Local News Releases

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Silver City – The Silver City Town Council on Tuesday will consider notice of intent ordinance 1268, designed to clarify how the town's various advisory groups function, in hopes of improving processes and making it easier and more satisfying for community volunteers to serve. District 2 Councilor Lynda Aiman-Smith is sponsoring the proposed ordinance, which if approved opens a two-week public comment period, required before the ordinance comes before the Council for a vote.

"What I hope to accomplish with this ordinance is to improve the structure of our town advisory groups, remove unnecessary meeting requirements, and clarify reporting roles to ensure that we are using valuable volunteer time in the most productive way possible," said Councilor Aiman-Smith. "We really need engaged citizens to be involved, and I'm hoping these changes will improve volunteers' experience so that they will continue to serve, and town leadership and staff will find it easier to recruit volunteers."

The Silver City Woman's Club annual New 2 U Rummage Sale fundraising event will be held on August 4, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Come by and check out the large variety of goods for sale this year. We need the Communities' support to make this annual event a success.
The generated funds from the New 2 U Rummage sale are needed to support the community throughout the year for a wide array of community services, including WNMU Scholarships, senior citizen clothing drive, gift cards for the GRMC cancer center, the yearly baby shower which collects much needed infant clothing and diapers, and hearing testing for children up to the age of six, including Head Start, kindergarten and first grade and much more.

Permaculture Silver City – Monthly meeting, 21 July 2018, 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (3rd Saturday of every month), College Street Plaza, Suite #5 301 W. College Ave Silver City, NM 88061. Plant of the Month: Pomegranate – Please share your knowledge, experiences, and ideas about this plant. Skill Share:  Shelters and Habitats for Native Pollinators, with Ken Sexton and Carolina Metzler

SILVER CITY, NM — A slice of Guatemala is coming to The Commons in Silver City, located at 501 E 13th Street. On Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., an array of affordable, authentic Guatemalan crafts will be up for sale. The goods range from colorful fiber-art wares to handcrafted jewelry.

The Guatemalan Mercado, now an annual event, is brought to Silver City by Curt Porter, who has worked with indigenous Guatemalans since 1985. The event benefits Guatemalan Artisans as well as the Commons: Center for Food Security and Sustainability (formerly The Volunteer Center of Grant County), a local non-profit, which operates the Grant County Food Pantry in addition to various food-related and educational programs and services.

Friends of the Silver City Library July Book Sale

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Sale 9 a.m. (Starting time for members only) - 2 p.m.

Friday, July 6, 2018

Domestic disturbance
Tabor Avenue
Caller advised that her husband stole her meds and is planning on poisoning her/he started yelling at her when she was calling the police. Deputy had contact advising clear/caller will watch what she eats and drinks.

Unwanted subject
Fierro Road – Fierro
Caller advised that a named male is on his property, is intoxicated, and caller wants him removed. Deputy advised male was dropped off at a Park Street address.

Bayard Police Department

Friday, July 6

Welfare check
Cactus Street
Caller advised they are hearing strange noises outside/it sounds like animals fighting. Caller called back advising one of their windows just broke and aren’t sure what’s going on. Caller called back again advising something was going through their window and they don’t know what it is. Officer had contact advising clear/negative contact with any kind of animal.

Friday, July 6

Welfare check
Memory Lane
Caller advised subjects in another apartment are yelling “This is the 10th time.” Officer out with a named male/dropped male off at a Pine Street address.

Domestic disturbance
15th Street
Caller advised that her sister has locked her out of the house and she has both keys. Officer had contact advising with one adult female and one juvi female en route to N. Swan Street.

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