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.

Get your glue guns and crafting supplies, used furniture and mod-ideas to Finn's Gallery this Thursday January 25 at 2pm for an adult crafting event in support of Silver City Fantasy Festival's “A Chair-ity Event”. Some basic materials and tools will be provided and there will be light snacks. Create chair-themed artwork to participate in the February 24 A Chair-ity Event art show where any sales will be divided between the artists and the Silver City Fantasy Festival Fund, managed by the festival's fiscal agent, LGBTQ Grant County, a 501c-3 organization.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Jan. 19

101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller advised a group of subjects just stole a basket full of items and took off running toward the Bayard Chevron. Caller will be getting a copy of the video.

Saturday, Jan. 20

Domestic disturbance
Watson Street
Physical father is going crazy. Officer advised one in investigative detention/one in custody.

Friday, Jan. 19

Accident-property damage
S. Highway 90 – MM 28
Just south of the tailings caller just hit a deer/everyone is okay.

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
Broken Arrow Drive – Silver Acres
Caller advised vehicle was keyed last night.

Friday, Jan. 19

Reckless driver
Cooper/El Grito
Female with small child on crotch rocket with no helmets. Officer advised out at a San Vicente address with a named female who had dropped off her child/she was advised to get her child a helmet.

Welfare check
E. Victoria Street
Social worker advised that two students, a 10-year-old and a 17-year-old, have been abandoned by their mother since Jan. 18. Officer had contact with female who advised she would be en route to high school to take care of paperwork.

The Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce will host an event during National School Choice Week on Thursday - January 25, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:00 pm titled: “Promoting Educational Alternatives.”

You are invited by the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce to visit the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business & Conference Center located at 3031 Highway 180 East in Silver City to learn from local alternative schools about the educational opportunities available to your family.

For the weekend beginning Friday January 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday January 22, 2018 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 45 calls for service and had 151 self-initiated activity, and made 10 arrests including 1 for DWI.

 Included in the above calls for service are 1 Breaking & Entering, 1 Fight call, 1 Domestic Disturbance, 1 Aggravated Assault, 2 Utility Complaints, 1 Suspicious Vehicle, 4 Shoplifting, 1 Abandoned 911, 2 Welfare Checks, 1 Information Complaint, 3 Reckless Driver, 1 Motorist Assist, 3 Unwanted Subject, 5 Suspicious Person, 2 loud Party, 1 Civil Matter, 1 Citizen Assist, 1 Private Property Accident, 1 Vehicle Accident No Injuries.


There will be a Grant County Women’s Demonstration in solidarity with the womens' marches happening across the country this Sunday. We’ll meet at Gough Park at 1pm on Sunday, Jan. 21st. Bring your signs, bring your pussy hats, bring your friends and family!

Monday, Jan. 15

Request officer
Stout Elementary School
Caller from Stout requested officer to speak with the principal about an incident earlier during a walk through. Officer made contact advising that a named male advised that another named male with a CTW for Stout had just dropped off a kid and the first male asked the principal to watch out for him.

1956 E. Highway 180
Caller advised that a named male took vitamins and left in a yellow Blazer. Caller advised the male threw the vitamins out and headed east on 180.

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