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.

The Anglican Church at old St Mary’s Academy is offering a pre-“Lent” pancakes and eggs supper along with a discussion on the topic ‘What is Ash Wednesday?’ The supper will be held Wednesday February 19, in the fellowship hall and will begin at 6 PM and serve until 7 PM. Everyone is welcome! For additional information on this activity and others, or information regarding the Anglican Church, please contact Father Price at 575-740-0369.

Future Forge Makerspace is starting up its weekly classes and workshops! We will be sending out weekly schedules with upcoming events every Saturday.

This week, the 17 through the 23, we will be hosting two classes:

  • Introduction into 3D Printing, Wednesday, at 10:30 am
  • Lapidary/Rock Cutting and Polishing, Thursday, at 2:30 pm

There are only 10 spots available for each class so sign up ASAP! You can RSVP on our calendar in the "events" tab on our website https://www.thefutureforge.org/events or go click the link below: 

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Feb. 10

Criminal damage to property
Cobre High School
Caller advised someone broke her classroom window.

Monday, Feb. 10

Welfare check
1605 W. Market Street – 10 a.m.
Caller from SCI concerned about four children, ages 3, 6, 12, and 13-years-old. Source advised no working electricity and limited food. Officer had contact with father who appeared to have just woken up.

Welfare check
Black Street – 11:30 a.m.
Caller hasn’t been able to get a hold of a 21-year-old, named male in about a week Officer had negative contact at address given/clear.

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Roped In: The History of Rodeo in Grant County and Beyond
Lecture,  Saturday, March 21 10 AM,  Silco Theater
Don Turner, Sheriff of the Westerners and former owner of the T Box and Easy Bar ranches will speak about how rodeo developed from its roots as an occupational teaching tool to become a popular sport and spectator event in Grant County and throughout the Southwest.

The Meaning of the Inanimate
Presentation/Discussion Friday, March 27, 6-8 pm,
Silver City Museum WNMU’s current artist in residence and Brazilian native, Joao Galera will give a presentation of the Meaning of the Inanimate. This intimate gathering will take place in the museum as Joao encourages us to look at the museum exhibits from a new perspective.  

DEMING – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday February 17, 2020. 

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will have maintainers and equipment on US 180 from milepost 164 (Deming) to milepost 142 (Luna/Grant County line). This will be in preparation for the roadway reconstruction project scheduled to begin on February 24, 2020. Traffic can expect a pilot car and flagging operation Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm daily.

The NMDOT thanks you for your patience.  Please use caution in this area, obey the posted speed limit and drive safely. For up-to-date road closure information throughout the state, visit nmroads.com or call 511.

The Bayard Beautification Committee will be meeting Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 5 pm at Bayard City Hall, 800 Central Ave. For more information call 575-956-8942.

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The Beat has a 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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