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fbwaa2Volunteers needed at Ft. Bayard National Cemetery for Wreaths Across America retirement on Saturday January 12, 2019 starting at 8:30 am. Volunteers please park outside cemetery gates to leave room for trucks/trailers picking up wreaths on narrow roads inside cemetery. 

Please look for volunteer coordinators in orange vests for instructions & assistance. Any flags or ornaments must be taken off wreaths. Red bows must be pulled off wreaths - we will supply black plastic trash bags & a couple of folding chairs for those who want to sit to pull bows. Wreaths need to be taken off graves and put into stacks at corners of roads for loading onto trucks/trailers. Thanking all volunteers in advance for their help.

Friday, Jan. 4

Welfare check
Tracy Circle
A named male is brandishing a gun in his yard/appears to be under the influence. NMSP and SCPD officers going inside residence/everything is okay.

E. Highway 180/32nd Street Bypass
Two vehicles in roadway. Deputy requested ambulance for 28-year-old male with neck injury.

melzercoverAccomplished Historian to Keynote Ft. Bayard Historic Preservation Society’s Annual Membership Dinner

The Ft. Bayard Historic Preservation Society will host its annual Membership Dinner on Saturday, January 19. The event will be held at Cross Point Church, located at 11600 Hwy 180 East in Silver City. Doors open at 6 p.m., with dinner at 6:30, program to follow.

The keynote speaker for the event is Dr. Richard Melzer, who will be speaking on Captain Maximiliano Luna, a celebrated member of Theodore Roosevelt’s Rough Riders. Dr. Melzer recently published a biography of Captain Luna, that has won critical acclaim from other historians. According to author Mark Lee Gardner, an expert on the Rough Riders, “Richard Melzer thankfully gives us Luna’s vibrant story for the first time in this thoroughly researched and important biography.” Noted western historian Paul Hutton writes in the book’s introduction, “Maximiliano Luna deserved to be rescued from historical obscurity—his legacy was indeed fortunate to be placed in the talented hands of Richard Melzer.”

Friday, Jan. 4

Main Street
Caller is getting harassing phone calls from the tenant she is trying to evict.

Welfare check
Fort Bayard Medical Center
Caller advised a 75-year-old male who is confused is there, thinking he is in Silver at the hospital/she has the male’s keys because she is afraid to let him drive. He is awake/alert/breathing normally.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Jan. 4

Suspicious vehicle
101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Officer advised she is using the phone/parks here every other day/everything is okay.

Saturday, Jan. 5

Domestic disturbance
Guinevan Street
Caller advised her mother is arguing with her and her kids/mother was hitting her earlier/she and her mother are intoxicated. Officers standing by for caller to gather some of her belongings/two juvies in unit/caller going to a residence to stay/clear.

For the week beginning Monday, December 31, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and ending Monday January 7, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 171 calls for service, had 394 self-initiated activity, and made 17 arrest. Of those arrests, 5 was for possession of controlled substance, 0 Possession of drug paraphernalia, 0 DWI, 1 battery on a house hold member, 0 Aggravated assault on a house hold member, and 0 shoplifting.   

Included in the above calls for service are 10 alarms, 0 burglaries, 2 fights, 12 domestic disturbances, 4 accidents w/property damage, 16 larcenies, 6 criminal damage to property, 1 criminal trespass, 6 agency assist, 0 loud music, 2 traffic complaints, 0 assaults, 2 battery, 1 narcotics violation, 9 suspicious vehicles, 0 Arson, 0 weapons fired, 2 fraud/embezzlement, 3 disturbances, 3 shoplifting, 2 game and fish, 0 DV Order violation, 0 parking violations, 3 abandoned 911 calls, 8 harassment, 16 welfare checks, 7 animal complaints, 2 civil standby, 2 information complaint, 0 breaking and entering, 1 reckless driver, 3 motorist/citizen assists, 1 abandoned vehicle, 4 unwanted subjects, 6 suspicious persons, 0 identity theft, 0 smoke, 1 civil matter, 24 requests for public service, 0 public assist, 1 criminal trespass warnings, 6 suspicious activity, 16 citizen assists, 6 child exchanges, 0 text harassment, 0 lost property, 1 vehicle burglary, 3 private property crashes, 1 noise complaint, 1 hit and run accidents, 4 vehicle accident no injury, 1 vehicle accident with injury.  

The Silver City Museum is pleased to announce the opening of a new exhibition, entitled Ranching in Grant County. This exhibit explores the history, art, social organizations, sports, and culture that surround this rural lifestyle. 

The museum will host an opening reception on Friday, February 1, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served.  Admission is free; donations greatly appreciated. The exhibit will be on display through December of 2019.

gideon lyda seated foreman and d.c. mcmillen standing owner a.t. cross cattle co. grant county nm c. 1900 collection silver city museumGideon Lyda (seated), foreman and D.C. McMillen (standing) owner A.T. Cross Cattle Co., Grant Co., NM (circa 1900.) Photo courtesy of Silver City Museum CollectionPeople have raised livestock in Grant County since long before the county’s founding in 1868, and to this day ranching continues to play an important role in the economy and culture of the region. The exhibit Ranching in Grant County, presents historical photographs, artifacts, and family histories to tell the story of this place and how ranching in Grant County and surroundings has changed over time.  

Ranching families immigrating to Grant County brought a diversity of practices, and traditions from Mexico, Texas, California, and the Great Plains, which they combined and adapted to create a ranching culture unique to southwestern New Mexico.   Ranching families have been active and creative in expressing their culture and in contributing to their community.  The exhibit will showcase distinctive Grant County expressions including the outdoor sport of cowboy polo, local Western musicians, ranch management education and community charity programs.  

Wed, Jan 9 - Grant County Democratic Party, 5:30 p.m. potluck, 6:20 p.m. business meeting. 3060 Hwy 180 E. Bring a dish, bring a friend. Info  (575) 654-6060

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