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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.

July 21, at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street - “12 Step Programs as a Spiritual Path to Addiction Recovery”

Becky Harwood, MSW, Chemical Dependency Councilor 3 and Mike Ferris, D. Min., will present an insiders’ view on the history, evolution and worldwide growth of 12 Step Programs as effective means for recovery by individuals and families suffering from various forms of debilitating addictive behaviors. We’ll look at the universal principles and methods that guide these independent groups which have led to the healing and transformation of so many lives today.

img 2008Planning is underway for the 2019 Silver City Dias de los Muertos or “Days of the Dead,” days of festive remembrance. This beloved tradition again will feature art, food, music and more! Ofrendas, from the elaborate to the simple, will be created and on display throughout the downtown in honor of those gone before. 

The Silver City Public Library, 515 W. College Ave., will be closed Saturday, July 20, for renovations.

"We are currently embarking on a series of projects aimed at making our building more efficient and respond to community needs," according to a spokesperson. "The windows of our 'Southwest Room' will be replaced with more energy efficient windows. As we always strive to keep our patrons first, we hope to make this renovation with as little inconvenience as possible."

Bayard Police Department

Monday, July 8

Welfare check
Tom Foy Blvd. and Central Avenue
Caller advised that a little boy who looks like he was crying was walking on Central toward Tom Foy.

Monday, July 8

Unwanted subject
Agua Blanca – Hurley
Caller advised she wants her son removed from the property/he is off his meds/broke a window/and is pounding on the door threatening them.

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
Highway 15 – Pinos Altos
Someone broke caller’s windshield/white Chevy truck.

Monday, July 8, 2019

Welfare check
1810 N. Swan Street
Officer flagged down by employee for welcheck on subject that has been parked in parking lot for a while. Officer had contact advising everything is okay.

Criminal trespass
2501 E. Highway 180
A named female who has a CTW is in the store. Officer out with Kayla Padilla/re-issued CTW/released on a CTA.

Mimbres, NM, July 11, 2019 – The Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest will be open on Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14 from 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. to provide accurate and up-to-date fire information on the four fires burning in the Aldo Leopold and Gila Wilderness areas.

Helicopter reconnaissance shows that these naturally-ignited fires are doing good things for the land. District Ranger Rachelle Huddleston-Lorton stated “the individual fires appear to be having low to moderate effects, cleaning up dead and down trees, and debris from previous fires, and reducing ladder and surface fuels. This is what we want to see – fire playing it’s natural role in the ecosystem.”

The Grant County Federation of Democratic Women will be meeting Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:00 pm at 3060 Highway 180 East (32nd St Bypass). Potluck and meeting. For more information call 575-956-8942. 

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