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.

Thursday, July 26

Welfare check
Durango Street
Caller advised to call police and EMS/unknown what is going on. Officer had contact advising everything is okay/parties were told to leave each other alone/units clear.

D Street
Caller advised that her mother called to say everyone is fighting in the home. Dispatch can hear yelling. Officer had contact.

Basic Function: The Grant County Strengthening Families Program utilizes the award-winning Strengthening Families curriculum. Participating families learn how to improve communication skills, develop effective conflict resolution techniques, set goals and establish family meetings. The SFP Facilitator services include but are not limited to facilitating parent groups for parents and youth, follow up with parents to assure they are achieving group objectives, and conducting program evaluations.

Principal Responsibilities:

1. Attend training of Strengthening Families Program model.
2. Facilitate weekly group sessions at community site (includes cooking for families).
3. Prepare materials for weekly group sessions to assure implementation of SFP model.
4. Assist in site set up for parent and youth groups.

Silver City, NM — The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District is hosting discussions on proposed road decommissioning in the Burro Mountains. This project includes looking at the roads that have already been closed in the Burro Mountains, as candidates for decommissioning to restore vegetation, reduce erosion and change the appearance of the road on the landscape. Decommissioning can include a variety of possible methods to stabilize old road beds including scarifying, seeding, placing barriers, and restoring drainage in order to change the road's stability and appearance on the landscape. Based on public comments and agency resources needs, a proposed action of roads to be decommissioned will be developed.

cloudy morning rs"Cloudy Morning" painting by S. Ann NaceThis weekend's Featured Artists of the Grant County Art Guild at the historic Hearst Church Gallery in Pinos Altos, just up Highway 15 from Silver City are: S. Ann Nace (Friday), and Jackie Blurton (Saturday and Sunday).

For the week, beginning Monday July 23, 2018 at 08:00 a.m. and ending Monday July 30, 2018 at 8:00 a.m. Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 275 calls for service, had 424 self-initiated activity, and made 24 arrests. Of those arrests, 4 were for DWI, 1 for possession of drug paraphernalia, and 1 for possession of narcotics.

Silver City — This Saturday, August 4, District 2 Town Councilor Lynda Aiman-Smith, town staff and community volunteers will work together to transform North Georgia Street between Highway 180 and 13th Street into a "Play Street," where children and families can come together to socialize, share a potluck lunch, play games, enjoy music and create art in a safe, familiar public space that is usually only open to cars. The street will be closed to motor traffic from 10 am to 2pm.

"Play Streets offer a familiar, safe place for children and families to come together, have fun and get to know one another," Aiman-Smith explains. "Research shows that this kind of space gives children an important developmental opportunity to be independent and interact socially, as they have fun with family and friends. Play Streets are also known to help reduce crime, lessen traffic problems and lead to other neighborhood improvements, but the main objective is to come together for the benefit of the community."

Bayard Police Department

Friday, July 27

Domestic disturbance
Vencill Street – 9:30 a.m.
Caller’s uncle is fighting with her mom/he punched her in the face/it’s her mom’s brother/he is now yelling at caller’s grandma/the mom doesn’t need an ambulance/he’s getting more crazy/he is now outside.

Friday, July 27

Welfare check
Arenas Valley Road
Caller advised a lot of yelling and noise coming from this address. Deputy out with male sitting outside.

Highway 180 – MM 110 (Truck Bypass junction)
Off roadway/two vehicles/white Camry and brown Dodge 1500/leak from the rear of the Camry/no injuries.

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