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Carmen Small Return to Race Silver City's Tour of the Gila.

Carmen Small Return to Race Silver City's Tour of the Gila.

2012 Final Podium - Carmen Small finishes 2nd on GC (black Optum Jersey) behind winner, Kristin Armstrong, and ahead of Alison Powers in 3rd. Photo by Rebecca Reza

Silver City (April 17, 2014) – Silver City's Tour of the Gila powered by SRAM is thrilled to announce the participation of the current US National Time Trial Champion, Carmen Small. She has been racing full-time overseas since last year with UCI Team Specialized-lululemon. Cycling fans here will now have the chance to cheer her on in Silver City as a guest rider with the elite team, DNA Cycling presented by K4.-- Continue reading

Fire Restrictions to Begin on the Gila

SILVER CITY, NM; April 18, 2014 – The Gila National Forest will begin campfire and smoking restrictions Tuesday, April 22 at 8:00 a.m. These restrictions are deemed necessary to provide for public safety and help prevent human-caused fires. The restrictions are:-- Continue reading

NM GSD representatives tour Fort Bayard

NM GSD representatives tour Fort Bayard

The group that toured old Fort Bayard on Thursday afternoon, included, from left, Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society member Gerald Schultz, member Ansel Walters, member Dale Giese walking between member Martin Miller in the back, and FBPHS president Cecilia Bell in front; GSD representatives, Jim Thalmann, partially obscured behind George Morgan, GSD members Pam Nicosin and Alexis Johnson, looking where FBPHS member Dr. John Bell is pointing.-- Continue reading

NMISC hosts AWSA quarterly public meeting April 14, part 3

Editor's Note: This is the final in a series of three articles on the Interstate Stream Commission quarterly meeting addressing the Arizona Water Settlements Act planning process.

By Mary Alice Murphy

David Anderson, ISC environmental scientist, gave a presentation on the AWSA Ditch Improvement Proposals, which included preliminary engineering and environmental assessments.

"It covers four proposals—the 1892 Luna Irrigation Association Ditch, the Pleasanton East-Side Ditch Co., and the Sunset and New Model ditches in Hidalgo County," Anderson said. "The four proposals are to use AWSA funding to conserve water by improving the community ditches."

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NMISC hosts AWSA quarterly public meeting April 14, part 2

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of three articles on the Interstate Stream Commission quarterly meeting addressing the Arizona Water Settlements Act planning process.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The next report at the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission's April 14, 2014 quarterly public meeting, held in Cliff at the high school gymnasium, was given by Ali Effati, ISC civil engineer/water resources.

"This is the phase 1 Assessment of Potential Ecologic Impacts from Diversions from the Gila River under the Terms of the 2004 AWSA," Effati introduced the presentation. "The main objective is to quantify ecologic impacts of removal of the full amount of the AWSA water on key species."-- Continue reading

NMISC hosts AWSA quarterly public meeting April 14

NMISC hosts AWSA quarterly public meeting April 14

Before the Interstate Stream Commission Arizona Water Settlements Act public meeting at the Cliff Schools gymnasium Monday, April 14, the Cliff Schools Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America provided a lasagna dinner for donations. Top photo shows Kylee Rice, Cheyenne Zacharias, Emma McDonald, and Katie Turner, who served the food. Second photo is of Tammy Hooker, the first female president of the Cliff-Gila Farm Bureau, which organized the event, and Rita Larson, chef and helper.

 

 

 

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of three articles on the Interstate Stream Commission quarterly meeting addressing the Arizona Water Settlements Act planning process.

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Hugh Hawthorne to manage Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico

Hugh Hawthorne to manage Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico

DENVER – Hugh Hawthorne, a 15-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been named superintendent of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico, announced Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica. Hawthorne will assume his new responsibilities on April 20, 2014.

Currently, Hawthorne is the director of Visitor Services, Youth and Education Programs at Boston Harbor Island National Recreation Area in Massachusetts. He supervises a complex visitor service, interpretation and education program as part of a unique partnership park made up of federal, state, municipal and non-profit entities.

"Hugh has all the tools to be an effective superintendent," said Regional Director Sue Masica. "With his background, Hugh will continue his solid record of service to our nation and the National Park Service."-- Continue reading

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

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