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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.

Silver City, NM, July 23, 2019 – The primary portions of Phase One of the environmental cleanup at the Royal John Mine and Mill are done! The mine site is east of San Lorenzo, New Mexico in Grant County on the western slopes of the Black Range of the Mimbres Mountains on the Silver City Ranger District, Gila National Forest. The upper portion of the Royal John Mine road that was closed for construction traffic is now open to the public.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, July 19

Welfare check
Central Avenue @ ice machine
Two kids hitchhiking/female walking away from them. Officer out with pickup asking if they saw anything.

Friday, July 19

Accident-property damage
Caller stated a pickup is parked on the side of the road with a deer stuck in its grille.

Suspicious vehicle
Ocotillo Drive – Lower Mimbres
Deputy spoke to owner of vehicle advising they were just visiting a friend.

Friday, July 19

Accident-property damage
W. Broadway
Accident occurred yesterday between 3:30-4 p.m. Other party not on scene/caller in grey Mercedes.

Missing persons
PA Rd Storage
Hasn’t heard from a named male since Tuesday/he was upset because he got kicked out of the storage space he was staying at.

Glenwood, NM, July 22, 2019 – The Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest is closed today, July 22 due to staffing shortage.

If you are in need of forest products, the closest ranger district is Silver City Ranger District at 3005 E Camino del Bosque, Silver City.

July 28 – at 10:00 am, 3845 North Swan Street – “The Kingdom—What, Where, How and When”

Local poet Stewart S. Warren will talk about, and lead a discussion on this topic. This lively session will explore the brilliant here-and-now simplicity of this central theological tenet. One of the aspect of the discussion will be to consider the symbol of the cross, its horizontal space-time aspect, its vertical eternal axis, and our place in that as both gate and true identity. 

Bayard Police Department

Monday, July 15

Criminal damage to property
Empire Street
Caller advised her female neighbor was breaking the windows to her house, Officer out on Virginia Street/female is clear/waiting for CYFD to come get female’s kids.

Monday, July 15

Unattended death
El Otro Lado Road -- Upper Mimbres
Caller advised her 85-year-old husband is dead/advised he was not feeling well. Caller from OMI advised he is working on another case and will be there as soon as he can.

Prisoner transport
Dona Ana Juvi Detention
No report.

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