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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, August 14, 2020; Silver City, NM: After successfully launching a new program last year in southern New Mexico, the Center for Health Innovation is expanding UPDATE NM (Understanding Provider Demands and Advancing Timely Evidence in New Mexico) state-wide with support from the New Mexico Department of Health.   

UPDATE NM is an academic detailing program for health care providers where cutting-edge research and evidence is summarized and packaged into hands-on tools to improve the quality of patient care.

Alisha Herrick, UPDATE NM program manager, states, “We are thrilled to be able to offer this service to all health care prescribers in the state. It’s an opportunity to provide a meaning resource to extremely busy healthcare providers.”

The last few decades have seen a tremendous growth in knowledge about medications, treatments, and improved ways to care for patients.

riceglassGrant County Art Guild is extending its hours on Saturdays in September  to 10 am to 5 pm.

We are also doing extended Hours on Labor Day Weekend - Saturday, September 5, Sunday, September 6, and Monday,  September 7 from 10 am to 5 pm.

Susan Rice is a stained glass artist creating “beautiful glass to bring light to your life “. Her original designs draw inspiration from universal symbols and themes, using vivid colors and rich textures.

Quemado, NM, August 11, 2020--For Immediate Release. The Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest has noticed increased amounts of household garbage in the dumpsters at the Quemado Lake Recreation Area. 

The dumpsters at all Gila National Forest recreation sites are designated to be used by recreational users to throw away the trash created while visiting the forest. The dumpsters are emptied by Forest Service employees 1-2 times per week and are not for use by the public to throw away their household garbage. Throwing your household garbage in these dumpsters fills them up faster and then recreational users end up with nowhere to dump their trash. Excessive garbage also attracts wildlife to the recreational areas.

If you live in Catron County and wish to dispose of trash you may take it to the Catron County Solid Waste Convenience Center. Their locations and schedules can be found at http://catroncounty.us/custom.html?id=16554.  

Silver City, NM, August 10, 2020--For Immediate Release. The Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest has installed two roll-over cattleguards at Fort Bayard near the Badlands Corral. If you are a mountain bike enthusiast, you can probably get excited!

When you are riding your bike and have to pass through the gate systems that exist on many National Forest System lands, it usually means get off your bike - set it aside - go open a gate - maneuver your bike through it - set your bike aside - close the gate and then finally resume your adventure. This roll-over cattleguard system will eliminate the need for constantly getting off your bike and dealing with gates. It will also help livestock remain where they belong since recreational visitors will not be leaving gates open in this specific area.  At the Badland Corrals, there were three gates, and two have been replaced with these new cattleguards.

The regular monthly board meeting of the Grant Soil and Water Conservation District will be held Monday, August 17, 2020, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held via conference call. To access the meeting dial 978-990-5135 and enter access code 6077235. To request a copy of the agenda or for more information, please call 575-388-1569 or email grantswcd@zianet.com.

Bayard Police Department

Saturday, Aug. 8

Domestic disturbance
Watson Street
Boyfriend’s parents are fighting/verbal/right now female is spraying hairspray at him. Can hear them yelling in the background.

Friday, Aug. 7

Suspicious vehicle
Racetrack Road – Arenas Valley
Two suspicious vehicles and an open door. Deputies had contact with one male/set up frequent patrol for next two weeks.

Stolen motor vehicle
North Hurley Road
Advised that her Expedition and Mitsubishi were taken and she thinks a named individual took them and possibly a named female/she thinks they were taken yesterday. Deputy advised will ATL the area.

Friday, Aug. 7

Welfare check
614 N. Bullard Street
City worker asked a female to move her vehicle parked on driveway to Main Street Plaza/she was sleeping/she hasn’t moved.

Welfare check
Little Walnut Road
Caller advised that no one has heard from his 60-year-old brother for a few weeks/he suffers from depression. Two previous welchecks called in by wife on 6/23/20 and 5/30/20/contact made both times. Officer has contact with male and he is fine and will give caller a call back.

Live from Silver City

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