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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.

October 27, at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street – “Immigration Law”

Local retired immigration attorney George Carr will be speaking on the topic of immigration law from the perspective of a legal services attorney. Carr will talk about the upcoming trial of Scott Warren in Arizona, which arose out of his activities with migrants in the Arizona deserts, the present status of the DACA program, and the treatment of applicants for asylum along the southern border.

“Immigration lawyers encounter the desire to come to the United States from people at all income levels. The benefits that are available to people who wish to come to this country vary depending on income. My experience has been with people without wealth,” Carr said.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Oct. 14

Game and Fish
North Street
Caller advising a large black bear is in the area/it’s walking on North Street headed to Rosemary Street. NMSP dispatch was advised. Caller called back advising the bear was on the side of the mountain about 60 yards from his residence. Officer advised had visual of the bear for a while then it went behind the hill/wasn’t disturbing anything, was just eating.

Monday, Oct. 14

Welfare check
Laguna del Oso – San Lorenzo
Caller advised her 17-year-old daughter called wanting to leave because their father is intoxicated and he won’t let them leave, and is standing in front of the truck. Deputy had negative contact at the address given.

Intoxicated driver
Eddie Ward Way
Caller advised a named female took off from her residence and she is intoxicated/she also took her baby with her. While on the phone caller advised the female pulled back into the driveway. Deputy advised units clear/negative contact with the vehicle.

Silver City, NM, October 17, 2019 -- All six offices of the Gila National Forest will be closed on Wednesday, October 23 for an all employee work/service project day.

The projects include:

  • Deferred and general maintenance at the Badlands Corral
  • Fence project at Fort Bayard Administrative Site
  • Trash Cleanup/Service Project at Bataan Memorial Park

The offices will reopen on Thursday, October 24 at 8:00 a.m. for business as usual.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

crosspointCustomers admiring wide range of gift items.The “Ladies With A Mission” of Cross Point Church are busy preparing for their 15th Annual Holiday Bazaar, which they will host the first Friday and Saturday of November, November 1st and 2nd, in the Fellowship Hall of the church at 11600 U.S. Highway 180 E.  It will begin at 9:00am on Friday and will close at 4:00pm. Opening at 9:00am on Saturday, closing at 3:00pm.  

Gift and holiday decorated items will be for sell from a wide variety of vendors.   There will be an amazing Sweet Shop, marketing “homemade” baked empanadas and pies, and other holiday goodies.  Breakfast and lunch items will also be for sale, including a variety of soups, burritos and other “yummy fare”. Food preparation will be under the direction of church chef Eddie Evatt.

“Come and enjoy the festive atmosphere.  There will be a large number of vendors selling items for holiday gift giving and decorating,” a spokeswoman said.  A great time to get ready for the holiday season. “

Proceeds from the event will enable LWAM to fund ministries, including:  assistance to schools and local shelters, supporting our military units with care packages, and providing dinner for bereaved families.

For more information or to reserve your space, call Bazaar Chair, Carolyn at 538-9462 or the church office at 388-1584.

Silver City, NM – The Western New Mexico University Foundation and the family of Tadeusz Westawic signed an endowed scholarship agreement on Tuesday, August 6. The agreement establishes a fund in memory of Westawic, who believed that education should be accessible to those who were willing to seek it and to those needing a second chance.

“With an initial gift contribution of $15,000, the family endowed this scholarship to help keep alive Tadeusz’ spirit of generosity, faith in education, and belief in the magic of curiosity,” WNMU Foundation Executive Director Jodi Edens-Crocker said.

The new Tadeusz Westawic Memorial Scholarship is designed for non-traditional WNMU students starting or returning to college or working on a degree for a second career. 

Westawic, who was also known as Tom Hillman-West, taught GED math classes at WNMU, helping adults get the educations they needed to move forward in life.

It is a tradition at the Geisler Gallery that owner Paula Geisler on occasion, or for no occasion at all, will have a unique and popular movie night!  This coming Monday, October 21, there will be a “Monday Night at the Movies” to celebrate the art of  the independent  artists of the Silver City Art Association. Think of this as a drive in movie without the big parking lot. Bring a folding chair if you like, or make it a tailgate party. It begins at dusk , 102 West Kelly Street, right off of Bullard Street in downtown Silver City. There may be popcorn  and hot spiced cider is a possibility but there definitely will be beautiful art shown on the big wall opposite of the Geisler Gallery!

The Geisler Gallery aka Common Ground will be open for viewing during the movie night. It is a great time to visit the very creative 2019 Indie Art Show for the first time or to revisit your favorite piece of art if you came for opening night. The show continues to be available for viewing during regular gallery hours through November 9. And remember! As  it gets dark on October 21, Monday Night at the Movies- begins!

The 2019 Toys for Tots campaign is underway and you can help bring a little Christmas to the needy children of Grant County. The Marine Corps Reserves, Marine Corps League Gaffney-Oglesby Detachment 1328, National Toys for Tots Foundation, and many area agencies and organizations are working together to reach the most needy youth in our community and are asking for your help again this year to get it done.

This year is the seventy-second year that more than 800 Marine Corps Reserves centers and Local Community Organizations like ours have collected and distributed toys across the United States, Puerto Rico, Guam, and other US Territories.  Last year, nearly 18,000,000 toys were given to over 7,000,000 children. Because of your generosity, over 1,900 children in Grant County were able to receive brand new toys at Christmas last year.

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