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Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce

Saturday, July 3
8 am – Late
Independence Day Parade and Freedom Festival Schedule of Events

Kiwanis Breakfast - 8am -10am | Gough Park | $5 - pancakes, sausage, drink
Flag Raising Ceremony - 9am | Gough Park
Parade - 10am | start at 12th & Pope, end at County Courthouse
Freedom Festival - 11am - 5pm | Gough Park | Music sponsored by Silver City Night Life Entertainment
Kiwanis BBQ Lunch - 11am | Gough Park | $10 - BBQ plate with beans, Cole slaw, roll, drink
Ice Cream Social, activities, & Live Music - 11am - 4pm | Silver City Museum
Live Music & DJ - 12pm - 10pm | Q's Southern Bistro
Live Music & Back Alley Bash - 12pm - 10pm | Little Toad Creek | games, music, food, & drink specials
Love Local - All Day | Silver City MainStreet & Down Town Merchants
Live Music - 9pm - ?? | DJ Thaitech and DJ Aero | Lot between 111 and 117 E. College St. {Curl up & Dye}

Questions? Call the Chamber at 575-538-3785

Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 82 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

25 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
8 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Luna County
3 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
2 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
6 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Socorro County
9 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Thursday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

[Editor's Note: The location of the video below looks more like Western New Mexico University rather than the courthouse. We are waiting on confirmation. Perhaps the bear moved on from the courthouse and was tranquilized at the university.]

By Roger Lanse

On Wednesday, June 23, at about 7 a.m., New Mexico Game and Fish personnel tranquilized a bear which had climbed a tree in the front of the Grant County Courthouse. The bear was transported to an unknown location and released, according to Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority staff.

Tuesday June 23, 2021
Visit the New Mexico Fire Information website at www.nmfireinfo.com
Inciweb: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/7493/
Fire Phone 575-519-0103 Email: SM.FS.GNFPAO@usda.gov

JOHNSON FIRE
Location: Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest Start Date: May 20, 2021 Size: 88,420 acres
Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, pinyon and juniper woodlands, scrub, and brush
Total Personnel: 172 Containment: 11%
Resources: 1 Type 1 handcrew, 4 Type 2 handcrews, 3 helicopters, 8 engines and 3 water tenders

SUMMARY: 622 acres of fire growth was gained yesterday, with most fire movement seen in the West Fork of Mogollon Creek near Hidden Pasture and 74 Mountain. The contingency fireline at the Willow Creek subdivision was successfully completed, as well as hazard tree removal. Although the threat to Willow Creek has diminished, crews will remain in the area. The perimeter of the fire will continue to be monitored from the air as necessary. Today's priorities include fire crews scouting Iron Creek Mesa trail on the northern perimeter of the fire and "back hauling," or packing out, fire equipment from the interior of the fire. Suppression repair work will begin, cleaning up trails and creating water bars to prevent trail erosion, specifically in Hummingbird Saddle. The area north of the fire received heavy lightning strikes yesterday and crews remain ready to respond to any new fires within the Johnson Fire planning area. The perimeter of the fire will continue to be monitored from the air as necessary.

INCIDENT OBJECTIVES: Provide for firefighter and public safety and allow fire to play its natural role on the landscape. Values at risk are the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument, White Creek Cabin, and sensitive aquatic species in the Gila Wilderness

FIRE BEHAVIOR: Moderate to light, with areas of backing and creeping

CLOSURE:

Location: western side of Burros Mountains, in Park Canyon and Kelly Chimney Canyon, Grant County, NM

Start Date: June 20, 2021 Size: ~633 acres Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: Pinyon Juniper and grass Total Personnel: 6
Containment: 65%

Resources: 1 Type 6 engine

Summary: The strategy for this fire was full suppression with a confine and contain strategy, to protect the private inholdings along the Redrock Road, and limit impacts to range infrastructure. The incident has transitioned back to the Type 4 Incident Command Team and will be in patrol status. No further updates will be sent out unless significant changes occur.

Objectives : Provide for public and firefighter safety. Protect private inholdings and range infrastructure.
Announcement: If you visit the Gila National Forest, remember that fire danger is very high and Stage 1 Fire Restrictions are in effect. For detailed information, visit https://www.fs.usda.gov/alerts/gila/alerts-notices.

Mimbres, NM, June 24, 2021—The Department of Interior, National Park Service is reopening more of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument (Cliff Dwellings) effective 8:00 a.m. Monday, June 28. Cliff Dweller Trail with access to the Cliff Dwellings, the Visitor Center, and the Contact Station will be fully opened. The park will continue to monitor CDC and recommendations from public health authorities to modify its operations accordingly.

Cliff Dweller Trail is a moderately strenuous one-mile round trip, and generally takes between 1 and 1½ hours to complete. Visitors will have until 5:00 pm to exit the monument. If you are planning on hiking up to the dwellings, we suggest wearing layers, wearing sturdy shoes, and bringing plenty of water, especially during hot weather. No food or flavored drinks are allowed on the trail.

Visitors/users of the Middle Fork Trail are requested to park in the Gila Visitor Center parking lot rather than the trailhead parking lot, as the road to the trailhead will remain closed for visitor safety.

The health and safety of those who visit and work in national parks continues to be paramount, which is why we ask visitors to be our partner in wearing a face mask when social distancing is not possible. The CDC has offered guidance to help prevent the spread of infectious diseases while enjoying the outdoors.

Go to www.silvercity.org to get to the applications or click the image below. It will take you to the Silver City-Grant County Chamber of Commerce website containing the application form.

independence day applications copy

The theme of the Independence Day Parade is "Honoring Our Heroes." More information on Independence Day activities will come in a subsequent article.

Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 76 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

23 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
9 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Lea County
5 new cases in Otero County
12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
5 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
3 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Wednesday reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

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