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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.

Monday, Nov. 12

Unwanted subject
S. Pinos Altos Street
Caller advised a male is taking off his clothes and lying in the middle of the roadway and yelling at her. Dispatch advised open line/can hear screaming and yelling. Officer requested ambulance for 47-year-old male bleeding from the head.

Domestic disturbance
Cactus Street
Caller advised her neighbors are outside yelling and fighting/can hear female yelling at male telling him to leave her alone and get away from her. Officer on scene.

WHERE: At Aldo Leopold Charter School, 1422 Highway 180 E. 

WHEN: Wednesday Nov. 28th 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Students with community internships have made a poster board presentation of their experience. The Youth Conservation Corps (YCC) will be presenting on the work they’ve done in our area. 

Silver City, NM, November 15, 2018—For Immediate Release.  Permits for cutting Christmas trees on the Gila National Forest will again be available at all ranger district offices starting Monday, November 19. Families can obtain their permit and cut the family Christmas tree during the Thanksgiving holiday along with any visiting family or friends and avoid the after Thanksgiving Day rush. 

Permits sell for $5.00 each (for any species) with a limit of one permit per household, or free permits are available for the aromatic piñon trees. Any tree species up to 10’ high may be cut.  

A Christmas tree tag, an information sheet on cutting regulations, and maps of designated cutting sites are included with the permits. The Gila NF accepts debit/credit cards, checks and cash (exact change please).

The Gila National Forest is also pleased to announce that all four graders are eligible for a free Christmas tree permit through the Every Kid in a Park initiative.  In support of this initiative, the Forest Service is making available a free Christmas tree permit to every interested fourth grader with a fourth grade pass or paper voucher. For additional information about the initiative and how to obtain a pass, visit here. To be eligible for a free Christmas tree permit from the Gila National Forest, all fourth graders must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and present their fourth grade pass or paper voucher.

hms imageSilver City, NM (November 15, 2018) – In support of our friends, family, and neighbors in Hidalgo and Grant counties - as "One Warm Coat Day" is November 15, 2018 – Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) is kicking off a month-long Coat Drive for the communities of Hidalgo and Grant counties.

Please drop your new or gently used coats off - for adults or children - THROUGH FRIDAY, 12/14/18 at the following HMS locations:

Pam Archibald, who has worked at Western Bank for 17 years, has announced her retirement as of the end of the year.

The bank invites her customers, friends and family to drop by the Silver City branch of the bank at 330 U.S. 180 West on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2018 to visit and chat with her.

More information below.

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 (Please note the Tuesday performance), 7:00 p.m., at the Cobre High School Auditorium, Bayard NM

The Concert Band of the Southwest, under the direction of co-director Chuck Gerhart, will present its “Not Just a Holiday Concert” on Tuesday, December 4, 2018, at the Cobre High School Auditorium. The performance begins at 7:00 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m. Seating is open and all seats are free. Donations for our sheet music library and expenses are gratefully accepted. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, so if you need a donor letter for your taxes, just let us know. We extend many thanks to each and all our patrons who have supported our ensemble over the years.

This performance will include “Coast Guards,” a march by Karl King, arranged by James Swearingen; “Fanfare for Justice,” by Richard L. Saucedo; Charles Booker’s, “We Wish you a Merry Christmas Around the World,” a musical journey across the globe; “Crooner’s Serenade,” a medley of tunes performed by Michael Bublé, arranged for band by Justin Williams; and “Blue Christmas,” words and music by Billy Hayes and Jay Johnson, arranged by Jay Dawson.

For the week beginning Monday, November 5, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. and ending Tuesday November 13, 2018 at 8:00 a.m., officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 207 calls for service, had 337 self-initiated activity, and made 20 arrest. Of those arrests, 1 was for possession of controlled substance, and one was for Possession of drug paraphernalia.   

Included in the above calls for service are 10 alarms, 0 burglaries, 1 fights, 7 domestic disturbances, 2 accidents w/property damage, 4 larcenies, 0 criminal damage to property, 4 criminal trespass, 1 agency assist, 0 loud music, 1 traffic complaints, 0 assaults, 0 battery, 2 narcotics violation, 1 suspicious vehicles, 1 weapons fired, 0 fraud/embezzlement, 2 disturbances, 4 shoplifting, 2 game and fish, 1 DV Order violation, 3 parking violations, 0 abandoned 911 calls, 17 harassment, 21 welfare checks, 18 animal complaints, 0 civil standby, 7 information complaint, 5 reckless driver, 3 motorist/citizen assists, 6 abandoned vehicle, 2 unwanted subjects, 7 suspicious persons, 0 identity theft, 1 smoke, 1 civil matter, 21 requests for public service, 0 public assist, 3 criminal trespass warnings, 3 suspicious activity, 23 citizen assists, 1 child exchanges, 0 text harassment, 0 lost property, 7 private property crashes, 1 noise complaint, 3 hit and run accidents, 7 vehicle accident no injury, 1 vehicle accident with injury.  

Friday, Nov. 9

Shoplifting
3025 E. Highway 180
Has video ready. Officer waiting for film.

Criminal trespass
520 N. Bullard Street
A named male was threatening staff/is not currently on property/would like CTW issued. Officers out with caller/ATL male.

Live from Silver City

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