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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.

millies red shoesMadam Millie’s red high-heels. Like a wild west Cinderella story, she picked herself up by her sling-backs. See if the shoe fits at the opening reception of From the Collections, January 22, 5-7pm at the Silver City Museum.On Wednesday, January 22, from 5-7pm, the Silver City Museum will entertain guests for the premier of a new exhibit, From the Collections: a behind-the-curtain peak at some of the Museum’s most fascinating artifacts, along with some information and commentary on the process of collecting, and some light refreshments.

The Silver City Museum houses over 200,000 objects and 25,000 photographs. Among the highlights that will be displayed are Madam Millie’s red high heels, and a photograph from the Merritt Family collection of the first planes the U.S. military used in combat, which in 1916 took to the southern New Mexico skies seeking retribution for Poncho Villa’s raid on Columbus, NM.

Monday, Jan. 13

Suspicious vehicle
N. Swan Street
Deputy advised female has a flat and is fixing it.

Larceny
Sycamore Street – Sunrise Estates
Mail was stolen out of his mailbox and a check was cashed from the mail that was taken.

Bayard Police Department

Tuesday, Jan. 14

Criminal trespass warning
Location redacted
Officer issued subject an indefinite CTW for an Orchard Street address.

Monday, Jan. 13

Welfare check
1901 N. Silver Street
Caller advised that her female friend’s boyfriend is not letting her leave/line was disconnected. Officer advised negative contact with anyone at this residence/clear.

Fraud/embezzlement
2502 E. Highway 180
Deposit money from yesterday is gone/close to $2,000/caller still needs to check for more/is going to get video footage/graveyard employee also left and is nowhere to be found. Officer en route to a residence/out at CVS.

Due to the Federal holiday on Monday, January 20, Grant County Federated Republican Women will not meet.  Instead they will meet the following week on Monday, January 27, at 11:30 a.m. at Silver Bowling Center on Memory Lane. There will be a report on recent election training.  Legislation and FRW activities at the Roundhouse in Santa Fe will also be discussed.  Republican women, men, and their guests are welcome to attend.   

Another Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Event

This unique evening of performances will feature a collaboration of poets, musicians, and actors from the Silver City Community Theater exploring how immigration and border issues affect our lives and communities.  It’s happening Saturday, January 18, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Hall, 3845 Swan St. in Silver City. Admission is a suggested donation of $10 per adult, however, no one will be turned away. All donations will go to support refugees and asylum seekers. 

The artists will express in poetry, song and acting how immigration events on our southwest border affect us, and our lives in New Mexico and in the United States. 

1 saxmanDate: January 22

Title: “Relics of the Underground Metal Miners: A Pictorial History of the Central Mining District, Grant County, New Mexico”

Description: This presentation concerns the history of the Central Mining District and the contribution underground mining made to the economy and development of the United States. The men working underground provided the copper, silver, gold, lead, and iron that built America and provided crucial resources during both World Wars.

The regular monthly board meeting of the Grant Soil & Water Conservation District will be held Monday, January 27, 2020, 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.

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