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

Monday, Feb. 10

Criminal damage to property
Cobre High School
Caller advised someone broke her classroom window.

Monday, Feb. 10

Welfare check
1605 W. Market Street – 10 a.m.
Caller from SCI concerned about four children, ages 3, 6, 12, and 13-years-old. Source advised no working electricity and limited food. Officer had contact with father who appeared to have just woken up.

Welfare check
Black Street – 11:30 a.m.
Caller hasn’t been able to get a hold of a 21-year-old, named male in about a week Officer had negative contact at address given/clear.

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Roped In: The History of Rodeo in Grant County and Beyond
Lecture,  Saturday, March 21 10:30 AM,  Silco Theater
Don Turner, Sheriff of the Westerners and former owner of the T Box and Easy Bar ranches will speak about how rodeo developed from its roots as an occupational teaching tool to become a popular sport and spectator event in Grant County and throughout the Southwest.

The Meaning of the Inanimate
Presentation/Discussion Friday, March 27, 6-8 pm,
Silver City Museum WNMU’s current artist in residence and Brazilian native, Joao Galera will give a presentation of the Meaning of the Inanimate. This intimate gathering will take place in the museum as Joao encourages us to look at the museum exhibits from a new perspective.  

DEMING – The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday February 17, 2020. 

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will have maintainers and equipment on US 180 from milepost 164 (Deming) to milepost 142 (Luna/Grant County line). This will be in preparation for the roadway reconstruction project scheduled to begin on February 24, 2020. Traffic can expect a pilot car and flagging operation Monday through Friday from 7:30 am until 3:30 pm daily.

The NMDOT thanks you for your patience.  Please use caution in this area, obey the posted speed limit and drive safely. For up-to-date road closure information throughout the state, visit nmroads.com or call 511.

The Bayard Beautification Committee will be meeting Wednesday, February 19, 2020, 5 pm at Bayard City Hall, 800 Central Ave. For more information call 575-956-8942.

Silver City, NM, February 14, 2020— The offices of the Gila National Forest will be closed on Monday, February 17, in commemoration of Presidents Day. Offices will reopen for normal business on Tuesday, February 18.

In addition, as part of the 2020 Fee-Free days, the Catwalk Recreation Area in Glenwood, NM will waive the day-use fee at the entry area. Upcoming scheduled fee-free days are National Get Outdoors Day on June 6, National Public Lands Day on September 26, and Veterans Day weekend on November 13-15. This program is offered in cooperation with other federal land management agencies under the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act.  

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/gila.

postccard february 2020Don Turner will be the guest speaker at the Westerners’ meeting to be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. at the Silver City Cross Point Church Fellowship Hall.  It is located at 11600 Highway 180 East; mile-marker 116. Come join us for a delicious meal and Donnie’s presentation "Grant County Celebrations, Rodeos, and Anecdotes.”  This is sure to be fascinating, informative, and entertaining; so don’t miss this one!

Don “Donnie” Turner was born in 1944 in Santa Rita, New Mexico as a “born in space baby.” 

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