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Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Start Date: June 6, 2020
Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 85
Containment: 45% Size: 10,686 acres
Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, brush, and chaparral
Incident Commander: Marcus Cornwell, ICT3

SUMMARY:

Update includes seven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 147 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
20 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
6 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Luna County
50 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Sandoval County
41 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Torrance County
6 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility

The Department of Health on Tuesday reported seven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

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Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Start Date: June 6, 2020
Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 85
Containment: 40% Size: 10,276 acres
Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, brush, and chaparral
Resources: Four initial attack handcrews, two Type 6 light fire engines, one Type 3 light helicopter. Air tankers are available at the Gila Aerial Fire Base.
Incident Commander: Marcus Cornwell, ICT3

SUMMARY:

[Editor's Note: This is part 3 of a series of article addressing the Grant County Commission work session of June 16 and the regular meeting June 18, 2020. This article will cover the new business items. Articles approved at the regular meeting will be so noted in this article.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

Grant County commissioners continued with a review of new business items at the work session on June 16, 2020.

In the first item in new business, at the work session, County Manager Charlene Webb said one applicant for renewal to the County Shooting Range Advisory Board had been received. "I recommend you re-appoint Milo Lambert to the board." Commissioners concurred by approving his application at the regular meeting.

By Roger Lanse

Silver City Police Department officers responded to two burglary calls on Monday, June 15, 2020; one at about 8:30 a.m. at the La Bonita Bakery on 3110 N. Silver Street and the other to a residence at 718 E. 15th Street at about 1:20 p.m.

When the owner of the bakery entered her store that morning, according to a police report, she saw numerous items scattered throughout the business and assumed that someone had broken in. After officers made sure the building was secure, they checked the perimeter of the building and noticed the door on the south side of the business appeared to be damaged. The report stated the door had been punctured through near the lock and the only thing keeping the door closed was duct tape that had been placed on the outside of the door. Officers considered the suspects may have taped the door to keep it closed to allay any suspicions from passersby.

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 128 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
22 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Curry County
16 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
11 new cases in Hidalgo County
8 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
32 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Monday reported no additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. The number of deaths of New Mexico residents related to COVID-19 remains at 469.

Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Start Date: June 6, 2020 Size: 9823 acres 
Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 85 Containment: 30%
Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, brush, and chaparral
Resources: Four initial attack handcrews, two Type 6 light fire engines, one Type 3 light helicopter. Air tankers are available at the Gila Aerial Fire Base.

TRANSITION: Yesterday at 1800 (6pm) the transition from the Gila Las Cruces Zone Type 3 Team to local resources with Marcus Cornwell as Type 3 Incident Commander (IC) was completed. The complexity of the fire will remain the same. The reduction in personnel is due to the hard work of the outgoing team and the reduction of fire activity.

SUMMARY:

[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a series of articles on long Grant County Commission meetings on June 16 and 18, 2020]

By Mary Alice Murphy

After hearing presentations at the work session, County Manager Charlene Webb began a review of the agenda for the regular session.

She said a Gila Regional Medical Center update would be given by Interim Chief Executive Officer Scott Manis at the regular meeting. 

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