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Gila Las Cruces Type 3 Incident Management Team
Ricky Cox—Incident Commander
Buzzard Fire

Crews Focus on Line Construction on Southwest Side of Buzzard Fire
June 9, 2018 Daily Update
Acres: 40,303 Start Date: May 22, 2018
Cause: Human-caused Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF)
Containment: 68% Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)
Total Personnel: 513

General Information: Firefighters continue to assess fire growth along the southwestern edge of the fire as the fire backs down ridges from Eagle Peak. As fire crews secure fire lines along the eastern portion of the fire, opportunities for suppression repair and rehabilitation are occurring. A Burned Area Emergency Response (BAER) team will be surveying intensely burned areas to recommend emergency treatments to stabilize and prevent degradation to private property, natural and cultural resources.

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION
SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #1

BEA DAY - INCIDENT COMMANDER

 Ute Park Residents Return; Smoke to Remain in Coming Days

Acres: 36,740 acres (26,387 acres on Philmont Scout Ranch) Percent Containment: 77%
Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Jurisdiction: NM State Fuels: Grass, Piñon Juniper, Mixed Conifer
Origin Location: Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron
Resources: 545 personnel including 13 crews, 10 helicopters, 18 engines, 4 bulldozers, 7 water tenders

Colfax County lifted the evacuation for Ute Park today at 10 a.m. All property access off NM 204 is still closed and under evacuation orders. Please visit the Colfax County website for more information http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/.

By Mary Alice Murphy

img 0216Faye McCalmontThe first of two speakers introduced by Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce Board Chairman Derek Ratcliff was Faye McCalmont, special assistant for cultural affairs to the Western New Mexico University President.

McCalmont talked about the upcoming Fiesta Latina, which will take place June 22-24 on the WNMU campus, primarily at Old James Stadium.

The Mercado, which will feature many artisan vendors from throughout Mexico, will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday.

Juniper Fire

Location: Glenwood Ranger District, in the San Francisco Breaks. Legal Description T12S, R21W, Section 25.

Start Date: June 7, 2018

Size: ~120 acres

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Piñon juniper and grass

Resources: Fire being held with minimal spread potential. Reducing staffing and will be monitored by air beginning tomorrow.

Containment: 80%

As Fire Activity Decreases, Erosion Control and Seeding Work Continues
June 8, 2018 Daily Update
Acres: 40,303 Start Date: May 22, 2018
Cause: Human-caused Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF)
Containment: 68% Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)
Total Personnel: 513

General Information: At 6:00 a.m. Friday morning, June 8, 2018, the Gila Las Cruces Type 3 Incident Management Team took over management of the Buzzard Fire. Firefighters continue to patrol and secure fire lines providing opportunities for suppression repair and rehabilitation to occur. Erosion control and seeding of dozer and hand lines will continue.

By Mary Alice Murphy

Although the agenda for the special meeting on Thursday, June 7, 2018, was changed from a single purpose to two action items, commissioners made a decision on what five out of nine candidates they would question at the Tuesday, June 12, combined work and regular sessions.

When it came time to approve the agenda, which had two items, one to approve or disapprove a letter of request to the Children, Youth and Families Department regarding a juvenile justice continuum position and the selection of five Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustee candidates, Commissioner Alicia Edwards requested commissioner comments be added prior to the executive session. The agenda was approved with the addition.

The letter of request was explained by County Attorney Abigail Burgess. "This letter requests to continue the juvenile justice continuum position to replace Bianca Padilla, who has moved away."

Silver City, NM – In order to continue the progress being made on the campus underground utilities and College Avenue beautification project, College Avenue will be closed to all traffic just west of the Cooper Street intersection and just east of the D Street intersection. The closure begins Monday, June 11, and will remain in effect through the duration of the project.

Traffic will be rerouted on 8th Street via Cooper Street (southbound) and Bayard Street (northbound) and via D Street, however the public should avoid the area while the project is underway.

Access to the Student Memorial Building/Brancheau PE Complex/Light Hall/Castorena Hall/Felipe de Ortego y Gasca Cultural Center parking lot will be available through the west entrance, as the east entrance will remain closed until the project’s completion as well. The normally one-way exit will function as a two-way entrance and exit, so courtesy and caution should be exercised.

EMNRD-Forestry Division
Ute Park Fire - June 8, 2018 Morning Update

Southwest Area Incident
Management Team #1

Bea Day- Incident Commander

Ute Park Evacuation to be Lifted at 10 a.m.; US Highway 64 Remains Closed for Public Safety

Acres: 36,740 acres (based on more accurate mapping) Percent Containment: 66%
Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Jurisdiction: NM State Fuels: Grass, Piñon Juniper, Mixed Conifer
Origin Location: Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron
Resources: 618 personnel including 15 crews, 8 helicopters, 26 engines, 6 bulldozers, 10 water tenders

Colfax County will be lifting the evacuation for Ute Park today at 10 a.m. All property access off NM 204 is still closed and under evacuation orders. Please visit the Colfax County website for more information http://www.co.colfax.nm.us/ .

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