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Commissary Fire Update of 6-18-2015 1100 AM

New Mexico State Forestry

Incident Name and Update: Commissary Fire Update of 6-18-2015 1100 AM

Start Date & Time: June 5, 2015, reported on Saturday, June 6, 2016

Start Location: Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District of the Santa Fe National Forest

· Approximately 13 miles east of Pecos and 2 miles south of Barillas Peak

Size: Approximately 170 acres-- Continue reading

Core School Board approves FY2016 budget

In a very brief, special meeting on Wednesday, June 17, Cobre school board members, all five present, along with Superintendent Robert Mendoza and Frank Ryan, financial director, met to approve the 2015-2016 budget and get it on its way to the Public Education Department (PED) in Santa Fe.

In the closed portion of the meeting, which started at 5:07 and lasted over two hours, Toy Sepulveda, board president, said they had discussed personnel issues, the athletic handbook, the food service proposal and the budget. There had been no decisions made, he said.-- Continue reading

Pinon Wildfire Grows to 110 Acres

RESERVE, NM; June 18, 2015 – For Immediate Release – The Pinon Fire on the Reserve Ranger District has grown to 110 acres. The lightning-caused fire east of Eagle Peak is being managed to achieve resource objectives such as protecting wildlife habitat, cultural resources and livestock forage in the area.

Personnel assigned to the incident have observed slow, steady growth, primarily to the south and west. As the fire progresses, actions will be taken to prevent rapid fire spread within the pre-determined management area for the incident.-- Continue reading

Grant County Water Commission members discuss water availability 061715

By Mary Alice Murphy

Grant County Water Commission members, who represent the county and the four incorporated municipalities, met Wednesday, June 17, 2015, to hear updates and discuss a request from one of the members.

The Commission has taken as its main project a regional water supply and distribution project, which will provide water to Hurley, which has no water rights of its own, and supplemental water to Bayard and Santa Clara, as well as to the associated water districts from Hurley to Tyrone.

Commission Chairman Alex Brown, representing, as town manager, the town of Silver City, said he, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments Executive Director Priscilla Lucero, and Hurley Mayor Edward Encinas attended a meeting of FundIt the previous day.-- Continue reading

Trio of Baldwin women to participate in Air Race Classic for fourth time

Trio of Baldwin women to participate in Air Race Classic for fourth time
















From left, Cara Baldwin, Lydia Baldwin and Caroline Baldwin, the Baldwin Family Flyers before departing Fort Collins,Colorado, on their way eastward to the Air Race Classic start in Fredericksburg, Virgina. (Courtesy photo)

Caroline Baldwin, a resident of Silver City, New Mexico, her daughter Lydia, Nurse Manager in the intensive care unit of Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Colorado, and Caroline's granddaughter Cara Baldwin, who just completed her first year at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, will once again fly Caroline's Piper Cherokee in a woman-only race, Air Race Classic. They fly as the Baldwin Family Flyers, a unique three family members team. Their race number for takeoff each morning of the race is 29. 

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Wildfire Update on Gila National Forest 061715

SILVER CITY, NM; June 17, 2015, 6:30 p.m. – For Immediate Release – Five new wildfires were reported today on the Gila National Forest bringing the total number of fires to 15 since Monday afternoon. Many of the fires have been contained or called out at one-half to four acres in size. The lightning-caused fires are scattered across every district of the Forest.

The largest fire on the Reserve Ranger District is the Pinon at 44 acres. It is east of Eagle Peak and moving primarily south and west. This fire will be managed to achieve resource objectives.

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Silver School Board members hear community concerns

By Margaret Hopper

The Silver School Board meeting opened at 6:03 p.m. Tuesday evening, June 16, 2015, at the Administration Building.

All board members were present, and more than 60 community members attended. Without enough chairs for all attendees, some stood against the walls.

Under the Silver City Education Association report, Hannah Wecks spoke to the board, saying she had resigned at the end of the year, citing a "hostile environment." She said good-bye and thanked her colleagues for ten years of experience and "being a part of the community."-- Continue reading

Flood advisory just south of Silver City 061715

Flood Advisory
National Weather Service El Paso Tx
505 Pm Mdt Wed Jun 17 2015

505 Pm Mdt Wed Jun 17 2015

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued A

* Arroyo And Small Stream Flood Advisory For...
Central Grant County In South Central New Mexico...

* Until 700 Pm Mdt-- Continue reading

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