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.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Aug. 28

Domestic disturbance
N. Railroad Street
Caller advised that her male cousin hit her in the head/she doesn’t know with what/he took off running/she refused medical. Officer had negative contact with male.

Stolen motor vehicle
Asarco Street
Caller advised that her son’s 2017 white Toyota Yaris was taken from the yard/the son is out of town.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Request officer
North Street
Officer out at a B Street address/issued CTW to a named male.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Welfare check
Highway 180
Caller advised that a female is standing next to the vehicle and picked up a rock.

Hurley Police Department

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Welfare check
D Street
78-year-old female pushed button and is not responding on two-way. Officer made contact and advised everything is okay/the female accidentally pressed the button.

Unwanted subject
B Street
Female went for her washer and started arguing verbally. Officer issued an indefinite CTW to the female for the address.

Santa Clara Police Department

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Domestic disturbance
W. Cactus Street
Caller could hear male and female yelling and kids crying. Officer advised everything is okay/taking female to bus stop/now going to Bayard Library.

Santa Clara Park
A 10/11-year-old male hit a 10-year-old female with a stick and punched her in the face. Officer out with parents on Encino/clear/negative on wanting to pursue any charges.

Wednesday, Aug. 30

Missing persons
Central Elementary
Officer advised the mom that her kid went to Grandma’s who wasn’t home so now is at the neighbor’s.

E. Oak Street
Caller advised rims and tires were stolen from his yard. Officer advised these are the tires and rims that another officer recovered a little over a week ago and are at the PD.

Welfare check
S. Mineral and E. Church streets
Juvenile female caller advised that an intoxicated male is threatening her little sister and her mother/advised she didn’t know where she was/they flagged an officer down. Officer confirmed she was on scene with these subjects.

Criminal trespass warning
E. Cottonwood Street
Caller wants a CTW issued to a named female who is not on the property at this time. Officer made contact with female and issued her an indefinite CTW for this address.

Welfare check
Splash Park
Caller advised that some kids were trying to jump in front of his vehicle/three males on bikes. Officer advised the boys left as soon as they saw her coming around the corner.

Domestic disturbance
N. Prescott Street
Caller advised that a named male is yelling at her son and she does not want him there.

Thursday, Aug. 31

Unwanted subject
N. East Street
A named female is causing problems and refusing to leave. Subject has a CTW for the location issued in March 2017.

The New Mexico Tourism Department is pleased to announce its selection of the Corporation for Downtown Development, doing business as Silver City MainStreet, in Silver City as the selected applicant for Cycle 1 of the Rural Pathway Project.

The Rural Pathway Project aims to assist tourism stakeholders within New Mexico in developing profitable tourism products by providing the necessary tools, resources, and support. Through strategic programming specific to the needs of the state’s diverse tourism industry, the Rural Pathway Project aims to develop existing assets into tourism products that fully embody the New Mexico True brand promise to deliver "Adventure steeped in culture."

The Steering Committee representing the Corporation for Downtown Development in Silver City submitted a robust project concept committed to revitalizing cultural and heritage tourism throughout the community. The Steering Committee was composed of community members Lynda Aiman-Smith, Tom Hester, Jennifer Olson, Marcia Stout and Lucy Whitmarsh. The concept prioritizes the application of various strategic tourism products, including tangible tourism opportunities, public services and amenities, and other structural and historic assets.

Aiman-Smith said she is looking forward to learning about successful processes of developing tourism products that are appropriate and successful for New Mexico communities.

"I want to be able to share Silver City’s fascinating history and invest in its prosperous future," Olson said. "With this project, I hope to engage travelers in our community and draw new residents and businesses to our charming downtown." She is a director on the Silver City Arts & Cultural District board as well as a member of the New Mexico Tourism Department’s Southwest Regional Marketing Board, which aims to leverage and promote the area’s tourism assets and to develop attractions that will grow Silver City’s tourism industry.

"I hope to better showcase downtown Silver City’s rich architectural heritage to engage visitors and the local public in its preservation and its potential for future businesses," Olson said, adding that she would like to learn from the process of developing a viable Rural Pathway Project, too.

Through a series of five 4-hour workshops, the accepted Steering Committee will work with Tourism Department staff to develop the submitted project concept into a comprehensive, long-term tourism product development plan. The public is invited to attend these workshops. The Steering Committee may choose to submit the final plan to the Department for up to $50,000 in implementation funding.

