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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.

Monday, Jan. 22

Welfare check
N. Swan Street
Caller advised that a male has fallen out of his wheelchair on Gold Street and is lying next to a black pickup truck. Officer had contact on Gold Street.

Harassment
La Plata Middle School
No report.

Monday, Jan. 22

Larceny
3785 E. Highway 180
Caller advised someone stole his red utility trailer with gray boards/last seen on Wednesday.

Harassment
Highway 61 – Lower Mimbres
Caller advised that her daughter’s partner keeps harassing her 15-year-old grandson and wants it to stop. Deputy made contact/advised blotter only.

 Silver City Set to Celebrate Territorial Charter Day: Mark your calendars on February 17th for a day of Wild West Fun!

Silver City is the only community still operating under their original charter, which predates New Mexican statehood. To celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Silver City Territorial Charter in February 1878, you are invited to join in Territorial Charter Day!

blood drive 1 rsFebruary is American Heart Month. Heart disease remains the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. And surgery treating its effects often requires blood transfusion. Actually, anyone may need blood at any time. Even someone with a healthy heart may be injured in an accident or require treatment for an illness. United Blood Services is committed to making sure blood is there for every member of the community who needs it.

Get your glue guns and crafting supplies, used furniture and mod-ideas to Finn's Gallery this Thursday January 25 at 2pm for an adult crafting event in support of Silver City Fantasy Festival's “A Chair-ity Event”. Some basic materials and tools will be provided and there will be light snacks. Create chair-themed artwork to participate in the February 24 A Chair-ity Event art show where any sales will be divided between the artists and the Silver City Fantasy Festival Fund, managed by the festival's fiscal agent, LGBTQ Grant County, a 501c-3 organization.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Jan. 19

Shoplifting
101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller advised a group of subjects just stole a basket full of items and took off running toward the Bayard Chevron. Caller will be getting a copy of the video.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Domestic disturbance
Watson Street
Physical father is going crazy. Officer advised one in investigative detention/one in custody.

Friday, Jan. 19

Accident-property damage
S. Highway 90 – MM 28
Just south of the tailings caller just hit a deer/everyone is okay.

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
Broken Arrow Drive – Silver Acres
Caller advised vehicle was keyed last night.

Friday, Jan. 19

Reckless driver
Cooper/El Grito
Female with small child on crotch rocket with no helmets. Officer advised out at a San Vicente address with a named female who had dropped off her child/she was advised to get her child a helmet.

Welfare check
E. Victoria Street
Social worker advised that two students, a 10-year-old and a 17-year-old, have been abandoned by their mother since Jan. 18. Officer had contact with female who advised she would be en route to high school to take care of paperwork.

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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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