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City of Globe arose from Pinal Mountain mining camp

GLOBE, AZ (3TV/CBS5) -- Winding roughly 200 miles between Apache Junction, Arizona, and Lordsburg, New Mexico, the Old West Highway takes adventurers on a trip through the historic west. If you find yourself traveling along the way, take a moment to stop and see the city of Globe. For centuries, rich mineral deposits located in eastern Arizona’s Pinal Mountains drew humans to the area. Globe owes a tip of the miner’s cap to those rough and rugged folk that settled in the remote area and carved out an existence from the desert dirt.
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Local News: June 8th, 2022

Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio. In Gila National Forest news, as of 6:00 A.M. this morning, the Black Fire has covered 296,895 acres with 45% containment. A total of 905 personnel is working the fire. According to the U.S Forest Service, as the Southwestern monsoon season draws nearer, thunderstorms are forecast for the next few days. These storms will increase relative humidity levels but are also expected to bring strong, gusty wind and dry lightning. In addition, a new fire camp is being established to the east of Hillsboro and the fire camps in Winston and Kingston will be closed. This allows for firefighters working in this area to have a shorter drive time, thereby providing safety for our firefighters. There is a Black Fire Community Meeting scheduled for tomorrow, Thursday evening at 6:00 P.M. at the Black Range Lodge Hall in Kingston. View a video of the daily Black Fire Update and Plan in addition to current maps on the U.S. Forest Service Gila National Forest Facebook page.

Foster Fire reassessed at 7,500 acres in the New Mexico bootheel

LAS CRUCES – The Foster Fire burning in New Mexico’s bootheel region was reassessed and confirmed to be about 7,500 acres in size Wednesday. The Hidalgo County blaze was first reported May 29 in the Peloncillo Mountains of the Coronado National Forest. It was reported to be over 10,000 acres in size Tuesday, but crews were able to reassess the perimeter with a more accurate mapping system. The fire is now confirmed to have burned 7,503 acres about 22 miles south of Rodeo.

William “Bill” Dean Land 1937 – 2022

William “Bill” Dean Land was born April 22, 1937, in Rodeo, N.M., to Francis “Frank” and Beulah Land. He passed away on May 20, 2022. William’s family headed north from New Mexico working in the fields and they ended up in Oregon in 1940. Bill graduated from Brookings Harbor High School in 1956.

Local News: May 27th, 2022

Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio. In Gila National Forest news, at the time of this report today, the Black Fire has covered 191,459 acres with 13% containment. The U.S. Forest Service Gila National Forest is reminding the public that Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect. When outdoors, you may use stoves or grills equipped with a shut-off valve and fueled by petroleum but no open fires, even in recreation sites or campgrounds. In addition, the Gomez Peak pavilion as well as the group sites located within Little Walnut picnic area are also restricting open fires. For the most current information on the Black Fire, call 575-249-1264 from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

Billie Ruth Clifford Lucas

Billie Ruth Clifford Lucas was born January 26, 1934, to William and Eula Moore Hill in Lordsburg, N.M. She was the 5th of nine children. Billie moved to Safford as a young child and graduated from Pima High School. Billie met and married Gordon Clifford in 1955. To that marriage...

Hard wind-driven ‘dirt storms’ hit locally

Walt Mares File Photo/Gila Herald: Visibility became very poor on U.S. 70 between Duncan and Lordsburg, N.M. on March 9, 2022. The terrain is flat, allowing the wind to blow without any interruption. Heavy winds blew on April 22 hit hard in Greenlee and Grahm counties in Arizona. The wind...

Grant ensures runway stays open at NM90

Not all airport grants are for multi-million dollar projects. Sometimes a small grant is all that’s needed to keep things moving along. That’s certainly the case at Amigos Del Cielo Airport (NM90) in New Mexico. Recreational Aviation Foundation New Mexico Liaison Ron Keller was recently awarded a grant...

Parachute wedding dress spans many generations

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – There’s a story behind each one of the 11,000-plus objects in the New Mexico Farm & Ranch Heritage Museum’s collection. One of the more interesting stories belongs to a wedding dress donated recently. In September of 1947, Anna Beth Ewing of Lordsburg, N.M....

HMS welcomes back seniors for congregate (in-person) lunches

As of Monday, April 4, HMS has opened up three senior centers for congregate (in-person) meals after closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Ena Mitchell Senior Center in Lordsburg is located at 317 E. Fourth St. and will serve lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday. The...

Wednesday the 13th

Boy it was cold this morning – we awoke to about 37 degrees!! So I begged off on the early-morning hike. We got to one of the “in town” bird feeding stations at Dave Jaspers at 8:15. There are a number of “public” bird feeder stations around Portal – in fact they are marked on the map that everyone hands out. Donation boxes sit out, and we see many people popping $1 in them “for the bird feed,” and indeed they probably spend that much, filling the sugar water, sunflower seeds, finch flax, corn, etc 2-3 times a day. Often someone from the house will come out and sit, and point out birds too, which is extra fun. We saw 2 NEW hummers today: the Lucifer (he didn’t look that evil, but is the only humming bird here with a curved bill) and the tiny Calliope.