rise of hate speech, harassment and hate crimes, we affirm our belief in the inherent worth and dignity of every person.

In opposition to any steps to undermine the right of every citizen to vote or to turn back advances in access to health care and reproductive rights, we affirm our commitment to justice and compassion in human relations.

And against actions to weaken or eliminate initiatives to address the threat of climate change – actions that would threaten not only our country but the entire planet – we affirm our unyielding commitment to protect the interdependent web of all existence.

We will oppose any and all unjust government actions to deport, register, discriminate, or despoil.

As people of conscience, we declare our commitment to translate our values into action as we stand on the side of love with the most vulnerable among us.

We welcome and invite all to join in this commitment for justice.

The time is now."

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