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.

scwc and delta kappa gamma rsL-R: Brenda Dunn Program/Manager NM Lions Operation KidSight, Lucinda Maddox/SCWC Vision Screening chairperson, Gail Carter/SCWC member, Barb McKee/Delta Kappa Gamma President and Jan R. White/Delta Kappa Gamma member.

The Silver City Woman's Club a 501c 3 non-profit has for many years offered free vision screening on all Head Start students in Grant and some surrounding Counties, in partnership with the local Lions Club. Over the years the program has helped hundreds of Head Start aged children by detecting possible vision issues.
This year the Woman's Club will be partnering with NM Lions Operation KidSight and the sorority Delta Kappa Gamma. 

The Silver City Public Library will host a poetry reading with the Silver City / Grant County Poets Laureate on Tuesday, August 28, 4:30 p.m. The Poets Laureate, serving a two-year term that began in May 2017, are Jack Crocker and Beate Sigriddaughter.

Jack Crocker's poems have appeared in a variety of journals, and his latest collection, The Last Resort, was published in 2009 by the Texas Review Press. Crocker is also a musician. He once signed a recording and songwriting contract with Fretone Records in Memphis, but decided instead to become an English professor. Currently, he is Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs at Western New Mexico University.

Kingston: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday August 27, 2018:
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) will have crews on the roadway on August 27 for a maintenance operation project to fog seal on NM 152 (Black Range). During this time NM 152 will be CLOSED at milepost 21 (approximately 5 miles east of San Lorenzo) and milepost 39 (Kingston) from 8:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m., reopening nightly. Traffic is expected to detour daily during these times. As always, emergency personal responding in the area can call District Staff for access.

Lordsburg: The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office (NMDOT) has posted an alert for Monday August 20, 2018:

Braiser Asphalt (Contractor) will be beginning roadway reconstruction along NM 90, an 11” width restriction will be in effect. Traffic will encounter lane drops with pilot car and flagging operations. Speed limits will be reduced to 45 mph at times.  Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, use extreme caution, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

For updated information go to: New Mexico Department of Transportation at www.nmroads.com.

migrants and asylum rsWith all of the news coming from our Southern Border; waves of people attempting to enter the United States, children being separated from their parents, deportations of migrants without being given the "due process" guaranteed by our Constitution; a local group has decided there is a need for our community to be given factual information. There will be an open forum held at the Bayard Community Center, at 6:30 p.m., on Thursday, August 23.

Bayard Police Department

Tuesday, Aug. 14

400 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller advised someone broke into a blue Ford Focus and took the vehicle insurance and house keys. Officers on scene.

Wednesday, Aug. 15

Criminal trespass warning
101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Caller advised that a male was in the store and asked to leave/he left a few minutes ago.

Monday, Aug. 13

Kirkland Road – Arenas Valley
Walk-in advised some movers stole his belongings.

Weapons fired
Grapevine Campground
Deputy had negative contact/advised all camp groups that there is no shooting allowed in the Grapevine Campground.

Monday, Aug. 13

Vehicle burglary
1313 E. 32nd Street
Caller’s vehicle was broken into within the last hour and a laptop taken. Officer advised put out ATL for a named male and hold for another officer.

407 N. Hudson Street
Walk-in advised someone stole his laundry. Officer en route to laundromat with walk-in.

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