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Red Flag warning Wednesday, 041515 for southwest deserts and lowlands

Editor's Note:Refer to previously posted map for area of warning

Red Flag Warning In Effect From Noon Today To 9 Pm Mdt This
Evening For Strong Winds And Low Humidity For Fire Weather Zone

The National Weather Service In El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Has
Issued A Red Flag Warning...which Is In Effect From Noon Today To
9 Pm MDT This Evening. -- Continue reading

Fort Bliss and Fort Bayard cemeteries director updates veterans

Fort Bliss and Fort Bayard cemeteries director updates veterans

Photo of new MyVA Regional Alignment

By Mary Alice Murphy

Ame Callahan, the director of the Fort Bliss and Fort Bayard national cemeteries, gave an update on the status of the Fort Bayard cemetery to a group of veterans gathered at the American Legion Post 18 on Tuesday afternoon.

She gave a brief history overview of the national cemeteries, overseen by the National Cemetery Administration. The first national cemetery was established in 1862.  Veterans' Affairs oversees and maintains 131 of them; the Army, 30; the Department of the Interior, 14; the American Battle Monuments Commission, 24 overseas cemeteries; and state and tribes, 88.

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Senator Morales updates Bayard Council

By Roger Lanse

Senator Howie Morales presented a legislative update to the Bayard City Council at its April 13 meeting. Of major importance, Morales said, was that the capital outlay bill, which funds-- Continue reading

Cobre School Board hears about a summer program, policy and student accomplishments

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre school board met at the administrative offices building in Bayard on Monday, April 13. The closed meeting had begun at 6:00 p.m., and according to Toy Sepulveda, board president, they had discussed student identifiable information, limited budgetary information, a cafeteria audit, an audit of baseball and softball finances and limited personnel issues. No decisions were made.

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NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge to Begin Demolition on May 4

Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One office along with Interstate Highway Construction (IHC) has begun work along NM 90/Hudson Street and US 180/Truck Bypass Road.

The NMDOT has held public meetings informing local residents and businesses of the next phase of the project which will consist of removing the existing bridge and construction of a new bridge to also include roadway improvements, installation of a new metal barrier, sidewalks, bike lanes and lighting within the project area. The new bridge will be wider than the existing bridge and is scheduled to be complete by January 2016.-- Continue reading

Fire Weather Watch for April 15, 2015

Fire Weather Watch for April 15, 2015

Possible Red Flag Conditions On Wednesday...

.an Approaching Upper Level Low Will Be Moving Into The Central Rockies On Wednesday. Ahead Of This Low...strong West To Southwest Winds Of 20 To 25 Mph Will Develop Over The Region. Much Drier Air
Will Also Be Filtering In With Minimum Relative Humidities Falling Into The 10 To 15 Percent Range. The Strong Winds And Dry Conditions Could Lead To Possible Critical Fire Weather Conditions
Developing During The Afternoon.

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Acting Forest Supervisor Selected for the Gila National Forest

Acting Forest Supervisor Selected for the Gila National Forest

SILVER CITY, N.M.; April 13, 2015 – Dave Warnack is the Acting Forest Supervisor on the Gila National Forest until the permanent position is filled. His regular job is District Ranger on the Smokey Bear-- Continue reading

2015 Glenwood Dutch Oven Cook-off winners announced

The 13th Annual Glenwood Dutch Oven Cook-off winners have been announced. 

Fancy Fixer Category (1 Pot)
1st Place - Brooke Pybus
2nd Place - Daniel James

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