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.

Mimbres, NM; March 4, 2019 – For Immediate Release – The Wilderness Ranger District will be conducting prescribed burning in the L-T East burn area. The planned dates to start are mid-to-late April, weather dependent. This project is funded by New Mexico Department of Game & Fish, Big Game Enhancement Program.

The L-T East Rx Burn is located off Hwy 35 near mile marker 16, east of the Old GOS Ranch, between Lincoln Canyon (FSR 4079T), Forest Road 4079R and North Star Road (also known as the Wall Lake Road, FSR 150).  The project is a 2,700 acre broadcast burn and will take several days to complete.

Smoke and flames will be noticeable during days of ignitions and will linger at night and early morning and will impact Highway 35. For firefighter and public safety, Gila National Forest officials remind the public to not enter or park near the project areas and to watch for firefighters and equipment in the described locations.

Permaculture Silver City Monthly meeting, March 16 2019 (3rd Saturday of every month), from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.


Silver City Visitor's Center (Conference Room), 201 N Hudson St., Silver City, NM 88061

Plant of the Month: Beans - Please share your knowledge, experiences, and ideas about this plant.

Skill Share: Three Sisters Gardening - led by Sueki

Group Project: Finalize Spring State Forestry Seedling Order

Friday, Mar. 1

Weapons fired
Hanover Post Office
Caller advised he stopped for a vehicle with its hood up to ask if they were okay. Advised they advised they were. Caller advised after he drove off he heard a single shot fired.

Domestic disturbance
Yucca Valley Drive – Arenas Valley
Caller advised her husband has been yelling at her all day/when she told him she was calling 911 he went into the shower/it is all verbal.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Mar. 1

Domestic disturbance
Walk-in advised her ex-partner went over to her house drunk and started to cause problems with her/he took and shattered her phone/she is okay/doesn’t need medical. Officer en route to make contact with (redacted) at an E Street address.

Friday, Mar. 1

Unwanted subject
1814 N. Swan Street
Advised a male is causing problems with her. Officer advised that the male walked up and started saying, “Let’s go” and “Want to get it?” and other statements declaring he wanted to fight. After several attempts, the male did leave the property per request.

Domestic disturbance
Plata Road
Caller advising she can hear down the road a female saying “You’re hurting me” and “You’re scaring me.” Officer had negative contact with anyone in the area.

March 10 at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street  – "How Public Art Enriches Life and Empowers Children"

Diana Ingalls Leyba directs the Mimbres Region Arts Council (MRAC) Youth Mural Program. The goals of the MRAC Youth Mural Program is to teach students about the history and culture of their community, to connect students to their peers, local artists and community members, to teach students that pubic art can enrich and enhance the quality of life in their community, and to encourage students to engage in beautifying their community. Diana will present a slide show of the work and suggest future projects.

This is a Family Program Sunday and during March the UUFSC Children's Program will continue our exploration of intangible gifts, as they relate to the first UU principle: The inherent worth and dignity of every person. Today, our topic will be "The Gift of Acceptance", where we will consider the idea that every person has valuable gifts to offer. The Children's Program includes interactive conversation regarding the day's topic, along with arts and crafts or other related activities. Children 3-10 are invited to join in the fun.

The Silver City Friends of the Library (FOL) is holding its March Book Sale on Saturday, March 9, from 10:00am-2:00pm, at the FOL Bookstore, 1510 Market Street--in the big yard on Market Street across from Cheyenne Street, six blocks west of the Habitat for Humanity Restore yard.  

Hardback and trade paperback books are priced at $1.00 each and paperbacks at $0.50 each.  In some individual cases, books may be priced higher.  Weather permitting, clearance items sales take place in the FOL parking lot where visitors can purchase a bag of books (special bags are provided in the parking lot) at $2.00 per bag. 

SCCT is holding its Annual Meeting and Community Party (A “Wingding”) Saturday, March 9 at the Old Elks Club at Texas and Market Streets beginning at 6:00 PM. Food by Vicki’s Eatery, cash bar plus entertainment.

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