Published on Saturday, 28 May 2016 09:51
LUNA, NM; May 28, 2016 – For Immediate Release – The lightning-caused Spur Fire on the Quemado Ranger District of the Gila National Forest has not grown and remains at 815 acres. On Friday, cooler temperatures and a trace of rain slowed fire activity; however, predicted hot and dry conditions could set up fuels to have greater potential for fire growth through the holiday weekend. Fire crews will continue to prepare forest trails 33 and 34 to the west and hold fire south of Forest Service Road 3020 and west of 49 (Toriette Lake Rd).-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 20:56
Folks were proud of their We Love Our Coaches T-shirts at the Silver School Board special meeting held Thursday, May 26. From left are Christina Trewern, Perla Castillo, Heather Holguin, Sheila Topmiller, Jewel Eva Jackson, Lisa Trewern and Haley Trewern.
Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy
Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 16:43
By Mary Alice Murphy
"I began the job on Wednesday, May 18," Carmen Vendelin, new Silver City Museum director, said.
When asked where she was from, she said she originally lived in Boise, Idaho, but attended high school and college in Seattle, WA; graduate school in Chicago; and more graduate school in New Jersey. She got a job in Philadelphia, but she wanted to get back to the West.
She next worked at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe.
"I had planned a trip in 2014 to New Mexico, and Silver City was on the itinerary, but I got the job in Santa Fe and just moved to the state," Vendelin said. "I wanted to be in a drier climate again, and I missed the mountains.
"I was lucky to get the job in Santa Fe, and had been interested in Silver City," Vendelin said. "I thought that the one job I would really like would be the Silver City Museum directorship, if it ever came open. It did and I was selected."
As for goals and changes she envisions for the Silver City Museum, she said she wants to revamp the exhibit spaces, especially with wall color and perhaps create separate spaces for the house and the historical aspects of the area.
Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 15:48
By Mary Alice Murphy
After some research, this reporter discovered that not only are two fires—Spur in the Quemado Ranger District, and North in the Magdalena Ranger District—burning in New Mexico, but several lightning-caused fires are burning in Arizona for benefit to the health of a couple of national forests.
The Beat tries to post updates as received on the two New Mexico fires.-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 14:48
Magdalena, NM; May 26, 2016 - The Magdalena Ranger District’s North Fire has increased in size to 2,920 acres. Approximately 117 personnel are assigned to the incident. This lightning-caused fire is being actively managed for multiple resource benefits. The North Fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM.-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 14:47
LUNA, NM; May 27, 2016 – The lightning-caused Spur Fire on the Quemado Ranger District of the Gila National Forest has grown to approximately 815 acres. New growth is within the perimeter identified under confine/contain strategy. Punky Moore, Public Information Officer explains, “The confine/contain strategy means personnel will take actions to stop or redirect the fire as it approaches certain boundaries but take less restrictive actions as the fire moves south where it can be managed to reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health.” Fire crews will continue to prepare forest trails 33 and 34 to the west and hold fire south of Forest Service Road 3020 and west of 49 (Toriette Lake Rd).-- Continue reading
Published on Friday, 27 May 2016 08:34
By Margaret Hopper
The doors of the Silver Consolidated Schools administration building were locked before 5:00 Thursday evening for the school district special meeting, while cars filled the parking lots, front and back, and people milled out front, waiting for entry. The crowd continued to grow and the wait was long. The most significant commonality was the sports uniforms so many wore: softball, baseball, football, track – the owners wore them proudly. And, for a change, so many of them were high school kids, although a number of adults there were wearing them, too.
Word came that the doors would open at 5:45 p.m., in time for the meeting. Knowing seating could be limited in the boardroom, those standing at the front did not move far; those in back could mill around, but those near the doors didn't risk losing those places. Time ticked slowly by.-- Continue reading
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