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The Grant County Art Gallery is one of the 32 participants in the Taste of Downtown Coupon Book. Their members have generously donated their time and talent to make a wide variety of holiday ornaments. The Gallery is located at 316 N. Bullard St. and shows and sells the work of dozens of local artists. If you have a Taste of Downtown coupon book, the Guild’s coupon is for a free holiday ornament. 

Recently, Brenda Tozier, Silver City MainStreet Administrative Assistant, redeemed her coupon and picked out a beautiful purple glass ornament. “There is a wide variety of ornaments, stated Tozier. The Guild members really went all out. There are stained glass pieces, miniature paintings, framed photos, beaded ornaments and so many more. I was just amazed at the quality and selection. It was really hard to decide.”

Silver City MainStreet couldn’t hold their annual fundraiser, the Taste of Downtown this year and instead is selling a coupon book for $20 that has more than $200 in savings and great deals like the Guild’s free ornament. There are coupons from 32 downtown merchants with an expiration date of December 31, 2021. 

diadelosEven in this stressful time, art heals the soul. Dia de los Muertos is the perfect time to celebrate art, just as we celebrate and remember the lives of those gone before.  

This year’s Dia de los Muertos art show is at Ingalls Leyba Studio and Gallery. Artists may submit up to 3 pieces of appropriately themed art in any medium. Submit work by October 10, 2020 in jpg format to leybaingallarts@questoffice.net.  Accepted pieces must be gallery ready and there will be a 45% commission on work that is sold.  

Artwork is to be delivered between 1 pm and 4 pm on October 19,2020 unless other arrangements are made.

For the week beginning Monday, September 14 , 2020 at 8:00 am and ending Monday September 21, 2020 at 8:00 am, officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 246 calls for service, had 484 self-initiated activity, and made 22 arrests. Of those arrests, 1 was for possession of controlled substance, and 1 was for Possession of drug paraphernalia, 3 DWI, 0 battery on a house hold member, 0 Aggravated assault on a house hold member, and 4 shoplifting.

Bayard Police Department

Saturday, Sept. 26

Welfare check
Watson Street
Caller from HMS advised a named male called this morning highly intoxicated/he was making references to wanting to die due to alcohol intoxication and making threats to kill his neighbors/he did have a plan to OD on alcohol/plan for the neighbors was not specified. Officer en route to an Elm Street address to make contact with the male to make sure he is okay/he is with his . . .

Friday, Sept. 25

Loud music
Mountain View Drive
Caller wants something done about this house tonight. Second caller advised they are playing loud music again tonight/even though LE did not do anything last night he wanted to call and put it on record. Deputy made contact and advised subject to turn down the music.

Highway 15 – Grant County
Caller advised that her political sign was stolen last night. Deputy had negative contact with anyone at the address.

The holiday season will begin with the 30th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade in downtown Silver City. The Lighted Christmas Parade will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020 from 7 pm to 8 pm.  This year there is no theme or entry fee to make it easier for groups to participate. This community event is sponsored by Silver City MainStreet and the Town of Silver City.  

Due to the pandemic, the parade will be a static or reverse parade. Silver City MainStreet worked with Chief of Police Portillo and the Town of Silver City to determine the best way to have this well loved holiday event. Floats will line up and stay in place on both sides of Broadway St. Families can enjoy the floats from the comfort and warmth of their cars. Floats will stay in place from 7 pm to 8 pm to give residents time to drive up and down Broadway St. and see all the floats on both sides of the street. 

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Sept. 21

Welfare check
N. Canyon Street
Caller advised that a family’s children, ages 5, 6, 7, and 9-years-of-age, haven’t been to school in 25 days/caller and JPO have been there. Officer advised they did a welcheck on Friday and will not be going there/he is not a truant officer/he will call caller . . .

Monday, Sept. 21

Breaking and entering
Top Hill Drive – Hurley
Caller advised that someone broke into her home/she thinks it was the landlord. Deputy advised will be clear/it is a civil matter.

Kirkland Road and Highway 180 – Arenas Valley
Dark colored van vs silver 4-door Hyundai/three kids and two adults/one adult female has lacerations to hands and face. Deputy advised no major injuries/T-bone in the median.

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