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.

Quemado, NM, July 16, 2018—The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District plans district-wide pile burns, weather and fire conditions permitting.

With the onset of monsoon season, the Quemado District is preparing to burn piles at various district locations. These areas will be signed and posted for public awareness. The pile burns are scheduled to begin the week of July 23, 2018. Piles will be burned throughout the monsoon green-up season when conditions are conducive to burning. The objectives of these burns are to reduce wildfire threat by removing piled fuels/slash created from past and ongoing thinning and timber sale projects.

The burns will be conducted at the following locations:

The Grant Co388-1198unty Community Health Council will meet in regular session at the Black Street office at 4:30 p.m. Monday, July 16, 2018, to discuss its transition. For more information, call 575-388-1198.

July 22, at 10 am, 3845 North Swan Street - "Imagination Library: How Reading Aloud to Young Children Acknowledges their Inherent Worth and Inspires a Love of Learning" - Nancy Stephens, Executive Director of the Imagination Library of Grant County, will provide an overview of the nonprofit organization's work and highlight national and local research supporting the assertion that reading aloud to young children is one of the most joyful and important ways caregivers can contribute to a child's healthy development. She will also discuss the benefits of book ownership and storytelling for people of all ages. Established in 2010, the Imagination Library of Grant County's mission is to promote literacy for all Grant County babies, toddlers and preschoolers by delivering books to their homes monthly and to support the expansion of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library throughout New Mexico.

A regular meeting of the Upper Gila Valley Arroyos Watershed District will be held Wednesday, July 25, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held at the Cliff/Gila Fire Department in Cliff, 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.

Monday, July 9

Welfare check
2501 E. Highway 180
Male lying on the ground. Officer requested ambulance for a named male disoriented and feels like his heart is going to stop.

Reckless driver
Pinos Altos Road and E. 32nd Street
Vehicle going the wrong way on Pinos Altos. Caller advised driver was cussing at the vehicles going the right way. Officer had contact advising construction company helped the driver out.

octopus rsYep! It’s an octopus! And it is clay! Martyn Apley’s clay sea life creations are on display at Mariah’s Copper Quail Gallery for the Silver City Art Association’s Friday night art walk.Add to your Silver City Clay Festival experience by visiting the array of unique art galleries in the historic downtown. And then come back to the galleries for the Silver City Art Association's Art Walk from 5 p.m. till 7 p.m. on Friday, July 20. It promises to be a fun evening of artists, locals and those coming from far and wide for the annual Clay Fest. Galleries will be putting their best foot - and best art - forward for everyone to enjoy. The focus is on the clay artists! And those who love the clay and ceramics will find exciting offerings across the art district. In addition to beautiful art, there will be demonstrations, tasty treats and some live music here and there!

Bayard Police Department

Monday, July 9

1101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Advised that an employee saw a male put stuff in his pants/unknown what/took off in a silver 2012 Chrysler. Officer out at a Blackhawk address.

Request officer
Steyskal Street
Kids across the street are throwing rocks at passing cars and people walking or riding bikes. Officer had contact with kids’ parents.

Monday, July 9

Welfare check
Highway 356 and Santa Rita Mine Road
Door open on a maroon pickup and caller could see someone slumped over. Deputy had negative contact.

Accident-property damage
Bill Evans Road
A mile down Bill Evans Road a black Chevy pickup wrecked through a line and broke down a fence. Deputy had contact 1.4 miles down Bill Evans Road/wrecker en route.

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