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NM Forestry Wildland Fire Information-Red Canyon Fire update 062215 10:30 a.m.


Incident Name: Red Canyon -- Update as of 6-22-2015 Time: 10:30 AM

Fire Number: 15-30320390N

Start Date & Time: 6-15-15 1300

Start Location: 2 mile south of Grassy Lookout in the San Mateo Mountains

Latitude: 33*, 44', 14.94 " E

Longitude: 107*, 26', 49.61" W

Legal T 6S, R 6W, Sec 28

Cause of Fire: lightning confirmed-- Continue reading

Three males injured in North Swan Street shooting

By Roger Lanse

On Sunday, June 21 at about 8:55 p.m. Silver City police officers, Grant County sheriff's deputies and New Mexico State Police responded to a reported shooting near the intersection of N. Swan and 6th streets.

Shortly after arriving at the scene, a press release stated, officers were advised that three shooting victims were in the emergency room at Gila Regional Medical Center. All were from the reported shooting and all were males, ranging from 18 to 23 years of age.

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Whitmarsh says award will help construction costs of Silco

By Mary Alice Murphy

"This pretty much will fund the rest of the construction," Lucy Whitmarsh, Silver City MainStreet Project executive director, told the Beat this morning, following the announcement from Gov. Susana Martinez and Secretary Jon Barela of the Economic Development Department of the funding of $100,000 for the Silco Theater.

"However, to qualify for this, we had to pull out the lighting package," Whitmarsh continued. "The lighting will be owner supplied."

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Silco Theater in Silver City and El Morro Theater in Gallup receive $100,000 each

Governor Susana Martinez and Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela Announce Silver City and Gallup Each Receiving $100,000 as Part of Historic Theater Initiative

Santa Fe, NM - Today, Governor Susana Martinez and Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced that the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) is awarding the Silco Theater in Silver City, and the El Morro Theater in Gallup $100,000 each as part of the Historic Theater Initiative. The Economic Development's Historic Theater Initiative aims to increase rural downtown traffic and provide entertainment options by restoring historic theaters to include updated movie projection equipment, while preserving their unique architectural details.

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Ella, Michael and Ella Memorial Scholarship Recipient Named

Silver City, NM: Kimberly Medin has been named by the New Mexico Community Foundation as the first 2015 "Aldo Leopold Charter School's Ella, Michael and Ella Memorial Scholarship" recipient.

Kimberly graduated this spring from Aldo Leopold Charter School and is studying to become a Marine Veterinarian. She served as a Youth Conservation Corps Archaeology Crew member for three years and volunteered with the Youth Volunteer Corps and with several nonprofit organizations. She will start her studies this fall. The scholarship amount is $2,000.

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Moore Wildfire and Middle Fire Update GNF 062115 p.m.

MIMBRES, NM; June 21, 2015 – There was minimal growth on the Moore Fire on the Wilderness Ranger District Sunday. The lighting-caused fire is located seven miles east of Gila Hot Springs and estimated at 1,000 acres.

A new fire was detected Friday two miles northwest of the Moore Fire. The Middle Fire is reported 100 acres and will be managed along with the Moore Fire as a Type 3 incident under the command of the Gila Las Cruces Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team. About 25 personnel are assigned to the incident.-- Continue reading

Gila National Forest Wildfire Update 062115

SILVER CITY, NM; June 21, 2015 – Hazy skies are clearing after smoke from wildfires across the region settled in local communities around the Gila National Forest overnight.

Several lightning-caused wildfires are being managed to achieve resource objectives on the Gila National Forest: Pinon Fire on the Reserve Ranger District (1,600 acres), Moore Fire on the Wilderness Ranger District (950 acres), and the Middle Fire on the Wilderness Ranger District (50 acres). The three fires are being used to remove hazardous fuels and reduce the risk of severe wildfire occurrence. Another fire on the Wilderness Ranger District (Woodrow, 100 acres) is being suppressed.-- Continue reading

Pinon Fire Update 062015 p.m.

Pinon Fire Update 062015 p.m.

Photo of Piñon Fire from Eagle Peak (Courtesy Photo)

RESERVE, NM; June 19, 2015 – For Immediate Release – The Pinon Fire was more noticeable Saturday as it grew to 1,600 acres on the Reserve Ranger District. The lightning-caused fire started Tuesday, June 16 and is being managed to achieve multiple resource objectives such as protecting livestock forage and improving wildlife habitat.-- Continue reading

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