This group of fireworks was taken from way up the hill. Photos by Mary Alice Murphy And the best of the show was the bright full moon!
Update includes two additional COVID-19 deaths
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 253 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
60 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Chaves County
8 new cases in Cibola County
6 new cases in Curry County
85 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
17 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
3 new cases in Luna County
12 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
18 new cases in San Juan County
8 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
5 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Monday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:
Location: 1-1/2 miles southwest of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument
Start Date: June 28, 2020 Cause: Lightning Size: ~17,915 acres
Vegetation: Timber, Tall Grass, Brush Containment: 60%
Strategy/Summary: This lightning-caused fire is burning on National Forest System lands in the Gila Wilderness. There has been little progression on this fire. This is the final update on the fire unless significant changes occur.
Location: Approximately 1-mile northeast of Cub Mountain, near the West Fork of the Gila River, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest.
Start Date: June 28, 2020 Cause: Lightning Size: ~4,365 acres
Vegetation: grass, brush, and multiple snags
Silver City, NM, July 6, 2020--The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District has implemented a new closure order for the Tadpole Fire area west of NM Highway 15. The closure order prohibits entry to non-fire personnel due to the inherent hazards from the fire, as well as to provide for continued firefighter response to hotspots that remain in the fire area. The closure includes the area from Bear Creek Road 506 north and west of NM Highway 15, to and including the Sheep Corral and Trout Creek roads north of Tadpole Ridge. In addition, the McMillan and Cherry Creek Campgrounds are closed due to the potential for debris flows once monsoon rains occur.
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