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The Grant County Democratic Party is cancelling our Car Parade, and all the routes; Ft Bayard Medical Center, Santa Clara and Bayard. Apologies for any inconveniences this may cause. 

Yesterday, NM Governor Michele Lujan Grisham held a COVID-19 briefing and is limiting gathering to only 5 people. Parades, Car Parades are cancelled, along with all other 4th of July events.

As New Mexicans and Grant County Residents, let's get our numbers back down and practice safe distance, wear masks and stay home. This way we can return to having our events. 

Have a safe 4th of July!

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The Grant County Democratic Party will be having a car parade on the 4th of July through Ft. Bayard and continuing through Santa Clara and Bayard. Let's decorate our cars for a Patriotic 4th of July and cheer the residents of Ft. Bayard. Much thanks to Frances Gonzales for arranging the Santa Clara and Bayard portion of the parade. 

The parade will begin at 10:00 am. We will be lining up beginning at 9:00 at the Old Ft. Bayard road. It will be first come first serve. We will be opening this to anyone who wants to participate, just be aware that the Grant County Democratic Party will be headlining this parade.  

The town of Silver City will be having a virtual parade this year, so we thought that this would be an excellent opportunity to highlight our Ft. Bayard residents and the mining district.  Law enforcement of Santa Clara and Bayard are on board and we will be making sure that our parade is safe. 

hms vanPictured from Left to Right: Mary Manning, RN, Sally Armijo, RN, Anabel Ramirez, Laboratory & Radiology Technician, Albert Diaz, Director of Nursing, Darla Madero, Patient Specialist, OperationsHidalgo Medical Services has expanded its mobile health capabilities in alignment with the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) national efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19. HMS has purchased a Mobile Health Unit, with Federal funds, allocated specifically for supporting testing of community members throughout both Hidalgo and Grant Counties. “We want to test as many community members as possible to support contact tracing efforts by the state and HRSA,” stated Dan Otero, HMS CEO. Contact tracing is the process of identifying individuals who may have come into contact with an infected person, to assist in slowing the spread of the virus. According to Albert Diaz, HMS Director of Nursing,

image001 7This Sunday, June 28 at 7pm, the Silver City Museum’s bilingual storytime series will feature Laura Phelps and Jose Carasco reading Little Roja Riding Hood by Susan Middleton Elya. Laura is the Community Development Manager for Freeport McMoRan, and Jose Carasco is a mine engineer at the Tyrone mine.This Sunday, June 28 at 7pm, the Silver City Museum’s bilingual storytime series will feature Laura Phelps and Jose Carasco reading Little Rioja Riding Hood written by Susan Middleton Elya and illustrated by Susan Guevara. Phelps is the Community DevelopmentManager for Freeport McMoRan, and Carrasco is a mine engineer at theTyrone mine.

Winner of a Pura Belpre Honor for Illustration, this story is a smart, snappy, bilingual retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. While Rojapicks flowers on the way to her grandma's, a mean wolf sneaks away with her cape to surprise Abuelita. But Grandma's no fool and Roja's no ordinary chica. They send that hungry lobo packing with a caliente surprise!

image003 4On June 27 at 11am, the Silver City Museum is offering a free webinar: Doctors, Midwives, and Quacks: The State of Medicine in Silver City in the 1870’s, by Dr. Don Montoya.On June 27 at 11am, the Silver City Museum is offering a free webinar: Doctors, Midwives, and Quacks: The State of Medicine in Silver City in the 1870’s, by Dr. Don Montoya.

Join the Zoom Webinar at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82925248540or download the app ahead of time and enter Meeting ID 829 2524 8540.

Luna County, NM -  On June 20, 2020, the New Mexico State Police responded to a fatal crash on Interstate 10 westbound at the 83-mile marker.

The initial investigation indicates that for reasons unknown, a 2016 Nissan truck was traveling east in the wrong direction on Interstate 10 in the westbound lanes and struck a 2020 Kenworth tractor-trailer head-on that was traveling west in the westbound lane. After the initial crash, the Nissan was struck by a 2018 Volvo tractor-trailer also traveling west in the westbound lane of Interstate 10. 

The driver and sole occupant of the Nissan, Armando Benavidez (80) of Deming, NM was killed in the collision.  He was pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator. The drivers of the tractor-trailers were uninjured in the crash.  

What:    The Western New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting during which the board will consider a capital project transmittal for the previously introduced energy performance project as well as the fiscal year 2020-21 budget adjustment request and the president’s performance evaluation. The agenda and other pertinent documents are available at admin.wnmu.edu/bor/meetings.  

Who:     WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard will give a report. WNMU Vice President of Business Affairs Kelley Riddle will present the 2020-21 budget adjustment request. Board chair Jerry Walz will present the evaluation of the president’s performance.

When:  The WNMU Board of Regents regular session will begin at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 25.

Bayard Police Department

Weapons fired
N. Yucca and Stewart streets
Caller advised heard two shots/sounded like a shotgun. Officer advised it was fireworks/he saw them.

Friday, June 19

Domestic disturbance
Valley Vista
Caller advised he was being hassled. Officers in the area ATL.

N. Cheyenne Street
Mother was beaten by her son/EMS denied.

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