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.

unnamed 1The Silver City Public Library will present Music of the Ranch and Open Range on Friday, January 17, 6:00pm.

Cowboy music has evolved from the open range and ranch employees who worked and rode after cattle during the late 19th and early to mid 20th century. These include songs written by ranch hands about horses, cattle and lost love. Others add death and the devil to the story. But all have in common the expression of what ranch and farm work was like during this time. Steve Cormier performs these and also songs he has written, reflecting his years as a ranch and farm hand.

Grant County- On January 8, 2020 at about 1:50 p.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a single vehicle fatal rollover crash on US 180, near milepost 76, west of Cliff, NM.

The Initial investigation indicated a 2005 Chevy Tahoe, driven by Viola H. Escobar (67) of Santa Clara, NM was traveling east on US180. For unknown reasons the vehicle left the roadway and rolled. The driver, Escobar sustained fatal injuries in the crash, and she was pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of Medical Investigator. 

A passenger in the Tahoe, Lucia Mendoza Norero (68) of Arenas Valley, NM sustained fatal injuries in the crash, and she was also pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of Medical Investigator.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash and seatbelts appear to have been properly utilized. No additional information is available.

Saturday, February 15, 2020 is Territorial Charter Day and Silver City MainStreet has two promotions to celebrate Territorial Charter Day. They are the Urban Challenge Fun Run and Love Local. 

In 2020, Silver City MainStreet is asking residents to Love Local by shopping and dining in downtown Silver City with your Valentine. Downtown Silver City offers more than twenty places to dine and drink, more than twenty retail shops with affordable gifts, and more than twenty galleries offering everything from funky contemporary art to fine art. 

“There are more than 140 businesses downtown, states Patrick Hoskins, board president of Silver City MainStreet. There are antique shops, retail shops, galleries, restaurants and coffee houses, day spas, historic hotels, the Silco Theater, the Silver City Museum, real estate offices, The El Sol Theater, and more than twenty-five service businesses. It’s a great mix of businesses and that is what makes our downtown vibrant. We hope to encourage more residents to come downtown to dine and shop. Visitors are impressed by our downtown, and we hope residents will have that same excitement and pride in downtown once they come down and really see everything that is offered.”

gathering for the raceRunners gather for the race (Courtesy photo)February 15, 2020, is Territorial Charter Day and Silver City MainStreet will participate in the celebration with the third Urban Challenge Fun Run in downtown Silver City. The run is approximately a 5K and both families and serious runners are encouraged to register with the goal of having fun in downtown Silver City. “We had families and even some dogs on the run last year, states Patrick Hoskins, Board President of Silver City MainStreet. We want more residents to come downtown and see what is here and this is a fun way to do that and celebrate our Territorial Charter.”

Do you have diabetes and struggle with eating healthy? NMSU Cooperative Extension is offering free cooking classes* for adults with diabetes. Kitchen Creations will meet January 25, Sessions 1 & 2 and February 1, 2020 Sessions 3 & 4, both Saturdays from 9 am – 3 pm at the Grant County Extension Office Meeting Room, 2610 N. Silver St. Participants will learn to plan and make delicious meals that manage carbs. This program is part of the Paths to Health NM: Tools for Healthier Living initiative sponsored by the New Mexico Department of Health Diabetes Prevention and Control Program**. Space is limited, so call 388-1559 to enroll now.

Friday, Jan. 3

Welfare check
Grant Street
Caller received a text from a friend, asking caller to call police. Caller said the friend said that a male went to a female’s house and said if you don’t come with me I’ll break all your windows/the female went with the male and he has been hitting her/they are close to the 12th Street Snappy/hasn’t heard back since.

Suspicious vehicle
N. Hudson and E. 12th streets
Officer advised they are having car trouble/male advised he is going to call a wrecker and have someone pick him up.

Silver City, NM, January 7, 2020—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District has temporarily closed three campgrounds, effective immediately. 

The following campgrounds are temporarily closed:

  • Iron Creek Campground, located in the Black Range Mountains off NM State Highway 152
  • Cherry Creek Campground, located off NM State Highway 15
  • McMillan Campground, located off NM State Highway 15

Bayard Police Department

Friday, Jan. 3

Welfare check
Bard Street
A named individual was on the phone with caller and during the call he heard a thump and the subject moan in pain and he lost the call and couldn’t get back into contact with the subject. Officer advised got in touch with daughter who lives next door who will let us in the house/subject not here/taking vehicle to Ford dealership.

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