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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.

August 18 at the Silver City Food C0-OP, Silver City, NM 10 a.m. - Noon

August 20 and 24 at the Silver City Library, Silver City, NM 5:00 p.m. to 5:50 p.m.

August 22 and 23 at the Bayard Community Center, Bayard, NM 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Girl Scouts is for all girls entering Kindergarten through 12th grade.

Wherever girls live, whatever their circumstances, we help them learn to be safe, think for themselves, and lead the way for others.

If you have the time, join our 900,000 volunteers. You’ll be amazed at what girls can achieve for themselves and for your community.

For more information call or e-mail Annette Toney 575-538-2481 atoney@gsdsw.org

The regular monthly board meeting of the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District will be held Monday, August 20, 2018, at 4:00 p.m. The meeting will be held in the conference room of the Natural Resources Conservation Service/Grant SWCD office located at 3082 32nd Street Bypass, Suite C, Silver City, NM. To request a copy of the agenda or for more information, please call 575-388-1569 or email grantswcd@zianet.com. The public is welcome to attend.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Aug. 10

Vehicle burglary
Runnels Drive
Caller advised his car was broken into last night.

Suspicious vehicle
Dayhill Street
Officer had contact advising owner left it here and also broke out the windows/had contact with owner and advised if vehicle is not gone by tomorrow it will be towed.

Friday, Aug. 10

Breaking and entering
Cottage San Road
Just evicted some subjects and believe they have broken back into the trailer last night. Caller wants them issued CTWs.

Welfare check
11820 Highway 180
Caller stated that a female in a black Kia or Toyota was hitting the child in the face in the back of the vehicle/vehicle left about two minutes ago.

Friday, Aug. 10

Criminal damage to property
2600 N. Silver Street
Caller advised she just got to work and the front door is shattered.

Unwanted subject
W. 7th Street
Caller stated that her daughter’s boyfriend is on the property refusing to leave and is harassing her daughter.

Republican Headquarters in Arenas Valley next to the Snappy Mart and just west of the KOA will be open on Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m. from now through the election. Refreshments will be served to visitors. Trump hats, t-shirts, bumper stickers, and tickets for drawings are available for sale. Candidate materials and information will be also available. We invite voters to stop by and chat.

Tickets for the Saturday, October 6, Make America Great Again Dinner are for sale at $35 each. Tickets will increase to $40, if purchased on the day of the dinner. They may also be purchased from members of Grant County Republican Women.

shepardWednesday September 12
Western Institute of Lifelong Learning - Lunch & Learn, “A Dialogue with Dr. Joseph Shepard, President of WNMU” presented by Dr. Joseph Shepard. 12:00-1:00 in the ABC room of the Global Resource Center at corner of 12th & Kentucky. For more info, call 575-538-6835 or browse http://www.will-learning.com/#

baileya multiradiata rsbaileya multiradiataOn Sunday, August 19, 2018, the Gila Native Plant Society will conduct a field trip to the Fort Bayard Preserve to see what plants the rains have brought out. Our field trip leader, Hanna Blood, has just scouted the area and reports:

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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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The Beat has a column for you gardeners out there. The Grant County Extension Service will bring you monthly columns on gardening issues. The first one posted is on Winterizing your houseplants and patio plants.

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