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 10

Accident-property damage
11575 E. Highway 180
Advised he hit a deer in the median/the deer is dead.

Reckless driver
Tyrone Mine
NMSP did have contact with the Jeep and their driving is okay.

Friday, May 10, 2019

703 Silver Heights Blvd.
Officer advised two males in investigative detention.

Silver High School
Caller advised some trophies were taken from the trophy case and fire extinguishers were sprayed in the bathrooms.

silver chorale photo 2019 05 06bPhoto by Valdeen WootenYou are invited to come listen to beautiful music as the Silver Chorale sings their Spring Concert program on Saturday, May 18, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. at the Terrazas Funeral Chapel, #1 Fort Bayard Road, Santa Rita, New Mexico, and on Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Presbyterian Church, 1915 N. Swan St., Silver City, New Mexico. Under the skilled direction of Bryce Wooton, with talented Laurel Brown as accompanist, the group will perform a wide variety of songs, including a folk song lullaby, “All the Pretty Little Horses,” arranged by Luigi Zaninelli; “Easter Anthem” by William Billings;  “Ehre Sei Dir, Christe” by Heinrich Schutz; “Deep River,” a spiritual arranged by Alice Parker & Robert Shaw; “B’Shuv Adonai,” a traditional Hebrew Song, arranged by Hawley Ades; “Blue Skies” by Irving Berlin; “Cool Water” by Bob Nolan; “Wayfarin’ Stranger,” arranged by Gilbert M. Martin; two movements of the Gabriel Faure “Requiem”; “Ave Verum” by William Byrd, and “Ching-a-Ring-Chaw” by Aaron Copland.

undeterred still rally at the checkpoint A special encore showing of  ”Undeterred”, a documentary film which shows how the people of Arivaca, Arizona, have mobilized to provide life-sustaining humanitarian assistance to migrants struggling to cross the desert on foot; and how they are asking respect for their own constitutional rights as U.S. citizens. The film will be shown at 7:00 p.m. Monday, May 20, 2019, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 3845 N. Swan Street in Silver City.

An unincorporated rural community of just 700 residents located 11 miles north of the U.S.-Mexico border and 35 miles northwest of Nogales, Arivacans moved from shocked disbelief to resolute community resistance as Border Patrol abuses became increasingly harsh at the checkpoints on all three roads to the town.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, May 6

Criminal trespass warning
Stewart Street
Caller is calling on behalf of his mother in regard to issuing a named individual a CTW. Officer had negative contact.

Monday, May 6

Welfare check
Highway 180 – MM 116-117 (a mile or two east of Walmart)
Caller advised a male is lying on the ground near a standing motorcycle. Deputy had contact advising male was lying on the road checking his motorcycle and is trying to fix it.

Domestic disturbance
Truck Bypass
Caller advised her daughter pushed her and is under the influence. Deputy advised all units clear/female left the property.

Monday, May 6

Welfare check
E. 8th Street
Last time the elderly female was seen was Friday/she has a lot of medical conditions/her health was deteriorating/no one is answering the door. Officer advised got in residence/she was asleep/forgot hearing aids.

Injuring tampering with motor vehicle
Stout Elementary School
Caller advised the hood to her car was keyed and she knows a named female did it while she was in the office.

cricketsThe Big Ditch Crickets, ready to party. (Courtesy photo)On Thursday, May 23rd from 6:30pm-9pm at the Old Elk’s Lodge, the Silver City Museum and the local string band Big Ditch Crickets invite the public to a square dance in celebration music, community, ranching culture, and of course Bluesfest weekend. Admission is free; a suggested donation of $5 helps support the museum’s education programs, collections care and exhibitions.

The Big Ditch Crickets have been playing community, square, and folk dances of different kinds for the past 6 years. This rotating cast of around 15 stringed instrumentalists got together in part because many of their children were taking music lessons from what are now two of the current members. The parents decided they wanted a band of their own, and now they play a lively traditional repertoire around Silver City and Las Cruces.

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