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.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Jan. 17

Criminal damage to property
Ruby Street
Caller advised damage has been done to home by renter who passed away in November.

Friday, Jan. 17

Highway 61 – Lower Mimbres
Caller advised that she received threatening phone calls from a number claiming to be U.S. Marshals. Caller demanded a deputy go to her house, not just a phone call. Deputy had contact advising caller advised that someone has been threatening her via text and is out to get her family.

Domestic disturbance
Kirkland Road – Arenas Valley
Caller advised that she is having problems with her 18-year-old daughter/verbal only/they are separated in different rooms.

Jan. 26, at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street – "Memory and Desire"

Brazilian WMNU artist-in-residence João Galera will talk about a community art installation, and the philosophy behind it during this Sunday’s service.

Galera is a Brazilian artist who has drawn since childhood. During doctoral research in anthropology in Mexico, his interest in artistic pursuits intensified. He has participated in collective and individual exhibits in Brazil, the US, and Mexico. He is currently employing the theme of personal and collective memories for his creations.

Galera will speak of “memory and desire” . . . how do our communities’ memories, both spoken and unspoken, shape our desires for our future? After the service, all participants will be encouraged to create a small clay object symbolizing important memories, which will compose a larger piece for a community art installation.

A free “Create your own Valentine's Mask and Valentine's Card” party happens Saturday, February 8, from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Grant County Art Guild, 316 N. Bullard Street. Children and adults will be guided through the mask and card making. Come join the fun!

millies red shoesMadam Millie’s red high-heels. Like a wild west Cinderella story, she picked herself up by her sling-backs. See if the shoe fits at the opening reception of From the Collections, January 22, 5-7pm at the Silver City Museum.On Wednesday, January 22, from 5-7pm, the Silver City Museum will entertain guests for the premier of a new exhibit, From the Collections: a behind-the-curtain peak at some of the Museum’s most fascinating artifacts, along with some information and commentary on the process of collecting, and some light refreshments.

The Silver City Museum houses over 200,000 objects and 25,000 photographs. Among the highlights that will be displayed are Madam Millie’s red high heels, and a photograph from the Merritt Family collection of the first planes the U.S. military used in combat, which in 1916 took to the southern New Mexico skies seeking retribution for Poncho Villa’s raid on Columbus, NM.

Monday, Jan. 13

Suspicious vehicle
N. Swan Street
Deputy advised female has a flat and is fixing it.

Sycamore Street – Sunrise Estates
Mail was stolen out of his mailbox and a check was cashed from the mail that was taken.

Bayard Police Department

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Criminal trespass warning
Location redacted
Officer issued subject an indefinite CTW for an Orchard Street address.

Monday, Jan. 13

Welfare check
1901 N. Silver Street
Caller advised that her female friend’s boyfriend is not letting her leave/line was disconnected. Officer advised negative contact with anyone at this residence/clear.

2502 E. Highway 180
Deposit money from yesterday is gone/close to $2,000/caller still needs to check for more/is going to get video footage/graveyard employee also left and is nowhere to be found. Officer en route to a residence/out at CVS.

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