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Bayard Police Department

Friday, May 4

Unwanted subject
1101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Officer received call about a female yelling and screaming/advised she is okay/waiting for the bus.

Larceny
1101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Lady taking pellets/she just left. Officer escorting vehicle back to Food Basket/all pellets were returned.

Friday, May 4

Unwanted subject
11820 Highway 180
Female outside, possibly intoxicated or high on drugs, bothering customers. Deputy advised female left upon request.

Accident-injuries
Grapevine Campground
4.5 miles below Visitor Center friend wrecked on his motorcycle/left hand bleeding and soreness to his lower left leg.

Friday, May 4

Larceny
1235 E. Highway 180
Battery taken from an RV and someone tried to break into the RV.

Game and Fish
W. Highway 180 and Alabama Street
A dead deer was picked up.

Mimbres, NM, May 7, 2018—The Wilderness Ranger District will not be able to sell permits and forest products from Tuesday, May 8 through Wednesday, May 9 due to staffing shortages.

The district offices in Glenwood, NM or Silver City, NM will be available to sell permits and other forest products.

marinel poppie rsThe sculptures of Marinel Poppie are featured in the new gallery, including this bronze of a cowgirl.

Catwalk Gallery & Gifts will hold its Grand Opening on Saturday May 12 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is located at 5112 Highway 180 in downtown Glenwood. Proprietors Caryn Kinane and Leanne Bartlett are proud to feature a wide variety of work by New Mexico artists and artisans.

Looking for something special to do on Mother's Day, Sunday May 13? How about a ride to the Mimbres Culture Heritage Site? Beginning at 10 AM, the buildings will be open. The museum with gift shop will be open from 10 - 3. You and your family can enjoy a site tour at 11 AM and/or 1 PM. Archaeologist Patricia Gilman who spent a great part of her career studying the ancient Mimbres Culture and was in charge of a large scientific dig at the Mattock's ruin, will be at the site to give a tour, and talk about the significance of the site. She will be available to autograph her book, Mimbres Life and Society: The Mattocks Site of Southwestern New Mexico 1st Edition.

At noon there will be storytelling under the large porch. There will be refreshments and snacks, old fashioned games for children, and mothers will receive a flower. Sit and relax while watching the hummingbirds and their antics.

For the weekend beginning Friday May 04, 2018 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday May 07, 2018 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 63 calls for service and had 175 self-initiated activity, and made 13 arrests including 3 juveniles and 1 arrest for DWI.

Included in the above calls for service are 7 Alarm, 1 Fight, 6 Domestic Disturbance, 1 Stolen Motor Vehicle, 1 Agency Assist, 1 Battery, 1 Disturbance, 1 Shoplifting, 1 Abandoned 911, 5 Harassment, 8 Welfare Check, 1 Civil Standby, 1 Reckless Driver, 2 Motorist/Citizens Assist, 1 Unwanted Subjects, 11 Citizen Contacts, 7 Suspicious Person, 1 Civil Matter, 3 Citizen Assist, 1 Hit and Run Crash, 2 Vehicle Crashes no injuries.

The Silver City Museum is pleased to announce that the museum will host the New Mexico debut of the exhibition Contemporary Casta Portraiture: Nuestra "Calidad," by Delilah Montoya. The exhibition will open at 4 p.m. on Friday, June 15, 2018 and be on view until September 30, 2018. The first look at the exhibition will be a special opening reception on Friday, June 15, 2018, from 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. to which the public is invited. Admission is free; donations greatly appreciated.
 
Contemporary Casta Portraiture: Nuestra "Calidad" is an ethnographic art project. It examines the roots of Colonial Heritage Families by photographing and DNA-testing their descendents. Nuestra "Calidad" refers to racial categorizing as expressed in the Colonial Casta Painting of New Spain. This 18th century tradition was first developed as paintings of medieval race hierarchy depicting family racial and class types and ultimately developed into endless racial permutation that took place in the colonies.

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