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.

SILVER CITY, NM – The Mimbres Region Arts Council is aware of the multiple confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Mexico. At this time, we are unsure of the full impact this situation has at the local level but we will comply with the New Mexico Department of Health’s recent Public Gathering Ban. 

The May 9th performance of Hard Road Trio will be postponed. Both the Mimbres Region Arts Council and Hard Road Trio intend to re-schedule this performance when it can be done safely for audiences and performers. 

We are monitoring developments and recommendations from the New Mexico Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. More information on the rescheduled performance will be released as soon as possible. Previously purchased tickets and season passes will be honored on the new date. Ticket refunds will be made on request. 

Silver City, NM, April 4, 2020 -- The Gila National Forest has closed their developed campgrounds and restrooms to protect public health and safety, and to align with state and local measures already in place to contain the COVID-19 outbreak.

We also recognize that many people want to still get outside and have been referred to dispersed camping opportunities. Dispersed camping is a term used for camping in the National Forests outside of a developed campground.  Dispersed camping is free and, therefore there are no services such as trash removal, tables, and fire pits. If you want to drive to a dispersed camp site, the Gila NF recommends that you download a copy of the Motor Vehicle Use Map (MVUM) for the ranger district you are interested in visiting. The MVUM will help you identify camping corridors that you can drive to. Tips for dispersed camping are located on the Gila NF website as well.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Mar. 30

Park Street and Hurley Avenue
Caller advised he was waiting to give his friend a ride when a white Ford SUV pulled by him and pulled out a gun and made him give over his gun/then the three males left. Officer was advised/will be en route shortly.

Monday, Mar. 30

Marie Avenue – Lake Roberts
Caller advised that a sister took caller’s safe deposit box and now trying to bribe caller for her things/also took a $900 rental check from tenant/happened on Mar. 24, 2020.

Monday, Mar. 30

E. Broadway
Caller advised an intoxicated male is standing in the street. Officers requested ambulance for a 26-year-old female who was involved in an altercation/en route to Hudson Snappy/ATL for a named male.

radio option 1Tune in Friday at 2pm on KNFT-FM (102.9), KNFT-AM (950AM or 96.5FM), KSCQ-FM (92.9) or KPSA-FM (97.5 Lordsburg) for a special interview with John Garcia, District Director of the New Mexico District Office for the U.S. Small Business Administration.

John Garcia will be sharing with business listeners information about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan application, what it is, how it works, the status of small business in New Mexico, what other types of access to capital there is available through the SBA as well as other resources that may help small businesses during this challenging time.

Sixth Judicial District and Magistrate Courts
Announce New Procedures for Court Appearances and Filings

SILVER CITY - The Sixth Judicial District and Magistrate Courts in Grant, Luna and Hidalgo Counties remain open and have implemented procedures to reduce the need for people to visit courthouses.
Court Appearances

Most court appearances will be conducted by videoconferencing or telephone. Please call the court if you have a scheduled hearing and have not received a notice with instructions on how to appear for your hearing by telephone or a video connection with a computer. The court clerk’s office can provide you with the necessary instructions. If you do not have a telephone or online access to technology for a video appearance, you will be allowed to appear in person at the courthouse for your hearing.

The following are our courthouse phone numbers:

For the entertainment of readers, the author of "The Little Vampire" series of books, Angela Sommer-Bodenburg of Silver City, is excited to announce that Netflix is showing “The Little Vampire”- Animation (2017) as of 1st of April:


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