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.

Unattended death
Talissa Lane – Arenas Valley
Caller advised her mother was supposed to start on hospice the next day however she has passed now/89-year-old female cold to the touch. Deputy advised OMI on scene.

Domestic disturbance
2069 Cottage San Road
Caller advised that her husband punched her twice in the stomach/he is inside the house and has calmed down a bit/she did pull his hair.

Friday, Mar. 27

Loud music
2711 Leslie Road
Officer advised clear/no one came to the door but they did turn down the music.

Loud music
2711 Leslie Road
Officer advised he spoke with the resident and they turned down the music.

The High Desert Humane Society Animal Shelter is open Tuesday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, Saturday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm. No viewing at this time. Closed Sunday and Monday.

We are open for adoptions by appointment, our number is 575-538-9261. We are still issuing HALT coupons for spaying and neutering any time we are open. We are also still open for animal intake on cats and dogs. We are limiting the number of visitors in the building and only 2 in the lobby area at a time.

Please visit https://www.grantcountybeat.com/community/pets-to-adopt for photos of new animals available for adoption.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Mar. 23

Welfare check
Highway 35 – Lake Roberts
70-year-old male lives alone and has health issues/hasn’t been able to get hold of him for about a week. EMS3 advised out at address/advised they have contact with male who advised there was no medical need/he will be giving caller a call back.

Monday, Mar. 23

Welfare check
Santa Rita Mine Road – Vanadium
Caller advised men are outside and their mom is crying. Caller isn’t listening to the questions and not making sense. Caller is now talking about the world falling apart and it is dark outside. Caller advised that the people have gone back inside their house after she yelled at them. Deputy advised will do frequent patrol/everything is okay.

Monday, Mar. 23

Welfare check
3200 E. Highway 180 and 32nd Street Bypass
Barefoot male carrying a five-inch knife in his hand. Officer had contact with a named male close to Tractor Supply. Male advised he is fine/denied EMS/did not need any help.

Welfare check
Pope Street and W. College Avenue
Caller advised her son is refusing to get in the vehicle/she doesn’t want him walking on the side of the road. Officer had contact advising male has several mental health issues/will be busy for a bit.

Silver City, NM, March 25, 2020 — The Gila National Forest began closing developed recreation sites and visitor restrooms this week. To keep ourselves, our communities and our outdoor spaces safe and healthy please remember to Leave No Trace.

Trash receptacles are not going to be emptied. Trash overflowing the receptacles becomes litter and can be harmful to wildlife and attract predators. Please pack all your trash out with you all the way home and dispose of it there. When you see that a restroom is closed, please do not deposit your solid wastes outside the restrooms. This practice creates a health hazard for our employees and for other visitors.

For more information on Leave No Trace and “The 7 Principles”  -- https://lnt.org/why/7-principles/.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/gila.

Silver City, NM, March 25, 2020 — The onset of spring brings strong winds, low humidity and Red Flag Warnings for southwestern New Mexico. The Gila National Forest has already had one abandoned campfire. The forest fire management staff has made the decision to move to MODERATE FIRE DANGER.

With the emphasis on dispersed camping increasing, Gila National Forest officials remind visitors to always practice fire safety and practice self-patrolling. "Fire safety is everyone's responsibility," said Gabe Holguin, Gila NF Fire Management Officer. He added, "Please be extremely cautious with any activity that may cause a wildfire."

Please follow these campfire guidelines:    

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