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The Silver City Public Library will host a solar eclipse viewing event on Monday, August 21, 10:00am-12:00pm. The library will give away free solar eclipse glasses and streaming video of the full eclipse will be shown in the library meeting room. The event will start off with a recitation of space poetry and readings by science fiction writers John Maberry and E J Randolph. Then, John Maberry will discuss the current eclipse, and E J Randolph will lead a discussion of historic reactions to eclipses. The eclipse will become more dramatic by 11:00 am, and the peak of the eclipse will be about 11:45. Come and join us for this memorable day.

For more information about library events, see silvercitypubliclibrary.org or contact 575-538-3672 or ref@silvercitymail.com. The Silver City Public Library is located at 515 W. College Avenue.

For the weekend beginning Friday August 11, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. and ending Monday August 14, 2017 at 8:00 a.m., Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 63 calls for service and had 107 self-initiated activity, and made 6 arrests. No arrests were made for DWI.

Included in the above calls for service are 3 Domestic Disturbance, 1 Aggravated Assault, 1 Aggravated Battery, 1 Fraud, 3 Shoplifting, 1 Reckless Driver, 1 Injuring – Tampering, 1 Loud Party, 1 Accident No Injuries, 1 Private Property Accident, 1 Hit & Run Accident, 1 Utility complaint, 14 Welfare Checks, 2 Civil Stand By, 3 Citizen Assist.

red cinquefoil rsRed Cinquefoilrothrocks basketflower rsRothrock's BasketflowerOwing to flooding in Railroad and Upper Gallinas canyons, the Gila Native Plant Society is changing the destination of its field trip on Sunday, August 20, from Railroad Canyon to Meadow Creek in the Pinos Altos Range, at elevation 7200 feet. This moderate hike follows a perennial stream. Expect to see red cinquefoil (Potentilla thurberi), large swaths of Rothrock's basketflowers (Plectocephalus rothrockii) and numerous other species in bloom.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Aug. 11

Criminal damage to property
Runnels Drive
11-year-old male damaging the park/en route to residence/out on N. Yucca/out at Runnels Apartments.

Suspicious vehicle
Budge Drive
Officer made contact/everything is okay.

Friday, Aug. 11

Suspicious vehicle
Bornite Court – Tyrone
Male stated he was at Silver PD earlier and was a private investigator looking for a subject.

Vehicle burglary
Chalcocite Court – Tyrone
Caller advised her purse got stolen last night from her vehicle.

Friday, Aug. 11

Weapons fired
Suntanner Road
Caller advised that she has tried to call her neighbor three times after hearing a shot this morning with no answer.

29th Street and Mann Drive
To the stop signs. Public works was notified and they will replace them.

Sunday, August 20 at 10 a.m., 3845 North Swan Street "In Company With Angels" - Rev. Carla Friedrichs of the New Church of the Southwest, also known as the Swedenborgian Church, will be the guest speaker. There will be coffee and conversation after the service, and visitors are always welcome.

Bayard Police Department

Tuesday, Aug. 8

Domestic disturbance
Empire Street
Caller advised to send an officer right away as he is being hit. Dispatch called back and made contact with an elderly female who advised that nothing is going on and if an officer goes she is not going to answer the door. Officer made contact with original caller, a 19-year-old male, who was giving the family a hard time.

Request officer
Orchard Street
Neighbor who kept ringing the doorbell all night and morning.

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