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Volunteers are needed to place flags on grave sites at Fort Bayard National Cemetery starting at 8:00 am on Friday - May 24 and to be removed on Tuesday - May 28 at 8:00 am.

Tools needed: you will want to bring a hammer and implement to make pilot hole for flags.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, May 13

Disturbance
Fahey Street
Caller advised his brother is out of control/nothing physical. Officer had contact advising everything is okay/grandparents were advised to call if anything else happens.

Monday, May 13

Robbery
11797 E. Highway 180
Teller hold up alarm. Male with black/white bandana, black sunglasses and black hoodie. He was given money and he did have a silver handgun. Caller didn’t get a description because she was told to stay on the ground in her office. Alarm company called to advise of hold up. Caller advised she and one other employee were in the building/no customers.

Weapons fired
Burro Springs Road – Redrock
Walk-in advised she was just notified by a neighbor that another neighbor just shot and killed her livestock. Deputy advised contacted the livestock inspector as this was an ongoing issue.

Monday, May 13

Harassment
703 Silver Heights Blvd.
A named male eating at Denny’s is being harassed by a named female.

Disturbance
W. Highway 180 and Alabama Street
Caller advised some sort of dispute is going on/disconnected the line after repeating the word, “Alabama, Alabama, Alabama.” Officer had negative contact.

college ave v1Local infrastructure improvements scheduled to begin this year include Ridge Road, and streets in the Chihuahua Hill neighborhood. Peter Peña, director of the Silver City Public Works Department, said recently completed College Avenue improvements set a new standard for local streets. "College Avenue turned out really well," says Peña. "Not only does it look nice, but it functions well, creating a safe street for all types of users - people who live there, drivers, pedestrians and cyclists." College Avenue improvements were made possible through a collaboration between the Town of Silver City and Western New Mexico University.Ridge Road, Chihuahua Hill and Downtown Sidewalk Repairs Scheduled

Silver City -- Warming weather heralds the annual roll-out of the orange barrels, marking the start of a
number of local infrastructure improvement projects in Silver City, this year to include new paving and
improved drainage on Ridge Road and in the Chihuahua Hill neighborhood, as well as new downtown
sidewalks. New sidewalks with improved ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) access will be constructed on the following blocks in the historic downtown area:

The Silver City Museum seeks volunteers and cake donors for the Ice Cream Social from 11am-4pm on July 4th.

Every July 4th, Museum volunteers mingle with Independence Day celebrants, serve them refreshments, sell tickets, listen to live music, play traditional children’s games, dress up in costume, and set up tents and chairs. 

Volunteers will be provided catered lunch as well as free tickets good for a variety of treats and games. Shifts are available for many positions throughout the day. 

Mimbres, NM, May 16, 2019—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District has one temporary additional fuelwood area available on the district.

There are approximately 80 acres of small diameter juniper and mixed size ponderosa pine on the ground in Gatton’s Park, Unit 4. This area was being thinned through a Collaborative Forest Restoration Project to improve forest health, reduce fuels in and around the Upper Mimbres area, and improve wildlife habitat. Wood cutters may not cut dead, standing trees or standing green trees of any species or size due to wildlife concerns. The best access is off Hwy 35 near Mile Marker 17 where there is a jeep trail west of Spotted Horse Ranch. FSR 4085V & 4085U bracket the unit. This unit is available from May 15 – September 1. (Unit 4 map attached)

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Mary Alice is back, but on slow-mo, trying to catch up with all that didn't get done before she had to leave.

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