Published on Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:50
The Pinos Altos Gallery in the old Hearst Church in Pinos Altos features this weekend FeVa Fotos photographers, Sandy Feutz and Tom Vaughan.
Below is a photo in the couple's Borderlands Series, but this time marked Featured Artist.
Published on Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:20
Photographer Dave Schuhmann, on his trip to Fort Bayard on Friday, said a lot of debris remains and a little bit of demolition. Lots of scrap steel to recycle, too. The wall to the old surgical wing is gone, and almost all of the Wing B basement wall is gone.
Published on Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:04
Silver City, NM; July 16, 2016
Black Fire personnel continued mop-up activities on the perimeter of the fire, extending deeper into the fire and concentrating on steeper parts of the fire where rolling fire debris could potentially compromise the line. “Mop-up” is a firefighter term for making a fire safe by extinguishing or removing burning material along or near the control line, felling snags, or moving logs so they won’t roll downhill.
Fire crews initiated Thunderstorm Safety protocol yesterday due to a storm cell to the south of the fire, requiring firefighters to move to a sheltered and safe place while the cell moved past. Thunderstorms can produce winds that can cause weakened trees to snap, endangering firefighters working below. Fire containment was not compromised during this time.-- Continue reading
Published on Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:02
Silver City, NM; July 16, 2016 —The Black Range Complex Fires on the Black Range Ranger District consist of two fires: the Kline Fire and the Cooney Fire. These lightning-caused fires started on Friday, July 8, and are located in the Black Range Mountains, 65 miles northwest of Truth or Consequences, NM.
The Cooney Fire is located near Cooney Prairie (T10S, R14W, Sec 13), is approximately 3,600 acres burning with low to moderate effects in pine, oak and grass. The Kline Fire is located near Kline Mountain (T10S, R10W, Sec 14), is approximately 100 acres burning in ponderosa pine and piñon–juniper.-- Continue reading
Published on Saturday, 16 July 2016 15:00
Reserve, NM; July 16, 2016 – The School fire on the Reserve Ranger District remains active and has now consumed 6,500 acres within the management perimeter; with 50% containment. The lightning-caused fire started on July 8, 2016 and is located at the junction of Snow Lake and Willow Creek along Forest Road 28 (Bursum Road) and County Road CAT-CO21 (Snow Lake Road), about 50 miles southeast of Reserve, NM. Multiple objectives are being met with this fire. A fair amount of dead standing snags and logs within the fire perimeter have been consumed, which have provided for future safe access, reduced hazardous fuels, improving rangeland health and site preparation for reforestation.-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 15 July 2016 20:26
By Mary Alice Murphy
After completing a long agenda at the combined work and regular sessions meeting on Thursday, July 14, 2016, elected officials gave reports.
Sheriff Raul Villanueva said the department has been extremely busy. "We're fully staffed on paper, but I have two going to the academy in August and two on FLMA (Family and Medical Leave Act), so technically we're four short."
During June the department received 706 calls for service. The sheriff noted that burglaries are on the rise. "It's sporadic throughout the county. I encourage the community, if you see someone suspicious or something that's not right, contact Dispatch."
"With everything that is going on in our nation, we need to support our law enforcement," Villanueva said. "They do their best, not just here, but they are often put into situations where they have to make split-second decisions. I commend my staff for what they do."-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 15 July 2016 18:12
The New Mexico Champion 4-H Hunting Team has returned from Nationals held in Grand Island, NE and once again represented New Mexico and Grant County very well. The seventeen-hour drive to Nebraska offered new and different scenery as well as different weather to adapt to. The young men representing Grant County were not distracted by the drive, weather or the other contestants from around the United States. Several state winning teams competed in the National competition. Our young men held their own in the highly competitive hunting contest placing 10th overall in the nation. Riley Brabson was the leader of the pack as the individual on the team with the highest scores. Ty Dalton, Jordan Gonzales and Trent Kasten were not far behind and also did very well in the competition. We are so thankful to all the sponsors and donors that made this trip possible. The outpouring of support from the community was tremendous.-- Continue reading
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