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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.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020; Silver City, NM: The outbreak of COVID-19 and subsequent quarantine efforts to stem the spread of the virus, have threatened the required community's participation in the New Mexico Community Survey (NMCS), a vital statistical tool used by Grant County's Youth Substance Abuse Coalition (YSAPC).

"The survey supports prevention efforts in the county and ensures that our coalition focuses on needs that the community tells us through the survey," said Corina Castillo, YSAPC program specialist. The YSAPC is composed of service providers and invested community members who cultivate healthy productive lifestyles for youth through environmental policy and advocacy change.

Usually, the NMCS is administered throughout Grant County, and the state, at local events during the spring, but the cancellation of all public events and gatherings has severely limited participation in the survey.

The Good Friday Service video, at the Anglican Church of the Holy Trinity is now on the church website www.htac-stmarys.org  on the Homily page. Or, the direct link: https://youtu.be/FCVMTngbrBQ

This coming Easter Sunday, April 12, the pastor will offer curb-side, drive by Holy Communion for all who desire to partake of the bread and wine beginning at 11 a.m. "Just pull up, and you will receive the bread of heaven, and the cup of salvation in individual sanitary disposable cups. Invite your friends to drive and partake. "The Lord be with you" Pastor says. "100,000 blessings plus."

Dear Interested Parties:

I have received a few letters requesting an extension to the Gila National Forest's open public comment period on the draft Forest Plan and draft environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Gila National Forest. Most cited COVID-19 as a reason to extend the comment period beyond the April 16 deadline. I have taken the requests seriously.

Upon careful consideration I have decided to continue with the current comment period that was initiated with a Notice of Availability published Friday, January 17, 2020 in the Federal Register. Although the formal comment period began January 17, 2020, the material needed for a full review were made available to the public on December 23, 2019 which extended the opportunity to prepare for the comment period by 25 days.

For the May Desert Exposure Art Scene section, since so many galleries are closed, I intend to print a virtual gallery.

I am asking any artists and galleries who have an online presence/website to submit a brief art focused bio of no more than 150 words, a photo of artwork and a mug shot if you want and the website/page where folks can view their work.

I need this info by April 13 please.

Free Virtual Business Accelerator Classes that BizSprint is offering May - June.

Classes will be virtual and held on Saturdays from May 2, 2020 - June 20, 2020.

BizSprint is an accelerator program that helps launch successful businesses. The goal of this program is to accelerate New Mexico’s startups and drive economic growth.

Through Bizsprint, you will receive mentorship, coaching, and micro-grants you can apply towards business development. You will also receive assistance in marketing, branding, and website creation/updates to drive online business, an imperative in the current climate.

For the week beginning Monday, March 30, 2020 at 8:00 am and ending Monday April 06, 2020 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 239 calls for service, had 481 self-initiated activity, and made 19 arrest. Of those arrests, 1 was for possession of controlled substance, and 1 was for Possession of drug paraphernalia, 3 DWI, 1 battery on a house hold member, 0 Aggravated assault on a house hold member, and 0 shoplifting.   

Friday, Apr. 3

Breaking and entering
1901 N. Silver Street
Caller advised his house was broken into/he peeked inside and could see that the TV was gone.

Domestic disturbance
2501 E. Highway 180
Caller advised that someone threw a woman from a maroon Ford Explorer and took it from her/they are parked on Row 9 at this time. Second caller advised that the female was thrown out of a vehicle.

Bayard Police Department

Saturday, Apr. 4

Domestic disturbance
N. Foy/Copper Street
11-year-old son is running away from caller’s ex-partner who is the boy’s father. Caller is headed to BPD because she feels safer, as the father of the child is following her.

Live from Silver City

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