Created on Saturday, 15 June 2013 13:29
Situation: The fire is burning in landscape that is very steep and rocky and has very limited access for firefighters on the ground. The team will utilize aircraft to suppress and slow the fire down t-- Continue reading
Created on Saturday, 15 June 2013 13:28
SAN LORENZO, N.M. – Small amounts of rain fell on the north and south side of the fire yesterday moderating fire activity. Firefighters expect the same weather patterns today which will continue to be favorable to suppression efforts. The fire is now at 21,789 acres.
The Northern Arizona Incident Management Team is hosting Congressman Steve Pearce, staff and his guests at the Silver Fire. A tour and briefing are planned at the Incident Command Post in San Lorenzo, N.M.
There are 552 firefighters working the fire which include five helicopters, eight 20-person hotshot crews, five 20-person hand crews, 16 engines, two dozers and 11 water tenders.
Created on Saturday, 15 June 2013 06:12
SAN LORENZO, NM – The Silver Fire received moisture over most of the fire today and as a result fire behavior remained moderate. Higher humidity helped crews battle the 21,400 acre fire.
Firefighters continue to focus on protection of structures and construction of containment line. Late today crews conducted two small firing operations one mile north of Kingston near the Black Colt Mine reinforcing structure protection. To date firefighters have constructed approximately 20 miles of fire line with an additional 15 miles scouted. Silver Fire resources also assisted the Gila National Forest on a new fire near Georgetown.
There are 552 firefighters working the fire which include five helicopters, eight hotshot crews, five 20-person hand crews, 16 engines, two dozers and 11 water tenders.
Created on Friday, 14 June 2013 20:17
Burnout Operations Near Kingston This Evening (June 14)
Crews will be conducting two small hand ignitions near Black Colt Mine this evening. These burnout operations are to reinforce lines around Kingston.-- Continue reading
Created on Friday, 14 June 2013 20:15
Editor's Note: This is part 2 of the welcome session of the Legislative Finance Committee, which met in Silver City at Western New Mexico University June 12-14.
At the Wednesday morning session of the Legislative Finance Committee, during the welcome portion of the meeting, local government officials were asked specific questions by the LFC members.
Rep. Don Tripp said he had read that the town of Silver City had made adjustments to its property taxes.
Created on Friday, 14 June 2013 17:25
The Thompson Ridge Fire started on May 31, 2013. It is located on the Valles Caldera National Preserve about two miles northeast of La Cueva, New Mexico. The fire is in steep rugged terrain and is bur-- Continue reading
Created on Friday, 14 June 2013 17:05
During the rest of the Grant County Commission regular session business meeting on Thursday, June 13, commissioners approved the expenditure report of $780,152.41, dated June 11, 2013.
Commissioners also heard a cash flow report dated April 30, 2013. At the end of the fiscal year, June 30, the county expects to have $2,913,693, subtracting the required three-twelfths reserve of $2,807,123, leaving a surplus of $106,570. The Road Fund will end the fiscal year with $677,048, minus the one-twelfth reserve of $130,935, which will leave a surplus of $546,113. The Road Superintendent Earl Moore has said the county will receive less state funding next year. The Corrections fund is anticipated to have a cash balance on June 30 of $45,281. The fund has no required reserve.
Created on Friday, 14 June 2013 15:16
Grant County entities were awarded almost $1.9 million in Colonias Infrastructure Funds, thanks to legislation passed by Sen. Howie Morales to fund this year's CIF at $16 million.
Projects and their awards include:
• Hanover Mutual Domestic Water Association, $175,206 for water system improvements;
• Hurley, $519,671 for phase 1 of water system improvements;
• Grant County, $299,970 for engineering and design on North Hurley Road;
• Tyrone Mutual Domestic Water Association, $121,366 for water system improvements;
• Bayard, $417,871 for water system improvements, including rehabilitating broken lines and well rehabilitation; and
• Silver City, $361,306 to replace clay pipes between Boston Hill and Market Street.
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