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.

Friday, Apr. 13

Welfare check
Stout Elementary School
No report.

2 Ridge Road
Caller stated she is going to file charges on a former employee.

SILVER CITY, N.M., Date, 2018 – Be aware of your surroundings, and there's no need to beware of snakes. That's the message from Advocates for Snake Preservation (ASP), a nonprofit organization dedicated to changing the way people view and treat snakes.

"Migratory birds are returning, wildflowers are blooming and snakes are starting to emerge from their winter dens," said Melissa Amarello, biologist and cofounder of ASP. "This isn't a reason to avoid the outdoors; it is possible to enjoy all the signs of spring, and that includes the return of rattlesnakes."

Grant County Federation of Republican Women will meet on Wednesday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m. at WNMU Cafeteria. JoHanna Cox, candidate for New Mexico Secretary of State and Ray Tavizon, candidate for Grant County Sheriff will speak. Other candidates may also attend. A delicious hot lunch will be served for $10, if you are hungry. Men are welcome!

April 22 at 10 a.m., 3845 North Swan Street – "The Inner and Outer Journey of Pilgrimage" – Ron Henry will talk about walking the pilgrimage of El Camino de Santiago. The Camino is a pilgrimage that has been going for about 1,200 years across Europe to Santiago, Spain, where it is said the remains of St. James, Apostle of Jesus, are buried. Today thousands of people walk it for a variety of reasons. There are many routes; the most traditional is called the Francés. The starting point is a village in France and the route crosses the Pyrenees and goes approximately 500 miles across Northern Spain. Henry's first Camino was in 2012, and in 2015 he completed the Francés by walking about 300 miles including 60 miles on to the ocean from Santiago. In 2017 he walked the Portugal Camino (Portugal route to Santiago), returned and walked portions of the Francés again. He has walked pilgrimage a total of 4 times.

The Javelina Chase is an annual event that draws competitive and non-competitive cyclists to the small Southeastern Arizona town of Duncan, AZ (population 800). The goal of the Javelina Chase is to bring an exciting cycling event to Duncan and Greenlee County to provide funds for a scholarship for two graduating Greenlee County seniors.

Monday, Apr. 9

Accident-property damage
Silver Heights and Hudson
Two vehicles in roadway/negative on any injuries.

Search and Rescue
Dragonfly Trailhead
Caller advised he is lost but by a shop/mapped out at Elias and Arenas Valley Road/his wife is still lost. Deputy walking with caller to a shade tree to find his wife/have contact/have both hikers/en route to Dragonfly Trailhead.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Apr. 9

Rosemary Street
Caller needs to file restraining order on soon-to-be ex-wife.

1101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Male in a black dually following him around.

Jim Redford is the scheduled speaker for the next Westerners meeting, to be held on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. at the Silver City Cross Point Church Fellowship Hall, located at 11600 Highway 180 East. Redford, a Silver City resident who spent his childhood in the Lordsburg area, will be entertaining the group with tales and tidbits of Lordsburg's history, as well as the history and beginnings of the Bootheel of New Mexico.

Lordsburg was founded in 1880 when the Southern Pacific Railroad came through. It began as a wild frontier tent town where life was typical of the Old Southwest. As nearby mining, ranching, and farming developed, it became a real town with brick and adobe homes, schools and churches. The first airport in New Mexico was built in Lordsburg. Located on US Highway 80, now Interstate 10/20, the "Dixie Overland Highway" that extended from Georgia to California, Lordsburg was also the center of various other slightly less legal activities such as gambling.

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Editor's Note

The Grant County Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has 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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