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.

Widowed and Single Persons of Grant County monthly meeting is Monday August 9, 2021, 10:30 am at Cross Point Church, 11500 Hwy 180 E. Speaker is Ellen Brown, Gila National Forest Representative talking about fire management now and in the future. Cost for lunch is $12. All Singles are welcome. For inforrmation call 575-537-3643. 

Silver City MainStreet/Arts & Cultural District is partnering with the Future Forge and various community groups and artists to offer an arts and cultural experience to residents of Grant county. Make-and-Take activities will be from 10 am to 2 pm every Saturday at the Maker’s Market at Main Street Plaza, May through October. 

On Saturday, August 7, Silver City MainStreet invites you to make bottle cap magnets. The magnets are fun and easy to make. You will want to make more than one! This is a free, family fun activity to do while at the Maker’s Market downtown. 

Silver City MainStreet/Arts and Cultural District is an accredited New Mexico MainStreet program committed to working with our community to foster economic development in our historic downtown. We do this through collaboration and promotion of downtown events, improvements to and preservation of our historic district, creative place-making, encouraging the creative economy, and the development of new and creative uses for downtown buildings. We are proud of our downtown historic district, and encourage you to stroll about the eclectic businesses and interesting architecture.

August 8, at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street  – "The Urgency of Now”

The science is clear; the time for action on climate is NOW. Please join local climate activists Mike and Carol Ann Fugagli as they provide the latest science on climate change, and show, unequivocally, that we have entered a decisive decade for humanity’s future on our rapidly warming planet. 

As co-coordinators of the Upper Gila Watershed Alliance’s climate justice and youth empowerment program, Thinking ON a Mountain, Mike and Carol Ann will also talk about their local work with area youth, and provide a roadmap for climate action at the local, state, national, and international levels. Keenly aware of the psychological toll that climate change and biodiversity loss can have on youth and adults alike, Mike and Carol Ann will also talk about their personal struggles with ecological grief, and the tools they use to stay motivated, hopeful, and sane in the face of mass extinction.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, July 26

Domestic disturbance
N. East Street
Caller advised her husband is yelling at her and she doesn't want him to know she called. He is yelling in the background/he is counting in the background for her to go to him. Caller advised he is having mental health issues. Deputies advised to show him with one in investigative detention at this time/has one in male in protective custody en route to GRMC /advising he was aggressive.

Accident-property damage
Watson Street
Advised someone hit a gas meter/you can smell the gas. Officer advised he is on scene/did contact gas emergency/they are en route. Attempted paging BFD twice with negative response/gas was shut off properly/don't hear anything.

Monday, July 26

Domestic disturbance
Fairway Drive
Caller advised a named male just hit a named female/caller is the mother of the female/mother is not on scene/daughter called her/they have a history of fighting. Deputy made contact advising units clear/parties have separated/male left for the night.

Reckless driver
Highway 180 – MM 130 (1 mile west of Grant County Airport Road)
Blue Hyundai car is speeding and tailgating people/headed toward Deming. Deputy advised this vehicle is in the parking lot of the Forest Service cache/will be clear/male has a video of caller.

Identity theft
Sycamore Street
Caller advised that someone filed for unemployment in her name.

Monday, July 26

Unwanted subject
1400 N. Hudson Street
Male is lying down near the vacuums and they want him to leave/looks like he's sleeping. Officer advised out with the male/he is leaving upon request.

Stolen motor vehicle
Truck Bypass
Caller advised her husband just called advising someone has stolen his white 1997 GMC. Deputy advised ATL vehicle/male wearing a green shirt got into the vehicle and left toward Lordsburg/give ATL to Hidalgo County.

Criminal trespass warning
31st Street
A named female is threatening to go to caller's house and cause problems/caller wants a CTW issued.

Silver City MainStreet received funding from the New Mexico Department of Tourism’s (NMTD) Clean and Beautiful Grant Program for three separate beautification projects. 

The projects include new landscaping at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center that will include a bee, butterfly and bird garden, a streetscape improvement on Bullard Street, and a mural that will face the Main Street Plaza. “We are so grateful for this funding, states Evangeline Zamora, board president of Silver City MainStreet. These projects will contribute to making downtown Silver City attractive and welcoming for both residents and tourists.”

The Town of Silver City was one of fifty-three communities in the state to receive funding to develop and enhance beautification and recycling initiatives. Due to increased interest in the program, NMTD was able to support an additional 16 communities in FY22 compared to FY21. The $789,800 grant program budget for FY22 also represents a $11,100 increase from FY21. NMTD also saw a significant increase of grantee retention in FY22. Nearly 90 percent of FY21 grant recipients applied for the program in FY22, compared to a previous retention rate of 71 percent for FY21.

A regular meeting of the Upper Gila Valley Arroyos Watershed District will be held Wednesday, August 4, 2021, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held via conference call. To access the meeting dial 978-990-5135 and enter access code 6077235. To request a copy of the agenda or for more information, please call 575-388-1569 or email grantswcd@zianet.com

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