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.

August 25 – at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street – “Literacy Link - Leamos”

Program Director Mary Beth Folia will talk about the various programs Literacy Link - Leamos provides to our community. Based at the Silver City Public Library, Literacy Link provides free tutoring for adults in basic literacy and ESL. The organization also provides educational programs at the jail, helps learners study for the citizenship exam, and can help students prepare for the GED. Literacy Link also distributes free new books to elementary school children in Grant County. Folia will also describe opportunities for potential tutors and other volunteers to get involved in this important organization.   

Silver City, NM, August 19, 2019–PFLAG Silver City and Western New Mexico University School of Education are partnering to provide a free, full-day workshop for educators on Friday, September 13, entitled Creating Inclusive K-12 Schools for LGBTQ+ Students. Teachers and their assistants, administrators, school social workers, health service providers, psychologists, librarians, other school employees, and WNMU students are invited to attend. 

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Aug. 16

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
Bayard Little League
Caller advised the rear window of her Kia Optima was broken by a baseball.

Friday, Aug. 16

Domestic disturbance
1605 W. Market Street
Advised a named female neighbor is throwing items around the house and yelling at someone inside the house. Officer had contact with female, advising she is having a bad morning but is okay.

Domestic disturbance
Pine and N. Swan streets
Caller advised she can hear a male and female having an argument. Officer advised units in area ATL.

Silver City, NM, August 19, 2019 -- The Gila National Forest wants all our visitors to have a safe and enjoyable time while visiting the forest. The Gila National Forest is 3.3 million acres with numerous entry and exit points, and most of it has very limited cell service. With hunting season less than a month away we want to remind you of a few important safety tips.

· If possible, travel with a companion. Leave a copy of your itinerary with a responsible person that you know. Include details such as make, model, year, and license plate of your vehicle and when you plan to return. Be specific about where you are going to be with a starting point and an ending point.

Grant County Conservatives, GCFRW will meet on Monday, August 19, at 11:30 a.m. in the back room of the Silver Bowling Center at 2020 Memory Lane in Silver City.  This is a change of day to the third Monday of the month.  We also changed the location and now have easily accessible parking and lower expense to attendees.  Beverages, snacks, or lunch may be individually purchased at the snack bar at the front of the building.  

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Aug. 12

Game and Fish
Snell Middle School
Caller saw a bobcat cross the highway.

New Advisory Board Member: 

Juan Felipe Herrera joins Advisory Board for Southwest Festival of the Written Word 

The former Poet Laureate of the Unites States, Juan Felipe Herrera, has joined the Advisory Board for the Southwest Festival of the Written Word. Herrera, the U.S.'s first Chicano Poet Laureate, memorably performed at Light Hall, WNMU, in 2016 for the festival. On several occasions since then, he has expressed his kinship with our small community.

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