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.

State Wide, NM - Sergeant Thomas Vitale's funeral service has been scheduled for Thursday, May 24, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Cedar Hills Church of the Cross located at 5550 Stern Drive, Las Cruces, New Mexico. Immediately following the service, the procession will depart Las Cruces and travel to the Fort Bayard National Cemetery, 200 Camino de Paz, Fort Bayard, NM. Internment will commence at 2:00 p.m.

Sergeant Vitale served with the New Mexico State Police for 18 years and was assigned to District 12 Deming, NM. He is also a veteran of the United States Army. He is survived by his wife and three children.

The public is invited to attend as we honor the life and service of this extraordinary man.

Registration for WNMU summer classes is ongoing. Visit http://wnmu.edu to see a list of courses or contact Admissions at 575-538-6000 to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

Grant County residents concerned about protecting unborn children are holding a Pro-Life Rally on Saturday, May 26, at 11 a.m. between the Walmart parking lot and Highway 180 East. They welcome others to join them in standing up for innocent lives. If you have any questions, please call or text (575) 538-9028 or (575) 313-9708.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, May 18

Welfare check
Cobre High School
Caller advised a female is knocking on the window of a gold car that possibly has a child locked inside the vehicle.

Criminal trespass warning
Orchard Street
Officer advised male ran up the creek/negative contact.

Friday, May 18

Accident-property damage
Highway 180 – MM 120 (1 mile west of Highway 152 junction)
Vehicle vs deer

Highway 35 – Upper Mimbres
One vehicle/airbag deployed/subject limping and possibly hit his head on the windshield. Upper Mimbres Fire Department paged out for traffic control. EMS10 request EMS intercept for pain management and nausea.

Friday, May 18

Welfare check
N. Hudson Street and E. College Avenue
Officer had contact on Hudson/12th Street.

Welfare check
Walk-in advised that a female in a wheelchair is in the middle of the roadway. Officer had contact advising female to stay out of the roadway.

Silver City, NM, May 21, 2018—The Silver City Ranger District will be doing an all-employee training and will close their offices on Thursday, May 24 from 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Forest products can be purchased at Glenwood Ranger District or Wilderness Ranger District. Thank you for your patience and we apologize for any inconvenience.

"With election season in full swing, it is vital to understand each candidate's vision of the future." Says Frances Vasquez, Chair of the Grant County Democratic Party. "That is why we have assembled a distinguished group of campaigners to discuss and debate the direction they think New Mexico should be headed, and why they are best qualified to take us there."
The candidates include: Stephanie Garcia Richard (who is seeking the office of Land Commissioner), Karen Whitlock (candidate for State Representative District 38), two candidates for State Auditor- Bill McCamley and Brian Colon, plus Billy Garret and Howie Morales (who are running for Lt. Governor).

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The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

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