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Acres: 7600
Start Date: May 22, 2018
Cause: Under investigation
Location: NE of Eagle Peak Lookout, Gila NF
Containment: 0%

sschool board 052118From left are Superintendent Audie Brown, Board President Mike McMillan, Excellence in Student Achievement Award recipient Kelly Lamb, Secretary Michelle Diaz, Board Member Eddie Flores, Vice President Ashley Montenegro, and Board Member Patrick Cohn

Photo and article by Hallie Richwine

The Silver Consolidated Schools Regular Board Meeting took place Monday, May 21, 2018 in the Silver Schools Administration Building. All members of the Board of Education as well as Superintendent Audie Brown attended.

The meeting opened to a packed boardroom, and the first item on the agenda was presenting the Excellence in Student Achievement Award. This year the Silver Consolidated School District Board of Education nominated teacher Kelly Lamb. Lamb has had a long career at Stout Elementary School and is an instrumental leader and mentor to many teachers.

Acres: 4600

Start Date: May 22, 2018
Cause: Under investigation
Location: NE of Eagle Peak Lookout, Gila NF
Containment: 0%
Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)
Total personnel: 290

Reserve, NM, May 24, 2018—The Buzzard Fire is burning on National Forest lands. Values at risk include Continental Divide trail which is located east of the fire. CDT hikers in the area are advised to avoid the area in order to avoid fire activity. Maps of alternative routes are available at the district office and on the Gila NF website.

- Reroute option #1- Continental Divide National Scenic Trail (CDNST) from the BLM boundary (between Coyote Peak and O Bar O Mountain) north to Highway 12. For hikers traveling north, the Plains of Saint Agustin route at Coyote Peak on the BLM-managed lands, when they get to Coyote Peak- take County Road B 016 north to B 019 north to Highway 12 west to CDT trailhead to resume route northbound.

Reserve, NM, Month day, year—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest has issued Forest Order #06-18-005 Buzzard Fire Temporary Area Closure Order for firefighter and public safety.

All roads and trail interior the boundary described in the Forest Order and indicated on the attached map are closed with the exemption of:

· Persons with a Forest Service permit specifically authorizing the otherwise prohibited act or omission


· Reserve Ranger District on the Gila National Forest

· 4 miles north of Eagle Peak Lookout

· Catron County, New Mexico

Start Date: May 22, 2018 Size: ~3,000 acres

Las Cruces to Ft. Bayard, NM

Las Cruces to Ft. Bayard: An alert has been posted for the funeral procession for New Mexico State Police Sergeant Thomas Vitale. 

Thursday May 24, 2018: Traffic will encounter slow moving congestion in the Las Cruces area of Frontage Road 1035 (Stern Drive) from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm with traffic entering Interstate 10 at mile post 142 (University Ave). From 12:00 pm to 2:30 pm procession will travel west to Deming, exiting at exit 82A onto US 180 (Silver City) from Deming to Fort Bayard National Cemetery for the final resting place.  Traffic will be allowed to resume behind the procession. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and watch for emergency personnel. Please expect delays.

By Roger Lanse

Residents of Silver Heights came before the Silver City Town Council at its Tuesday, May 22 meeting to voice their concerns over drug activity and drug-related robberies in their neighborhood.

One resident stated the neighborhood had a recent robbery and she was there to talk about crime and the drug problems in their neighborhood. She stated she had lived there for about 21 years and there has always been a drug house within four blocks. They have had meetings with the police and she said they get the same answers – it takes a long time, put bars on your windows, get alarms, or develop a community watch group. The first three, she said, just means we are giving up, and the last is next to impossible to do as many residents are older single ladies who don’t feel comfortable doing that and others work and can’t be up all night patrolling.

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