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.

March 24 at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street, “Saving the Past for the Future:  A Visitor’s Guide to Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark.” 

Cecilia Bell and Doug Dinwiddie, President and Vice President of the Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society, will present a Power Point video designed to introduce visitors to this historic landmark. The 18 minute video offers a concise overview of the 153 year history of the frontier military post and hospital that has been an important part of New Mexico and the local story ever since its founding. The presentation touches on events, personalities, triumphs and tragedies that weave the tapestry of Southwestern history, and hopefully inspires the viewer to learn more about story. The video will be a key attraction at the new Santa Clara/Historic Fort Bayard Visitors Center, which will open in the former Santa Clara National Guard Armory in March. This Sunday will be a Dedicated Offering in support of Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Mar. 11

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
Central Avenue
Broken window on work truck.

Monday, Mar. 11

Welfare check
Highway 152 – Santa Rita
Caller was advised the mother of children was out driving around possibly in a white Ford truck.
Deputy had contact with caller who advised if the white truck is there, the mother is home. Deputy advised white truck was there but had negative contact with anyone at the home/units clear.

Artcher Road
Caller is having problems with the neighbor throwing stuff in his horse corral and road. Deputy en route to caller’s house.

Welfare check
Avery Ranch/Bear Mountain Road
Caller advised she can hear someone yelling for help/they are yelling for police and they need medication or they will pass out/it is a male yelling. Units are 10 minutes out and advised if EMS is needed it would have to be a 4wd unit.

Weapons fired
Farley Road – Arenas Valley
Deputies had contact with the owner who stated they were shooting their guns on their property at their own targets/everything is okay.

Tuesday, Mar. 12

Highway 180 – MM 129 (2 miles south of Hurley)
Single vehicle rollover/25-year-old male driver/he is in shock/NMSP dispatch-leg injury/everything is okay/vehicle is off the roadway/Native Air is standing by.

Welfare check
Turkey Creek Road – Gila
Dropped off child at school who told caller, “They were fighting all morning.” They drove back around and caller heard, “That’s the last time you hit me.” Caller requests to visit with deputy at the school after the welcheck.

Grant County Federated Republican Women will meet Wednesday, March 20, at 11:30 a.m. at WNMU Cafeteria. A report will be given on Saturday's Border Security meeting in Deming, with questions and answers to follow. A hot buffet lunch will be available for only $10 if you wish to eat. All Republicans are invited and are welcome to bring guests.

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Silver City, NM, March 15, 2019—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn for late April – June, weather dependent. The project plan is to conduct prescribed burning on approximately 950 acres in the Cameron Creek Unit, located between Trail 243 (Wagon Wheel) and Forest Service Road 4241N. Burning will occur over a two-to-four day period. The fuels in this area include pinyon-juniper and grasslands. The Silver City Ranger District will be holding a public information meeting at a future date to review the prescribed burn. Maps will be available at that meeting and information will be posted at Ft. Bayard trailheads prior to the dates when burning would occur.

Fire managers consider forecasted weather, fuel moistures and other conditions to determine optimal windows to conduct controlled burns.

4-H Braiding project workshop Monday, March 18 at 5:30pm at the extension office! Please bring your $2 to cover supplies needed. All 4-H members and parents are welcome to attend. Please call and let us know if your 4-H member is interested in participating so we can give our leader a head count.

4-H Photography project workshop on Tuesday, March 19 at 5:30pm here at the extension office. All 4-H members and parents are welcome to attend. Please call and let us know if your 4-H member is interested in participating so we can give our leader a head count. 

Novice & Junior 4-H Rifle practice gets going Tuesday, March 19 at 4pm at the Grant County Shooting Range in Santa Clara. 

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