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, June 19

Welfare check
Camino de Vida – Upper Mimbres
Caller advised he is stuck in Nebraska due to a civil matter involving his mother and sister, and they are refusing to let him speak with his grandmother/wants a deputy to check on her and make sure she is safe. Deputy made contact with grandmother and she is okay.

Welfare check
Pheasant Drive
Caller advised her 3-year-old daughter and 1.5-year-old son are with their dad and she hasn’t seen them since Sunday, and caller does not have custody, and he filed for divorce. Deputy advised kids are fine/they have food and water.

From Mayor Ken Ladner

I want to thank all of you who are doing your part to help prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. These are challenging times and al-though I want things to get back to normal as much as you do, things are not normal yet. The number of virus cases continues to increase in Southern New Mexico. This is not a time to let our guard down.

I want to strongly encourage you to continue safe practices. Though we are reopening slowly, it is still important that we follow the Governor’s public health orders. When in public, be sensible, wear a mask, social distance, and please, no mass gatherings or groups of over five. We need our economy to get on the road to recovery, but we have to be safe doing it.

downtown arch Photo of the downtown arch. (Courtesy Photo)Silver City MainStreet/Arts & Culture District has been designated as a 2020 Accredited Main Street America™ program. Accredited status is Main Street America's top tier of recognition and signifies a demonstrated commitment to comprehensive commercial district revitalization and proven track record of successfully applying the Main Street Approach™.

"We are proud to recognize this year's 860 Nationally Accredited Main Street America programs that have dedicated themselves to strengthening their communities," said Patrice Frey, President & CEO of the National Main Street Center.

Silver City, NM, June 19, 2020—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest will be reopening three more developed recreation sites this weekend. 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. The sites that will be reopening are Ben Lilly Campground on the Reserve District, and Juniper and Piñon Campgrounds on Quemado Ranger District. The Piñon and Juniper Campgrounds will not have potable water available nor will the dump site be open. There is a fee associated with using these two campgrounds.

All of these campgrounds are on a first-come first serve basis.  Reminder – the Gila National Forest has a 14-day stay limit for all campsites. A list showing all of the open campgrounds on the Gila is attached.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, June 15

Welfare check
Bayard/Santa Clara
Intoxicated male is walking on the eastbound shoulder toward Santa Clara and wants a ride to Santa Clara/he had a hard time talking. Officer made contact on Highway 180 – MM 122 (1 mile south of Highway 152 junction)/en route to Mineral Street in Santa Clara.

Monday, June 15, 2020

Game and Fish
Santa Rita and W. 10th streets
Advised they found a deer stuck on a fence and they were able to get it out but the leg is bleeding/looks like it may be missing a piece of skin/caller just doesn’t want the deer to die.

3110 N. Silver Street
Advised that someone broke into her bakery/she walked in and saw a mess and walked back out/didn’t touch anything. Advised her not to go back inside. Caller advised she didn’t see how they could have gotten in either.

Monday, June 15

Suspicious vehicle
E. Cottonwood and N. Bellm streets – Santa Clara
Hit confirmation was sent to Otero Co. for Denelle Salas/hit has been confirmed x 2. Deputy advised en route to GRMC from Ranch Club Road. Deputy advised did not go to this call but did assist with patting the female down at the hospital.

Reckless driver
Highway 180 – MM 54 (3 miles east of Glenwood)
Advised a tanker is speeding and passing on double lines. Deputy went traffic with vehicle at MM 88 (1 mile west of Highway 221 junction).

Silver City, New Mexico
Hundreds of citizens from New Mexico's Southwestern landscapes have come together to form the Heritage Waters Coalition at www.heritagewaters.org, to protect the heritage, history and landscape of the Gila River, its water and its lands. The mission of Heritage Waters Coalition is to educate our community to understand the risks they face in losing their traditional lifestyles and family heritage by depopulating our communities through political actions to allow Washington to control our water, our land and our liberties. Heritage Waters Coalition opposes S. 3670, the M.H. Dutch Salmon Greater Gila Wild & Scenic River Act. S. 3670 ignores the voices of New Mexico's citizens who have lived, worked and cared for the rivers and lands of America's oldest Wilderness Area.

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