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

Monday, May 25

Breaking and entering
Central Avenue
Caller advised that someone with a backpack and a dog is messing with a tank. Deputy assisting officer/they have one in investigative detention.

Monday, May 25

Suspicious vehicle
11988 Highway 180
Deputy advised vehicle is unoccupied/building is secure/no issues.

Welfare check
Santa Rita Mine Road – Vanadium
Caller advised that her neighbor woke her up. Deputy advised everything appears okay. Caller is calling back yelling about a lot of stuff. Deputy made contact with caller who advised to not dispatch over the radio but on the phone and requested frequent patrol.

Monday, May 25

S. Cinc
Caller advised he lost $5,000/in the bag where the money was he had a bank receipt, and now the person who stole his money is using his bank info at different stores in Silver City.

Cactus Street
Someone took his weed eater and chainsaw.

The Silver City Public Library will undergo construction for new doors Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7, 2020. The library building remains closed to the public for public health. Curbside service to reserve and pick up books is ongoing. Pickup appointments are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 9:00am and 11:00am and 3:30pm and 5:30pm, so the construction for the new doors should not interfere with curbside service pickups. 

The new doors will be glass and will be more accessible. In the future the doors will also have door openers for accessibility. When the library re-opens to the public, the College Avenue door will be unlocked. Library users will be able to use the College Avenue door just as easily as the Cooper Street doors.

For more information, contact the library at 575-538-3672. Details about library services and programs can be found at silvercitypubliclibrary.org.  

On May 31 at 7pm, at Zoom meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82440002733, Meeting ID 824 4000 2733.

Mayor Ken Ladner and Museum Society President Al Gamboa will read The Tortoise & the Jackrabbit by Susan Howell in Spanish and in English.

In this Southwestern rendition of the classic fable, the animals that live in the desert witness the race between slow but steady Tortoise and the quick, overconfident Jackrabbit.

Ken Ladner has been Mayor of Silver City since 2016. Al Gamboa serves as the President of the Silver City Museum Society, and is originally from El Paso.

Silver City, NM, May 27, 2020 -- The Gila National Forest will be reopening six more recreation sites by May 29, 2020. Forest Services officials are working hard to reopen sites as soon as possible and as conditions allow.  Some of the factors considered when deciding to open a site include state and local health and safety guidelines, seasonal availability and facility conditions. Other recreation areas and campgrounds may not be immediately open and available for use.  The sites that will be reopening are Iron Creek, Upper Gallinas, and Railroad Canyon Campgrounds on Silver City Ranger District, Dipping Vat and Aeroplane Mesa Campgrounds on Reserve Ranger District, and the Kingston Campground on the Black Range Ranger District. 

Friday, May 22

Welfare check
710 Silver Heights Blvd.
Caller advised a female is yelling outside of Room 129. Officers out with a named male and a named female/female is okay/she was advised to keep it down.

Welfare check
2711 Leslie Road
Caller advised that a baby has been crying about an hour in this apartment/has knocked on the door but got no response. Officer advised it appears someone is home but they do not want to speak with us.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, May 22

Criminal trespass warning
Runnels Drive – 11 a.m.
Caller advised that a named female keeps coming on the premises/would like her issued a CTW/she is not there now.

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