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.

Reserve, NM, September 25, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest is planning on igniting 1,000 acres broadcast burning located around the Reserve Airstrip and adjacent to Rancho Grande Subdivision. The prescribed burn is tentatively scheduled for this fall/winter, as early as October, when desired weather and fire conditions permit. The project should be completed within a 5-7 day period. The Reserve WUI Prescribed Burn is a Wildland/Urban Interface Fuel Reduction treatment for the protection of the public, firefighters, property, homes, and other structures. The prescribed fire will also reduce the risk of wildfire spread to and from the surrounding area. 

The annual Blessing of the Animals, sponsored by the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, will take place in Gough Park on Saturday, October 6 between 10 AM and 2 PM (approximately). This is to celebrate the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi and all animals or pets are welcome. The blessings themselves, will be performed by various clergy from the Grant County Interfaith Alliance. So far, Fr. Paul Moore of Good Shepherd Episcopal Church and Fr. Oliver Obele of St. Vincent’s Catholic Church will be present.

Reserve, NM, September 25, 2018—While routine testing of the water at the Dipping Vat Campground was being done, a problem was noted. At this time, the campground will be open, however, there is no potable water available. District staff are working to resolve the problem.

We appreciate your patience and understanding.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Sept. 21

Welfare check
Bottom Snappy
Man lying on the side of the road. Officer had contact with the 76-year-old male bleeding from the nose/requested EMS2/patient refused.

Friday, Sept. 21

Welfare check
Mahogany Drive
Caller advised that a 17-year-old named female student has not been to school since Aug. 30/16-year-old boyfriend is now living with her and he also hasn’t been to school. Female moved out of mother’s house and boyfriend moved out of his grandmother’s house.

Bataan Memorial Park
Stolen weed eater.

Friday, Sept. 21

Domestic disturbance
Leslie Road
Caller can hear two females yelling at each other.

Aggravated battery
Silver High School
Two kids in the office who were involved in a fight earlier.

Glenwood, NM, September 24, 2018.  

Forest Supervisor, Adam Mendonca has signed a Temporary Closure Order, Number 06-18-003 Native Fish Restoration Activity Closure Order, for the Catwalk Recreation Area. This closure order is effective from 8:00 a.m. October 10, 2018 through midnight on October 21, 2018, or until rescinded, whichever occurs first. As part of the Gila Whitewater Trout Restoration Project, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) will be using rotenone to eradicate non-native fish from the waterways in Whitewater Canyon. The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that rotenone is highly effective for selective removal of invasive fishes and that the resulting concentrations of ingredients poses little, if any, hazards to public health.

(SANTA CLARA, NM) –Women military veterans and transitioning active-duty personnel are invited to stop by a special New Mexico Department of Veterans Services (DVS) women veterans outreach visit to the agency’s Grant County/Santa Clara Veterans Service Office on Wednesday, October 10, from 1pm-5pm.

The office is located at 11990 Highway 180 East. DVS Women Veterans Program Manager Amanda Somerville will be available to answer questions and help women veterans answer questions or file for the many VA and state veterans benefits available for veterans—including several VA benefits exclusively for women veterans.

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