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, NM – In preparation for the 2018-19 Mustang athletics season, Western New Mexico University's Ben Altamirano Football Field will be closed through June 12 for annual maintenance and re-seeding.

Reserve, NM — The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District is pleased to announce that the Dipping Vat Campground is open and has drinking water.

The Dipping Vat Campground is located adjacent to the west side of Snow Lake and is approximately 52 miles southeast of Reserve via Forest Road 141. There is a $5 per vehicle, per site, per night fee. Fees can be paid at the self-pay station. Campgrounds on the Gila National Forest are first-come, first serve and have a 14 day stay limit.

State Wide, NM - Sergeant Thomas Vitale's funeral service has been scheduled for Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Cedar Hills Church of the Cross located at 5550 Stern Drive, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Immediately following the service, the procession will depart Las Cruces and travel to the Fort Bayard National Cemetery, 200 Camino de Paz, Fort Bayard, NM. Internment will commence at 2:00 p.m.

Sergeant Vitale served with the New Mexico State Police for 18 years and was assigned to District 12 Deming, NM. He is also a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his wife and three children.

The public is invited to attend as we honor the life and service of this extraordinary man.

Registration for WNMU summer classes is ongoing. Visit http://wnmu.edu to see a list of courses or contact Admissions at 575-538-6000 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Grant County residents concerned about protecting unborn children are holding a Pro-Life Rally on Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. between the Walmart parking lot and Highway 180 East. They welcome others to join them in standing up for innocent lives. If you have any questions, please call or text (575) 538-9028 or (575) 313-9708.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, May 18

Welfare check
Cobre High School
Caller advised a female is knocking on the window of a gold car that possibly has a child locked inside the vehicle.

Criminal trespass warning
Orchard Street
Officer advised male ran up the creek/negative contact.

Friday, May 18

Accident-property damage
Highway 180 – MM 120 (1 mile west of Highway 152 junction)
Vehicle vs deer

Highway 35 – Upper Mimbres
One vehicle/airbag deployed/subject limping and possibly hit his head on the windshield. Upper Mimbres Fire Department paged out for traffic control. EMS10 request EMS intercept for pain management and nausea.

Friday, May 18

Welfare check
N. Hudson Street and E. College Avenue
Officer had contact on Hudson/12th Street.

Welfare check
Walk-in advised that a female in a wheelchair is in the middle of the roadway. Officer had contact advising female to stay out of the roadway.

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The Grant County Beat endeavors to post to the Elections page, under News, at the least, notices of candidates for Grant County races. Some candidates for statewide races have also sent their notices. 

The Beat continues to bring you new columnists.Recent additions  include 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 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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