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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.

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University will offer general education classes in Truth or Consequences beginning Fall 2019.

Classes will be held at the WNMU Adult Learning Center on Wednesday and Thursday evenings to accommodate working students.

The courses being presented are Introduction to Philosophy and Introduction to Creative Writing.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, June 21

Criminal sexual penetration
N. Canyon Street
18-year-old female advised that a boy sexually assaulted her when she was 12-years-old. It occurred on the school bus in the Bayard area.

Friday, June 21

Domestic disturbance
North Hurley Road
Caller advised that her son keeps yelling at her. Caller is being uncooperative and not wanting to answer questions. Caller advised she has guardianship of her granddaughter and when caller tries to take her he gets upset and starts yelling.

Welfare check
Cottage San Road/Alabama Street
Female walking north on Cottage San walking in the roadway/she was crying and saying she needed a ride home. Deputy advised negative contact with the female/out on Artcher Road doing welfare check.

Friday, June 21, 2019
Welfare check
3514 Fowler Avenue
Male wearing slippers and a cane was walking slowly between 32nd and Care Center. Officer had negative contact.

Suspicious vehicle
N. Gold and E. Kelly streets
Officer had contact with a named female who advised she just got a new battery and it was installed incorrectly/she will move the vehicle when she gets off work.

Painted Mural to be Installed in WMNU’s Barnard Hall in Silver City, NM

Silver City, NM – June 24, 2019 – Silver City will soon feature a new mural on the Western New Mexico University campus, thanks to the 13th Annual Youth Mural Camp and Mimbres Region Arts Council. The 2019 Youth Mural Camp runs Monday-Friday, starting Monday, July 8 through Friday, July 19. The completed mural at Barnard Hall will be dedicated at noon on July 19.

For the week beginning Monday, June 17, 2019 at 8:00 am and ending Monday June 24, 2019 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 245 calls for service, had 464 self-initiated activity, and made 29 arrest. Of those arrests, 3 was for possession of controlled substance, and 2 was for Possession of drug paraphernalia, 1 DWI, 1 battery on a house hold member, 0 Aggravated assault on a house hold member, and 3 shoplifting.

Jan Schwartzfeld, Rotary Exchange student, will speak at the July 2 Silver City Rotary Club meeting. He will talk about how he has benefited from being a Rotary exchange student. Schwartzfeld has been a junior at Silver High School this past year where he has been on the track team and served as kicker for the football team. He will soon be going to a Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp before he returns to Germany where he will be expected to repeat his junior year of high school in Germany.

Silver City, NM, June 21, 2019—The Forest Service is recruiting individuals from local communities to provide collaborative input on forest management by serving on the Southern New Mexico Counties Resource Advisory Committee (SNM RAC). 

The SNM RAC works closely with the Forest Service to review and recommend projects that benefit forest health, fish, wildlife, soils, watersheds and other resources; maintain roads, trails and infrastructure; or control noxious weeds.

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