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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.

Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, in association with the Gila National Forest and Heart of the Gila, announces “From the River to the Stars,” a National Public Lands Day event on Saturday, September 28, 2019. The day will kick off at the West Fork Trailhead where, from 10 am to 1 pm, visitors are welcome to join a short river walk to learn about the native plants of the Gila region as well as the non-native species which threaten them. At the end of the walk there will be an opportunity to help remove non-natives from the sensitive riparian edge.

Events continue at 2 pm with a special cliff dwellings tour. Participants are invited to meet a Ranger at the benches outside Cave 1 for a 45 minute guided walk through the dwellings. Because the program begins at the dwellings, it’s recommended that interested parties embark from the trailhead by 1:30 pm to make it to the meeting point in time. Finally, Ranger Blake invites guests to the Visitor Center parking lot at 8 pm for a 45 minute astronomy talk with a miniature star party to follow. Telescopes will be available for public viewing of deep space objects and further discussion.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Sept. 16

Harassment
Snell Middle School
Caller advised a parent verbally threatened a teacher on Friday. Principal wants to make a report.

Monday, Sept. 16

Larceny
Yucca Street
Caller advised a named male was at her residence waiting for her roommate and he asked caller if he could borrow her bike and she told him no. Caller went back into her room and when she came out the male and her bike were gone/it’s a men’s Genesis black, white, and red 22-speed. Caller believes he lives at the Lintero Apartments.

Game and Fish
2289 Superior
Deer alive in the roadway. Officer had negative contact/clear.

Monday, Sept. 16

Domestic disturbance
Bornite Street – Tyrone
Caller advised her and her husband are having an altercation. When dispatcher attempted to ask more questions caller said, “Just hurry up.” Caller called back and advised it is all verbal. Deputy had contact advising female left/she will come back after he moves his stuff out.

Larceny
N. Swan Street
Caller advised she is having problems with her ex-boyfriend and has noticed things missing from the garage.

Lost Service Dog

Last seen on Rosedale Road, 1-year-old Doberman, service dog-in-training. Answers to Lucy, wearing a faded pink collar

Has a microchip from Arenas Valley Clinic

Cash reward offered for her return

Call Jean at 575-654-6255

Peter Herzberg, immediate past president of the Silver City Rotary Club, will speak to Rotary on September 24, about a trip he made to Guatemala to help work on Rotary projects there.  Rotary International projects in Guatemala include building potable water systems, health clinics and schools.

Members of the public are always invited to attend Rotary Club meetings that are of interest to them.  The Silver City Rotary Club meets every Tuesday for lunch in the Sunset Room of the WNMU Student Cafeteria in the WNMU Student Memorial Building at 1000 College Avenue.  There is no charge to attend the meeting, but guests are asked to contribute $10 if they wish to join the Rotarians in eating a lunch with a hot entree, salad, and dessert.  The lunch line opens at noon; the meeting begins at 12:15 p.m.; the presentation starts at 12:30 p.m. and ends at 1 p.m.

A Blessing of the Animals will take place to commemorate the Feast Day of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals.  This will occur on Saturday, October 5 on the parking lot behind the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd from 10AM till noon. All of God's creatures are invited to attend and be blessed by an Episcopal priest. A Roman Catholic priest may also be present. For more information contact Homer Hamby at 575-313-2841 or Jene Moseley at 575-313-7465.

This Friday, September 20 is National POW/MIA Remembrance Day. David Morrison is having a special gravestone made by Baca’s Funeral Chapel to be placed by the helicopter at the Forgotten Veteran’s Memorial Park near Fort Bayard. The stone is currently being engraved at Baca’s Deming Office. They are doing this voluntarily to support our local veteran.

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