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gnf sidebar copySilver City, NM, October 15, 2017—For Immediate Release. The Gila National Forest is considered a frequent-fire forest. It is a forest which consists of dry mixed-conifer and ponderosa pine which has historically experienced frequent, low-intensity fire. Creating a management strategy that will increasing the resistance and resiliency of the Gila National Forest is part of the current and future planning of this forest.

In alignment with that strategy are the restoration accomplishments of Fiscal Year (FY) 2017:
· Over 14,000 acres of prescribed burning was accomplished in both non-wildland urban interface and wildland urban interface areas. This was accomplished with the assistance of many partners.
· Over 68,000 acres of land were treated with wildland fire.

The end result of this restoration work will be a more fire-resilient forest for future generations.

For information on the Gila National Forest, check out our website at http://www.fs.usda.gov/gila .

Oct. 22 at 10 am, 3845 North Swan Street - "The World as Our Neighbor, Silver City, 1880" This service is in keeping with a Unitarian Universalist theme, "Hate Has No Home Here" which in turn is based on our First Principle, "The inherent worth and dignity of every person." Tom Hester, local historian, will examine and explain data from the 1880 census to demonstrate how varied the people of Silver City were at when it first began.

This Sunday will be a Family Program Sunday and families are invited to participate, with special activities for children. There will be coffee and conversation after the service, and visitors are always welcome. If you'd like to find out more about the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Silver City, email uufellowshipofsilvercity@gmail.com or visit our website at www.uufsc.com.

The Silver City Museum is excited to announce that in mid-January the museum will host the exhibit Flamenco: From Spain to New Mexico. The traveling exhibit will open in January and be on display until the end of May, 2018.

Known as a folkloric art form that began among the Gypsy people of southern Spain, Flamenco: From Spain to the New Mexico traces flamenco to its arrival in the United States and its rise as an international art form now enjoyed by millions. Now a declared a ‘Masterpiece of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity' by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Silver City will have the opportunity to explore flamenco's unique and elegant style.

Silver City, NM — The Gila National Forest received a report of a possible mountain lion sighting near the Mogollon Box day-use area on the Silver City Ranger District. Educational and cautionary signs will be posted at the kiosks.

This is a "watch out" situation. Encounters with mountain lions are rare, but understanding their behavior can enhance your safety. Mountain lions tend to spend the day in dense cover and be out more at dawn and dusk. We have a responsibility to be sensible and be aware, not afraid. If you were to encounter a mountain lion – the best way to ensure that both you and the lion leave safely is to back away slowly, while continuing to look as big and intimidating as possible, leaving the lion avenues of escape. Most wild animals want to avoid humans.

Bayard Police Department

Monday, Oct. 9

Unwanted subject
N. East Street
Caller advised that a named male is there fighting with her mom and he has been drinking. Officer advised negative contact with anyone at the house/will do a heavy frequent patrol.

Monday, Oct. 9

Domestic disturbance
Pheasant Drive
Caller advised that a named individual is trying to take the kids and is causing problems. Advised the individual has a CTW for this address. Deputy advised clear/nothing physical/kids are okay and sleeping.

Monday. Oct. 9

Durango Street
Caller advised that a fight is going on above the hill and cars keep going up there as well. Officer arrested one and released on a CTA.

2016 declare your major rsManuel Rodriguez, Director of the WNMU Language Institute, grills during last spring's Declare Your Major event, jointly hosted by the WNMU's Humanities and Business departments.Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University students will have a couple of opportunities to learn about some of the institution's departments and officially declare their majors at upcoming Declare Your Major events.

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