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.

636238066775283206 0228fortbayardThe Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society will commemorate National Buffalo Soldiers Day with an evening program on Saturday, July 27th, at the New Deal Theater, on the grounds of Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark.  Doors open at 6 p.m., with the program at 6:30.

Vicki’s Eatery’s last dinner service will be Friday and Saturday July 19 and 20. “For 3 years, we have served our Italian dinners, and we have received very good reviews. Unfortunately, we have not built a customer base to sustain dinner service in this time of economic disruption and rising prices,” according to Greg Bond Vicki’s Eatery owner.

“Vicki’s will continue to serve lunch Monday through Saturday and breakfast on Saturday and Sunday. We also offer catered dinners and parties,” said Bond. “We want to thank all of our loyal customers who have enjoyed our fresh, homemade dinners. And, we look forward to seeing them often for breakfast and lunch. For more information, check www.vickiseatery or our Facebook and Instagram accounts.”

Bayard Police Department

Friday, July 12

1001 Central Avenue
Caller advised someone in a red Buick almost hit them in a gray GMC pickup/now aunt is throwing a crazy. Officer out with red Buick/request wrecker/wrecker en route.

For the week, beginning Monday, July 08, 2019 at 8:00 am and ending Monday July 15, 2019 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 248 calls for service, had 384 self-initiated activity, and made 36 arrest. Of those arrests, 3 was for possession of controlled substance, and 3 was for Possession of drug paraphernalia, 1 DWI, 1 battery on a house hold member, 0 Aggravated assault on a house hold member, and 1 shoplifting.   

Friday, July 12

Welfare check
Broken Arrow Drive – Silver Acres
There is a male thrown on the side of the road/unknown if he is hurt, drunk, or just asleep. Deputy advised negative contact/caller took deputy to where male was found and he was no longer there.

Welfare check
Country Road
A female with tattoos on her face is sitting on the side of the road crying. Deputy advised one female in unit en route to McDonald’s.

Friday, July 12

Domestic disturbance
1605 W. Market Street
Caller stated that a named female hit him in the face with her fist/he is not bleeding/line disconnected. Officers out on Montana Street with subjects.

Accident-property damage
2500 E. Highway 180 @ Walmart
Teal Kia Sportage and tan Tahoe/no injuries.

A regular meeting of the Upper Gila Valley Arroyos Watershed District will be held Thursday, July 25, 2019, at 9:00 a.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.

Quemado, NM, July 14, 2019 – The days for sales of forest products on the Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest have temporarily changed due to a staffing shortage.

The Quemado Ranger District will continue to be open Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (except Federal holidays);but will only be selling forest products on Tuesday - Thursday from July 15 - August 9. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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