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, Sept. 2

Criminal damage to property
1874 E. Highway 180
Broke the front door window.

W. Broadway
Caller advised she had hired a named male to do some work for her and this morning he showed up screaming a cursing at her. Officer had contact with caller.


The southwest slope of Apache Mountain, on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, Gila National Forest, Catron County, NM

Incident Start Date:  September 4, 2019                      

Size: ~10-15 acres             

Cause:  Lightning         

Date: September 11

Title: “The Incredible Wildlife of Antarctica” 

Description: The trip of a lifetime took Debb and Bud Johnson to the southern tip of Chile where they boarded a plane and flew over the Drake Passage to King George Island.  For the next 16 days they lived on the Russian Research Vessel Vavilov and cruised around the Antarctic peninsula, the “Banana Belt” of the continent, amid icebergs, sea birds, whales, seals and penguins.  They will introduce the audience to the magnificence of the frozen continent, the sea mammals that thrive in the cold waters of the southern seas and the sea birds that only come to land to raise their young. And they will take you with them as they cross the Scotia Sea to South Georgia, ending in the Falklands before flying back to Chile.

Silver City MainStreet in cooperation with the Small Business Development Center at WNMU is offering a workshop on branding for small businesses. The workshop, “Your Business Brand, Telling Your Story” will be held on Thursday, September 19, 2019 from 5 pm to 6:30 pm at the Small Business Development Center located at Watts Hall. Watts Hall is on the corner of Highway 180 and Swan Street. 

The workshop presenter is Robyne Beaubien, a Promotion Revitalization Specialist with New Mexico MainStreet. She loves what she does, and it shows in her enthusiastic, and practical approach to creating successful promotional plans for businesses, organizations, and communities. 

i jeffgoinJeff Goin, founder and executive director of the Lotus Center, will talk about the center’s Yoga in Public Schools project at the September 10 Silver City Rotary Club meeting. The project, which began with the 2917-18 school year, has dispatched yoga instructors to teach students at four Grant County public schools and one Montessori school.

“Yoga is an extremely effective and valuable means of promoting physical and emotional well-being for everyone and we think it is important that people learn yoga during their formative years,” says Goin.

a t04611alextomeLucibela, a vocalist from West Africa, is the first musician slated to perform as part of the WNMU Cultural Affairs fall 2019 season. Photo by Alex Tome.Concerts, Exhibits and Artist Talks Offered on Campus at Low Prices

Silver City, NM – The Western New Mexico University Cultural Affairs fall 2019 season is packed with events from live entertainment to exhibit openings and lectures.

WNMU Cultural Affairs will be continuing the President’s Chamber Music Series and the Edwina & Charles Milner Women in the Arts Lecture Series, and it will offer an evening of caroling and activities called Christmas Under the Stars for the first time.

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University Adult Education Services received $25,000 in the form of a PNMR Foundation Power Up Grant supporting Economic Vitality. The funding allows WNMU Adult Education Services to offer digital literacy classes and cover the cost of high school equivalency exams for more than three dozen WNMU students.

PNM received over $2.5 million in requests from 80 organizations and awarded $500,000 to 17 nonprofits, according to PNMR Foundation Executive Director Laurie Roach.

Friday, Aug. 30

Suspicious vehicle
El Grito Headstart – 303 S. Cooper Street
Officer spoke to a named male/everything is okay.

Patient hit another patient.

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