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.

Friday, Sept. 7

Missing persons
Basalt Drive
Caller advised his 29-year-old son who suffers from schizophrenia is gone from the home/last seen last night around 9:30 p.m. Caller called back advising his son returned home and LE no longer has to look for him.

Weapons fired
Owens Road
Deputy has contact with subject who advised his buddy is out about 100 yards from the vehicle with an assault rifle.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Sept. 7

Loud music
Watson Street
Deputy and officer had contact advising male did turn down the music for the time being.

Friday, Sept. 7

Welfare check
1060 E. Highway 180
Caller advised that a male is in his lobby who was hit by a vehicle/it appears he needs medical attention but he is refusing/appears to be intoxicated/male does not want LE involved.

N. Swan Street
A named female is causing problems. Officer had contact advising parties are separated.

Silver City, NM, September 10, 2018—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest is continuing to engage people who have an interest in the Forest Plan Revision Process. The purpose of the community meetings is to keep stakeholders informed, create an understanding of the preliminary range of Forest Plan alternatives, and provide an opportunity for feedback and additional suggestions.

The Forest is hosting five (5) community meetings. These meetings are not open house style so the meeting will begin at the stated start time. No need to RSVP.

The Gila Native Plant Society will conduct a field trip to Ira Canyon near the Gila River in the Burro Mountains on September 16. This will be a moderate hike, relatively flat, with some walking on sand. We can expect to see Anisacanthus thurberi (Thurber's desert honeysuckle), Aloysia wrightii (Wright's beebrush) and Morus microphylla (littleleaf mulberry). The rains may have brought some surprises, too.

Free and open to the public. Meet a little before 8 a.m. in the south parking lot of the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre for carpooling. For further information contact hannablood@gmail.com.

Desert Honeysuckle Photo: Elroy LimmerDesert Honeysuckle
Photo: Elroy Limmer

The Governing Council of Aldo Leopold Charter School will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm. The meeting will take place at the school, which is located at 1422 Hwy 180 East in Silver City, next to the Burger King. If you have a disability requiring special assistance, notify the school at 575-538-2547 as soon as possible and arrangements will be made.

Date: 9/10/18

Contact: Freddie Portillo, Chief of Police

Synopsis: Weekly Report
9/04/18 at 8:00 AM – 9/10/18 at 8:00 AM

 Narrative: For the week, beginning Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 08:00 am and ending Monday September 10, 2018 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 209 calls for service, had 337 self-initiated activity, and made 28 arrest. Of those arrests, 3 were for possession of narcotics, 3 for possession of drug paraphernalia, and one for DWI.

The Grant County Democratic Party will hold its September monthly meeting at the Bayard Community Center, 290 Hurley Ave., Bayard, on Wednesday, September 12. A potluck supper will begin at 5:30pm, with the business meeting beginning at 6:20pm. This is its second meeting in a row in Bayard, as the local party focuses on building support in the Mining District.

“This meeting is very important,” asserted Frances Vasquez, chair of the GCDP. “We have less than two months before the Nov. 6 election, and it’s critical that we continue our concentrated effort to get out the vote.” Early voting starts October 9 at the Grant County Administration Building, and on October 20 at the Bayard Community Center. All good Democrats, especially those who live in the eastern side of the county where two county commission races are being contested, are urged to come to this meeting to hear from candidates and learn how they can help win in November.

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