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.

The Silver City Public Library will host a book talk and signing with Garland Bills of the Hillsboro Historical Society on Friday, September 13, 3:00pm. Bills will speak about Sadie Orchard: Madam of New Mexico’s Black Range, a book published by the Hillsboro Historical Society. 

Sadie Orchard (1859-1943) is a legendary personality in southwestern New Mexico. She supposedly arrived in Kingston in the 1880s as a prostitute and soon ascended to management. She moved to Hillsboro in 1893 where she married the owner of the regional stagecoach line. She established herself as a successful entrepreneur in the hotel business. The history of Sadie Orchard is laced with fable. This new biography provides many previously unknown facts as well as more accurate interpretations of previously known details. 

The Nonprofit Resource Group (NRG) knows that advocacy is a critical function for nonprofits’ success. That’s why NRG is offering a workshop with advocacy experts, Charlie Alfero and Priscilla Lucero, on Wednesday, September 18, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Western New Mexico University. The workshop is $25.  As CEO of Center for Health Innovations, Alfero will share how to advocate at the local and state levels to increase the funding, credibility and visibility of your nonprofit. Lucero will share her unique perspective as Executive Director of the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments on how nonprofits can participate more successfully in the state’s legislative process.

RSVP is required for the workshop. To register please contact NRG at (575) 597-0035 or email: kmilligan@swchi.org.

 On Friday, October 4, 2019, our very own Mario Quintana, will be inducted into the Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame at Western New Mexico University as part of WNMU Homecoming events.

What an opportunity for us all to show Mario our support for all the wonderful things he has done and accomplished for our community, county and state in the area of physical activity over many years!

Mario has been much more than the Local Senior Olympics Coordinator. The list of accomplishments and involvement with athletics is too numerous to mention here!

The Empty Bowl fundraiser this year will take place September 21, 2019 from 10 am to 2 pm, when we will glaze all the bowls (175) that were made during the Clay Fest. That will be done again at SYZYGY Tile at 106 N Bullard St around back. No experience needed, children welcome with supervision. These bowls will be at the fundraiser luncheon in October, along with many artists bowls. For more information call Judy Menefee 575-388-4221

Bayard Police Department

Saturday, Sept. 7

Suspicious vehicle
N. Foy Street
Officer advised wrecker en route for gray Ford car.

Friday, Sept. 6

Sanctuary Road
Caller advised her neighbor, who is disoriented, wrecked into the ditch. Deputy advised patient was transported for dementia/did not have injuries.

Stolen motor vehicle
Highway 180 and Maple
Red Honda Accord is waving her down.

Friday, Sept. 6

Unattended death
Yucca Street
Advised that his named, about 79-year-old, neighbor has passed away/he is cold to the touch/she can’t see his chest rising. OMI was advised/funeral home on scene.

Mountain View Road
Advised by husband was threatened with tire tools and were going to caller’s residence/advised that it is going to be the ‘seller’s’ children. Third party call. No other info available.

The regular monthly board meeting of the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District will be held Monday, September 16, 2019, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Natural Resources Conservation Service/Grant SWCD office located at 3082 32nd Street Bypass, Suite C, Silver City, 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.

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