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Fort Bayard Demolition continues with debris removal 050916

Fort Bayard Demolition continues with debris removal 050916

Photographer Dave Schuhmann went out to Fort Bayard on Monday, May 9, 2016, and discovered they are hauling away debris, evidently to facilitate the removal of the rest of the East Wing.

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Abbott Locks in Overall Win with Final Stage Victory

Silver City, NM (May 8, 2016) – Doing what she does best, Mara Abbott (Amy D Foundation) climbed to her 6th overall win at the Tour of the Gila today. The two-time Giro Rosa winner showed why she’s a level above the rest by sealing another overall Tour of the Gila on the final stage of the 30th edition of the race. Kristin Armstrong (Twenty16-BikeRider) held on to second place on GC, while Jasmin Glaesser (Rally) turned out a stellar ride to move up into third overall, one second ahead of Brianna Walle (Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) who dropped to fourth place.

Crosswinds and massive climbs made it a brutal day on the road for the pro women. Despite the challenges, the racing was still aggressive from the gun, with Colavita, Amy D and TIBCO-Silicon Valley Bank launching the majority of attacks during the early stages of the race.-- Continue reading

McKenna Fire spreading to the northwest in the Gila Wilderness

MIMBRES, NM; May 9, 2016 - Wilderness District fire managers estimate the McKenna Fire has grown to 1,900 acres since it was first reported Friday, May 7 in the Gila Wilderness. The fire is located about eight miles west of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument.

The McKenna Fire is being managed for multiple objectives that will help reduce exposure to firefighters, remove hazardous fuels and decrease the probability for high severity wildfires in the future. Officials say this fire could continue for several weeks depending on current and forecast weather, fuels and terrain.-- Continue reading

Tour of the Gila Time Trial starts and finishes

Editor's Note: This is the first of several photo essays, short and long to be posted over the next few days, as this editor has time. Keep an eye out for them.

This photo essay of the Tyrone Time Tri-- Continue reading

More than 400 students to early degrees at WNMU May 13

More than 400 students to early degrees at WNMU May 13

Silver City, NM – More than 400 students will earn degrees on Friday, May 13 at the spring commencement ceremony in Old James Stadium. The ceremony will begin at 3:00 p.m. and can be seen live online: http://wnmu.edu 

Students will be earning certificate, associate, baccalaureate and master degrees.

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Cameron Creek Prescribed Fire scheduled to resume this week

SILVER CITY, NM; May 9, 2016 – For Immediate Release – Silver City Ranger District fire managers plan to resume the Cameron Creek Prescribed Fire on the Gila National Forest Wednesday, May 11 pending favorable conditions. It could take two days to complete the remaining 900 acres of the 2,100-acre project. The prescribed burn is located six miles north and east of Silver City within the Ft. Bayard Wildlife Refuge.

A helicopter will be utilized for aerial ignitions during this phase of the project. The first part was “blacklining” or igniting along the perimeter to reinforce the boundaries prior to the main ignition of the project.-- Continue reading

Freeport-McMoRan to sell interest in TF Holdings Limited and its interest in Freeport Cobalt and Kisanfu Exploration


Freeport-McMoRan Announces Agreements to Sell its Interests in TF Holdings Limited for $2.65 Billion in Cash and Up to $120 Million in Contingent Consideration; and to Enter Exclusive Negotiations for the Sale of its Interests in Freeport Cobalt and Kisanfu Exploration Project for $150 Million

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Announces Agreements to Sell its Interests in TF Holdings Limited for $2.65 Billion in Cash and Up to $120 Million in Contingent Consideration

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE:FCX) announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its interests in TF Holdings Limited (TF Holdings) to China Molybdenum Co., Ltd. (CMOC) for $2.65 billion in cash and contingent consideration of up to $120 million, consisting of $60 million if the average copper price exceeds $3.50 per pound and $60 million if the average cobalt price exceeds $20 per pound, both during the 24-month period between 2018 and 2019.-- Continue reading

Tour of the Gila Pro Men and Pro Women top three winners

No results were received from the Tour of the Gila communications team as yet this morning. These are the top three or the final results of Pro Women.

1 301 USA19851114 ABBOTT Mara ADF 11:38:56

2 351 USA19730811 ARMSTRONG Kristin T16 @ 03:00

3 332 CAN19920708 GLAESSER Jasmin RLW @ 03:38

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