The following is the Rural Pathways Project Workshop Schedule:

Wednesday, September 6 from 8 to noon at the Town Hall Annex , 1203 North Hudson Street Second Floor Conference Room - SESSION 1: SETTING A STRATEGIC DIRECTION Objective: To study local workforce and economic data, identify strengths and weaknesses for the project concept, and map existing and desired assets to develop a focused and attainable vision.

Monday, September 11 from 10:30 to 2:30 at the Town Hall Annex, 1203 Hudson Street Second Floor Conference Room - SESSION 3: FUELED BY ACTION
Objective: To review various action based planning tools to strategically identify and prioritize tasks for product implementation, and finalize a Scope of Work timeline for final Development Plan.

Tuesday, September 12 from Noon to 4 at the Silver City Visitor Center, 201 North Hudson Street Conference Room - SESSION 4: RURAL TOURISM MARKETING
Objective: To discover various target markets for the finalized tourism product to create a diverse marketing mix to draft immediate, short-term, and long term marketing strategies.

Wednesday, September 13 from 11 to 3 at the Silver City Visitor Center, 201 North Hudson Street Conference Room – SESSION 5: CREATING A SOLID FOUNDATION FOR LASTING RESULTS. Objective: To identify applicable funding opportunites to establish ongoing sustainability options and ensure stakeholder diversification, review steps for effective stakeholder collaboration and follow-through, and identify, "next steps" for product implementation.

The mission of Silver City MainStreet is "To encourage a vibrant, historic downtown Silver City which is recognized as the heart of our diverse community." Please visit our website, www.silvercitymainstreet.com to learn more.

Santa Fe, NM) – Chairman Joseph Cervantes encourages Silver City, and Grant and Dona Ana County residents to attend New Mexico's interim Water and Natural Resources Committee for its two days of public hearings in Silver City, NM on September 5th and 6th. The committee will focus on several timely issues, including the Arizona Water Settlement Act (AWSA) and its impact on the Gila River, an update on salt cedar beetle eradication efforts, State Water Plan developments, and the proposed transfer of the Mesilla Valley Bosque State Park from the New Mexico State Parks division to the state Game & Fish Department.

joni kay rose rsJoni Kay RoseThe Silver City Public Library will host a journal writing workshop on Tuesday, September 5, 4:00-5:00 pm led by experienced counselor and teacher Joni Kay Rose. Rose will show how, by keeping a journal, a person can get in touch and stay connected with their subconscious mind, finding a wealth of deep intuitive insight and creativity. Workshop participants will learn how to work with their dreams, hopes, and fantasies to understand themselves better; and will practice uncovering, acknowledging, and letting go of their negative feelings like fear, anger, grief, remorse, and despair. Rose states that journal writing can "promote self-affirmation and foster dialogue between our various sub-personalities," as well as develop our creative writing skills. Participants are encouraged to bring a notebook or laptop.

The Silver City Public Library will host a book talk and signing with Rose Spader on Friday, September 8, 3:00 p.m. Spader's book is entitled Overturned Bucket: Love, Loss and Redemption. Based on a true story, the life of one woman, born during the New Mexico territorial fight for land, is told from the perspective of her daughter. The little girl, the tenth of twelve children, shows the fortitude to keep going when life throws the worst it has to offer. The book won the 2016 New Mexico Historic Preservation Publication Award. According to Rudolfo Anaya, "Some readers may shy away from the reality Spader paints, but I see it as a valuable lesson in the evolution of women's liberation. Spader's story mirrors Rosabelle's struggle for equality. The story of the mother and Rosabelle's eventual knowledge of her liberation should be read by readers everywhere, especially in high school and university Women Studies classes." For more about Overturned Bucket, visit overturnedbucket.com.

For more information about library events, see silvercitypubliclibrary.org or contact 575-538-3672 or ref@silvercitymail.com. The Silver City Public Library is located at 515 W. College Avenue.

The library will be closed on the following days:
Saturday, September 2 – Monday, September 4 for the Labor Day holiday.

The Silver City Public Library regular hours are
Monday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Thursday: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Closed Sunday

Grant County Republicans will host a rally and picnic to support President Trump and American laborers on Saturday, September 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Gough Park.

The American Legion Auxiliary members are supporting Veterans with a Bake Sale at First New Mexico Bank, Friday, September 1, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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