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.

Local watercolor painter Brent Flenniken will show his new work at an art opening at Aldea Gallery of Art, temporarily located at 206 N. Bullard (between The Toad and the Pink Store downtown). The opening will be on Friday, December 8, from 6-9 p.m. Flenniken's work will also be shown that night at the Tatiana-Marie Gallery at 305 N. Bullard.

Several of Flenniken's new pieces focus on well-known Silver City and Grant County locations, including the El Sol Theatre, the Murray Hotel, and the St. Vincent de Paul and Santa Clara Catholic Churches.

After the exhibit, the Aldea Gallery will be open Tuesday through Saturday, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m December 9-22

'500 Miles', a short documentary of a journey that Heroes and Horses embarked upon last Spring. 6 Veterans and their 17 fresh Mustangs came into Silver City from Quemado on the Continental Divide Trail (CDT) as the first leg of a 500-mile mission to include the Gila National Forest and continued on to the Arizona trail.

  • Tuesday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. at the Silco Theater, 311 N Bullard in downtown Silver City.
  • The second showing will be the same day at 6 p.m. at the Convention Center on 180 East next to Ace Hardware.
  • Admission: $ 10.00 suggested donation (more is welcome).

In 1000 A.D. there were more people living near the Mimbres River than there are today. They made beautiful black-on-white pottery from which we have been able to learn about their life style.

On Saturday, December 2, Bill Hudson of the Imogen F. Wilson Education Foundation, will lead a guided tour of the old Mattocks Ruin and around the historic buildings which include the 1882 doctor's office and the Mimbres Museum. The tour begins at 1 PM and takes about 1 hour. It is an easy walk around the prehistoric Mimbreno village site. Bring your camera and wear comfortable walking shoes. All ages are welcome.

The Republican Party of Grant County will celebrate Christmas at their regular meeting on Tuesday, December 5, at 6 p.m. at Republican Headquarters in Arenas Valley next to the KOA. A short meeting to discuss recent events will follow a potluck meal. Attendees are encouraged, but not required, to bring a dish to share and a Toy for Tots or something for the Silver City Gospel Mission (canned or dry goods, socks, blankets, or personal hygiene items). Bring your Christmas spirit and join us for an evening around the fireplace and warm hospitality. RPGC wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and many blessings in the New Year!

Gila Regional Medical Center will host its annual Light Up a Life in front of the hospital on Thursday, Nov. 30 at 5:30. Mayor Ken Ladner will give the Words of Wisdom.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Nov. 24

Unwanted subject
Orchard Street
Caller advised that his sister is getting out of hand and he wants her removed/negative on alcohol/she’s just yelling and being loud. Officer made contact advising clear/parties advised it was all verbal and agreed to stay away from each other.

Criminal trespass warning
101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller would like a named female to have a CTW for all Family Dollar stores/she was just there and was shoplifting but did not catch her on camera.

Saturday, Nov. 25

North Street
No report.

Sunday, Nov. 26

Stolen motor vehicle
Runnels Drive
A named individual took her 2011 silver Dodge Durango yesterday without her permission and has not returned it. Officer made contact advising clear/caller has located her vehicle and was going to Silver to pick it up.

Hurley Police Department

Friday, Nov. 24

Breaking and entering
Elguea Street – 7 p.m.
A named male is breaking into caller’s garage/her husband is wearing pajama pants and a green shirt and has a gun but will put it down once the officers are there. Caller was advised to ask husband to go back inside and he refused until officers were there. Officer made contact advising will be changing locations to an Aztec Street address.

Unwanted subject
Aztec Avenue – 8:50 p.m.
Caller advised that his uncle is causing problems and is refusing to leave/negative on alcohol. Officer advised everything is okay/male was tasered twice/requesting ambulance. CYFD okayed 13-year-old son to stay at location/male will stay at GRMC in reference to his mental status.

Sunday, Nov. 26

Welfare check
Cortez Avenue
Lady sitting on the highway too close to the road. Second caller will be checking on subject who is lying next to a white vehicle that is real close to the highway. Officer made contact advising there is a dog that got hit by a vehicle/it is still alive/wants ACO to pick it up. A named male in a white Toyota Tacoma called to say he would help with the dog and its vet bills/the named male took the dog and he will care for it.

Santa Clara Police Department

Friday, Nov. 24

Criminal damage to property
N. Bellm Street
Her husband intentionally broke her phone.

Criminal damage to property
N. Prescott Street
Caller heard a gunshot first then their window broke and they saw a male and a female on foot headed down Prescott. Officer made contact advising it wasn’t a weapon firing but a transformer that blew out at a N. Bayard Street address/PNM was notified. Officers spoke with caller and showed him the window where caller believed that it was a gunshot.

Criminal trespass warning
Manhattan Park Drive
Caller advised that a named female was outside his house harassing him but she has now left/would like a CTW issued.

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
Manhattan Park Drive
Caller advised his vehicle has been egged and he knows who it is.

Sunday, Nov. 26

Criminal damage to property
Across Splash Park
3 or 4 juvi males carrying either a golf club or a bat that possibly broke the windows on the old building next to the pile of dirt by the Splash Park. Officer made contact advising everything is okay/the broken windows have actually been broken for a long time.

Friday, Nov. 24

Welfare check
Deputy advised that a female advised that a named male is walking around Hurley with a gun. Deputy ATL.

Suspicious vehicle
North Hurley road @ sewer plant
Deputy advised that the driver is going to leave the vehicle for the night/one male and one female dropped off at a North Hurley Road address.

Friday, Nov. 24

111 S. Texas Street
A named male stole her laptop.

1956 E. highway 180
Adult female took a 4-pack of margarita and left in an older black pickup down Rosedale Road.

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