On Wednesday November 18, 2020 at approximately 7:48pm, Grant County Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to a reported shooting incident near Silver City. Upon their arrival, Deputies had contact with one subject (victim) who had an apparent gunshot wound to the head. A suspect was also contacted and detained at-scene.
At the time of release, the victim has been flown out-of-area with life-threatening injury. The suspect remains in-custody as this incident is under active investigation by Grant County Sheriff's Criminal Investigations.
By Roger Lanse
A 72-year-old female on Cielo Azul Street fell victim to a scam call the morning of Monday, Nov. 16, 2020, according to a Silver City Police Department report narrative. The victim did not report the fraud until Wednesday, Nov. 18, at which time an SCPD officer was dispatched to the victim's address at about 8:46 a.m.
By Mary Alice Murphy
Grant County commissioners heard and asked questions about a virtual presentation at the beginning of their work session on Nov. 17, 2020.
Representatives from the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning gave the presentation, presented virtually through County Community Development and Planning Department Director Michael “Mischa” Larisch’s computer and projected on the screens in the Commissioners Meeting Room.
Tim Castillo, native of Grant County, and associate professor in the School of Architecture, Stephen Mora, a visiting professor of architecture, and Jaziel Cervantes-Carreon, an architecture school graduate student, presented two visual renderings to enhance the Bataan Park Veterans Memorial, north of Santa Clara.
New Mexicans instructed to shelter in place through Nov. 30
Twenty-six additional COVID-19 deaths
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 2,897 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
993 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Catron County
191 new cases in Chaves County
45 new cases in Cibola County
10 new cases in Colfax County
89 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
438 new cases in Doña Ana County
46 new cases in Eddy County
19 new cases in Grant County
16 new cases in Guadalupe County
123 new cases in Lea County
15 new cases in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Los Alamos County
34 new cases in Luna County
74 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Mora County
50 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Quay County
50 new cases in Rio Arriba County
16 new cases in Roosevelt County
179 new cases in Sandoval County
45 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in San Miguel County
197 new cases in Santa Fe County
9 new cases in Sierra County
11 new cases in Socorro County
36 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
138 new cases in Valencia County
36 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
4 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
The Department of Health on Wednesday reported twenty-six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:
By Roger Lanse
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020, at about 6:57 p.m., Silver City Police Department officers were called to a physical domestic disturbance at 2200 Yucca Street. The Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority had informed the officers that the victim, a 46-year-old female of the address, was locked in a bathroom waiting for officers to arrive.
When an officer arrived on scene, Michael Lopez, 48, of the address, with occupation listed as 'teacher,' was observed to be sitting on a fence near a stop sign. According to an SCPD report narrative, Lopez told the officer that he had been arguing with his wife and she always calls the police, but nothing had happened. At this point, the officer noticed a strong odor of alcohol coming from Lopez' person. Lopez further told the officer that he was telling his wife she needed to go to work because he was tired of being poor.
Four NEW classifieds for furniture and an REI screen house
A new classified just came in from a fellow looking for work doing thinning, fire protection work, etc.
Classifieds: We have changed Classifieds to a cheaper and shorter option. Check periodically to see if any new ones have popped up. The former software failed us, so it's just a category now, with prices posted. Send your information to email@example.com and we will post it as soon as we can. Instructions and prices are on the page.
Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at https://www.grantcountybeat.com/about/submissions. They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as the editor.
Images: We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. It
Compliance: Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised.
New Columnists: The Beat continues to bring you new columnists. And check out the old faithfuls who continue to provide content.
The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues.
The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!
All articles and photos with a byline or photo credit are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.
NOTE: If an article does not have a byline, it was written by someone not affiliated with the Beat and then sent to the Beat for posting.
Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ads on the Beat.
Newsletter: If you opt in to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option on the left side of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
Here for YOU: Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News.
Feel free to notify firstname.lastname@example.org if you notice any technical problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.
Disclaimer: If you find errors in articles not written by the Beat team but sent to us from other content providers, please contact the writer, not the Beat. For example, obituaries are always provided by the funeral home or a family member.
We can fix errors, but please give details on where the error is so we can find it. News releases from government and non-profit entities are posted generally without change, except for legal notices, which incur a small charge.
Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com