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Southwest Word Fiesta to host Women's History Month celebration

Southwest Word Fiesta is hosting a Women's History Month celebration on Monday, March 27, at 5 pm MST at WNMU Miller Library. Women's History Month encourages the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role women have played in history. 

This hybrid event is free and open to the public. Zoom link:  

Some of the presenters include: 

Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner 

Pamela Warren Williams is a poet, publisher, and visual artist searching for poignant truths, with provocation from heartbreaking beauty to the current pain in our culture, and following the ties that either bind us or tear us apart. Her publishing company is Mercury HeartLink, which promotes positive social impact. She will read her own poetry. 

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Tri-City police department blotters – Mar. 17 through Mar. 19, 2023

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Mar. 17

Loud music
Poplar Street
Officer made contact with homeowners/they will lower the music.

N. East Street
Two subjects are headed north toward Central Avenue/subject in black hoodie took a solar light from his yard. Deputy advised everything is okay/property returned.

Saturday, Mar. 18

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Grant County Sheriff's Office blotter – Mar. 17 through Mar. 19, 2023

Monday, Mar. 17

Liquor law
11820 Highway 180
Male tried to buy alcohol without proper ID/he left his ID and cash on the counter but took the alcohol/he left on foot toward the creek. Deputy ran driver's license.

Criminal damage to property
Hermosa Street – Hanover
Caller advised his fence is torn down and his animals are loose. Deputy advised Mr. (Redacted) was very uncooperative.

Welfare check
Bobwhite Drive
A named male was supposed to pick up the kids today for Spring Break and he hasn't been answering his phone/caller hasn't heard from him in a few weeks. Deputy advised everything is okay/hasn't been contacting the female/she has been disrespectful.

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Silver City Police Department blotter – Mar. 17 through Mar. 19, 2023

Friday, Mar. 17

Criminal trespass warning
3420 E. Highway 180
Female is sitting on the second floor. Officer advised Cristina Proudlock in custody en route to SCPD/en route to GCDC.

Unwanted subject
610 N. Silver Street – Seasonal Overnight Shelter
A named male is refusing to leave and will not stop screaming. Officer advised both units clear/male took off.

Unwanted subject
121 W. 12th Street
A named male. Officers advised we do not have a CTW logged for this male at this location/issued Casey Munoz CTWs for 12th Street and Hudson Street laundrymats.

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Alzheimers and Dementia Caregiver's Support Group March 23, 2023

The Alzheimer's/Dementia Caregivers' Support Group will meet this Thursday from 5-6 p.m. at Cross Point Church , East Highway 180. Questions? Call Linda Brake 575-590-1499.

Next Sunday, March 26, 2023, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City

March 26, at 10 am, 3845 North Swan Street –  “Respecting the Ancients: Remembering the Mimbres Through a Murder Mystery”     

Marty Eberhardt will discuss and read from her second novel in the Bea Rivers series, “Bones in the Back Forty.”

In this book, a gardener digs up an old skeleton on the grounds of Tucson’s Shandley Gardens. Volunteer coordinator Bea Rivers discovers that the victim, a man who disappeared in 1969, may be connected to a small town in southwest New Mexico, where he’d made quite a few enemies among amateur archaeologists. The cast of quirky suspects exposes a culture of archaeological looting. The book comports with the first principle of Unitarian Universalism, the inherent worth and dignity of every person. 

Eberhardt will read passages that take place in southwest New Mexico. There will be plenty of time for questions, and books will be available for signing after the service.

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Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District closed March 20

GLENWOOD, NM, March 17, 2023 – The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District office will be closed Monday, March 20, due staff unavailability.

“We strive to provide excellent service to our customers every day. Unfortunately, due to a combination of staff vacancies, the need for training, and appointments nobody will be available to manage our front desk on Monday, March 20,” said Acting Glenwood District Ranger Pedro Valenzuela. “Maps and permits can be purchased at the Silver City or Reserve ranger districts – we regret any inconvenience to our customers.”

Visitors needing maps, information, or permits may call or visit the Silver City Ranger District at 575-388-8201, 3005 E. Camino del Bosque, Silver City, New Mexico, or the Reserve Ranger District, at 575-533-6232, 5 Smokey Bear Circle, Reserve, New Mexico from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Tri-City police department blotter – Mar. 13 through Mar. 16, 2023

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Mar. 13

Criminal damage to property
1401 Tom Foy Blvd.
Advised the ATM has damage to it.

Identity theft
North Street
Advised that someone is trying to file unemployment under her name.

Tuesday, Mar. 14

Welfare check
Taylor Street – 7:14 p.m.
Caller advised her 3- and 5-year-old children are with their father and he is texting saying he does not have food or clothes for them/when she tries to communicate with him he becomes irate with her over the phone/wants to know the kids are okay and if she needs to send someone to his house with groceries for the kids.

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