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, Dec. 31

Welfare check
Cactus Street
GRMC staff received a call advising that his named male friend is suicidal/could not provide a location. Dispatch was able to find an address for a male of the same name.

Unwanted subject
1040 E. Highway 180
Subjects broke into two rooms and will not leave. Officers had contact and issued indefinite CTWs to two males and a female. Deputy advised needs to speak with a named individual/ETA 15 minutes.

minecraftlibraryStarting January 8, 2019, the Public Library of Silver City will be having Minecraft Club in the large meeting room on Tuesdays from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. whenever possible. Minecraft is a very popular multiplayer game involving building, battling, and going on adventures. It’s as much fun as it is educational.  

This program is for ages 6 and up. Participants can use their own Minecraft accounts or one of the library’s.  We will have laptops available as well as Minecraft on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One. This is a free program with no registration required.

This program is made possible through the funding of our wonderful Friends of the Library group.

The library will be closed on the following days:

Tuesday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)

Monday, January 21 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

The Silver City Public Library regular hours are

Monday:              9:00am to 6:00pm
Tuesday:             9:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday:        9:00am to 6:00pm
Thursday:           9:00am to 6:00pm
Friday:                10:00am to 5:00pm
Saturday:            10:00am to 2:00pm
Closed Sunday

Silver City Public Library, Storytime  Wednesday, January 2, 10:30am, 515 W. College Avenue, Silver City. Join us for stories, songs and rhymes, movement, and simple crafts. Storytimes are designed for children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. Free, no registration necessary. Contact the library at 575-538-3672 or ref@silvercitymail.com for more information.

Silver City Public Library, No Babytime on Wednesday, January 2. Contact the library at 575-538-3672 or ref@silvercitymail.com for more information.

Silver City Public Library, Children’s Movie: Cinderella  Wednesday, January 2, 2:00-3:15pm, 515 W. College Avenue, Silver City. Join us for Disney’s original Cinderella. Free, no registration necessary. Contact the library at 575-538-3672 or ref@silvercitymail.com for more information.

Silver City Public Library, Future Engineers  Wednesday, January 2, 4:00-5:00pm, 515 W. College Avenue, Silver City. Creative construction and experimenting fun with LEGO® bricks, K'NEX®, Strawbees, and more!  This activity is geared toward children ages 6-12. Free, no registration necessary. Contact the library at 575-538-3672 or ref@silvercitymail.com for more information.

Please join us for Green Drinks this Thursday, January 3, starting at 5:30 p.m. in the backroom of Little Toad Creek Brewery & Distillery, 200 N. Bullard Street.

Our presenter will be Silver City entrepreneur, Nick Prince, who will introduce us to his new business The Future Forge which is a Public Workshop, Skill Sharing and Community Center located at 212 South Bullard Street.

Come hungry and order no-host drinks and other foods of your choice. Bring your friends, family and associates! 

For further info call (575)538-1337 or email swGreenChamber@gmail.com

Happy New Year, Copper CowBelles.

This is a call to meeting for the first meeting of 2019:

  • Tuesday January 15, 2019
  • 11:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.: social time
  • 12 p.m. - 1 p.m.: meeting
  • Grant County Extension Office meeting room, 2610 N Silver St

The meetings will continue in 2019 on the 3rd Tuesday of the month, with the exception of June 2019 (date to be determined.)

For the week beginning Monday, December 24, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and ending Monday, December 31, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 164 calls for service, had 270 self-initiated activity, and made 15 arrest. Of those arrests, 0 was for possession of controlled substance, and 1 was for Possession of drug paraphernalia, 2 DWI, 1 battery on a house hold member, 1 Aggravated assault on a house hold member, and 1 shoplifting.   

Included in the above calls for service are 15 alarms, 1 burglaries, 0 fights, 9 domestic disturbances, 2 accidents w/property damage, 3 larcenies, 1 criminal damage to property, 1 criminal trespass, 3 agency assist, 0 loud music, 2 traffic complaints, 1 assaults, 1 battery, 1 narcotics violation, 13 suspicious vehicles, 1 Arson, 2 weapons fired, 0 fraud/embezzlement, 1 disturbances, 3 shoplifting, 1 game and fish, 1 DV Order violation, 1 parking violations, 2 abandoned 911 calls, 7 harassment, 17 welfare checks, 12 animal complaints, 1 civil standby, 8 information complaint, 0 breaking and entering, 1 reckless driver, 4 motorist/citizen assists, 1 abandoned vehicle, 2 unwanted subjects, 4 suspicious persons, 0 identity theft, 1 smoke, 1 civil matter, 18 requests for public service, 0 public assist, 1 criminal trespass warnings, 7 suspicious activity, 8 citizen assists, 8 child exchanges, 0 text harassment, 0 lost property, 1 vehicle burglary, 2 private property crashes, 0 noise complaint, 0 hit and run accidents, 4 vehicle accident no injury, 0 vehicle accident with injury.  

Silver City, NM, January 2, 2019—The first half of the film Tough Guise 2 will be shown during the January 8 meeting of PFLAG Silver City. The meeting begins at 7:00 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, 3845 N. Swan. The public is invited, and refreshments will be served. The second half of the film will be shown at the February 5 meeting.

Although Tough Guise 2 was released in 2013, its themes resonate today, especially in light of #MeToo and the continuing epidemic of men’s violence in the U.S. Filmmaker Jackson Katz, an anti-violence educator, explores the sexist and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television and movies, video games, and advertising to the sports culture and U.S. political culture. Tough Guise 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men–and women–to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior.  

Uniting people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) with families, friends, and allies, PFLAG is committed to advancing equality through its mission of support, education, and advocacy. For more information call 575-590-8797 or visit the website pflagsilver.org

Friday, Dec. 28

Welfare check
800 S. Robert Street
Female caller advised she was in a room at El Refugio and was the one who advised she needed help/caller disconnected the line. Employee called back advising all the rooms were checked and everyone was asleep.

Domestic disturbance
Cobre Court
Caller advised she and her boyfriend are fighting/advised never mind he was letting her leave/line was disconnected. Officer had contact advising it was a verbal dispute/caller left and went to her mother’s for the night.

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