Published on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 13:52
By Margaret Hopper
Cobre school board met Monday evening, June 22, with four members present: Frances Kelly, Robert Montoya, Frank Gomez and Toy Sepulveda. Board president Sepulveda said the closed session had started at 6:03 where they discussed finances, the cafeteria proposal, the Cobre and Snell handbooks and the athletic handbook. No actions were taken at that time.-- Continue reading
Published on Tuesday, 23 June 2015 12:42
On behalf of the USFS - Gila National Forest: Update of 6-23-2015 -- 10:00 AM
MIMBRES, NM –The Moore and Middle fires grew together Monday as activity increased to the north and south of Tom Moore Mesa in the Gila Wilderness. The lightning-caused fires will now be reported as the Moore Fire. The fire is estimated at 4,000 acres with approximately 55 personnel assigned. The Moore Fire is being managed by the Gila Las Cruces Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team. Personnel on the incident include smokejumpers, hotshots and stock to transport supplies into the Gila Wilderness.-- Continue reading
Published on Monday, 22 June 2015 20:30
By Mary Alice Murphy
The Grant County Community Health Council is undergoing a transition, as Gila Regional Medical Center will no longer be the fiscal agent for the council.
At the special meeting of the Grant Council Community Health Council held Monday, June 22, 2015 at the Grant County Administration Center Commission Chambers, Council Co-Chairwoman Priscilla Lucero said the Steering Committee has been working quite a bit on transition plans.-- Continue reading
Published on Monday, 22 June 2015 18:07
Incident -- Red Canyon Wildfire Update of 6-22-2015
Cibola NF Fire Reaches 3,425 Acres
Magdalena, NM – The Red Canyon Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District has grown in size to 3,425 acres with approximately 85 personnel on the incident. The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout.-- Continue reading
Published on Monday, 22 June 2015 17:53
Incident Name: Commissary Fire
Commissary Fire Update: June 22, 2015; 2:00 P.M. "Firing Operations Begin Today"
Start Date: June 5, 2015 Percent Contained: 0
Size: 222 acres Growth Potential: Moderate
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush
Summary: Fire managers on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District are taking advantage of favorable conditions over the next few days to continue to manage the fire for resource objectives.-- Continue reading
Published on Monday, 22 June 2015 12:59
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
Published on Monday, 22 June 2015 12:51
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.-- Continue reading
Published on Monday, 22 June 2015 12:48
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."-- Continue reading
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