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.

Monday, Jan. 21

Welfare check
Highway 180 – MM 134 (3 miles south of Grant County Airport Road)
Small car on side of road/window was broken. Deputy had contact with a female in the vehicle who advised friends are going to pick her up.

Welfare check
Camino Verde – Arenas Valley
31-year-old male was discharged today called in to BHU and said he had beat up his brother severely and was going to go after his mother potentially/said he had a large knife. Per deputy the residents are okay and said the male was going back to GRMC to readmit. Deputy advised ATL for an individual to issue an indefinite CTW for a redacted location.

Monday, Jan.21

Suicide threat
Agave Place
No report.

N. Swan Street
A named male has been harassing caller online saying he is looking for caller. Officer will call caller.

Vitalant (formally United Blood Services) today announced an urgent appeal for blood donations to help patients in other parts of the country where blood supplies are falling short.

Community blood drives Wednesday, January 30 at WNMU, Thursday, January 31st NOX Fit, Friday, February 1 Gila Regional, and Saturday, February 2 at Wal-Mart. Donors may call (575) 527-1322 or visit www.vitalant.org to make a convenient appointment to donate.

“Most people have family and friends scattered across the country, and we’ve seen news stories that patients in some areas may be asked to postpone surgeries,” said Monique Hilverding, Sr. Donor Recruitment Representative  of Vitalant, this area’s non-profit community blood provider.

“We’re asking donors to step forward to make sure there's more than enough blood to meet local needs so we can offer help to patients in other parts of the country.”

Volunteer blood donors must be at least 16 years old, weigh at least 110 pounds and be in good health. Additional height/weight requirements apply to donors 22 and younger, and donors who are 16 or 17 must have signed permission from a parent or guardian. 

“We encourage people to donate blood in the next few days, to take advantage of the opportunity to give a gift that will make a real difference in someone’s life. The priceless gift of life costs nothing but about an hour of your time,” Hilverding  said.

Silver City, NM, January 25, 2019— With the weather colder than usual in New Mexico, and communities surrounding the Gila National Forest are extremely dependent on fuelwood for heating, the Gila National Forest offices will be open temporarily on Wednesday, January 30 from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for the express purpose of issuing free use personal fuelwood permits to the public. No other services will be available.

Offices that will be open include:

          Black Range Ranger District in Truth or Consequences, NM

          Glenwood Ranger District in Glenwood, NM

          Reserve Ranger District in Reserve, NM

          Silver City Ranger District in Silver City, NM

          Quemado Ranger District in Quemado, NM

Consistent with 36 CFR 223.5, free use personal fuelwood permits may be issued for people living within or immediately adjacent to the National Forest. All rules and regulations, including the Travel Management rule, must be adhered to. For a copy of the 2018 Firewood Guide, please go here.

Tags will not be issued, merely the paper permit. Law enforcement officers continue to patrol and enforce regulations, so if you are stopped by law enforcement please have your permit on your person.

Silver City MainStreet/Arts & Cultural District now manages the brochure rack program initially started by the Mimbres Region Arts Council. The brochure racks are located throughout the county to provide information to both travelers and locals, while supporting businesses, organizations, and attractions throughout Silver City and the surrounding area. With twenty-four locations and over forty brochure spaces, the program offers an excellent marketing opportunity within the community.

The brochure rack program is a very affordable way to market your business to both residents and tourists visiting our area. The brochure racks are located in hotels, banks, a library, coffee houses, the bowling alley and the airport. Currently there are several spaces open that hold a rack card or trifold brochure.

For information on having your brochure added to the brochure racks, please contact Silver City MainStreet/Arts & Cultural District at 575-534-1700 or email Mary@silvercitymainstreet.com

The mission of Silver City MainStreet is "To encourage a vibrant, historic downtown Silver City which is recognized as the heart of our diverse community." Please visit our website here to learn more.

goldenNEW GOLDEN Printmaking Lecture and Demo Wednesday February 27, 3-5 p.m., upstairs at Leyba & Ingalls ARTS. FREE! MUST pre-register!

NEW GOLDEN Printmaking with Acrylics, Stress Free

Something for artist of any level. Even if you don’t think you are interested in printmaking, you come away with many new ideas and a better understanding of what GOLDEN products can do.

Join us for an in-depth lecture and demonstration of Printmaking techniques using GOLDEN Acrylics. Using repeated images as a theme, we will show you many stress free printmaking techniques, no fancy press required. We provide an overview of the many surfaces available for printing, as well as the array of GOLDEN Acrylic Paints that are suitable for making multiple prints. OPEN, the new acrylic that stays wet for extended periods of time is the perfect match. We also use QoR Watercolorsfor a unique monoprinting technique. This lecture doesn’t stop at the print. We also cover additive and subtractive processes, using High Flow and Fluorescent colors for printing and enhancing finished prints, and using GOLDEN Grounds and Gels for watercolor washes, relief prints, and collagraphs. Attendees leave with new creative possibilities and ideas for small prints, greeting cards, journaling, fabric applications, as well as techniques for larger professional applications. Attendees will receive a selection of the products discussed to take home and explore the breadth and depth of GOLDEN’s professional product line.

A packet of literature and free samples of paint and gels will be available for all those who attend.

The Silver City/Southwest NM Branch of AAUW invites members and visitors to attend our meeting on Wednesday January 30 at 12:30 p.m. at the Girl Scout House at 302 W 11th St.

The program Entrepreneurship for High School Girls will be presented by Dr. Francisca Reyes, an Assistant Professor of Economics at WNMU. Come join us to learn how we can provide opportunities to young women in our area. Free!

In February we look forward to our 26th EYH (Expanding Your Horizons) conferences which encourage 5th – 8th grade girls in the Southwest of New Mexico to pursue STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) careers. EYH will be on the WNMU campus from 9:00 – 3:00 on February 23.

The mission of AAUW: To advance gender equity for women and girls through research, education, and advocacy. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is the nation's leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls.

If you have questions, contact Adrienne Dare dareadrienne@gmail.com or 575-388-2013.

Friday, Jan. 18

Welfare check
Bosworth Drive
Female with suicidal ideations/called in by Presbyterian Hospital in Albuquerque. Officer advised there is not a female by that name at this location.

Accident-property damage
N. Arizona and W. 6th streets
Two vehicles in roadway/no injuries.

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