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 art-loving public is invited to an Art Opening @ Common Ground, the art studio of Paula Geisler @102 West Kelly in Silver City, NM. The Open Studio is on Friday, Nov. 24 from 5-7pm. Featured artist is Craig Wentz, a longtime resident of Grant County and successful businessman who has now retired and returned to his first love, painting & drawing.

Craig's motifs reflect his love of nature and especially water; Paula will be exhibiting Etched ArtGlass ; her favorite motifs are people and companion animals. Live music and refreshments will contribute to the festive atmosphere and downtown will be all spiffed-up for the Electric Light Parade the next evening, Saturday, Nov. 25. The exhibit runs through December 24.

For more information, please call 575-534-2087.

Craig will be interviewed by Lynda Aiman- Smith on Thursday, Nov. 23 around 9:30 in the morning on Local Flavor, on KURU, 89.1 FM.

Friday, Nov. 10

Unwanted subject
Harris Road
Caller advised that a named male is sitting in a two-tone 1999 Dodge pickup at her front gate and he is not wanted there/he has been drinking.

Accident-property damage
N. Silver Street
Caller stated someone hit his vehicle last night.

Monday, Nov. 6

Tracy Circle
Caller advised that a named female is sending him threatening texts. Advised they have a court order and she is violating it. Officer advised will be making a call to the DA’s office/clear.

Game and Fish
Little Walnut Road and Indiana Street
Caller advised a mountain lion just ran in front of him a quarter mile north of Jose Barrios/running west. Officer was advised by caller the lion seems very agitated/officer out at Jose Barrios.

For the Veteran’s Day Holiday weekend beginning Thursday November 9, 2017 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday November 13, 2017 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 75 calls for service and had 202 self-initiated activity, and made 16 arrest. No arrests were made for DWI

Included in the above calls for service are 2 Burglary, 1 Fight, 4 Domestic Disturbance, 1 Larceny, 3 Loud Music, 1 Traffic Complaint, 5 Utility Complaints, 1 Narcotic Violation, 2 Disturbance, 2 Shoplifting, 1 Harassment, 11 Welfare Checks, 2 Reckless Driver, 1 Injuring – Tampering, 2 Unwanted Subject, 4 Found Property, 1 Citizen Assist, 1 Child Exchange, 1 Noise Complaint, 2 Structure Fire, 1 Accident With Property Damage.

Paulo Veltri to Talk About Native American Students

Nov. 19 at 10 am, 3845 North Swan Street - "Water Is Life" Native American Student Organization (NASO) Cultural Center Director Paulo Veltri, an Apache tribal member and WNMU Native American recruiter, will speak about developing WNMU's American Indian Center and bringing academic development to students, while at the same time promoting the ideals, traditions and cultures of Native Americans throughout the United States. NASO will also share traditional ceremonial aspects of Indian Country. Although this is not a Family Program Sunday, there will be childcare available for parents who would like to attend. There will be coffee and conversation after the service, and visitors are welcome. If you'd like to find out more about the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, email uufellowshipofsilvercity@gmail.com or visit our website at www.uufsc.com.

Christmas is coming and Grant County Federated Republican Women are celebrating on Wednesday, November 15 at 11:30 a.m., at The Old Hurley Store at 99 Cortez Ave. in Hurley. Please bring your Holiday Spirit, a dish to share, a Toy for Tots and/or a donation for the Silver City Gospel Mission. Also bring your Christmas gift list as there will be Trump T-shirts, hats, and flag sets for sale; plus there are lots of interesting items to purchase at the store. Linda Beattie will report on the NMFRW Biennial Convention, which she and Candy Luhrsen attended last month.

Becky says the Store will be all decorated for Christmas with trains and a Christmas Village. Come and start the Holiday Season off right!

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Nov. 6

Welfare check
Budge Drive
Caller, who is in Mexico, advised he hasn’t had contact with his mom since last Friday and they usually talk every day. Officer made contact with the mom and advised her phone is out.

Stolen motor vehicle
Walnut Street
Received a phone call about someone trying to steal a pickup. Officer advised it was a misunderstanding/everything is okay.

Monday, Nov. 6

Game and Fish
Crum and Racetrack roads
Caller advised he found the deer that was killed yesterday. NMSP was notified/will send G&F.

Domestic disturbance
Camino Tolteca – 11:40 a.m.
Caller advised that her boyfriend was hitting her in the head then disconnected. Deputy made contact with neighbor who advised caller was fighting with her boyfriend because he was refusing to give her the keys.

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