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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.

Glenwood, NM – The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District is lifting the Buzzard Fire Temporary Area Closure lifted effective 1:00 p.m. on August 21, 2018.

Please use caution in any area that has been recently burned. Rolling rocks are always a hazard in a burn area as monsoon rains may loosen materials that may be holding them. Footing can be tricking and this area has seen several fires. Trails may have hazardous trees whose root systems have been weakened by fire. Often, burnt branches and tops fall from these trees and could cause serious injury or death. Always be aware of your surroundings, watch your footing and look out for hazards.

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

Silver City, NM, August 21, 2018— The Gila National Forest is seeking a small group of career-focused women to be on-call Wildland Firefighters for the 2019 fire season. These on-call positions will provide support to wildland fire operations over the summer, and can help pave the way for future employment and career advancement with the Forest Service.

Mimbres, NM, August 21, 2018—The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District plans to conduct a broadcast burn between October 2018 and March 2019. The project is the Elks Pasture Unit, which is planned for 320 acres and is located south of NM Highway 35, west of Camp Thunderbird; west of the private land along Ponderosa Road, off Forest System Road 4085Q (Elk Pasture Road). This forest health project is funded in part by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Fire managers consider forecasted weather, fuel moistures and other conditions to determine optimal windows to conduct controlled burns. Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. These fires mimic natural fires by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity. Prescribed burns are designed to meet specific objectives, including reducing hazardous fuel accumulation, removing slash from thinning and firewood gathering, providing community protection and promoting forest health. Prescribed burns are always managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.

Friends of the Silver City Library September Book Sale
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Sale 9 a.m. (Starting time for members only) - 2 p.m.

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For the week, beginning Monday August 13, 2018 at 08:00 am and ending Monday August 20, 2018 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 226 calls for service, had 433 self-initiated activity, and made 15 arrest. Of those arrests, 1 was for DWI, 1 for possession of narcotics, and 1 for possession of drug paraphernalia.

Included in the above calls for service are 13 alarms, 1 funeral escort, 1 fight, 11 domestic disturbances, 2 accidents with property damage, 13 larcenies, 2 intoxicated persons, 3 criminal damage to property, 6 agency assist, 3 loud music 1 traffic control, 5 traffic complaints, 1 runaway, 6 utility complaints, 1 battery, 2 narcotics violations, 15 suspicious vehicles, 3 weapons fired, 3 disturbances, 4 shoplifting, 1 game and fish, 1 DV Order violation, 2 parking violations, 1 abandoned 911, 8 harassment, 20 welfare checks, 13 animal complaints, 1 civil stand by, 5 information complaints, 1 reckless driver, 8 motorist/citizen assists, 1 child abuse, 2 abandoned vehicles, 5 unwanted subjects, 5 fireworks, 11 suspicious persons, 5 loud party, 1 code enforcement, 1 identity theft, 1 civil matter, 20 requests for public service, 3 criminal trespass warning, 10 suspicious activity, 24 citizen assists, 4 child exchanges, 1 text harassment, 3 lost property, 1 vehicle burglary, 6 private property accidents, 3 hit and run accidents, 1 accident with injury.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Aug. 17

Domestic disturbance
Maple Street
Caller advised his mom was fighting with his dad who has now left.

Welfare check
Rogers Street
A named female was having trouble with her boyfriend.

Friday, Aug. 17

Welfare check
Highways 180 and 211
Caller advised they were being chased by a named individual/line was disconnected/negative contact upon callback. Deputies ATL with negative contact.

Domestic disturbance
Palomino Trail – Upper Mimbres
Caller advised she is being abused by the daughter and son-in-law/she is trying to leave and her daughter won’t let her/line was disconnected. Upon callback male answered the phone/when asked to . . .

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Editor's Note

Mary Alice tried out a different format for reporting the lengthy County Commission preliminary budget hearing. Instead of traditional narrative sentences, to do it more quickly and efficiently, she put the name of each speaker before a paraphrased version of their comments. Questions were not necessarily asked by the speaker, but they were answered by the one replying. Please let editor@grantcountybeat.com know if you love, hate or are indifferent about the format. It may lead to how some reports are written henceforth in order to get them out in a more timely manner.

Mary Alice is back, but on slow-mo, trying to catch up with all that didn't get done before she had to leave. And doing everything that happened after she got back! Working on it

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