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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.

Silver City, NM (October 11, 2018) Hidalgo Medical Services (HMS) has finalized the opening of HMS Tu Casa to occur on Monday, October 15, 2018.

aug2018 tu casa committee imageHMS Tu Casa Advisory Board members - Front row (from left to right): Silvia Madrid, Amanda Frost (HMS Senior Mental Health Program Director – non Board member), Susie Trujillo, Neal Bowen, PhD (HMS Chief Mental Health Officer). Back row (left to right): Mike Carrillo, Alicia Edwards, Darrick Nelson, MD (HMS Chief Medical Officer and Family Medicine Residency Program Director), Deb Cookingham, Doug Shelley, and Ron Hall.According to Neal Bowen, PhD, HMS Chief Mental Health Officer, “The Tu Casa Substance Use Disorder Treatment Facility will begin providing services to the community for 10 hours a day, 5 days a week. Services provided during the initial opening of Tu Casa will include outpatient treatment and peer support services.”

acer grandidentatum detailPhotos of Bigtooth Maple (Acer grandidentatum), courtesy of the Dale A. Zimmerman Herbarium, WNMUThe Gila Native Plant Society will hold its first evening meeting of the fall season at 7:00 pm on Friday, October 19, 2018, at Harlan Hall, Room 219, on the WNMU campus. The meeting will feature a program by Richard Felger, Russ Kleinman and William (Bill) Norris entitled “Know the Trees: A Workshop”. Richard, Russ and Bill will give tips on how to go about identifying trees both here and elsewhere. In this one-hour, hands-on workshop, attendees will be provided with fresh leafy stems to examine as the presenters review basic leafy shoot structure and tree identification strategies. If you have one, please bring a 10X hand-lens with you.

instagram picturePictured is the Downtown Arch. (Courtesy Photo)Silver City MainStreet is the host MainStreet community for the New Mexico MainStreet Fall Leadership Network Meeting. The meeting will be held October 17 to 19, 2018 in the ballroom of the Murray Hotel.

The MainStreet program is a national program fostering economic development in local communities and operates under the NM MainStreet program and the state Economic Development Department. Each quarter meetings are held around the state that provide continuing education and networking within the MainStreet community.

Mimbres, NM, October 9, 2018—For Immediate Release.  The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District will be hosting an open house between 4:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17. The purpose is to answer any questions and show maps with information about the Elk Pasture Prescribed Burn.

The Elk Pasture project, which is planned for 320 acres, 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 project is funded in part by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website here.

Friday, Oct. 5

Unwanted subject
Brianna Way
Caller stated that a named male is at his residence and he wants him to leave. Officer advised that the male left/no report.

Domestic disturbance
E. Yankie Street
Caller stated her son is being violent with girlfriend.

Friday, Oct. 5

Criminal damage to property
Cortez Avenue – Hurley
Caller advised he was locked out of his hotel room where his dogs were locked inside. Caller then advised to hold on and then advised he had kicked in the door to the wrong room. Caller then advised he was being chased by a large black dog. Owner of the hotel called advising the male kicked the door out. Caller called back advising that he was now sitting on the . . .

Stolen motor vehicle
Mimbres Yucca Drive – Upper Mimbres
Caller advised that his gray primered Ford Ranger was stolen by a named individual about three hours ago. Caller advised he was notified by his friend who did not see the individual take the vehicle.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Oct. 5

Loud music
Watson Street
Officer requested ambulance for male having mental issues/male going voluntarily with ambulance.

Domestic disturbance
Runnels Drive
Caller advised that her friend’s boyfriend is hitting her vehicle and blocking them in and they won’t let them leave/he is in a white Tahoe/he went in the apartment. Officer advised a named individual to take care of the warrant on Tuesday because of the children/they are going to be separated for the night.

For the week beginning Monday, October 1, 2018 at 08:00 a.m. and ending Monday, October 8, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 238 calls for service and had 317 self initiated activity. 18 total arrests were made, of those, 1 was for possession of a controlled substance, and one for possession of paraphernalia.

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