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Office of the State Engineer holds regional water plan meeting 081314


By Mary Alice Murphy

The Office of the State Engineer and the Interstate Stream Commission are mandated by statute to regularly prepare a statewide water plan, made up of information from the 16 regional water plans.

Angela Bordegaray serves as the organizer of the regional water plan updates throughout the 16 regions in the state. Bruce Poster was the facilitator for the Wednesday afternoon meeting, in place of the scheduled Rosemary Romero, who became ill. Dominique Cartron of Daniel B. Stephens and Associates is part of the organizing committee, as are Tom Morrison, consultant, and Helen Sobien, Interstate Stream Commission civil engineer.

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Black Range Ranger District manages new fire for multiple objectives

TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. – A fire was detected on Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, approximately five miles east of Beaverhead Work Center and south of State Highway 59.

The Cienega Fire, a lightning-caused fire, is being managed by district personnel using a confinement strategy with resource benefits. When the conditions are right, resource fires are one way to help restore ecological balance across the landscape so the area becomes more resilient to threats.-- Continue reading

Flood Watch continues through this evening 081514

Flood Watch continues through this evening 081514

Flood Watch
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Nm
506 Am Mdt Fri Aug 15 2014

...Heavy Rainfall And Local Flooding Possible Again Today...

.A Moist And Unstable Atmosphere...Much Like Thursday...Will
Persist Today. A Trough Aloft Will Also Drift Over The Area...All
Ingredients For Another Round Of Heavy Showers. Excessive Runoff
From These Rains May Lead To Flash Flooding Along Arroyos And In
Urban Areas. The Heavy Rainfall And Flooding Potential Should
Diminish Late This Evening.-- Continue reading

Grant County Commissioners Hear County Reports at Work Session 081214

By Mary Alice Murphy

Grant County Community Health Council Coordinator Chris DeBolt presented the first county report at the Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014 work session.

"I am working closely with the New Mexico Association of Health Councils," DeBolt said. "I will come before you and ask for a letter of support to get more state funding for health councils statewide."

She said she is orienting five new council members, who will sit at the September quarterly meeting. "I will also be presenting to you a new representative for the interpersonal violence sector, Joanie Connors, and we have another sector representative in the works, which would give us a complete council."

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Silver City Police Department Weekend Report: 08/08/14 at 4:00 PM – 08/11/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, August 8, 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, August 11, 2014 at 8:00 am Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 55 calls for service and had 208 s-- Continue reading

Grant County Flash Flood Watch from 8/14/2014 5:00 AM to 8/15/2014 12:00 AM MDT

Grant County Flash Flood Watch from 8/14/2014 5:00 AM to 8/15/2014 12:00 AM MDT

Urgent - Immediate Broadcast Requested Flood Watch
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Nm
433 Am Mdt Thu Aug 14 2014

...Heavy Rainfall May Lead To Areas Of Flooding Through This Evening...

.a Deep Plume Of Moisture Will Continue To Flow Over The Area Today. Unstable Conditions Could Lead To Scattered To Numerous Showers And Thunderstorms Producing Heavy Rainfall Through This Evening. Excessive Runoff From The Rain May Lead To Flash Flooding Along Drainages...Arroyos...Small Streams And Low Water Crossings. In Addition...ponding Of Water Will Occur In Poorly Drained Low Lying Areas And Roadways.


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Flood watch this afternoon and tonight 081314

Flood watch this afternoon and tonight 081314

Flood Watch
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa Nm
1001 Am Mdt Wed Aug 13 2014

...High Moisture Levels In The Atmosphere Could Lead To Heavy
Rainfall And Areas Of Flooding This Afternoon And Tonight...

.The Atmosphere Remains Quite Moist Across The Region Today. With
Moderate To High Instability Persisting...Thunderstorms Will
Develop By This Afternoon. Some Of These Thunderstorms Will
Produce Heavy Rainfall With The Potential For Flash Flooding. The
Area West Of The Rio Grande Looks Particularly Good For Flood
Potential As A Trough Of Low Pressure Aloft Over Eastern Arizona
Will Slowly Drift Over Western New Mexico This Afternoon.-- Continue reading

Clay Festival Success is Welcome News to Town Council

By Roger Lanse

Town Manager Alex Brown reported at the Silver City Town Council's meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 12, that the placing of chips on the town's chip-sealed streets was completed today, and they will be swept tomorrow to remove excess chips before the final fog sealing coat is applied later in the month.

The Silver City Clay Festival had triple the turnout of last year, one of the festival's organizers reported. Visitors came from California, Nebraska, North Carolina, New Mexico and Canada to participate in the various workshops, lectures and presentations. Forty-six attendees came on Tuesday, Aug. 5, and stayed through Sunday, Aug. 11. Many children attended classes in the use of clay at the Glenwood and Bayard libraries, the organizer said.

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