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Reserve, NM, October 6, 2017—For Immediate Release. The Reserve Ranger District, Gila National Forest, would like to inform the public that repair work along NFSR 141 will start back up on Tuesday, October 10. There will be semi-trucks and heavy machinery working and traveling along FR141 from the forest portal sign to mile marker 19. FR141 will not be shut down, but travelers should expect delays where traffic is reduced to one lane. The Reserve Ranger District is asking the public to please slow down, watch for workers, and be aware of additional, slow-moving traffic on the road.

The repair work is expected to be completed by Thursday October 12. For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila.

Bayard Police Department

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Missing persons
Bayard Elementary
Officer advised there is another missing child after school just like yesterday/the parents are angry at him because he is asking too many questions/the child was found.

Monday, Oct. 2

Burglary
Cobre Mine
Caller advised that some radios and fire extinguishers were taken.

Larceny
Broken Arrow Drive – Silver Acres
Caller advised his license plate was stolen. Caller advised he did not know the address where this occurred and stated it was his friend’s vehicle, but caller could not provide deputy with a name and stated his friend was in jail. Deputy advised caller when his friend, unknown name, gets out of jail to contact GCSO.

Monday, Oct. 2

Grafitti
W. Market Street
Caller advised someone wrote on one of the windows of her home with marker. Officer clear with public service/magic marker will come off.

Criminal damage to property
High Desert Humane Society
Front gate was cut open.

photo 1 rsInventory crew; from left to right, back row: Ron Parry, Alison Boyd, Jeff Boyd, Nathan Newcomer, Miguel Schulte, Sean McRae, John Conway; middle row: Dennis Switzer, Lisa Fields, Carol Martin, Sarah Simmons, Rachel Zollinger; front row: Liam Claus, Richard Martin, Richard Mahler, Steve Martlett. Another member of the crew, Sonnie Sussillo, took the photograph.At the meeting of the Gila Native Plant Society on Friday, October 20, 2017, Nathan Newcomer will present a program entitled "Protecting Wilderness & Wild and Scenic Rivers in the Gila National Forest". The Gila National Forest is currently undergoing a plan revision, something that hasn't happened in 30 years. As a part of the plan revision, the Forest Service is required to look at recommending areas for Wilderness and Wild & Scenic River designation. For the past four years, Nathan and a team of dedicated volunteers have been out on the ground conducting inventories of these lands and waters that they believe qualify for protection. Come learn about some of the wildest places left in the Gila, and ways that you can get involved.

Widowed and Single Persons of Grant County monthly meeting is Monday, November 13, 2017, 10:30 am at Cross Point Assembly of God Church, 11600 Hwy 180 E. Cecelia Bell will talk about "The Bayard Happenings". Cost for lunch is $12. All singles are welcome. For information call 575-437-3643.

Silver City, NM — All Gila National Forest offices and ranger stations will be closed on Monday, October 9. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, October 10.

Despite the office closure, fire personnel, law enforcement officers, and recreation staff will be on-duty on the holiday for the safety of visitors.

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