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.

On Saturday, October 7, Bill Hudson of the Imogen F. Wilson Education Foundation, will lead a guided tour of the old Mattocks Ruin and around the historic buildings including the 1882 doctor's office and the Mimbres Museum. All ages are welcome. The tour begins at 1 PM but the museum will be open from 11 AM - 3 PM, as it does daily throughout October. The tour involves light walking and lasts about 1 hour.

If buildings could talk, they would share many stories about the historic buildings and of the people who lived in them. But Bill Hudson will do the storytelling on this tour. Come early, bring a picnic and eat on the beautiful shady front porch. Pick out gifts for special occasions in the gift shop.

The Silver City Woman's Club will have its monthly meeting on the 2nd Friday of each month at 10:30; the location is 411 Silver Heights Blvd.

Please save the date. You are welcome to attend our monthly members' meeting. Call Lucinda Maddox at 575-313-4591 for additional information.

Silver City, NM — The Gila National Forest received a report of a possible mountain lion sighting in the drainage near the Cherry Creek Campground on the Silver City Ranger District. Educational and cautionary signs will be posted at the campground.

This is a "watch out" situation. Encounters with mountain lions are rare, but understanding their behavior can enhance your safety. Mountain lions tend to spend the day in dense cover and be out more at dawn and dusk. We have a responsibility to be sensible and be aware, not afraid. If you were to encounter a mountain lion – the best way to ensure that both you and the lion leave safely is to back away slowly, while continuing to look as big and intimidating as possible, leaving the lion avenues of escape. Most wild animals want to avoid humans.

face painting rs2Silver City, NM – Learn more about Western New Mexico University at the In Your Community social event on Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Luna County Courthouse Park (700 S. Silver Ave.) in Deming, NM.

Silver City, NM — The ranger stations at Black Range (Truth or Consequences), Wilderness (Mimbres) and the Silver City/Supervisor’s Office of the Gila National Forest will be closed on Thursday, October 5, 2017 for an All Employee training. Our offices will reopen for normal business on Friday, October 6, 2017.

If you need to purchase fuelwood or maps, the closest office will be the Glenwood RD at 18 Ranger Station Road in Glenwood and they will be open for normal business hours.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila.

The SWNM Council of Governments in partnership with Grant County Prospectors and Association of Counties will be providing a Legislative Process and Lobbying Tips Workshop.

The workshop will be presented by Tasia Young, Ph.D., lobbyist for the NM Association of Counties.

Date: October 12, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm.

Location: Town of Silver City Hall Annex
1203 N. Hudson
2nd Floor Conference Room
Silver City, NM 88061

Please feel free to disseminate this information to anyone who may be interested in learning about the legislative process. Please RSVP priscillalucero@gilanet.com if you plan on attending.

Friday, Sept. 29

Domestic disturbance
Highway 35 and San Francisco Street
Caller advised that his girlfriend punched him in the face/they both have been drinking/they are in a white Ford Escape. Caller refused an ambulance.

Unwanted subject
Palomino Trail – Upper Mimbres
Caller advised that her granddaughter won't stop talking and she wants her to "shut up" or get out of the house. Deputy advised clear/negative on heading out there/the male and female did leave and were advised not to return.

Welfare check
Airport Road – Hurley
75-year-old female who answered the door and is wearing a diaper and the house is trashed/unknown name of the female/was called in third party by Forest Service personnel.

Unwanted subject
Camino de Viento
Caller stated that his soon-to-be ex-wife has a male living with her and he is on the title of the home as well and he advised that he doesn't want him there inside the house. Deputy made contact with caller and advised him that his soon-to-be ex-wife has just as . . .

Rio de Arenas Road
Walk-in advised that sometimes a named male will yell at him from the roadway and will complain to the landlord/male annoys and harasses caller on a daily basis/male yells and screams at caller for no reason/and blames caller for any issues being caused in Row E of
Rio de Arenas.

Unwanted subject
Kirkland Road – Arenas Valley
Deputy made contact with caller and she wants two subjects issued CTWs for her property. Deputy issued both parties indefinite CTWs/they were arguing over horses. Deputy advised both parties that it was a civil matter.

Suspicious vehicle
End of Vesuvius
Deputy made contact and advised that the subjects will be going somewhere else.

Unwanted subject
34 Main Street – Pinos Altos
Caller advised that a female is outside banging on the windows and was asked to leave the restaurant. Deputy advised that caller advised the female left with Corre Caminos.

Saturday, Sept. 30

Welfare check
E. Highway 90 – Tyrone townsite – 1:08 a.m.
Caller advising they are stuck in her vehicle near the main entrance to Tyrone/advising the vehicle is rolling back. Deputy advised State Highway that water is coming over bridge on Hwy 90/Tyrone and debris is coming over onto the highway/State Highway personnel was advised. Caller advised they are in the middle of the roadway/advising that the water is up to her windshield/advising it's her and her friend in the vehicle/advised her friend is freaking out and has a heart condition. Deputy advised have both females safely in my unit at this time.

Welfare check
Apache Street
Caller advised that subjects are trying to kill her/they are choking her right now. Caller advised they are using military designs trying to kill her. Deputy advised female is very irate/refused medical attention/started screaming and yelling.

Accident-property damage
Scott Park
Occurred this morning and person that hit her left a note on her vehicle.

Chamisa Drive – Lower Mimbres
Caller received a threatening letter in the mail and wants an officer to deliver his response. Caller then changed his mind and said never mind, I will just mail it.

Welfare check
E. Highway 180 @VFW
Unknown subject lying on the ground about ¼ mile from VFW. Deputy had contact and advised dropping off one adult male at Highway 180 and 32nd.

Welfare check
E. Mine Entrance
Female lying in the weeds. Deputy had contact/transporting female to Bayard Food

E. Highway 180 @ Arenas Valley Road
Caller advised that near the animal clinic 4-5 vehicles have their lights on facing toward subjects that are about to fight. Deputies had negative contact.

Reckless driver
Highway 180 – MM 145 (one mile toward Deming past rest area)
Small white car headed toward Hurley/cannot maintain lane and traveling at a high rate of speed. NMSP officer advised clear/did have contact with vehicle/everything is okay/negative on an intoxicated driver.

Sunday, Oct. 1

Fierro Road – Fierro
Caller advised that the shed was broken into and a bathroom sink, cabinet, wood stove, and tools were taken. Deputy on scene talking with neighbor.

Stolen motor vehicle
W. Highway 180 – Cliff
Caller advised that a black car trailer was stolen possibly between Wednesday and today.

Criminal damage to property
An inmate damaged something in the jail.

lighted christmas float rsA float from a previous Lighted Christmas Parade.The theme of the 27th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade is "A Hometown Holiday.. Past, Present, Future." "We all have special memories of what a hometown holiday means and we hope for many exciting interpretations of the theme, states Silver City MainStreet board president Patrick Hoskins. We are encouraging members of the community to sign up early and start planning their floats for the Lighted Christmas Parade."

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