Local News Releases

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Bayard: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Tuesday September 4, 2018:

Cutler Repaving (Contractor) will be repaving the existing surface along NM 356 “Central Ave.” Traffic will encounter a pilot car and flagging operation. Tuesday September 4  the intersection of NM356/NM152 will be temporarily closed till noon.  Message boards will be in place warning drivers of detour. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel in the area. Construction hours will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm and is expected to be completed by October  2018.

For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com.

Monday, Aug. 27

Game and Fish
Mangas Valley Road
A couple of coyotes still alive after being hit by a car about a mile in from Highway 180. Deputy advised they were found further in/out with them now/they were removed from the road.

Suspicious vehicle
Racetrack and Crum roads
Deputy advised subjects left the area upon request

Monday, Aug. 27

E. Cain Drive
Art supplies taken out of shed. Caller was advised mother already called.

111 S. Texas Street
Caller advised she is having problems with works at the mission. Officer had contact.

On Monday, September 3, the Grant County Democratic Party will join with representatives of Association of Federal, State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), the National Education Association, and supporters of all local unions to celebrate this year's Labor Day holiday.  The event will be held at the Democratic campaign office at 113 E. College, at the head of Bullard St., at noon on Monday. Speakers will include Manny Maldonado, AFSCME; Justin Wecks, former Silver Schools District steward; and Karen Whitlock, Democratic candidate for State Representative District 38. 

"We are always glad to stand together in solidarity with our union brothers and sisters," stated Democratic Party County Chair Frances Vasquez.  "Labor Day is a time to recognize and honor the enormous contribution labor unions and their members have made to our society.  Unions have provided workers the strength to bargain for fair wages, reasonable hours, safe working conditions, and fair treatment on the job.  When we celebrate Labor Day, we are acknowledging unions' delivery over the past 100 years of the eight-hour day, the weekend, and the prosperity of the broad middle class in America.  And here in Grant County, we are also remembering and honoring the famous "Salt of the Earth" strikers and their descendants," Chairwoman Vasquez added.  "It's a tradition of strength, community, and inclusion we need to nurture in our own time."

The public is invited to join the festivities. For more information, contact the Grant County Democratic Party at 654-6060 or email grantcountydemocrats@gmail.com. Related information about the Grant County Democratic Party can also be accessed at www.nmcd2.org, or at our Facebook page (Democratic Party of Grant County New Mexico). 

SilveJill SteidlJill Steidl, PA-C, HMS Physician Assistant, provides primary care services at the HMS Cliff-Gila Community Health Center.r City, NM (August 28, 2018) – To better serve the needs of the community, and due to available resources once again, the HMS Cliff-Gila Community Health Center is now open five days a week.

The HMS Cliff-Gila Community Health Center, which was reduced to three days a week this past January, is now open to patients every Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm (closed for lunch from 12:00pm to 1:00pm). "To make our primary care services more accessible to those that HMS serves, and because we recently hired two mid-level providers to serve Grant County, HMS has returned the HMS Cliff-Gila Community Health Center patient schedule to five days a week," stated Dan Otero, HMS Chief Executive Officer.

"My heartfelt thanks go out to Jill Steidl, PA-C, our primary care provider at the HMS Cliff-Gila Community Health Center. Over the past nine months, Jill helped HMS to cover the primary health care needs of both the Cliff-Gila and Mimbres Valley communities, and it's because she truly cares about improving the health and well-being of her patients. HMS couldn't have kept its doors open at both community health centers during this time of transition without Jill's unwavering flexibility and assistance," added Otero.

Date: 8/28/18
Contact: Freddie Portillo, Chief of Police
Synopsis: Weekly Report
8/20/18 at 8:00 AM – 8/27/18 at 8:00 AM

Narrative: For the week, beginning Monday August 20th, 2018 at 08:00 am and ending Monday August 27th, 2018 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 258 calls for service, had 410 self-initiated activity, and made 15 arrest. Of those arrests, 2 were for DWI, and 3 for possession of narcotics.

Silver City, NM — All Gila National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Monday, September 3. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, September 4.
Despite the office closure, fire personnel and law enforcement officers will be on-call and forest patrols will continue on the holiday for the safety of visitors. The forest will be open and accessible to those who want to visit.

Mimbres, NM, August 28, 2018—In cooperation with the Wilderness Ranger District, the Aldo Leopold Charter School will be holding an outdoor education event for their 8th grade students at the Upper End Campground.

On August 30 and 31, the Aldo Leopold Charter School, located in Silver City, NM, will be using two sites at the Upper End Campground to teach the 8thgraders how to pack a backpack, set up a tent, hang a bear bag correctly, orienteering and map skills, and proper camp hygiene. There will also be a half-day course spent on first aid scenarios taught by a Wilderness First Responder.

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