FLOOD ADVISORY IN EFFECT UNTIL 430 PM MDT THIS AFTERNOON...
* WHAT...Flooding caused by excessive rainfall is expected.
* WHERE...A portion of southwest New Mexico, including the following
* WHEN...Until 430 PM MDT.
* IMPACTS...Minor flooding in low-lying and poor drainage areas.
Southern Gila Foothills/Mimbres Valley NM-
Southern Gila Highlands/Black Range NM-
Southwest Desert/Lower Gila River Valley NM-
Upper Gila River Valley NM-
216 PM MDT Mon Jul 3 2023
...A strong thunderstorm will impact portions of central Grant and
northern Hidalgo Counties through 245 PM MDT...
At 216 PM MDT, Doppler radar was tracking a strong thunderstorm 5
miles north of White Signal. This storm was nearly stationary.
Silver City athletes competed in the 2023 USATF NM state junior Olympic track and field championships
A group of 9 Silver City athletes competed in the 2023 USATF New Mexico State Junior Olympic Track and Field Championships in Rio Rancho, NM on June 10 and 11. 2023. All participants placing first through fourth qualified for the USATF Region 10 meet to be held in Albuquerque on July 6-9. The Regional meet will include the best teams from Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, and West Texas.
Results are as follows:
By Mary Alice Murphy
The Grant County Commissioner held a special meeting to make decisions on several agreements and resolutions.
The Grant County Commission, after the traditional opening ceremonies, including the Pledge of Allegiance and the Salute to the State Flag, as well as the approval of the agenda, next heard public input.
Danny Castillo, the first to speak, thanked the commissioners for allowing him to speak on behalf of the Grant County Sheriff's Department deputies and introduced himself as the chaplain of the Grant County Sheriff's Office. "I got permission to bring this vest in. It's pretty heavy; it weighs a good 20-25 pounds. I think it's a daily reminder of the dangers of the job. Every time I put it on, it's a weighty reminder that the job carries the weight of danger. Every time they say goodbye to their family in the morning, it may be the last time. I've seen the deputies at work, and I am always amazed at how calm they remain even when faced with a violent individual. I hope the commissioners can give them a raise for their hard job. At the end of a 12-hour shift, they are dead tired.
Gila National Forest
Robert Laeng IC - Dustin Roper IC (t)
Information Phone: 575-388-8211
Hours: 8 am-4:30pm
Start Date: May 18, 2023
Location: 40 miles west of Winston, NM
Fuels: Timber, piñon/juniper and grass
Personnel: 140, 1 Type 1 Helicopter, 2 Type 3 Helicopters
Yesterday, crews completed about half of the planned hand ignitions along the Iron Trail (771) to remove available fuels and establish containment along the southeastern fire perimeter in the Burnt Corral Canyon area. Today, crews will monitor and hold yesterday's ignitions through hot, dry conditions. Hand ignitions along Iron Trail #771 and White Rocks Trail #27 may continue tomorrow if conditions prove favorable. Crews continue monitoring fire activity and effectiveness of past suppression actions west of Indian Creek and an area of heat in the Log Canyon area.
By Mary Alice Murphy
According to PNM at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 1, 2023, more than 2000 customers are without power in the Mining District, Tyrone and Arenas Valley. Anticipated restoration of power at 8:45 p.m.
A call to a customer on CenturyLink resulted in the message: “Due to telephone company troubles, your call cannot be completed at this time.”
Latest is the four-way light at Swan Street is out and SCPD is doing manual traffic control.