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.

Friday, May 11

Welfare check
Santa Rita Avenue – Hurley
Deputies advised one in investigative detention/subject in ID released. Advised all subjects to stay away for the night; will be staying in the area to make sure they do not come back; kids were all fine/they were sleeping and they do have food.

Accident-property damage
Highway 180 – MM 122 (near Caddell Crossing)
Caller driving a 1993 Toyota Camry hit a deer.

Friday, May 11

Missing persons
Luck Street – 8:30 a.m.
Caller advised that her father left for El Paso and has not heard from him since yesterday at 5 p.m.

Accident-property damage
Behind Jalisco Café
Solid Waste truck backed into a car.

The Grant County Copper Cowbelles are now taking scholarship applications for the 2018-2019 school year.

Applicants must be entering their sophomore or higher year in college and be pursuing a degree in an agricultural field. They must also be a graduate of a Grant County high school. The Cowbelles are a non-profit organization whose interests are providing educational information about the beef industry and preserving the western lifestyle. The scholarship spokesperson, Pat Hunt, states "that while the Cowbelles are primarily interested in promoting accurate information about beef nutrition and ranching, we understand the need to continue our western heritage in all areas of agriculture. Therefore, we encourage students studying courses such as range management, animal and veterinary sciences and agricultural economics to apply." Students interested in receiving an application should contact Pat at 575-534-7649 as soon as possible.

For the weekend, beginning Friday May 11, 2018 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday May 14, 2018 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 39 calls for service and had 130 self-initiated activity, and made 1 arrest. No arrests were made for DWI.

Included in the above calls for service are 3 alarms, 3 domestic disturbances, 1 accident with injuries, 1 runaway, 1 assault, 8 welfare checks, 1 injuring/tampering with a motor vehicle, 3 unwanted subjects, 4 suspicious persons, 1 criminal trespass warning, 1 private property accident, 1 noise complaint, 1 vehicle crash without injuries.

Please join us for a meeting with our friend from Las Cruces, Don Kurtz, tomorrow, Tuesday, Tuesday, May 15 @ 4 pm in the Back Room of Little Toad Creek Brewery.

Don worked with us a few years ago when we founded the Southwest NM Chapter of the Green Chamber. Right now he is especially interested in electing a renewables-friendly majority to the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission.

The Silver City/Southwest New Mexico Branch of AAUW invites members, visitors and potential members to attend its annual meeting on Sunday May 20 from noon to 2:30 pm at Vicki's Eatery at 315 N Texas St. to celebrate the past year of activities.

This will be the last regular meeting until the Kick-Off meeting on September 23. However, members will have a fun summer AAUW picnic on August 25. During the summer members will plan programs for the coming year (September 2018 – May 2019) and will have a complete schedule of programs and meeting dates.

Monday, May 7

Injuring/tampering with motor vehicle
Mathers Road – Arenas Valley
Windows to dozer were broken.

Missing persons
Flamingo Street -- noon
Three males went fishing at Lake Roberts and have not come back. They were supposed to show up for work today and didn’t. Deputy en route to Lake Roberts to ATL.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, May 7

Rosemary Street
A lot of yelling and several subjects outside. Officer advised it was all verbal.

Tuesday, May 8

Welfare check
101 Tom Foy Blvd.
Kids in a vehicle.

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