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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.

Bayard Police Department

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Intoxicated persons
400 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller advising that a named male is sitting on the bench drinking and he believes it does not send the right message to the children in Bayard/someone needs to tell the male not to drink in public.

Welfare check
Guinevan Street
Caller from CYFD advised they have a report that a mother has been using narcotics with children in the house/they have been unable to contact the mother since last week. Officer advised negative contact/gate is locked with a padlock.

Monday, Nov. 23

Vehicle accident with injuries
Highway 152 – MM 4 (halfway between Hanover and tunnel)
No narrative.

Domestic disturbance
Racetrack Road – Arenas Valley
Caller advised that a named male is outside fighting with a named female/sounded physical/they live in a camper on the property/they are family friends. Deputy advised units will be clear/male was on the phone arguing with someone on the phone.

Tuesday, Nov. 24

Monday, Nov. 23

Unwanted subject
502 N. Bullard Street
Caller reported a male yelling at her/he got into a white pickup. Officer advised was in the area/negative contact/clear.

Stolen motor vehicle
200 N. Bullard Street
Caller reported a 2006 black Suzuki GSXR1000 stolen/it was parked when he flew out on 11/15 and when he returned on 11/20 it was gone. Officer advised out at address.

silvercitymuseumThe Silver City Museum Store is now online at www.SilverCityMuseum.Org, and at www.silvercitymuseumsociety.org/home/shop.The Silver City Museum Store is now online at www.SilverCityMuseum.org and www.SilverCityMuseumSociety.org/home/shop, with shipping or free pickup available. 

Like all organizations, the museum has been hit hard financially by COVID. 

“Store sales used to account for almost half of our revenue before we had to close our doors,” says Store Manager Melody Collins.

Mimbres, NM, Nov. 25, 2020 - The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District office will not be selling permits on November 27, and will be available again starting Monday, November 30. Other options for the public to get a permit are through:

Silver City Ranger District​

3005 E. Camino del Bosque

Silver City, NM 88061

(575) 388-8201

The Silver City Public Library, in collaboration with the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society, will host a free online showing of Neither Wolf Nor Dog, a Steven Lewis Simpson film adapted from the best-selling Native American novel by Kent Nerburn and starring Dave Bald Eagle, Christopher Sweeney, Richard Ray Whitman, Roseanne Supernault, Tatanka Means, and Zahn McClarnon. The film will be accessible via a special web link for one week, from December 6 through December 12, 2020. 

Neither Wolf Nor Dog by Kent Nerburn follows a white author who gets sucked into the heart of contemporary Native American life in the sparse lands of the Dakotas by a 95 year old Lakota elder and his side-kick. No other novel is seen to so successfully bridge the gap between white America and the Native American world. The film is produced and directed by British director Steven Lewis Simpson whose first award-winning feature premièred at the Edinburgh Film Festival in 1994. Neither Wolf Nor Dog author Kent Nerburn approached him personally as Simpson had already directed two features in Lakota Country previously.

silver city museumInterior of Silver City Museum store (Courtesy photo)Get all of your holiday shopping done from the safety and comfort of your home by shopping online at Downtown Silver City Cash Mobs. Organized by Silver City MainStreet, cash mobs are now occurring in several New Mexico MainStreet districts as a way to help businesses through the pandemic. 

The virtual shopping events are held online using facebook live. Merchants have the opportunity to showcase 50 of their items for sale. Shoppers watch the event and use the comment section to shop. Volunteers track the comment section to record purchases and the merchant reaches out to the shopper the next day to arrange pick up or shipping. 

“It means a lot to a small organization like Silver City Community Theatre (SCCT) to have the support of The Silver City Food Co-op and their December Roundup,” said Phyllis McQuaide, SCCT Board President. “Co-op shoppers can round up when they check out and donate their change to SCCT. This year’s Zoom productions have been fun but costly; the roundup donations of the Co-op community will enable us to keep going through the uncertain future. We are very grateful.”

“SCCT’s Zoom productions—small plays, readings, and a workshop—have been challenging and exciting. We have had great audience support. The Roundup will enable us to keep on Zooming and to put our actors back on the stage as soon as possible. Our next performance is a Christmas Show on December 19th at 7pm. To sign up for SCCT emails go to www.silvercitycommunitytheater.com,” according to McQuaide.

“Be the Community in Community Theater—join SCCT! Individual and family memberships receive tickets and admission to opening night parties and workshops. 

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