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Fire Information

Situation: New fire on the west side of the Rio Grande in Valencia County near Jarales

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION

Incident Name: Farms

Start Date & Time: 04/01/15 @1345

Start Location: Jarales, Valencia County

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Freeport-McMoRan Foundation's Community Investment Fund makes award presentations

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

On Monday morning, March 30, at a seminar room in Western New Mexico University's Student Memorial Bulding, a room full of champions and awardees gathered to present and receive sizable checks from the Freeport-McMoRan Foundation.

Kevin Cook of Freeport McMoRan Inc. Community Development oversees the local process  of determining awardees of a total of $500,000 in Freeport-McMoRan Foundation grants that are handed out each year through an application process.-- Continue reading

Red Flag Warning for Thursday, April 2, 2015

Red Flag Warning for Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fire Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm
242 Pm Mdt Wed Apr 1 2015

...dry And Windy Conditions Continue On Thursday...

.an Upper Level Trough Will Be Moving Over The Rockies On
Thursday. As It Does...west Winds Will Be On The Increase Across
The Region. Sustained 20 Ft Speeds Of 20 To 30 Mph Are Likely With
Higher Gusts. Relative Humidities Will Be Falling Into The Single
Digits For Most Locations Leading To An Increased Fire Threat.-- Continue reading

Silver City Ranger District Plans Bar Six Prescribed Fire

SILVER CITY, N.M., April 1, 2015 – After the current weather system exits the area, fire managers plan to initiate the Bar Six Prescribed Fire on the Silver City Ranger District. This 650-acre broadcast burn may begin Friday, April 3 approximately 12 miles southwest of Silver City, N.M., less than one mile southwest of the Flying A subdivision off Forest Road (FR) 118 and FR 851, also called Red Rock Road.-- Continue reading

UNM School of Medicine holds 50th anniversary event in Silver City

 Article by Mary Alice Murphy. Photos by Mary Alice Murphy, unless otherwise indicated.

Western New Mexico University President Joseph Shepard welcomed students and representatives from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine to WNMU's Besse-Forward Global Resource Center on Saturday afternoon, March 28, 2015.-- Continue reading

Fire Weather Watch for Thursday 040215

Fire Weather Message
National Weather Service El Paso Tx/santa Teresa Nm
1240 Pm Mdt Tue Mar 31 2015

...Dry And Windy Conditions Expected On Thursday...

.an Upper Level Trough Will Be Moving Over The Rockies On
Thursday. As It Does...west Winds Will Be On The Increase Across
The Region With Speeds Of 20 To 30 Mph Likely With Higher Gusts.
Relative Humidities Will Be Falling Into The Single Digits For
Most Locations Leading To An Increased Fire Threat.-- Continue reading

High Desert Sportsmen's Club Gun Show 032815

The High Desert Sportsmen's Club held its annual Gun Show at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center on Saturday and Sunday. 

Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Cobre School Board hears from student representative on PARCC

By Margaret Hopper

The Cobre school board met at the District Office in Bayard on March 30. The closed meeting began at 6 p.m., according to board president Toy Sepulveda, where they discussed student identifiable information, the audit report, limited personnel and goals for the superintendent. No decisions were made at that time.-- Continue reading

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