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.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Aug. 17

Domestic disturbance
Maple Street
Caller advised his mom was fighting with his dad who has now left.

Welfare check
Rogers Street
A named female was having trouble with her boyfriend.

Friday, Aug. 17

Welfare check
Highways 180 and 211
Caller advised they were being chased by a named individual/line was disconnected/negative contact upon callback. Deputies ATL with negative contact.

Domestic disturbance
Palomino Trail – Upper Mimbres
Caller advised she is being abused by the daughter and son-in-law/she is trying to leave and her daughter won’t let her/line was disconnected. Upon callback male answered the phone/when asked to . . .

Thursday, Aug. 16

Unwanted subject
1075 E. Highway 180
Caller advised that a named male is refusing to leave and wants a CTW issued. Officer advised male left prior to arrival.

2501 E. Highway 180
Caller advised that his uncle is harassing him in the parking lot.

scwc and delta kappa gamma rsL-R: Brenda Dunn Program/Manager NM Lions Operation KidSight, Lucinda Maddox/SCWC Vision Screening chairperson, Gail Carter/SCWC member, Barb McKee/Delta Kappa Gamma President and Jan R. White/Delta Kappa Gamma member.

The Silver City Woman's Club a 501c 3 non-profit has for many years offered free vision screening on all Head Start students in Grant and some surrounding Counties, in partnership with the local Lions Club. Over the years the program has helped hundreds of Head Start aged children by detecting possible vision issues.
This year the Woman's Club will be partnering with NM Lions Operation KidSight and the sorority Delta Kappa Gamma. 

The Silver City Public Library will host a poetry reading with the Silver City / Grant County Poets Laureate on Tuesday, August 28, 4:30 p.m. The Poets Laureate, serving a two-year term that began in May 2017, are Jack Crocker and Beate Sigriddaughter.

Jack Crocker's poems have appeared in a variety of journals, and his latest collection, The Last Resort, was published in 2009 by the Texas Review Press. Crocker is also a musician. He once signed a recording and songwriting contract with Fretone Records in Memphis, but decided instead to become an English professor. Currently, he is Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Western New Mexico University.

Kingston: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday August 27, 2018:
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will have crews on the roadway on August 27 for a maintenance operation project to fog seal on NM 152 (Black Range). During this time NM 152 will be CLOSED at milepost 21 (approximately 5 miles east of San Lorenzo) and milepost 39 (Kingston) from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., reopening nightly. Traffic is expected to detour daily during these times. As always, emergency personal responding in the area can call District Staff for access.

Lordsburg: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday August 20, 2018:

Braiser Asphalt (Contractor) will be beginning roadway reconstruction along NM 90, an 11” width restriction will be in effect. Traffic will encounter lane drops with pilot car and flagging operations. Speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph at times.  Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com.

migrants and asylum rsWith all of the news coming from our Southern Border; waves of people attempting to enter the United States, children being separated from their parents, deportations of migrants without being given the "due process" guaranteed by our Constitution; a local group has decided there is a need for our community to be given factual information. There will be an open forum held at the Bayard Community Center, at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, August 23.

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