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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.

Bayard Police Department

Saturday, Sept. 7

Suspicious vehicle
N. Foy Street
Officer advised wrecker en route for gray Ford car.

Friday, Sept. 6

Accident-injuries
Sanctuary Road
Caller advised her neighbor, who is disoriented, wrecked into the ditch. Deputy advised patient was transported for dementia/did not have injuries.

Stolen motor vehicle
Highway 180 and Maple
Red Honda Accord is waving her down.

Friday, Sept. 6

Unattended death
Yucca Street
Advised that his named, about 79-year-old, neighbor has passed away/he is cold to the touch/she can’t see his chest rising. OMI was advised/funeral home on scene.

Assault
Mountain View Road
Advised by husband was threatened with tire tools and were going to caller’s residence/advised that it is going to be the ‘seller’s’ children. Third party call. No other info available.

The regular monthly board meeting of the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District will be held Monday, September 16, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Natural Resources Conservation Service/Grant SWCD office located at 3082 32nd Street Bypass, Suite C, Silver City, NM. To request a copy of the agenda or for more information, please call 575-388-1569 or email grantswcd@zianet.com. The public is welcome to attend.

Mimbres, NM, September 9, 2019--The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District is closing the Gatton's Park, Unit 4 temporary fuelwood area on September 16 for public safety.

The Gatton's Park, Unit 4 is under use by a contractor through the Collaborative Forest Restoration Project and was temporarily available during the summer. The contractor will begin work again during the fall and will have heavy equipment in the unit thinning as part of improving forest health, reducing fuels in and around the Upper Mimbres area, and improving wildlife habitat.

The public is being reminded to stay out of the area for their safety, and the safety of the contractor working in the unit.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at https://www.fs.usda.gov/gila

September 15 at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street  – "Cut Your Waste Grant County"

Allyson Siwik and Jeff Goin will talk about how they responded to the end of curbside recycling in Silver City by teaming up the Gila Resources Information Project and The Lotus Center to form Cut Your Waste Grant County. This public education initiative provides citizens with suggestions for reducing their waste, thus pre-empting the need for recycling, and saving expensive space in our local landfill. Join them and learn more about the waste reduction campaign and ways you can get involved. You can find out more about ways to participate by going towww.CutYourWaste.org or Facebook.com/CutYourWaste 

e. stephens creekSunday, September 15, 2019

Gila Native Plant Society, field trip to East Stephens Creek in the Fort Bayard Preserve; meet at 8 a.m. in the south parking lot of the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre for carpooling. For the last field trip of the season, GNPS will lead the group to East Stephens Creek in the Fort Bayard Preserve to see what plants the rains have brought out. As our field trip leader Hanna Blood explains: “There should be lots of understory plants on the benches in the shade of the big gray oaks and alligator junipers. Then we’ll meander up a sandy flat wash filled with a great mix of riparian and grassland plants. It will be a good time of year to identify some of the grasses.”

Join Heart of the Gila and Gila Cliff Dwellings 
Saturday, September 28, 2019 
National Public Lands Day Events 

  • Enjoy a riverside native plant walk with Heart of the Gila 
    Learn why removing invasive species is important - then lend a hand 
    Join anytime 10am-1pm 
    (All ages, abilities welcome. Tools and gloves provided. Meet at Westfork Trailhead.) 
  • Attend a Cliff Dwellings Tour at 2pm - Meet at the benches at Cave 1 
  • Stay out late with Ranger Blake for an Astronomy Talk and Mini Star Party 
    8pm @ Gila Visitor Center Parking Lot - Info: 575-536-9461

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