Update 3-Update -2: Arizona Crash closes I-10 since yesterday and will continue

 I-10 westbound lanes are now open in Arizona. Removed from NM Roads.

[Editor's Note: If you plan a trip to Tucson today, plan on extra hours for detour! Yesterday it was 2.5 hours around the Chiricahuas.]

Update 2: 


ARIZONA CRASH- Lordsburg Area

I-10 westbound lanes at milepost 5 are closed due to a crash on the Arizona side of I-10. Westbound traffic is being detoured onto NM 80 (Road Forks).  Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and watch for emergency personnel, and equipment. Please expect delays.

Commercial Motor Vehicles (CMV) highly recommended to continue to use I-25 north to I-40 west. No oversized loads are permitted into AZ on I-10.

Update 1:

According to https://www.kold.com/2023/05/03/i-10-closed-after-deadly-crash-us-191-west-willcox/ , the detour has changed for westbound traffic. The incident happened at milepost 331 west of Willcox. 

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Gila National Forest holds public meeting on Grapevine Campground 050123

img 20220820 181418098During the August 2022 flooding at Grapevine Campground (Courtesy of Gila National Forest)By Mary Alice Murphy

On May 1, 2023, staff members from the Gila National Forest invited the public to interact at several tables set in the large meeting room at the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business and Conference Center. Forest Service personnel stood at each table to answer questions and explain, using Forest Service maps, the several options for camping they had developed for the public to comment on.

The purpose of the meeting was for members of the public to talk to GNF personnel to hear from them, as well as express opinions on options to deal with the closure of the Grapevine Campground on the Gila River near Gila Hot Springs.

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Piñon Post article: Transgender cyclist wins major New Mexico tournament

[Editor's Note: I received permission from the Piñon Post editor to post this article] For the Twitter videos please visit:


Transgender cyclist wins major New Mexico tournament

By Renato Costa ~ May 2, 2023

Austin ReillyFrom left: Shayna Powles (DNA Pro Cycling), Austin Killips (Amy D Foundation), Nadia Gontova (Roxo Racing). Via Tour of the Gila. Photo courtesy of Tour of the Gila.


Over the weekend, transgender cyclist Austin Killips competed in the women's Tour of the Gila tournament, a major Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)-sanctioned competition in Silver City, New Mexico. UCI is the world governing body for sports cycling and oversees international competitive cycling events. The UCI is based in Aigle, Switzerland.

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Statement from Tour of the Gila 2023

Tour of the Gila celebrates another year of racing in the Gila. The 36th year of this iconic event was made possible by the tremendous dedication and support of numerous volunteers from the southwestern New Mexico community.

This race marks the first time an openly trans athlete (Austin Killips from Amy D Foundation) has won a UCI Women's Stage Race. Tour of the Gila is a UCI sanctioned and regulated race; as such, Tour of the Gila is required to follow the rules and regulations set forth by UCI. All rules and regulations on racer eligibility and classification are set forth by the UCI and USA Cycling and must be followed by event organizers.

Tour of the Gila recognizes the passionate debate regarding rider eligibility and classifications of riders set by UCI and USA Cycling and encourages UCI and USA Cycling to host an open discussion on the matter. All comments regarding rider eligibility should be directed to UCI and USA Cycling.

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GRMC Governing Board of 042723 part 2

[Editor's Note: This is part 2 and the final article on the GRMC Governing Board meeting on April 27, 2023. It begins the reports and updates from leadership.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The first report at the Gila Regional Medical Center Governing Board meeting on April 27, 2023 came from Interim Chief Nursing Officer Cynthia Lewis. "Our focus has been on community needs, social determinants of health and some of the entities that support community health while working with the team members in the organization. You have a great group of folks at Gila Regional working with the leaders, working at the patient level and understanding what the patient needs are. We continue to identify gaps to better meet the patient needs so they choose to come to the organization. One of the things we are working on is to increase the throughput through the Emergency Department. National studies show that the increase of behavioral health or brain chemistry disorders with associated addictive diseases increased the ED length of stay by 30 percent. We are working on ways to decrease that and better meet the patients' needs. Our organization is spending a fair amount of time on the Meditech Expanse upgrade. And we continue to spend time on identifying gaps where we may have some improvement opportunities."

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CANCELLED: Grant County Sheriff's Office seeks help on missing person's report

adrian torres picThe Grant County Sheriff's Office is looking for assistance in reference to a missing person's report. Adrian Torres was last seen in the area of #4 Shannon Rd in Silver City, New Mexico. He was last seen and heard from the early morning of April 30, 2023 at approximately 1:39 A.M.

Adrian Torres was last seen wearing a gray in color Kansas City Chiefs hoodie, blue jeans, brown cowboy boots, and a camouflage ball cap with the Kansas City Chiefs logo on it. Adrian is about 5ft 9in tall and approximately 260lbs. Adrian has a tattoo on his right forearm of the Punisher Skull, tattoo on his right shoulder "Naomi," and a ring tattoo on his left ring finger.

If anyone has any information regarding Adrian Torres on his whereabouts, Please contact the Grant County Sheriff's Office at 575-574-0100 or Central Dispatch at 575-388-8840.

Tour of the Gila Stage 5 photos and final results UCI Women 043023

Photos by Paul Michaud

The final stage of the 2023 Martyn and Alex Tour of the Gila, Stage 5, the Gila Monster, challenged the UCI Women, but winners stayed consistent with their performances from prior days. 

See the results from the overall race and Stage 5 in PDF format below:

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Tour of the Gila Stage 5 and Final results and photos UCI Men 043023

Photos by Paul Michaud

The Gila Monster, which takes UCI Men from Silver City by way of NM 152 and NM 35 to the Gila Cliff Dwellings and back to Pinos Altos, covers 103 miles with sharp turns and lots of climbs and descents.


See the PDF format of Stage 5 and the final results of the Martyn and Alex Tour of the Gila 2023. Expect some surprises. 

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