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WUI Conference presents lessons learned from Quail Ridge Fire

WUI Conference presents lessons learned from Quail Ridge Fire

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An earlier presentation included local panelists talking on homeowner perspectives and business impacts. Panelists from left are Jill Olson, owner of Holiday Inn Expres; Mary Ann Marlar, co-owner with Greg Bond of Vicki's Restaurant; Kathy Anderson, Silver City Neighborhood Alliance; and Darrel Britton of Albertson's, who lost his home in the Quail Ridge Fire. Photo Courtesy of Joy Esparsen

By Mary Alice Murphy

Among the many presentations at the two-day Wildland-Urban Interface Conference being held in Silver City on Wednesday, April 8, and continuing on Thursday, April 9, New Mexico State Forestry Socorro District Forester Doug Boykin and Silver City Fire Department Chief Tim Heidrick talked about the lessons learned from the catastrophic Quail Ridge Fire on the south side of Silver City in March 2011.

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Tour of Gila begins April 29; Criterium on Saturday follows new route

The 29th Annual Tour of the Gila Bicycle Race begins Wednesday, April 29, 2015 and runs through May 3, 2015. For more information about the race please visit www.tourofthegila.com

For Silver City, the biggest race event will occur on Saturday May 2, 2015, in the downtown area. The race route for this day covers Bullard Street, Market Street, Arizona Street, 6th Street, Cooper Street, College Street and Pope Street. There will be restroom facilities located throughout the downtown area. For the Saturday event, the Visitor's Center parking lot will remain open for parking.-- Continue reading

Area modified-Red Flag warning Wednesday, 040815 for southwest deserts and lowlands

Area modified-Red Flag warning Wednesday, 040815 for southwest deserts and lowlands

Dry And Windy Conditions Continue Wednesday...

..an Upper Level Trough Now Moving Into The Western States...will
Generate Strengthening 20 Ft Southwest Winds Across The Region.
Sustained Speeds Of 20 To 35 Mph Are Likely With Higher Gusts Wednesday. Given Very High To Extreme Fire Dangers... Relative
Humidities Into The Single Digits...and Very Low Fuel Moisture For Most Locations...critical Fire Conditions Will Develop Again
Wednesday.

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SCPD Weekend Report 04/03/15 at 4:00 PM - 04/06/15 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, April 6, 2015, at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 78 calls for service and had 209 s-- Continue reading

UPDATE NM Forestry Wildland Fire Information-Holden Fire near Alto -040615

Situation: State, County and USFS units responding to a grass fire near Alto, NM

As of 1650, Rate of spread has been stopped

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION

Incident Name: Holden

Start Date & Time: 4/6/2015 @ 1415

Start Location: 142 Holden Road, South of State Highway 220 near Alto, New Mexico

Cause of Fire: Unknown-- Continue reading

Red Flag warning Monday, plus fire weather watch on Tuesday, 041715

The fire weather watch could extend into Wednesday, April 8, 2015.

Fire Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm
829 Pm Mdt Sun Apr 5 2015

...dry And Windy Conditions Expected Monday And Tuesday...

..an Upper Level Trough Will Be Moving Into The Western States
Later Monday. Its Approach Will Generate Strengthening 20 Ft
Southwest Winds Across The Region. Sustained Speeds Of 20 To
35 Mph Are Likely With Higher Gusts Monday Afternoon...and A
Little Higher Tuesday. With Very High To Extreme Fire
Dangers...relative Humidities Into The Single Digits...and Very
Low Fuel Moistures For Most Locations...critical Fire Conditions Will
Develop Monday Afternoon. This Threat Will Carry Over Into
Tuesday And Wednesday Afternoons.-- Continue reading

Kiwanis Club held its annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday

The Silver City Kiwanis Club, on Saturday, held its annual Easter Egg Hunt for kids from teens to toddlers. Kids not only could find eggs, some which brought them prizes, but they could also get their-- Continue reading

The Beat has received notification of finalists in NMPW annual contest

Grant County Beat freelance photographer, Shirin McArthur, has received notice that her personal blog is a finalist in the New Mexico Press Women annual contest. 

Beat owner, editor and reporter, Mary Alice Murphy, was also notified that at least one of her entries, a front page short feature, was also a finalist.-- Continue reading

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