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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. 4

Harassment
N. Gold Street
17-year-old granddaughter received a very nasty email. Officer made contact advising the email was from an unknown person and the email is assigned to Silver High School.

Shoplifting
1814 N. Swan Street
Two males stole a bottle of Fireball and walked behind the store on 19th Street. Officer advised negative contact with males.

Monday, Dec. 4

Unattended death
Broken Arrow Drive – Silver Acres
87-year-old male having trouble breathing/he just went down/not breathing now. Request OMI be called.

Reckless driver
Highway 180 – water tanks
NMSP officer made contact with semi/clear.

Silver City, NM, December 8, 2017—The Silver City District is planning to burn piles beginning next Wednesday, Dec. 13, 2017,as weather conditions permit.

The plans for the Silver City RD pile burns include the following locations:
· Signal Peak, Aspen Park area – 14 piles of leftover snags and branches
· Fort Bayard administrative site is planned for the week of 12/18.

Silver City, N.M. – The Gila National Forest will be conducting an orientation and training session for the Gila Southwest Firefighter (SWFF) recruitment program for the 2018 wildland fire season. To be accepted into the program, candidates must meet all of the attendance requirements, successfully complete a 40-hour training course and pass a Work Capacity Test.

The SWFF program has a long and distinguished history in the southwest. SWFF crews are mobilized to wildland fires on the Gila National Forest and across the nation. Individuals signed up with SWFF have also filled temporary positions on engines and suppression crews for local ranger districts. Strong work ethics and pride in a job well done keep SWFF crews in use each fire season. Crew members can expect to be called to duty frequently.

The Governing Council of Aldo Leopold Charter School will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017 at 5:30 pm. The meeting will take place at the school, which is located at 1422 Hwy 180 East in Silver City, next to the Burger King. If you have a disability requiring special assistance, notify the school at 575-538-2547 as soon as possible and arrangements will be made.

mainstreet gift certs rsFirst American Bank employees Melanie Reese, Assistant Vice President (L), and Joel Schram, Market President (R).The Silver City MainStreet Project and First American Bank are promoting the Holiday Season Downtown Gift Certificate Program.

It's that time of year again! The Hurley Pride Committee just heard from one of Santa's elves that he will be stopping by The Patio Restaurant in Hurley, to see the Hurley children on December 16 at 11:00 a.m. He will have to leave for his next stop by 2:00 p.m. So make sure not to miss the jolly ol' elf!

That evening, The Old Hurley Store will remain open late, welcoming the gathering crowd to share in hot chocolate while awaiting the departure of the annual Hayride through Hurley at 6:00 p.m. A mystery judge will be amongst the crowd choosing the first, second, and third place winners as well as best fence among the decorated homes. He or she will also be choosing the best decorated street. Make sure your lights are on the 16th of December, Hurley!

Silver City Mayor Ken Ladner would like to invite your input, ideas and inspirations toward making our town even better.

This month's "Monday Meeting With The Mayor" will be at the Jumping Cactus located at 503 North Bullard Street in Downtown Silver City on Monday, December 11, 2017, from 8:00am to 11:00am.

All are invited to stop by and share your insights and ideas with Mayor Ladner.

Live from Silver City

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