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 Southwestern Chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is hosting its annual meeting on Friday, October 29, at 5pm via Zoom. This year’s speaker will be Emily Kaltenbach, Senior Director of Criminal Legal & Policing Reform for Drug Policy Alliance New Mexico. She will be speaking about New Mexico's new law legalizing recreational marijuana and how it attempts to address some of the harms perpetrated on communities of color by the War on Drugs. The presentation will be followed by a question and answer session.

The presentation and Q&A session will be from 5-6:15 pm followed by chapter board elections. All active members of the ACLU are welcome to participate in this process.

To receive the registration link for the presentation please email the chapter at swnmaclu@gmail.com.    

October 31, at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street – “Undoing Racism”

Undoing Racism is a racial justice, racial equity campaign launched by Lotus Center in response to the murder of George Floyd last year. Lotus Center's executive director, Jeff Goin, will discuss the genesis of Undoing Racism, its objectives, and Lotus Center's vision for the campaign's future.

UUFSC Safety Protocol as pursuant to our most recent UUA Guidelines:

We will not be serving food or drinks in the building until further notice. Masks will still need to be worn in the building at all times. We will continue to serve refreshments on the patio, weather permitting. Visitors are always welcome.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City is a diverse group of religious independents seeking knowledge, spiritual sustenance, fellowship and opportunities for service to others.

Performance at the Fine Arts Center Theatre (FACT) on Saturday, October 23, 2021 at 7 pm!

Tickets can be picked up from Cultural Affairs or the night of the concert.

Grammy winner Terrance Simien and & the Zydeco Experience from Louisiana offers a blend of New Orleans funk, reggae flavored world blues American Zydeco roots music.

In accordance with WNMU health and safety protocols, the wearing of masks or other approved face coverings is required in all university buildings for both the vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Bayard Police Department

Tuesday, Oct. 19

Welfare check
Budge Drive
Advised the woman at this address left intoxicated with a small child about one hour ago/there was also a lot of yelling and screaming. Officer had negative contact with vehicle.

Wednesday, Oct. 20

Welfare check
Virginia Street
Caller advised she received a call from her friend who texted caller stating her dad is upset with the mother because the mother was caught with the dad's best friend/father is en route to Bayard from Animas. Officer had negative contact at the door/phone going straight . . .

Monday, Oct. 18

Shoplifting
1810 N. Swan Street
Male took a bottle and left toward Swan and 18th streets. Deputy advised unable to find male/had contact with clerk.

Aggravated assault
Camino Seco – Arenas Valley
Caller advised his nephew just pulled a firearm on him/advised 'they' just left in an older model Dodge pickup pulling a small car. Caller was uncooperative. Deputy advised went traffic with this vehicle in Ace Hardware parking lot. Another deputy out with first deputy.

Larceny
Whiskey Creek Airport Road – Arenas Valley
Caller advised her mailbox was stolen/a phone call is fine.

Monday, Oct. 18

Criminal trespass warning
2501 E. Highway 180
Maroon SUV/male has been staying in the parking lot for several weeks and they want him removed/requesting indefinite CTW. Deputy issued Robert York an indefinite CTW for Walmart.

Shoplifting
3025 E. Highway 180
Advised the male did leave/he found the packaging of the stolen items; a drill attachment and an engraving tool. Officer spoke with caller on the phone.

Fraud/embezzlement
E. 19th Street
Caller advised his bank notified him of charges in California.

Don't forget to add toys to you shopping list when you head out the door. Many children in Grant County (and their parents) rely on the annual donations of toys for their children to have a Merry Christmas!

More information from the first notification can be found here https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-releases/67773-grant-county-toys-for-tots-2021-campaign-has-begun

The 2021 campaign for Toys for Tots is in full swing. Nov. 19, 2021 is this year's deadline for you to drop off your donated toys at one of the  greatly expanded list of locations listed below:

2021 Toys for Tots box locationsAce Hardware
Adult Probation & Parole
American Legion
Arby's
Curl Up & Dye
Duck Creek Café
Fort Bayard Federal Credit Union
Grinder Mill
Grant County Administration Building
Holiday Inn Express
Last Chance Liquor & Pizza
NAPA Auto Parts
Santa Clara City Hall
St. Francis Newman Center
Silver Schools:
Administration Building
La Plata Middle School
Stout Elementary
Sun Valley Hardware
SWAG (Southwest Adolescent Group)
Western Bank
Whiskey Creek Volunteer Fire Dept.
WNMU - Bookstore
WNMU - Hunter Hall

The PDF below will give you instructions on how to purchase Wreaths Across America specifically for Fort Bayard National Cemetery online this year. 

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