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Wellness Center Pools Closed for Maintenance

April 15, 2014 Local News Releases
The Billy Casper Wellness Center indoor pools are scheduled to be closed for maintenance, and they are expected to reopen on May 30. Currently the large pool is closed and the other two pools will shut down on Friday, April 18. Over the next six weeks, the Wellness Center maintenance includes: pool shells repainted, new chair lifts installed and a new pump put into place. "We are thinking about…

Red Flag Warning for Wednesday, April 16, 2:00 to 9:00 pm

Urgent - Fire Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm

...Red Flag Conditions Likely on Wednesday...

.an Upper Level Trough Will Move across the Rockies and Shift Winds around to the West Wednesday. These Winds Are Expected to Increase to 20 to 35 Mph and Combine with Minimum Relative Humidities in the Single Digits to Create Critical Fire Weather Conditions.

Southwest Mountains-Southwest Deserts and Lowlands-South Central Lowlands and Southern Rio Grande Valley-Capitan and Sacramento Mountains-El Paso-Hudspeth


Georgetown Fire Information - 4/13/14 - 6:45 pm

UPDATE Situation: Grant County and USFS Fire Crews are making good progress on the Georgetown Fire and no structures are immediately threatened at this time. An airtanker from Alamogordo will be utilized to help further stop the spread of the fire and strengthen containment lines. There continue to be no evacuations at this time.

Situation: Grant County and USFS Fire Crews are responding to a human-caused wildfire burning in the Georgetown area east of Silver City. 

Start Date & Time: 4/13/2014 @ approx.. 1745
Start Location: Georgetown area, east of Silver City


Red Flag Warning Today Sunday, April 13,2014

...With High Fire Danger In Place...Conditions Remain Critically DryWith Strong Winds Returning Today Across Southern New Mexico And FarWest Texas To Produce A Critical Fire Weather Window...

.Extremely Dry Conditions...Above Normal Temperatures...And StrongWinds Will Return Again This Afternoon. Temperatures Will RunAbout 5-7 Degrees Above Normal As Minimum Relative Humidity ValuesDrop Into The Lower And Middle Teens Across The Lower Elevations.Another Approaching Upper Level Trough Will Bring Windy ConditionsThis Afternoon As Westerly Winds Increase Into The 20 To 30 Mph Range.The Pattern Is Not Quite A Classic Critical Fire Weather PatternBut Long-Term Drought...Dry And Abundant Fuels...And RecentWildfire Activity Combined With The Dry...Warm...And WindyConditions Suggest That Large Fire Growth Is Likely With Any NewIgnitions. Read more...

2014 Spring Boutique continues Sunday

The 2014 Spring Boutique began Saturday at the Grant County Business and Conference Center and will continue on Sunday form 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Grant County Home Business Network and features local vendors, as well as several from Deming and other parts of the state.

Food is offered by Puppy Dog Ranch to support their no-kill dog shelter.

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Grant County 4-H members practice shooting skills

Sam Lowry, Grant County 4-H agent, said 12 senior 4-H members were vying Saturday morning at the Grant County Shooting Range to qualify to go to the state contest, which will be held the first weekend in May in Raton.

Shooting sports included in the contest will be shotgun, archery, .22 rifle and hunting teams that will represent Grant County at the state 4-H contest..

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

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Silver City


Humidity: 23%

Wind: 12 mph

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