Local News Releases

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Silver City, NM – In analyzing this fall's census data, Western New Mexico University found that the 10 percent drop in enrollment this year was largely due to the decrease in dual enrollment students. In examining the causes, WNMU found a correlation between the decline and the loss in qualified instructors, due to the Higher Learning Commission's new accreditation requirements.

Dual enrollment accounts for nearly eighty percent of WNMU's drop in overall enrollment.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Oct. 20

Unwanted subject
1101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller advised that a named male is in the parking lot panhandling. Officer made contact/one male in investigative detention/male released/clear for now.

Friday, Oct. 20

Domestic disturbance
Bobwhite Drive
A named individual is holding a named female against her will. Deputies went traffic with vehicle/has contact with female/negative on any physical/she advised verbal only.

Accident with injuries
Owens and Joseph Blaine roads
Two vehicles in roadway/two miles from Joseph Blaine Road/a 2015 black Honda Cross Tour and a gray pickup. Caller stated his left knee is hurting. Officer on scene.

Sat Nov 4 – Benefit Dance for SPIN (Supporting People in Need) with the Big Ditch Crickets at the Old Elks Lodge - corner of Market and Texas St behind Vicki's Restaurant. 6-9 PM. Family Friendly.
A combination of Waltzes, Polkas, NM Folk Dances, and Contra dance. $5 - $10 suggested donation.

Sat Nov 11 - Fiddling Friends and Bayou Seco at the Silver City Library 12 - 12:45

Sat Nov 18 - Bayou Seco at the Silver City Farmer's Harvest Market Noon - 2 p.m.

Sat Nov 25 - Bayou Seco at the Buckhorn in Pinos Altos 6:30 - ??
Chilegumbo Music and it's sure to be a BONTEMPS!

Bayou Seco Music
Traditional Music from the Southwest and Music Lessons
Fine violin family instruments by Ken Keppeler
Violin Family supplies and repairs
Hosts of Roots & Branches on gmcr.org or KURU 89.1FM Silver City, NM, every Saturday from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Ken Keppeler & Jeanie McLerie
PO Box 1393
Silver City, NM 88062

Friday, Oct. 20

Leslie Road
Her phone was taken from her son. Officer advised the son would have to make the report. Caller advised that he is sleeping and doesn’t like to talk to the police.

Vehicle burglary
Yucca Street
Theft of his gun from his vehicle.

For the weekend beginning Friday October 20, 2017 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday October 23, 2017 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 54 calls for service and had 62 self-initiated activity, and made 3 arrest including 1 for DWI.

Included in the above calls for service are 1 Burglary, 3 Domestic Disturbance, 1 Injuring – Tampering, 1 Criminal Damage To Property, 3 Utility Complaints, 3 Shoplifting, 9 Welfare Checks, 2 Reckless Driver, 2 Unwanted Subjects, 1 Child Exchange, 2 Private Property Accidents, 1 Noise Complaint.

The Southwestern Chapter of the ACLU of New Mexico will hold its annual meeting on Friday, October 27th at the Silver City Woman's Club, 411 Silver Heights Blvd. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for light refreshments and conversation, and the program will begin at 6:00 p.m. The event is open to the public.

The keynote speaker will be Barak Wolff, MPH, who will address the topic of end of life care and aid in dying. Mr. Wolff's career in public health includes four years as the Director of the Public Health Division within the New Mexico Department of Health, where he provided leadership and supervision to the statewide public health system. For twenty years prior to that, he was Chief of EMS and Trauma Systems for the State of New Mexico. Since his retirement from State Government in 2004, Mr. Wolff has served as a policy analyst for the Senate Public Affairs Committee of the New Mexico Legislature. Mr. Wolff has become deeply involved in learning, speaking, writing, and being an advocate for improved end of life care, utilizing a public health approach to help ensure that people have the kind of death that they choose. Mr. Wolff has a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University and a Master's degree in Public Health from the University of Michigan.

For additional information, contact Robert Garrett, Southwestern Chapter President, at (575) 388-8077.

Mimbres, NM; October 23, 2017 –  Due to staffing challenges at the Supervisor’s Office/Silver City Ranger District, forest maps, firewood and other permits will not be available for purchase at the District on Tuesday, October 24. Maps and permits will be for sale again at the Supervisor’s Office/Silver City Ranger District on Wednesday, October 25. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Maps and permits may still be obtained at the Glenwood Ranger District at 18 Ranger Station Road in Glenwood.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila 

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The Grant County Beat continues to bring you new columnists. New this past week are the Christian Corner, for those who are already Christians or are exploring the beliefs.

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The Beat has a new 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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