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 Mimbres Region Arts Council announces the transfer of the Southwest Print Fiesta event to Kyle Durrie and Jamie Karolich of Power & Light Press. Beginning August 5, the event will begin planning and operating under the capable guidance of Durrie and Karolich. The board and staff of the Mimbres Region Arts Council will continue to support the vision of the event and all efforts to grow its artistic and economic impact in the community. 

“You would be hard pressed to find more talented individuals to lead this event into the future. Kyle and Jamie have been vital partners from the start and I can’t wait to see what comes next. The Print Fiesta is proof that our creative community is thriving” – Kevin Lenkner, Executive Director of the Mimbres Region Arts Council. 

“We are thrilled and honored to help usher the Southwest Print Fiesta into its next chapter. We love this event and we are excited to build upon its mission to celebrate printmaking and printmakers throughout the Southwest, while providing creative and educational opportunities for our local community and beyond."

Community Partnership for Children requests families to fill out state survey on child-care and after-school needs for employees and families. 

Here is the link from the state for the Family Survey to address child care/after-school needs for employees and families; https://tripod.sjc1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bC9yaofQOoT6cJv

Bayard Police Department

Saturday, Aug. 1

Criminal damage to property
Watson Street
Advised that the neighbors across the street cut her power lines last night. Officer advised negative on report Comcast or Infinity responsible.

Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner invites you to meet with him and share your thoughts, suggestions, and ideas on anything related to our community.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, this month’s Meeting With The Mayor will be from 8:00AM to 11:00AM on Monday, August 10, 2020 using the on-line platform GoToMeetings.

To join the meeting please go to the Town of Silver City web site (www.townofsilvercity.org) and click on “Mayor’s Message” or “News and Announcements”. You can join us anytime between 8:00am and 11:00am.

In the August episode of Catalina Claussen's radio show on KURU radio, Being Home: A Southwestern Almanac...Efegenia de la O comes to terms with the consequences of her desires under the watchful gaze of Mennonite Mary at the clothesline. 

Tune in KURU 89.1 FM on the first and third Monday of the month at 4:30 PM. You can catch all the episodes on Catalina Claussen's website: www.catalinaclaussenbooks.wordpress.com.  

Catalina Claussen is an award-winning YA novelist, poet, and short story writer, as well as a teacher with twenty-two years of experience. 

Friday, July 31

Game and Fish
Highway 61 – MM 9-10
Dead javelina in middle of road on yellow line. Deputy had negative contact/clear.

Woodland Drive – Arenas Valley
No report.

Friday, July 31

Game and Fish
2115 Pinos Altos Road
Caller advised a fox was in the yard wandering around here at the business/might be two of them/might be rabid. Officers advised will head that way until Game and Fish can get there/NMSP dispatch notified/no visual/negative contact with any fox.

Welfare check
W. Alice Street
Caller works with animal protection of New Mexico/received a call from a female concerned about the dog’s safety.

Friday, July 31, 2020; Silver City, NM:  When mapping public health data, it can be hard to get your bearings especially if you are looking for an elusive location like a home. New Mexico Community Data Collaborative (NMCDC) has discovered a new home for its future evaluation at the Center for Health Innovation (CHI).

The NMCDC is a public data collective with contributions from of over 200 volunteers, organizations, and individual efforts to distill public health data that impacts people’s lives into understandable and relatable maps. To facilitate public access the NMCDC has created a place-based data warehouse online utilizing cloud-based platforms to create interactive mapping and collaborative information sharing since 2011.

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