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.

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Hidalgo Medical Services, in collaboration with New Ventures Consulting, with financial support from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation, is in the process of developing a Grant County Collaborative Senior Services Plan. In support of this effort, we are asking community members to take 10 minutes to complete a short survey. Your participation in the survey will help us to gather important information about community needs and service priorities. Please go to the following link - - and Take 10 for the Community!  


Bayard Police Department

Friday, June 14

Welfare check
Rogers Street
Caller advised she was on the phone with her godson who advised he was on the phone with his mother when he heard her yell, “Oh, my God.” Advised there are two children in the house with her and he heard his mother start yelling for help then the phone went dead. Son is in Hawaii.

Friday, June 14

Welfare check
Highway 35 – Upper Mimbres
Caller advised she has not heard from her 78-year-old mother since Sunday/she is hard of hearing and lives alone. Deputy had contact with (redacted).

Racetrack Road – Arenas Valley
Caller stated that a neighbor is being harassed by a female. Caller doesn’t know either party but there is a restraining order in place.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Welfare check
Leslie Road – 5:10 a.m.
Caller advised her 20-year-old son is autistic and she caught him this morning trying to break into the apartment/he took off to the Gateway Apartments and is lying under a blanket. Caller advised she had to kick him out of the house today because he got combative toward her and her 10-year-old daughter. Officer had contact with caller.

June 23 – at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street – “Desert Church of the Southwest” Rev. Carla Friedrich will talk about this Swedenborgian Church which has recently moved to the old Domino’s building on Bullard Street and is involved in several community projects. Today there will be a dedicated offering to support the good works they are doing in our community.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, June 10

Weapons fired
Stewart Street
Caller heard a lot of gunshots then noticed the neighbor running with a shotgun in his hand back to his house/there is a silver Yukon at the Stewart street address. Officers advised en route to an address off Stewart Street/has alley covered/recovered one gun/silver 2009 Toyota registered to (redacted).

Monday, June 10

Stolen motor vehicle
Galaz Street – San Lorenzo
Caller woke up this morning and his gray 2019 Toyota is gone/Believes his female partner took it and either left or wrecked it somewhere. Caller advised a gray 4-Runner is on San Francisco Street.

Welfare check
Chalcopyrite Court – Tyrone
Caller advised her daughter never came home last night and she is not answering her cell phone. Deputy had contact with caller.

Monday, June 10

Domestic disturbance
Virginia Street
Caller advised that her partner has been diagnosed with intermittent explosive disorder/did slap her three times/slapped twice with his hand and once with her purse/he is not being violent right now/kids are sleeping/does have court order that he should not have any abusive relation with her.

Criminal damage to property
Stout Elementary School
Caller advised they made entry off Silver Street by the cafeteria/was advised not to enter the building. Officer set up frequent patrol.

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Editor's Note

Mary Alice tried out a different format for reporting the lengthy County Commission preliminary budget hearing. Instead of traditional narrative sentences, to do it more quickly and efficiently, she put the name of each speaker before a paraphrased version of their comments. Questions were not necessarily asked by the speaker, but they were answered by the one replying. Please let editor@grantcountybeat.com know if you love, hate or are indifferent about the format. It may lead to how some reports are written henceforth in order to get them out in a more timely manner.

Mary Alice is back, but on slow-mo, trying to catch up with all that didn't get done before she had to leave. And doing everything that happened after she got back! Working on it

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