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Grant County Sheriff's Office blotter – Aug. 8 through Aug. 11. 2022

Monday, Aug. 8

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
Cliff Dwellings
Walk-in advised someone tried to break into her vehicle last night/

Welfare check
Galaz Street – San Lorenzo
Caller advised she has not been able to get in touch with her children for the past two days. Deputy advised will be clear.

Suspicious vehicle
11575 E. Highway 180
Caller advised a GMC Canyon pickup has been parked in their parking lot over the weekend. SCPD officer advised vehicle is clear so Baca's can tow it. Dispatch attempted contact with owner/negative contact/left voicemail.

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The Mining and Minerals Division - State Agency Public Hearing in Silver City Aug. 16, 2022

Tuesday August 16, 2022
5:00 PM
Grant County Conference Center

Purpose: Obtain public input concerning the Tyrone Mine Expansion (Emma Pit)
This is a critical expansion
All on private land
This is critical to maintaining mining at Tyrone and the 350 employees
We need to encourage agencies to approve the necessary permits

The public may join in person or remotely to give input

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New Three-Digit National Suicide Prevention & Crisis “Lifeline” Phone Number Now in Operation

New 9-8-8 number has a veteran/military component

(SANTA FE)— A new three-digit phone number has replaced the existing and often hard-to-remember ten-digit national suicide prevention and crisis phone number.

The new number to call is 9-8-8, and it features a military & veteran feature.

Veterans or service members facing a crisis can simply dial 9-8-8, and press option “1” to be immediately linked to the same U.S.Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) support system featured with the old phone number. The old number will remain active and will reroute calls to the new 988 system.

Mental health advocates are hoping calling 988 will replace emergency calls to 9-1-1 for mental health crises. According to VA, while 9-1-1 dispatchers are prepared to send first responders and support callers during an emergency, staffers linked to the 988 number are counselors specifically trained to immediately handle distraught callers, access records, and send help.

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Upper Gila Valley Arroyos Watershed District Meeting August 22, 2022

The board meeting of the Upper Gila Valley Arroyos Watershed District will be held Monday, August 22 at 9 a.m. The meeting will be held at the Fire Station in Cliff, New Mexico. 

The meeting will also be held via Zoom: 

Meeting URL: 

Meeting ID: 913 3034 4374

To request a copy of the agenda or for more information, please call 575-388-1569 or email or

Timothy Hasenstein Retrospective Exhibit

Seedboat Center for the Arts invites you to join us for a retrospective exhibit and sale of Timothy's paintings, sculptural "Spirit Vessel" forms, and masks on Saturday, August 20, from 6-8 pm.

All artwork will be 20% off marked price for the duration of the show, which will be up through September 30, 2022.

This gathering is also a send-off for Timothy and his lovely wife Ruth as they prepare to move to Tucson in September.

Enjoy light refreshments while listening to live music provided by Stewart and Kelly!

Silver City Woman's Club New 2 U Sale

20210814 1223432989The Silver City Woman’s Club is seeking donations of clean, usable items for their annual New 2 U Sale. Items can be brought to the Club building at 411 Silver Heights Blvd in Silver City beginning Monday, August 8 through Friday August 12. The building will be open from 9 am – 3 pm daily during the week. Pick up of items may be arranged by calling 575-590-0057. The New 2 U sale is one of the largest fundraisers for the Club and proceeds are used to help fund many community projects.

The New 2 U Sale will be held on Saturday, August 13, at the Silver City Woman’s Club building beginning at 8:00 am. For questions, please call 575-590-0057.

Ramnarance to host book launch August 27, 2022

Grant County author Laura Ramnarace is looking forward to the publication of Rising Home. She is hosting a book launch on Saturday, August 27 at 11 a.m. at Wolfgrounds Community Coffeehouse and Café, 188 E. 8th Street. This event will also feature a reading from Soraya’s new release Wild Kinship.

After a fast-moving virus and rampant climate change has killed most of the world’s population, Lakshmi Boykin and a team from the Gila region of New Mexico travel to the few habitable areas left in the world. With humanity teetering on the brink of extinction, the team must convince these remnants to unite for the benefit of all. Set in the near, post-apocalyptic future, the Sung Home trilogy is the story of the shattering loss of a doomed way of life and a second chance for humanity. Rising Home is the third book in the trilogy.

Laura Ramnarace lives in southwestern New Mexico near the Gila National Forest where she works as a mediator and educator.

Jeff Cramm to speak to Rotary

Jeff Cramm, Director Silver City Disc Golf Course, will speak to the Rotary Club on August 16, 2022. Topic: Challenges and excitement that Disc Golf brings to the community. The State of New Mexico and the office of Governor Lujan Grisham have placed a strong emphasis on the Outdoor Recreation Economy in New Mexico, and are supportive of programs and activities that encourage people to enjoy the outdoor offerings that New Mexico has to offer.

There is a change of venue for the month of August. The Rotary meetings will meet at Q’s Southern Bistro (use the entrance on the left.) 101 W. College Ave. at Pope. The meeting is from 12 noon to 1 p.m., but the room is open from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Meetings are open to the public; lunch can be ordered from the menu. 

Rotary is an organization of business and professional persons united worldwide to provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary is the world’s oldest and largest service organization, with more than 1.2 million members in more than 168 countries.

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