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UPDATE: Crews Responding to Wildfire on Reserve Ranger District

UPDATE:8:19 p.m.

Suppression Efforts Continue on Wine Fire

RESERVE, N.M., April 18, 2015 - 8:00 p.m. – Suppression efforts continue on the Wine Fire located 23 miles east of Reserve, NM near Wine Canyon.

The fire is estimated at 21 acres with about 40 personnel assigned to the incident. The wildfire is human-caused; no structures are threatened.

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Red Flag Warning In Effect From 1 pm This Afternoon To 8 pm 041814

Red Flag Warning In Effect From 1 pm This Afternoon To 8 pm 041814

Dry And Windy Conditions Will Return Today...

.a Stronger Upper Low Over Southern Colorado Will Move Slowly
Eastward Today. Lee-side Cyclogenesis Will Lead To A Tight
Surface Pressure Gradient Over Much Of New Mexico And Far West
Texas... While A Very Dry Air Mass Remains In Place. Sustained
Winds Of 20 Mph At The 20-foot Level Are Expected While Minimum
Relative Humidity Values Will Drop Into The Lower Teens...creating
Critical Fire Weather Conditions.

Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-
South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley-el Paso-
Hudspeth-
651 Am Mdt Sat Apr 18 2015-- Continue reading

Grant County Water Commission discusses funding for water project

By Mary Alice Murphy

The first order of business for the Grant County Water Commission was to appoint the chairman and vice chairman. Silver City Town Manager Alex Brown was approved to remain as chairman and Hurley Mayor Edward Encinas will serve as vice chairman.

As this was the first meeting of the year for the group, the members approved the Open Meetings Act resolution.

The main topic for the meeting was to discuss further funding for the regional water project.

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Santa Clara Mayor signs agreement with state

Santa Clara Mayor signs agreement with state

Santa Clara Mayor Richard Bauch signs agreement with state (Photo Courtesy of Shirley Wiegel)

By Mary Alice Murphy

Santa Clara Mayor Richard Bauch signed an agreement with the state of New Mexico this-- Continue reading

Long time MRAC Executive Director Faye McCalmont Announces her Departure

Long time MRAC Executive Director Faye McCalmont Announces her Departure

Faye McCalmont (Courtesy Photo)

Silver City, NM – If you've had the pleasure of jamming out to a free music festival, walked past the radiant colors of a mural, or worn a gown to celebrate the arts you have probably experienced one of the dynamic offerings that represent the Mimbres Region Arts Council.

Building communities and enriching culture are something that MRAC has worked toward for the past 30 years, and one woman has made it her mission to do so. Faye McCalmont has led the charge as MRAC's Executive Director for the past 20 years, and she has decided it's time to pass the torch. "I have so enjoyed my time at the helm of the Arts Council. I love this organization and all the wonderful people involved in making it such a success. But, 20 years is long enough and I'm excited to see how the organization will benefit from a fresh view and new ideas. We have built a solid, strong foundation that can support growth in the future. The MRAC Board and staff are committed and hardworking and will see the organization through this transition," says McCalmont.-- Continue reading

Freeze Warning In Effect From 4 Am To 9 Am MDT Friday 041715

Freeze Warning In Effect From 4 Am To 9 Am MDT Friday 041715

Upper Gila River Valley-southern Gila Highlands/black Range-Southern Gila Foothills/mimbres Valley-Eastern Black Range Foothills-Including The Cities Of...gila Hot Springs...buckhorn...Mule Creek...cliff...Silver City...lake Roberts...kingston...

Fort Bayard...mimbres...faywood...hurley...grant County Airport...Hillsboro...winston256 Pm Mdt Thu Apr 16 2015

...Freeze Warning In Effect From 4 Am To 9 Am Mdt Friday...

The National Weather Service In El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Has
Issued A Freeze Warning...which Is In Effect From 4 Am To 9 Am
Mdt Friday.-- Continue reading

Red Flag warning in effect for much of region 041615

Red Flag warning in effect for much of region 041615

Windy And Dry Conditions Across Much Of The Region Today...

.a Strong Upper Low Will Be Moving Into The Four Corners Region Today With A Strong Southwest Flow Bringing Windy ConditionsTo The Region Today. Temperatures Will Be About 8 To 15 DegreesCooler Than Wednesday...but Relative Humidities Will Be FallingInto The Single Digits For Many Locations. The Combination OfStrong Winds And Low Relative Humidities Will Create CriticalFire Weather Conditions Late This Morning Into The Early Evening.

Southwest Deserts And Lowlands-South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley-Capitan And Sacramento Mountains-el Paso-hudspeth-652 Am Mdt Thu Apr 16 2015-- Continue reading

Southwest Leadership Program students graduate

Photos and article by Mary Alice Murphy

Kathie Gilbert, who facilitated the Southwest Leadership Program process, said the students met three times in January, and two times each month since. The graduation of the 15-member class was held in the Western New Mexico University Global Resource Center auditorium Wednesday, April 15.-- Continue reading

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