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.

Permaculture Silver City – Monthly meeting, 21 July 2018, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (3rd Saturday of every month), College Street Plaza, Suite #5 301 W. College Ave Silver City, NM 88061. Plant of the Month: Pomegranate – Please share your knowledge, experiences, and ideas about this plant. Skill Share:  Shelters and Habitats for Native Pollinators, with Ken Sexton and Carolina Metzler

SILVER CITY, NM — A slice of Guatemala is coming to The Commons in Silver City, located at 501 E 13th Street. On Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., an array of affordable, authentic Guatemalan crafts will be up for sale. The goods range from colorful fiber-art wares to handcrafted jewelry.

The Guatemalan Mercado, now an annual event, is brought to Silver City by Curt Porter, who has worked with indigenous Guatemalans since 1985. The event benefits Guatemalan Artisans as well as the Commons: Center for Food Security and Sustainability (formerly The Volunteer Center of Grant County), a local non-profit, which operates the Grant County Food Pantry in addition to various food-related and educational programs and services.

Friends of the Silver City Library July Book Sale

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sale 9 a.m. (Starting time for members only) - 2 p.m.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Domestic disturbance
Tabor Avenue
Caller advised that her husband stole her meds and is planning on poisoning her/he started yelling at her when she was calling the police. Deputy had contact advising clear/caller will watch what she eats and drinks.

Unwanted subject
Fierro Road – Fierro
Caller advised that a named male is on his property, is intoxicated, and caller wants him removed. Deputy advised male was dropped off at a Park Street address.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, July 6

Welfare check
Cactus Street
Caller advised they are hearing strange noises outside/it sounds like animals fighting. Caller called back advising one of their windows just broke and aren’t sure what’s going on. Caller called back again advising something was going through their window and they don’t know what it is. Officer had contact advising clear/negative contact with any kind of animal.

Friday, July 6

Welfare check
Memory Lane
Caller advised subjects in another apartment are yelling “This is the 10th time.” Officer out with a named male/dropped male off at a Pine Street address.

Domestic disturbance
15th Street
Caller advised that her sister has locked her out of the house and she has both keys. Officer had contact advising with one adult female and one juvi female en route to N. Swan Street.

For the week, beginning Monday July 2, 2018 at 08:00 a.m. and ending Monday July 9, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 280 calls for service, had 515 self-initiated activity, and made 27 arrests. Of those arrests, 1 was for DWI, and 2 for possession of narcotics.

Included in the above calls for service are 11 alarms, 1 burglary, 2 fights, 9 accidents w/property damage, 1 accident w/injuries, 2 larcenies, 1 intoxicated person, 1 intoxicated driver, 2 criminal damage to property, 3 criminal trespass, 1 loud music, 11 traffic complaints, 1 unattended death, 1 missing person, 5 utility complaints, 1 assault, 1 narcotics violation, 13 suspicious vehicles, 1 arson, 2 weapons fired, 2 fraud/embezzlement, 7 disturbances, 4 shoplifting, 1 DV order violation, 4 abandoned 911, 8 harassment, 24 welfare checks, 28 animal complaints, 6 civil standby, 7 informational complaints, 3 breaking and entering, 4 reckless driver, 6 motorist/citizen assists, 1 abandoned vehicle, 1 injuring/tampering w/ a motor vehicle, 11 unwanted subjects, 17 fireworks, 7 suspicious persons, 7 code enforcement, 3 civil matters, 35 request public service, 2 open doors, 6 criminal trespass warnings, 1 found property, 6 suspicious activity, 15 citizen assists, 4 child exchanges, 1 recovered stolen vehicle, 5 private property accidents, 1 noise complaint, 1 kidnapping, 1 suicide threat, 2 hit and run accidents, 3 vehicle accidents no injuries.

The High Desert Humane Society will be holding its monthly REDUCED FEE vaccination clinic this Saturday July 14, from 9-NOON at the shelter at 3050 S Cougar Way 575-538-9261. Rabies-$10 plus the license-$2.50-$20, Dog Combo-$20, Cat combo-$18, Bordetella-$20, Leukemia-$20, Micro-chipping-$25, Deworming by weight $10-$45. We will also have rattle Snake Vaccine available.

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