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NMISC hosts AWSA quarterly public meeting April 14, part 3

Editor's Note: This is the final in a series of three articles on the Interstate Stream Commission quarterly meeting addressing the Arizona Water Settlements Act planning process.

By Mary Alice Murphy

David Anderson, ISC environmental scientist, gave a presentation on the AWSA Ditch Improvement Proposals, which included preliminary engineering and environmental assessments.

"It covers four proposals—the 1892 Luna Irrigation Association Ditch, the Pleasanton East-Side Ditch Co., and the Sunset and New Model ditches in Hidalgo County," Anderson said. "The four proposals are to use AWSA funding to conserve water by improving the community ditches."

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NMISC hosts AWSA quarterly public meeting April 14, part 2

Editor's Note: This is the second in a series of three articles on the Interstate Stream Commission quarterly meeting addressing the Arizona Water Settlements Act planning process.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The next report at the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission's April 14, 2014 quarterly public meeting, held in Cliff at the high school gymnasium, was given by Ali Effati, ISC civil engineer/water resources.

"This is the phase 1 Assessment of Potential Ecologic Impacts from Diversions from the Gila River under the Terms of the 2004 AWSA," Effati introduced the presentation. "The main objective is to quantify ecologic impacts of removal of the full amount of the AWSA water on key species."-- Continue reading

NMISC hosts AWSA quarterly public meeting April 14

NMISC hosts AWSA quarterly public meeting April 14

Before the Interstate Stream Commission Arizona Water Settlements Act public meeting at the Cliff Schools gymnasium Monday, April 14, the Cliff Schools Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America provided a lasagna dinner for donations. Top photo shows Kylee Rice, Cheyenne Zacharias, Emma McDonald, and Katie Turner, who served the food. Second photo is of Tammy Hooker, the first female president of the Cliff-Gila Farm Bureau, which organized the event, and Rita Larson, chef and helper.

 

 

 

Editor's Note: This is the first in a series of three articles on the Interstate Stream Commission quarterly meeting addressing the Arizona Water Settlements Act planning process.

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Hugh Hawthorne to manage Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico

Hugh Hawthorne to manage Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico

DENVER – Hugh Hawthorne, a 15-year veteran of the National Park Service (NPS), has been named superintendent of Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument in New Mexico, announced Intermountain Regional Director Sue Masica. Hawthorne will assume his new responsibilities on April 20, 2014.

Currently, Hawthorne is the director of Visitor Services, Youth and Education Programs at Boston Harbor Island National Recreation Area in Massachusetts. He supervises a complex visitor service, interpretation and education program as part of a unique partnership park made up of federal, state, municipal and non-profit entities.

"Hugh has all the tools to be an effective superintendent," said Regional Director Sue Masica. "With his background, Hugh will continue his solid record of service to our nation and the National Park Service."-- Continue reading

Red Flag Warning for Wednesday, April 16, 2:00 to 9:00 pm

Urgent - Fire Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm

...Red Flag Conditions Likely on Wednesday...

.an Upper Level Trough Will Move across the Rockies and Shift Winds around to the West Wednesday. These Winds Are Expected to Increase to 20 to 35 Mph and Combine with Minimum Relative Humidities in the Single Digits to Create Critical Fire Weather Conditions.

Southwest Mountains-Southwest Deserts and Lowlands-South Central Lowlands and Southern Rio Grande Valley-Capitan and Sacramento Mountains-El Paso-Hudspeth

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SCPD Weekend Report: 04/11/14 at 4:00 PM – 04/14/14 at 8:00 AM

For the weekend, beginning Friday, April 11, 2014 at 4:00 pm and ending Monday, April 14th 2014 at 8:00 am, Officers of the Silver City Police Department responded to 66 calls for service and had 284-- Continue reading

Georgetown Fire Information - 4/13/14 - 6:45 pm

UPDATE Situation: Grant County and USFS Fire Crews are making good progress on the Georgetown Fire and no structures are immediately threatened at this time. An airtanker from Alamogordo will be utilized to help further stop the spread of the fire and strengthen containment lines. There continue to be no evacuations at this time.

Situation: Grant County and USFS Fire Crews are responding to a human-caused wildfire burning in the Georgetown area east of Silver City. 

Start Date & Time: 4/13/2014 @ approx.. 1745
Start Location: Georgetown area, east of Silver City

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Red Flag Warning Today Sunday, April 13,2014

...With High Fire Danger In Place...Conditions Remain Critically DryWith Strong Winds Returning Today Across Southern New Mexico And FarWest Texas To Produce A Critical Fire Weather Window...

.Extremely Dry Conditions...Above Normal Temperatures...And StrongWinds Will Return Again This Afternoon. Temperatures Will RunAbout 5-7 Degrees Above Normal As Minimum Relative Humidity ValuesDrop Into The Lower And Middle Teens Across The Lower Elevations.Another Approaching Upper Level Trough Will Bring Windy ConditionsThis Afternoon As Westerly Winds Increase Into The 20 To 30 Mph Range.The Pattern Is Not Quite A Classic Critical Fire Weather PatternBut Long-Term Drought...Dry And Abundant Fuels...And RecentWildfire Activity Combined With The Dry...Warm...And WindyConditions Suggest That Large Fire Growth Is Likely With Any NewIgnitions.-- Continue reading

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