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Grant County 4-H winners locally and at district

By Tayler Lamb
Grant County 4-H Council Reporter
July 1, 2015

Grant County 4-H held their county indoor contests on June 9, 2015 at Stout Elementary. There were quite a few 4-H participants who competed in the various contests such as livestock judging, sewing, public speaking, demonstrations and a horticulture contest. Contestants were challenged with plant, fruit and vegetable identification for the horticulture contest and future public speakers were competing with "impromptu" topics, as well as prepared speeches and demonstrations.

Livestock judgers place a class of animals such as pigs, goats, lambs and steers for breeding or market quality.-- Continue reading

Small Stream Flood Advisory 070215

Small Stream Flood Advisory 070215

The National Weather Service In El Paso Has Issued A

* Small Stream Flood Advisory For...
Northeastern Grant County In South Central New Mexico...
Northwestern Sierra County In North Central New Mexico...

* Until 530 Pm Mdt-- Continue reading

Commissary Fire Update -- July 2, 2015

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION for the Santa Fe National Forest

Start Date: June 5, 2015 Percent Contained: 0%

Size: 1,700 acres Growth Potential: Low
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 took advantage of the drier weather yesterday and strengthened the western perimeter along Forest Road 66, burning 150 acres. With wetter conditions forecasted today, crews will continue chipping and piling operations around the perimeter today.-- Continue reading

NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge Public Involvement Meeting July 8

Silver City: The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) with Interstate Highway Construction will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge Reconstruction Project for Silver City, NM.

When:

6:00 pm to 7:30 pm

Wednesday July 8, 2015

Where:

Grant County Convention Center

3031 Highway 180 - E

Silver City, NM

-- Continue reading

LIST ADDED: GRMC Presents Long-Term Service Awards

LIST ADDED: GRMC Presents Long-Term Service Awards

A few of the 152 long-term service awardees on hand after the ceremony.

Photo and Article by Mary Alice Murphy

Gila Regional Medical Center presented year pins to 29 recipients who in 2014 had worked at the hospital for five years; and to 32 who have reached the five-year mark in 2015.-- Continue reading

Red Canyon Fire at 16,723 Acres-July 2, 2015

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION FOR THE

U.S. Forest Service
Cibola National Forest and National Grasslands
Magdalena Ranger District
Magdalena, New Mexico

Red Canyon Fire at 16,723 Acres

Magdalena, NM; July 2, 2015 - AM -- For Immediate Release. The Red Canyon fire on the Magdalena Ranger District grew in size to 16,723 acres. The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains, 2 miles southeast of Grassy Lookout and 27 miles southwest of Magdalena, NM.-- Continue reading

WNMU hosts Social Media event

WNMU hosts Social Media event

By Mary Alice Murphy

Kristelle Siarza, Siarza Social Digital chief executive officer, gave an overview of and tips for the use of social media at the Western new Mexico University-sponsored event held at Billy's BBQ.

"My connection to Silver City is that I used to work for marketing agencies that were active in town," Siarza said. "I now live in Albuquerque and share my passion.

"Social media takes a village," she said. She showed photos of and talked about her two team members, one of whom was a former student of hers.

"I started the company in November 2014," Siarza said.

She said the three goals for social media are to be social, keep hacking and reach differently. By hacking, she briefly explained, she meant persistence at doing social media.

Siarza also showed a pyramid with storytelling at the foundation, engagement in the middle and reporting at the top.

-- Continue reading

Commissary Fire Update July 1, 2015, 09:00 A.M.

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION for the
Santa Fe National Forest

Start Date: June 5, 2015 Percent Contained: 0%
Size: 1,550 acres Growth Potential: Low
Vegetation: Ponderosa pine, aspen, mixed conifer, grass and brush

Summary: Crews on the lightning-caused Commissary Fire on the Pecos/Las Vegas Ranger District will continue chipping and piling operations around the perimeter of the fire today. Fire managers will take advantage of the drier weather today and attempt to burn 200 to 300 acres along Forest Road 66 and along Forest Road 66F.-- Continue reading

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