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.

Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday March 26, 2018:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) along with TLC Construction (Contractor) will be reconstructing the roadway, installing curb and gutter, sidewalk and bike lanes. Detours will be in place and traffic is asked to reduce speed and use caution, seek an alternate route if possible. Hours of operation will be from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Friday. Construction is scheduled to begin on March 26, 2018 and will be completed by spring of 2019.

For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com.

LGBTQ Grant County will be holding an Enchilada Dinner benefit on Saturday March 24, 2018 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Commons / Volunteer Center. The Volunteer Center is located at 501 East 13th St, just behind Silver City's Knights of Columbus Hall.

Dinner tickets are $8 ($6 for kids 10 and under) each and each dinner will include red cheese enchilada casserole, rice, beans and salad, prepared by Chef Patricio Sierra and our crew of volunteers (chips & salsa are being donated by La Cocina restaurant). Drinks offered will include ice tea, lemonade and water. Ticket holders can choose to eat in or to-go, and deliveries may be possible for for 5 or more dinners.

Please purchase advance tickets or reserve a spot by writing to lgbtqgrantcounty@gmail.com. Advance Tickets can be purchased at Javalinas Coffee House—you can also call Ted at 575.654.3851 (Please leave a message and we will get back to you.)

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Mar. 12

Suspicious vehicle
Rock Hardin Drive
Caller advised he is house sitting and a silver GMC pickup is in the back yard and no one should be there. Officer had contact with a subject who advised the owner of the pickup picked up the truck and left.

N. Yucca Street
Caller advised that his neighbor is at his residence causing problems/he just pushed him/neighbor left. Deputy advised NMSP will be taking case.

Monday, Mar. 12

Criminal damage to property
Steeple Rock Mining District – western Grant County near AZ state line
Caller advised subjects stole about $1,000 or more worth of mine property. Deputy advised caller not requesting response.

Coye Drive – Arenas Valley
Caller advised her residence was broken into and a .380 pistol and about $1,000 were taken. Caller believes she knows who did it.

Monday, Mar. 12

1609 N. Swan Street
Caller advised subject tagged the side of the building/caller does have males on video.

Domestic disturbance
1956 E. Highway 180
Caller advised that an employee’s boyfriend punched her and she is bleeding from her ear as well/it happened in a green 97 Honda Accord/refused medical. Officers have contact with male in the vehicle hiding/one male in investigative detention.

Congressional District 2 candidate Yvette Herrell, currently serving in the New Mexico House as Representative for District 51 (Otero), will come to Silver City to listen to Grant Countians and share her vision for New Mexico, Wednesday 21 March, according to a news release.

The Silver City Art Association has announced their new officers for 2018.


This month, Silver City Photo Club features Japanese photographer, Ryo Inuzuka. Ryo came here from Japan to study with Master Photographer, Joe Butts, for one year. Ryo will share his experiences in the USA, Joe's impact on his photography, and more in his talk, "A Japanese Student's Photographic Journey in America." Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 3845 North Swan Street in Silver City. 860-670-4543

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The Grant County Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has a new 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.

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