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.

The National Weather Service will be presenting two SKYWARN Spotter classes sponsored by the Western New Mexico University Outdoor Program. Both classes will be held in the 3rd floor Seminar Room of the Student Memorial Building on the WNMU campus. The building can be accessed from the 1st floor entrance off College Avenue. 

Monday, July 8, 2019 – Basic SKYWARN Spotter, 6:00 to 9:00 PM. (Prerequisite: None) 

No July meeting for the Republican Party of Grant County.  The next meeting will be August 6 
6:00 pm potluck 6:30 general meeting 3 Rio De Arenas in Arenas Valley.  

Bayard Police Department

Monday, June 24

N. East Street
Caller said that a female was possibly taking pictures.

Monday, June 24

Suspicious vehicle
Ben Altamirano Sports Complex
Deputy advised the subjects advised they were okay.

Welfare check
Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Caller advised a child was screaming a man had a belt and was shuffling to get the child in the vehicle.

Monday, June 24, 2019

1313 E. 32nd Street
Officer advised that a female at the ER is causing problems.

Unwanted subject
Leslie Road
A named male keeps banging on the door. Officer advised units are clear/male left prior to arrival.

Deming: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday July 8, 2019:

The New Mexico Department of Transportation will have intermittent personnel and equipment on the roadway for bridge deck repairs. Traffic will encounter lane closures on the eastbound lanes. Speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph, closures and traffic control shall remain in place 24 hours a day 7 days a week. Construction hours will be Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 5:30 pm and is expected to be completed by fall 2019.

Silver City, NM, June 27, 2019—For Immediate Release. All Gila National Forest (Gila NF) offices and ranger stations will be closed on Thursday, July 4.  Regular business hours will resume Friday, July 5. Despite the office closure, fire personnel, law enforcement officers, and recreation staff will be on-duty on the 4th of July holiday for the safety of visitors.

virus theater teen tech volunteers painting sets and props for the upcoming performancesVirus Theater (VT) offered three youth theater summer camps in June 2019 – theater and circus skills for ages 9-12, theater for ages 13-17, and theater tech for ages 13-17. The community is invited to experience the fruits of these camps, which are culminating in performances on Friday, June 28 at 7pm, Saturday, June 29 at 2pm and 7pm, and Sunday, June 30 at 2pm. All shows are at El Sol Theater in downtown Silver City, and tickets are free and available at the door. The younger performing students will present Br’er Rabbit and Friends and the older performing students will present It’s a Funny World We Live In, with production support for both shows from the teen tech students.

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