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Wizard of Id for July 2, 2015

July 02, 2015 Comics
By Parker & Hart

GRMC presents long-term service awards















A few of the 152 long-term service awardees on hand after the ceremony.

Photo and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

Gila Regional Medical Center presented five-year pins to 29 recipients who in 2014 had worked at the hospital for five years; and to 32 who have reached the five-year mark in 2015. Read more...

WNMU hosts Social Media event

By Mary Alice Murphy

Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital chief executive officer, gave an overview of and tips for the use of social media at the Western new Mexico University-sponsored event held at Billy's BBQ.

"My connection to Silver City is that I used to work for marketing agencies that were active in town," Siarza said. "I now live in Albuquerque and share my passion.

"Social media takes a village," she said. She showed photos of and talked about her two team members, one of whom was a former student of hers.

"I started the company in November 2014," Siarza said.

She said the three goals for social media are to be social, keep hacking and reach differently. By hacking, she briefly explained, she meant persistence at doing social media.

Siarza also showed a pyramid with storytelling at the foundation, engagement in the middle and reporting at the top.


Commissary Fire Update July 1, 2015, 09:00 A.M.

Santa Fe National Forest

Start Date: June 5, 2015 Percent Contained: 0%
Size: 1,550 acres Growth Potential: Low
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush

Summary: Crews on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District will continue chipping and piling operations around the perimeter of the fire today. Fire managers will take advantage of the drier weather today and attempt to burn 200 to 300 acres along Forest Road 66 and along Forest Road 66F. Read more...

Red Canyon Fire Remains at 15,401 Acres July 1, 2015

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION for the U.S. Forest Service Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands

Magdalena Ranger District
Magdalena, New Mexico

Red Canyon Fire Remains at 15,401 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 1, 2015 - For Immediate Release. The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District remains at 15,401acres. The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM. Read more...

Black Range Ranger District Managing the Inman Fire

aerial view resized 370wTruth or Consequences, NM; June 30, 2015 – Lightning has sparked a new fire on the Black Range Ranger District. It is called the Inman Fire and officials have decided it will be managed for resource objectives. The fire is located three miles northwest of Lookout Mountain and is estimated 10 acres.

The objectives managers have identified for the incident include allowing natural fire to resume its role as a disturbance factor in the ecosystem and reducing the potential for high severity wildfires in future years. There are 25 personnel assigned to the incident. They will continue to prepare areas along the Continental Divide Trail and improve existing firelines within the pre-determined management area. Read more...

Air Race Classic Racer No. 29 comes in 17th

The three Baldwin generations of Air Race Classic No. 29 pose in Indianapolis on the way to the start in Stafford, VA. From left are Caroline Baldwin, Lydia Baldwin and Cara Baldwin. (Courtesy Photo)

Caroline Baldwin, Silver City resident, said of the Air Race Classic: "We are very pleased to report that we, Classic Racer 29, placed 17 of 50 starting planes. Forty-nine finished, and four never made it to the start because of weather." Read more...

Tourism Forum brings out community members

A photo of the Gila Cliff Dwellings on the side of a trolley in Tucson. People gather afterward to discuss ideas.(Photo Courtesy of Shirin McArthur)

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Silver City Arts and Cultural District and Tourism held an informational forum and gathered public input at what the organization hopes will become an annual event. About 60 people attended the event at the Western New Mexico University Besse-Forward Global Resource Center auditorium.

Lee Gruber, SCACD board president, said the group just received its non-profit 501c3 status.


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