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.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, May 1

McKee and Erie streets
Can hear multiple males yelling. Officer had negative contact.

Thursday, May 7 to Sunday, May 10 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 daily

Javalina's Coffeehouse, 117 W.. Market Street

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May 4, 2020 - Ed Teja, Silver City co-author of the latest Bitpats novel, written with J. Lee Porter, share the May 1 publication date of CRYPTO CITIZENS.

"In a time of deceit telling the truth is a revolutionary act." — George Orwell

With incredible speed our world moved from disconnected villages to a global network — one owned by the power brokers. The consequences couldn't be foreseen.

In this second book of the Bitpats, a revolutionary group working to preserve the right, the ability to stay out of sight. In a world dominated and driven by data, the digitization of information we didn't even know was important, the big players not only know where we are but they can make reasonable guesses about what we do next…what products we will buy, what cause we will support. This changing world makes even silence into a statement.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Apr. 27

Maple Street
Caller advised he believes a named male stole his guitar earlier when they were trying to get him to leave the house. Officer made contact advising caller will call back after checking the house.

Monday, Apr. 27

Welfare check
Highway 180 – Hurley Bridge
Male climbing onto the bridge/wearing all black. Deputy had contact with male who advised he was not suicidal and was told by voices to cross the bridge. He also advised he was trying to get the rope that was hanging. Deputy did find a rope on the ground. Male was transported to Silver City and dropped off at the ACE Hardware parking lot.

Burnham Street – Arenas Valley
RV metal and wood step/cinder blocks were used by a renter and he kept them.

Monday, Apr. 27

Unattended death
E. Pine Street
Caller advised that her mother’s 84-year-old female friend passed away at 3:50 a.m. this morning/she was not on hospice. Officer requested OMI.

Accident-property damage
110 S. Bullard Street
Caller advised someone backed into his 2019 Dodge Charger then left. While dispatcher was on with caller the vehicle returned.

May 4, 2020 - In the May episode of Catalina Claussen's radio show on KURU radio, Being Home: A Southwestern Almanac...it's the beginning of fire season and Filiberto Aguilera, full-time house painter and part-time lover, is swept up in an all-consuming blaze grand enough for the entire Valley to see. You can catch this month's episode on Saturdays as part of Ken and Jeannie's AM Roots and Branches show and on the first and third Mondays at 4:30pm on KURU radio 89.1 FM.  You can also visit Catalina's website to catch all the episodes catalinaclaussenbooks@wordpress.org. Catalina Claussen is an award-winning YA novelist, poet, and short story writer, as well as a teacher with twenty-two years of experience. 

Take care,

May 1, 2020 - Editor EJ Randolph and the Borderland Writers Co-op share news of the publication of the Co-op’s first publication, Deep Down and Dirty Writing Secrets. This how-to essay collection of writing advice is unique in its approach, in that these authors, many of whom are award-nominated and award-winning, share the insider knowledge that they wish they’d known when they started writing. It’s writing advice that gets you started and keeps you going.

In the fiction section, short story author and novelist Alethea Eason opens with the rules of writing and in her second essay advises authors about plot development. Award-winning young adult author Catalina Claussen discusses how to create multi-faceted characters using internal and external dialogue. Chris Lemme, editor of the Silver City Quarterly Review and author of three novels for adult audiences, shares editing strategies. Writing instructor for the Writers’ Program of the UCLA Extension School and award-winning short story, mystery, fantasy, and general fiction author Kris Neri gives advice on series writing.

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