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LANE CLOSURE – Silver City Area

Please be advised that the Passing Lane on eastbound NM 180 at mile marker 115 is closed, crew working on the roadway. Please reduce speed and be cautious of equipment and personnel working in the area.

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Black Range Complex Fires Update 072016

Silver City, NM; July 20, 2016 – The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy Fire on July 17, and the -- Continue reading

Silver School Board receives resignation, moves to next step of superintendent search

By Margaret Hopper

The Silver school board meeting opened at 6:10 Tuesday, July 19 ,at the Administrative Building. All members were present: Mike McMillan, Tony Egan, Frances Vasquez and Arnold Torres, president. Chris Arvidson arrived at 6:35, after his JPO work ended, he said later.

Mary Lou Sauceda gave the SCEA report, saying the last meeting with administrators and union members went very well. They discussed salaries and other issues.

John Carter, acting superintendent, said the meeting with principals and directors covered both routine items and some administrative changes. The collective bargaining things had gone very well.-- Continue reading

Final Black Fire Update 072016

Silver City, NM; July 20, 2016 

While fire crews will continue to do repair work on fire suppression lines on the Black Fire, most resources have been reassigned to other fires either locally or-- Continue reading

Literacy Link-Leamos congratulates new U.S. citizens

Literacy Link-Leamos congratulates new U.S. citizens

From left, Carmen Berrera, Lupe Estrada, and Adolfo Estrada are now US citizens, thanks to a Literacy Link-Leamos volunteer, Thelma Sordyl. Patricia Corral, not pictured here, also studied with Sordyl and passed the test in 2015, which Literacy Link - Leamos just learned last week.

LL-L congratulates Adolfo, Lupe, Carmen, Patricia and their LLL tutor, Thelma Sordyl for passing this milestone!

The test to become a US citizen became much more demanding in 2003, after the US government reorganized several departments following the attacks of September 11, 2001. The INS (Immigration and Naturalization Service), which had been in existence since 1933, became the USCIS (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services), and is now administered by the Department of Homeland Security.-- Continue reading

July 12, 2016 Town of Hurley Meeting Highlights

July 12, 2016 Town of Hurley Meeting Highlights

The Hurley Police Department received two new units on July 13, 2016. From left are Hurley Chief of Police Michael Zamora, Councilor Richard Maynes, Mayor Fernando Martinez, Councilor Esther Gil, Mayor Pro Tem Freddie Rodriguez, Officer Edmond "Ray" Lucero, and Officer Justin Cano

By Alexis Rico (Grant County Beat Intern)

The Town of Hurley held its regular meeting on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 5 p.m. All members of the council were present.

The first item approved at the meeting was the agenda for the meeting.

The Hurley Pride report included a lot of research about a cover for the pool to keep the water warm at night. They found a specific product that uses a reel to reel in the cover. The council discussed the only problem was that a chunk of the funding had been cutoff and they may not be able to afford an expensive cover. The Hurley Pride is still looking for a solar panel for the playground. They would like for the children to be able to play on the playground when it is hot outside. The canvas covers that would fit the playground could cost up to $140,000. The Pride will continue to research other options for the playground. It was also stated that a volunteer for the library is needed so the library can remain open. It is still on standstill at the moment.-- Continue reading

Wilderness Range District fires update 071916

The Wilderness Ranger District continues to monitor the progress of several lightning caused fires in the Gila and Aldo Leopold Wilderness Areas.

The Brannon and Timber fires have merged and are now both being called the Timber Fire. The fire is burning in Township 14 South, Range 12 West, Sections 3-12 (T14S R12W S3-12) near the Brannon Park area. The Timber fire was initially detected on July 3, 2016 and the Brannon fire was detected on July 9, 206. Both fires were caused by lightning strikes. The fire has burned through drainages that feed into Rocky Canyon and is creeping slowly through ground fuels, exhibiting low fire behavior. The fire is estimated to be 2,270 acres with 0% containment. The progress of this fire is being monitored and managed for resource management benefits. Crews are working outside the Wilderness boundary on Forest Road 4709C.-- Continue reading

Black Range Complex Fires Update 071916

Silver City, NM; July 19, 2016 – For Immediate Release - The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of four fires: the Kline and Cooney Fires started July 8, the Corduroy Fire on July 17, and the Boiler Fire on July 18. These lightning-caused fires are located in the Black Range Mountains, 65 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences, NM. As these fires burn, pre-determined management areas have been designated for fire management. There are currently 116 fire personnel assigned to the Black Range Complex Fires.-- Continue reading

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