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.

Friday, May 8

Welfare check
Cripple Creek Road
Caller advised a 77-year-old male was last seen on May 4/his health is declining and he has not returned any calls and he usually does/he has a dog that barks but does not bite. Deputy had contact with (redacted)/advised there is another (redacted) on Thunder Road.

Criminal trespass warning
Racetrack Road
Caller advised (redacted) is trespassing and he has a court order not to be there.

Bayard Police Department

Saturday, May 9

Breaking and entering
Runnels Drive – 4 p.m.
Caller advised he came home and his door was wide open/advised his Xbox was taken/unsure if anything else was taken.

Mimbres, NM, May 11, 2020 -- The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District has postponed the 9th Annual Aldo Leopold Kids Fishing Derby, which was to be held on Saturday, June 6, 2020 due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

The Aldo Leopold Kids Fishing Day is a free family-oriented event where families come together to learn about fishing, the forest, the community and kids have a chance to catch a record book Gila trout. This annual event is held at Lake Roberts and is offered by the Gila National Forest, US Fish and Wildlife Service, Mora National Fish Hatchery, Trout Unlimited and numerous other partners including NM Wildlife Federation, National Wild Turkey Federation, NM Wild, Mesilla Valley Fly Fishers, NMDGF, and other local businesses. 

Last year the biggest Gila Trout caught weighed 2.42 pounds and measured 18.5". Partners are currently looking to move the event to the fall if circumstances allow.

ed leuckPhoto of Dr. Edwin Leuck examining a cactus (Photo courtesy of Dr. Edwin Leuck)The Gila Native Plant Society’s first experiment with a Zoom meeting was so successful we have decided to try it again. Dr. Edwin Leuck has agreed to give a two-part presentation on cacti, one in May and one in June.

At the May 15 meeting, Dr. Leuck will present a talk entitled “The Cactaceae: Diversity of Form, Function and Habitat,” about the characteristics that make a cactus a cactus. These include bits of internal anatomy, external morphology, and some physiology. He will discuss the major groups of cacti and the diversity contained within, and the economic importance of some members of the family.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, May 4

Criminal damage to property
Central Avenue – 2:55 p.m.
A named male showed up at the residence yelling and he broke a window/was on foot. Officer going to ATL area.

Monday, May 4

Rosedale Road
Caller advised he just got a text from a named female that she was going to go over there and mess him up.

Suspicious vehicle
Highway 152 – MM 8
Tire is flat/registration search coming back no record found. Deputy called number of individual whose name was on the paper in the windshield/advised they are going to have the vehicle moved today.

Monday, May 4

Reckless driver
Highway 180 – MM 111 (1 mile west of Truck Bypass junction)
Officers had contact on Hilltop and Highway 180/multiple occupants/everything is okay.

Stolen motor vehicle
Debby Drive
Caller advised he lent his vehicle to his brother-in-law and he has not returned it.

Glenwood, NM, May 7, 2020 – The Gila National Forest Glenwood Ranger District will be reopening the Catwalk Recreation Area and Whitewater Picnic Area as of Friday, May 8. The low water crossing right before the parking lot has a small amount of standing water. Be cautious as snow melt continues and could cause the water to rise.

The restrooms will be cleaned to the standard that we, as an agency, can achieve based on staffing and cleaning supplies. Please bring your own hand sanitizer as we will not be stocking that. Please consider your own health and sanitation as you use the restrooms. The railings on the Catwalk Suspension Bridge will not be sanitized. Be advised that the Catwalk National Recreation Trail and the bridge system is fairly narrow, and there is no opportunity for social distancing if you need to pass another person.

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