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TADPOLE FIRE
Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Start Date: June 6, 2020 Cause: Lightning
Total Personnel: 169 Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, brush, and Chaparral
Resources: Five 20-person initial attack handcrews, one 8-person handcrew, 1 Type 3 heavy fire engine, 4 Type 6 light fire engines, 1 Type 3 medium helicopter, and 1 Type 1 heavy helicopter. Air tankers are available at the Gila Aerial Fire Base.
Acres: 6,389 Containment: 15%

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By Hallie Richwine

Location: Uvas Mountains on BLM Land, approximately 11 miles SW of Hatch, NM and 18 miles N of Interstate 10 between Deming and Las Cruces, NM.

Date detected: June 6, 2020 Cause: Lightning Vegetation: Grass, Brush, Pinon, Juniper

Current size: 1,135 acres (increase of 5 acres from previous reports is due to more accurate mapping)

Percent contained: 80%

Summary:

Silver City, NM (June 12, 2020)—Gila Regional Medical Center (GRMC) has just concluded the comprehensive multi-day virtual portion of the Joint Commission survey. This was one of the last steps toward earning designation as a Critical Access Hospital (CAH). The surveyors assessed compliance with Federal regulatory, health, safety, and quality standards designed to assure that patients receive care and services within a safe environment.

Critical access hospital designation helps reduce the financial vulnerability of rural hospitals and improves access to healthcare by keeping essential services in rural communities. Congress created the CAH designation through the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 in response to a string of rural hospital closures during the 1980s and early 1990s.

Eligible hospitals must meet the following conditions to obtain CAH designation:

Update includes six additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 162 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
18 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
7 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
3 new cases in Lea County
49 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
38 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
1 new case in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Luna County Detention Center
6 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Torrance County Detention Facility
13 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Thursday also reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

Photos by Sandra Michaud

Last weekend the Town of Silver City closed Bullard between 6th Street and Broadway, so merchants could move tables and merchandise out into the street and customers could enjoy downtown while still maintaining social distancing. Bullard was closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 8 pm.

While the streets were not crowded, some people took the opportunity to walk, ride bikes and even a unicycle down the street. Many of the merchants who were open said that it was fairly steady throughout the weekend even with the heat during the day.

unnamed 32Albuquerque- The New Mexico National History Day program is excited to announce that Rechelle Gutierrez, a junior at Silver High School, has had her documentary submission "The Spark of the Civil Rights Movement: Diane Nash" selected for the 2020 Digital Documentary Showcase hosted by the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C from June 17 – 24, 2020 and online via the Smithsonian Learning Lab. Gutierrez's video documentary from the state contest can be viewed on the New Mexico Humanities Council website.

Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Acres: 6,017
Start Date: June 6, 2020 Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 169
Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, brush, and Chaparral
Resources: Five 20-person initial attack handcrews, one 8-person handcrew, 1 Type 3 heavy fire engine, 4 Type 6 light fire engines, 1 Type 3 medium helicopter, and 1 Type 1 heavy helicopter. Air tankers are available at the Gila Aerial Fire Base.

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