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, June 8
101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Female driver slumped over in a white Dodge Neon missing back window/the vehicle is running. Officer made contact advising not slumped over the wheel/advised she was on her cell phone.
Monday, June 8
Grant County Airport
Caller would like to speak to the deputy re: a case she is working on for caller.
Advised that she got the call 15 minutes ago from a number that told them they were from the
FBI/they told her she needed to make two transactions to a gift card for $500 each/they told caller that her SS number had been compromised. Caller advised that she did make the transactions and they did take the money out already. Deputy was advised.
Monday, June 8
800 S. Robert Street – El Refugio
Female is outside the door/she has two black eyes/advising they are at capacity/cannot let her in/wants her checked on. Officer advised en route to Super Snappy with female.
505 N. Hudson Street
Officer advised everything is okay/dropping off supplies.
DEMING – Jury trials in magistrate court cases will resume beginning next week in the Sixth Judicial District of Grant, Hidalgo and Luna counties.
Jury trials in district courts in the three counties will restart in mid-July. Throughout the district, courts have implemented precautions to protect the health and safety of jurors and all others who enter courthouses during the COVID-19 pandemic.
"The Sixth Judicial District and Magistrate Courts are proud to have received approval from the New Mexico Supreme Court to resume our jury trials using social distancing and an array of safety procedures for maximum protection against the virus. Jury trials are the hallmark of the American justice system, and we appreciate each potential juror who comes to court to uphold his or her civic duty to ensure that justice is served," Chief Judge Jennifer E. DeLaney said.
The Gila Native Plant Society will hold another virtual meeting via Zoom on Friday, June 19, 2020, at 7:00 pm MDT. Dr. Edwin Leuck will follow up his May survey of the whole Cactaceae family with a closer-to-home look at the cacti to be found in our state. His presentation, “The Cacti of New Mexico,” will cover most of the native cacti present in New Mexico, their distributions, habitat specificities, and salient (hopefully diagnostic) characteristics, illustrated with photos. Included will be 13 genera and 40+ species.
DEMING – The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office is continuing with roadway improvements.
A Mountain Construction (Contractor) will begin repairing the valve box and manhole covers along Pine Street in Deming starting Monday June 15, 2020. Lane closures will be in place for the safety of the crew, various lanes closures will be in place overnight. Construction hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. lasting until approximately June 29, 2020.
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.
Silver City, NM – Following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument is increasing recreational access. The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.
Beginning Monday June 15, 2020 the Upper and Lower Scorpion Campgrounds will be open and available for camping. Due to a recent Agreement signed by the Gila National Forest and Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, the National Park Service will be managing the Upper and Lower Scorpions campgrounds.
The Gila National Forest is currently under a campfire ban, including the use of charcoal. Use of pressurized fuel devices are acceptable. The National Park Service is continuing to comply with this ban.
Silver City, NM, June 11, 2020—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest will be reopening four more recreation sites by mid-June. 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 Wolf Hollow Campground on Black Range Ranger District, Forks Campground on the Wilderness Ranger District, and Juniper and Piñon Campgrounds on Quemado Ranger District. 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.
On April 15, 2020 the USDA’s Forest Service Southwestern Region enacted a campfire ban. The following is prohibited under the April 15 campfire restriction order:
Check out Pets to Adopt. The High Desert Humane Society has some new cats and dogs up for adoption.
Those new to providing news releases to the Beat are asked to please check out submission guidelines at https://www.grantcountybeat.com/about/submissions. They are for your information to make life easier on the readers, as well as the editor.
Classifieds: We have changed Classifieds. Check periodically to see if any news ones have popped up. The former software failed us, so it's just a category now, with prices posted. Send your information to email@example.com and we will post it as soon as we can. Instructions and prices are on the page.
Images: We have received complaints about large images blocking parts of other articles. If you encounter this problem, click on the title of the article you want to read and it will take you to that article's page, which shows only that article without any intruders. It's a software problem, not easily fixable, other than showing fewer articles per summary page. If you are a frequent visitor, you might not mind fewer articles per page, but if you only come once in a while, you likely want to see more articles to browse. Write me at firstname.lastname@example.org to let me know your feelings on this issue.
Compliance: Because you are an esteemed member of The Grant County Beat readership, be assured that we at the Beat continue to do everything we can to be in full compliance with GDPR and pertinent US law, so that the information you have chosen to give to us cannot be compromised.
New Columnists: The Beat continues to bring you new columnists. And check out the old faithfuls who continue to provide content.
The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.
The Beat totally appreciates its readers and subscribers!
All articles and photos indicated by a byline are copyrighted to the author or photographer. You may not use any information found within the articles without asking permission AND giving attribution to the source. Photos can be requested and may incur a nominal fee for use personally or commercially.
NOTE: If an article does not have a byline, it was sent to the Beat and written by someone not affiliated with the Beat
Don't forget to tell advertisers that you saw their ad on the Beat.
Newsletter: If you subscribe to the Join GCB Three Times Weekly Updates option on the left side of this page, you will be subscribed to email notifications with links to recently posted articles.
Here for YOU: Consider the Beat your DAILY newspaper for up-to-date information about Grant County. It's at your fingertips! One Click to Local News.
Feel free to notify email@example.com, if you notice any technical problems on the site. Your convenience is my desire for the Beat.
Disclaimer: If you find errors in articles not written by the Beat team but sent to us from other content providers, please contact the writer, not the Beat. For example, obituaries are always provided by the funeral home or a family member.
We can fix errors, but please give details on where the error is so we can find it. News releases from government and non-profit entities are posted generally without change, except for legal notices, which incur a small charge.
Thanks for your support for and your readership of Grant County's online news source—www.grantcountybeat.com