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Tri-City police department blotters – Sept. 25 through Sept. 28, 2023

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Sept. 25

Unwanted subject
Advised her son and another named subject are threatening to take her pedal bike. Deputy advised both subjects left property with bike.

Criminal damage to property
Grant Street
Neighbor broke light and camera and has been yelling at their dog. Deputy advised this is an ongoing issue that BPD is already working on.

Hot pursuit
Vanadium and Orchard streets
Male in a black hoodie ran and is in a yard. Officers advised out at an Orchard Street address/clear from location.

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Grant County Sheriff's Office blotter – Sept. 25 through Sept. 28, 2023

Monday, Sept. 25

Welfare check
James Street – Santa Clara
Male very hard to understand/possibly saying someone is in his home/he keeps rambling/not listening to what is being asked.

Criminal damage to property
Highway 15 and Wendy Road
Someone from the utility department advised someone shot at the W Mountain water tank and it is leaking.

11072 W. Highway 180 – American Mobile Home Trailer Park
A couple in the ditch are yelling/female is saying don't hurt me and to get off her. Caller called back advising the female walked back into the ditch and the male is in a grey sedan and is the manager of the park.

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Silver City Police Department blotter – Sept. 25 through Sept. 28, 2023

Monday, Sept. 25

Missing persons
N. Cooper Street
Caller advised a named 79-year-old female has run off/caller and caller's son and son's friend are looking for her/just found her in the library/cancel call.

Unwanted subject
855 Silver Heights Blvd.
Male will not leave the clerks alone/want him issued a CTW. Officer had negative contact.

Unwanted subject
1040 E. Highway 180
A named guest is refusing to leave Room 114. Officer out with Adam Borrego/confirmed warrant out of Dona Ana County.

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Come enjoy special events at the Silver City Public Library for your time off school!

Silver City –Silver Schools Fall Break is will be October 16-20.
The Teen and Children’s programming is made possible by the Friends of the Library.
Tuesday, October 17 at 4pm, the Southwest Women’s Fiber Arts Collective will be teaching kids how to make paper pumpkins. “These great ladies come in and do a different craft every other month. This one is just in time for fall.” said Abigail Kipp, Youth Librarian. 

Thursday, October 19 at 4pm, we will be having squishy circuits. Come play with conductive dough and make LEDs light up or control a game on Makey-Makey. We will also have Little Bits which connect to power things like lights and fans.

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Limited services at Wilderness District office Friday, September 29

Limited services at Wilderness District office Friday, September 29

No map, permit, or other product sales available after 3:00 p.m.

SILVER CITY, NM, Sept 28, 2023 – The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. However, there will not be staff available who are designated as collection officers to make sales of passes, permits, maps, or other products.

“Our doors will be open and we will be available to answer questions,” said Wilderness District Ranger Henry Provencio. “We have a vacancy at our front desk that we would love to fill with a local resident who cares about the forest and enjoys talking with and serving customers.”

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Gila National Forest wants to get every kid outdoors - free passes

Every Kid Outdoor passes available free to local fourth graders

SILVER CITY, NM, September 28, 2023 – The Gila National Forest has received a supply of 2023/2024 Every Kid Outdoors national public lands passes for distribution to fourth grade students. The pass covers entrance or day use fees at federal recreation sites.

“No matter where you live, all Americans are within two hours of a federal recreation site waiting to be discovered,” said Gila National Forest Supervisor Camille Howes. “This pass program was created so that fourth graders and their families could discover our nation’s wildlife, resources, and history with free access. It helps connect youth with the public lands in their back yards, developing the next generation of public land stewards.”

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Gila National Forest hosts National Public Lands Day event - Catwalk

Come out and be a part of efforts to improve and maintain Catwalk area and trails.

SILVER CITY, NM, Sept 27, 2023 – Coming up on September 30, the Gila National Forest will host a volunteer event from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Catwalk Recreation Site in celebration of the 30th annual National Public Lands Day. Come on out and join Glenwood Ranger District staff to complete multiple service projects across the Whitewater Picnic Area and Catwalk National Recreation Trail. Please bring appropriate footwear, sunscreen, water, and snacks. The event will conclude at noon with lunch provided by the Glenwood Ranger District.

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Journey Down the Gila to show at Silco Theater 100423

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On Wednesday, October 4, 2023 at 7pm, The Silco Theater/Silver City Main Street and Heart of the Gila are co-hosting a special, one night, film screening event at the Silco Theater.

Journey Down the Gila is the first full-length feature film produced that visually captures the beauty of the Gila River through the 37-mile river run through the Gila Wilderness. The 90- minute documentary also tells the story of three local, New Mexico teens, who died in service to the wild places they loved, their mothers’ trip down the river they sought to protect, and the struggle to keep the Gila flowing free. Four years and multiple river trips in the making, Journey Down the Gila is a lush cinematic river-level journey down one of America’s great natural treasures.

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