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.

Friday, Sept. 13

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
Canal Street
Caller stated someone spray painted 666 on the backside of his trailer.

Suspicious vehicle
Reynolds Circle
Officer spoke to registered owner and he advised he will get the vehicle moved today.

WNMU Regents To Vote on Six Action Items

What:    A Western New Mexico University Board of Regents meeting to discuss asset disposal, a capital projects transmittal for Harlan Hall, acquisition of land and existing structures, and the president’s 2019-2020 evaluation form, performance goals and contract. The agenda and other pertinent documents are available at admin.wnmu.edu/bor/meetings.

Who:     Regents Janice Baca-Argabright, Dr. Carl Foster, Jerry Walz, Dr. Mary Hotvedt and Tim Stillman, will represent their respective committees, and WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard,Vice President for Business Affairs Kelley Riddle and Board Chair Baca-Argabright will present some of the action items.

Friday, Sept. 13

Criminal trespass warning
Top Hill Drive – Hurley
Caller advised a named male is refusing to leave/now he is walking toward North Hurley. Deputies had negative contact.

Welfare check
Highway 90 – MM 33
A male in a white pickup is slumped over/a subject is outside the vehicle walking around. Deputy had contact with the male and he is okay.

For the week beginning Monday, September 9, 2019 at 08:00 am and ending Monday September 16, 2019 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 263 calls for service, had 445 self-initiated activity, and made 25 arrest. Of those arrests, 4 was for possession of controlled substance, and 1 was for Possession of drug paraphernalia, 1 DWI, 4 battery on a house hold member, 0 Aggravated assault on a house hold member, and 1 shoplifting.   

paulaPaula Geisler, owner of the Geisler Gallery aka Common Ground is admiring last year’s People’s Choice award winning entry “The Raven” by Ann Alexander. The Individual Artists of the Silver City Art Association cordially invite the public to their opening reception for the 2019 Indie Artist Show. “Do You See What I See?” is the theme for this year’s show and is expected to excite the creativity in the participating artists as well as provide an enticing show for  the viewing public. The opening reception will be at the Geisler Gallery AKA Common Ground from 5-7 pm on Saturday, October 12. There will be  refreshments  plus some special surprises!   It is a great time to meet the participants and see the newest and best work of our local artists.  

This exciting show always brings out a full range of the best of local art, including sculptures, fine art, folk art and applied art. The featured art is selected to delight the viewer and sometimes puzzle them in  their interpretation of the presentation. This year’s theme “Do You See What I See?” may take that even a step further!

The Silver City/Southwest New Mexico Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women) invites members, potential members, and other interested individuals to our kick-off meeting on Sunday, Sept. 22, at The Conservatory of Dance Studio, 2020 Cottage San Rd. from 1:30 – 3:30. Join us in celebrating our Branch’s 81st year of being an active advocate for women’s and girls’ issues, and learn more about who we are and what we do in the community. Our calendar of events, projects and programs for the year will be presented, and light refreshments and entertainment will be provided.

September 22, at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street – “From an Episcopalian Minister’s Daughter to a Unitarian Universalist Member”

Claire Shawhan will begin her talk with stories about her life as a preacher's kid. She will discuss the changes in her life as an Episcopalian when she began questioning the Christian faith, and share how she found the Unitarian Universalist Faith, which fits her spiritual needs. 

This is a Family Program Sunday and today’s Children's Program, “Courage and Perseverance,” will continue our previous conversation about “Making a Difference.” The children will learn the meanings of courage and perseverance, and how they are vital qualities to develop for creating positive change in the world. We’ll discuss some real-life world-changers, and children will begin to create their own comic or storybook about changing the world.

Quemado, NM, September 16, 2019 -- The Gila National Forest, Quemado Ranger District reports that potable water will not be available at the Quemado Lake campgrounds for the rest of the season.

The pump that chlorinates the potable water system at the Quemado Lake Recreation Area, which services Juniper and Pinyon Campgrounds broke over the weekend. District Ranger Emily Irwin advises that visitors bring their own water supply or be prepared to filter all drinking water.

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