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.

Silver City MainStreet in cooperation with the Small Business Development Center at WNMU is offering a workshop on social media for small businesses. The workshop, “Promote Your Business Online” will be held on Thursday May 23, 2019 from 5 pm to 8pm 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.

The workshop will cover how to tell your story online, which social media platforms you should use, tips to maximize your business presence online, Facebook and Instagram tips, and much more.

The Silver City Friends of the Library (FOL) is holding its May Book Sale on Saturday, May 11, from 10:00am-2:00pm, at the FOL Bookstore, 1510 Market Street--in the big yard on Market Street across from Cheyenne Street, six blocks west of the Habitat for Humanity Restore yard. 

Hardback and trade paperback books are priced at $1.00 each and paperbacks at $0.50 each. In some individual cases, books may be priced higher. Weather permitting, clearance items sales take place in the FOL parking lot where visitors can purchase a bag of books (special bags are provided in the parking lot) at $2.00 per bag. 

“We have new inventory throughout the Bookstore,” the Friends of the Library spokesperson said, “including outstanding art books, coffee table books, a collection of books about Scotland, several Great Courses, children’s classics, numerous collectable books, and a set of books about the Swing Era. In addition, we have fiction in French and Spanish and a number of items to help you learn to speak French, Finnish, German, Spanish, or Chinese. For the musicians out there, we have sheet music available for a variety of instruments.” The Bookstore also stocks books by local writers.

hi lo silvers picturePhoto by Mary Alice MurphyHi Lo Silvers women’s chorus Friday May 10 concert, 7:00 PM, First Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan Street in Silver City. Free

Hi Lo Silvers will sing standards, spirituals, songs from film and Broadway. Singers are directed by Nada Dates and accompanied by Rhonda Gorog on piano and Bill Baldwin on string bass. Concert will also include Quatre Petites Pieces by Charles Koechlin played by instrumental trio Rhonda Gorog, Megan Gorog and Serina Turrietta and vocal / guitar solos by Azaima Anderson.   

For info,  388-8771.

Bayard Police Department

Tuesday, Apr. 30

Aggravated burglary
Maple Street
Caller advised he just got home and his residence was broken into and weapons, TV, Xbox, etc. were taken. Deputy advised call given to BPD.

Tuesday, Apr. 30

Suspicious vehicle
2501 E. Highway 180
Deputy advised vehicle is leaving the area.

Suspicious vehicle
Arastra Head – Pinos Altos
Deputy had contact advising male was advised when the sun came up, he had to move on.

Monday, Apr. 29

Leslie Road
Caller advised a lot of yelling in the parking lot by the playground. Officer had contact advising everything is okay/it was only verbal/some males stated it was two females fighting and they left prior to arrival.

Domestic disturbance
Kiva Place
Caller advised she just got a call from her daughter stating her partner is abusing her and the 9-year-old child. Caller advised when her daughter called she could hear husband verbally abusing her and he took off with her keys to her new Nissan Maxima.

In support of the May 11 Spring Walkabout hosted by the Silver City Art Association in downtown, Silver City MainStreet is sponsoring a Scavenger Hunt. The Scavenger Hunt will only be available to complete on Saturday, May 11, and can be picked up and returned to the Visitor Center located at 201 N. Hudson St. from 9 am to 4:30 pm.

The free Scavenger Hunt drawing includes galleries and shops participating in the Spring Walkabout. “It’s a busy weekend with Give Grandly and the Farmers Market happening downtown along with the Spring Walkabout. We wanted to participate in a fun way to support the businesses,’ said Patrick Hoskins, Board President of Silver City MainStreet.

“Completed scavenger hunts will be eligible for the free drawing. The prize is a weekend get-a-way to Carlsbad that includes 2 free nights at Fiddler's Inn, 2 Free Pirate Training adventures with the Pirates of the Pecos, a $25 gift card to dining at the Trinity Hotel, and a free guided tour at Carlsbad Caverns National Park. We want to thank Carlsbad MainStreet for donating the prizes.”

SILVER CITY-One of the most popular questions that Grant County Extension 4-H/Ag Agent Jessica Swapp receives is about trees. Most of the time the issue is occurring because of improper watering. However, that is not always the case. There are many questions relating to trees in the community.

NMSU Grant County Cooperative Extension Service will host a Gardening Series Workshop “All About Trees” on June 3, 2019 from 3-5:30pm at the Grant County Cooperative Extension Office located at 2610 N. Silver St. in Silver City, NM

Community members will hear from Marisa Thompson, NMSU Extension Horticulture Specialist on planting, maintenance, pest control and common tree issues.

The event is free to the public. “Participants can expect to learn some very helpful best management practices when it comes to planting or maintaining trees that they already have,” said Swapp.

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