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.

Friday, Dec. 21

Domestic disturbance
E. Daniel Street
Caller advised that a named male who has been drinking and has warrants is harassing daughter and grandchild. Officer advised one male in custody/en route to SCPD.

2501 E. Highway 180
Officer had contact with caller who showed video of a male walking out of Walmart yesterday with a basketful of items. Photos were hung at SCPD in the briefing area.

chiricahua warm springs apache being transported to florida 1886The Silver City Museum will host Apache historian Michael Darrow on Thursday January 10 at noon at the Museum’s Annex at 302 West Broadway. Darrow will delve into the history and contemporary life of the tribe which included as its member the famous healer and activist Geronimo. The Fort Sill Apache are direct descendants of the band that was removed from Grant County and surrounding areas during the notorious Indian Wars of the late 19th century. The presentation entitled “The Fort Sill Apache Story” is free to the public and attendees are welcomed to bring a lunch. Donations are accepted to help support the museum.

The present day Fort Sill Apache Tribe traces its ancestry directly to the Chiricahua and Warm Springs Apaches who lived in southwestern New Mexico, southeastern Arizona and northern Mexico. They were removed from their original homeland and held captive by the United States from 1886–1914. Fort Sill Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache Tribal members are descended from 81 former Prisoners of War who received land allotments in Oklahoma after their release.  

The tribe’s territory now includes trust lands in southwestern Oklahoma and southeastern Arizona. Its federally recognized reservation is located at Akela, New Mexico in the heart of its historic aboriginal territory. 

December 31, 2018 is World Healing Day at Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths, Glenwood, NM

Every year people around the world meditate to heal themselves, each other, and the world. Many walk a labyrinth. The time set is 12 noon GMT. In New Mexico this is very early in the morning of Monday, December 31. So we will have a group walk at 12 noon MST.

Whitewater Mesa Labyrinths will be open all day from 9 a.m. for everyone who would like to participate in this international day of healing and walk one or all six of our labyrinths. If you would like to walk the Classic labyrinth which is lit with white fairy lights. Stay until dusk, bring a flashlight and dress warmly.  

Note that Glenwood Yoga’s Monday classes will take place at 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. on Wednesday January 2 instead at Glenwood Community Center. Call for details 575 313-1002.

 Admission: Free. Or a donation towards labyrinths’ upkeep.

Directions to 355 Bursum Road: Between Glenwood & Alma turn east off Hwy180 onto Rt.159 aka Bursum Road towards Mogollon. Stay on the paved road, go up the winding road onto the mesa and go past mile marker 3. We are the last house on the left on Whitewater Mesa with a metal labyrinth hanging over the gate. If you want to use Google and other Maps be sure to enter Glenwood after 355 Bursum Road or you will end up 35 miles away on a dirt track up in the Gila Wilderness. GPS 33.3765, -108.852      

For the week beginning Monday, December 17, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and ending Monday December 24, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 266 calls for service, had 358 self-initiated activity, and made 21 arrests. Of those arrests, 2 DWI, 2 Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, 3 Possession of Controlled Substance, and 1 for Trafficking a controlled substance.

Included in the above calls for service are 20 alarms, 11 domestic disturbance, 1 criminal damage, 4 agency assist, 2 loud music, 1 traffic complaint, 1 assault, 1 battery, 7 suspicious vehicle, 9 shoplifting, 6 harassment, 19 welfare check, 8 reckless driver, 3 abandoned vehicle, 4 unwanted subject, 1 loud party, 5 criminal trespass warning, 7 citizen assist, 5 private property accident, 1 Hit & Run accident, 6 vehicle accident no injuries, 1 vehicle accident with injuries.

Silver City Photo Club's first Wednesday monthly meeting on January 2 at 7:00 p.m. will feature Jim Mathews discussing Topaz, a stand alone program for editing photos with a lot of clever artistic opportunities built in.  The basic program is free to download and you can add other plugins at a nominal cost as needed. Jim will take a photo and process it showing the basic features of the program as well as some of the more advanced options. 

Afterward, members will share their photos based on the theme for this meeting -Things in Black and White. Feel free to bring a few photos on a thumb drive to share with the group, or just join us to see what other folks come up with. Meetings are free, but donations to help out our host venue are appreciated. Unitarian Universalist Meeting House, 3845 North Swan Street in Silver City. For more information call 860-670-4543.

Republican Party of Grant County
Announces the
Ward Caucuses and Biennial County Convention
To be held on
Saturday, January 12, 2019 @ 1:00 p.m.
Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center

December 30, at 10:00 a.mm, 3845 North Swan Street -  "Drum Out the Old, Drum In the New"

Beatriz Giraldo and Robert Donelly will lead us in a drumming celebration. They will bring some percussion instruments, but if anyone has a favorite instrument, be sure that it will be welcomed. Join us a joyous celebration.

Although this is not a Family Program Sunday, childcare will be available.

There will be coffee and conversation after the service, and visitors are always welcome.

The Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City is a diverse group of religious independents seeking knowledge, spiritual sustenance, fellowship and opportunities for service to others. Our programs encompass humanism, liberal Christianity, earth-based spirituality, Buddhism and many other traditions. If you’d like to find out more about the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, emailuufellowshipofsilvercity@gmail.com or visit our website here.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Dec. 21

Welfare check
Coffey Street
Caller advised last had contact with children three days ago/no parenting plan/they have no light/gas. Caller was advised an officer already checked this residence with negative contact.

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