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.

Monday, Feb. 5

Criminal damage to property
Cottage San Road and Bandoni Drive
Caller advised mail boxes knocked over. Deputy advised to call post office.

Vehicle burglary
Arenas Valley Road
Walk-in advised a gun was stolen from a vehicle.

Monday, Feb. 5

Unwanted subject
Gough Park
Female camping on west side. Parks administrator is on scene.

Welfare check
Pope Street
Panic alarm pushed at front desk advised to send law enforcement. Caller advised a homeless male is threatening a female/male just sat down near the park.

Be a part of a Youth Mural Project! Come make a flower tile to adorn a Dias de los Muertos mural that will be installed at the Silver City Museum, At Leyba & Ingalls from 1-3 p.m.


Absentee Voting for the March 6, 2018 Regular Municipal Election for the Town of Silver City is currently being held at City Hall, 101 W. Broadway, and will end on March 2, 2018. Voters wishing to vote by Absentee may request an application to vote by absentee by calling the Town Clerk’s Office at 534-6346.  The application will be mailed to your address. You may also request an application at the Town Clerk’s Office in City Hall. An absentee ballot may not be taken out of the Town Clerk’s Office.  You may vote the ballot in the office, or have it mailed to your address.

canuto molina rsCanuto MolinaSilver City, NM — The Gila National Forest is pleased to announce that Law Enforcement Officer Canuto Molina has been named as the zoned Patrol Captain for the Gila and Lincoln National Forests.

vita volunteer rsThe Western New Mexico University students who volunteer with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program are certified by the IRS and are trained to help taxpayers identify tax credits.Silver City, NM – For the 36th year in a row, Western New Mexico University students are offering tax help to seniors and low-income families here in one of New Mexico's most rural and underserved areas. This free service, called the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program and supported by Tax Help NM, is for people whose household income is $54,000 or less and for those who are 65 years or older.

Gubernatorial candidate, Representative Steve Pearce (R) will be meeting and listening to his constituents in and around Silver City on Saturday, February 17, 2018. He will be visiting from Cliff to the mining district to Silver City. Specific locals and times are found here and in the Beat calendar.

02/17/2018 Saturday

10-11AM- Cliff, Tammy’s Café
1:30-2:30PM- Santa Clara, Fire Station ‘bay’
3:00-4:00PM- Hurley, The Hurley Store
5:00-6:00PM- San Lorenzo, Mimbres Round-up Lodge
7:00-8:30PM- Silver City, Wrangler’s Bar and Grill

Mimbres, NM, February 7, 2018—The Gatton’s Park Fuels Treatment Project on the Wilderness Ranger District is a Collaborative Forest Restoration Project (CFRP). The project at Gatton’s Park involves thinning acreage which will reduce the hazard of catastrophic fire in and around the Upper Mimbres area.

The Grant Soil and Water Conservation District, in collaboration with the Gila National Forest, applied for a grant that met several of the objectives – wildfire threat reduction, ecosystem restoration, small diameter tree utilization, creation of forest related employment, and stakeholder diversity. The grant was awarded and work began on January 25.

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Editor's Note

The Grant county Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

The second is a business-centered column—Your Business Connection by the New Mexico Business Coalition. The group works to make policy in the state of New Mexico better for all businesses, large and small.

The Beat has a new column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

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