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Black Fire burning north of Mimbres in Gila National Forest; 18,762 acres burned

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – The Black Fire started burning May 13, 2022 north of Black Canyon, 24 miles north of Mimbres. Start Date: May 13, 2022 at 9:30 p.m. Location: 24 miles north of Mimbres in the Gila National Forest Containment: 0% Size: 18,762 acres Structures Threatened: No Structures Burned: No Evacuations: No Cause: Under investigation Total Personnel: 141 […]
MIMBRES, NM
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Gila’s new Black Fire 7,000 acres and growing

More than 140 fire personnel are at work to contain the Black Fire in the Gila National Forest, which had reached 7,735 acres as of Sunday evening — including roughly 6,000 acres in growth on Sunday alone. The fire started 24 miles north of Mimbres near Black Canyon on Friday, and is burning east through the Gila Wilderness.
GILA, NM
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Local News: May 16th, 2022

Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio. A new wildfire was reported on Friday, May 13th at 9:30 P.M. in the Gila National Forest, north of Black Canyon, west of Forest Road 150, 24 miles north of Mimbres in Grant County. The Black Fire at the time of this report has grown to 18,762 acres and burning in timber and tall grass. More than 120 fire personnel are working to contain the fire, which is currently at zero percent containment. According to a news release, “fire managers are using a confine and contain strategy to corral the flames, using man-made and natural barriers to stop the fire and also taking steps to protect nearby private inholdings and infrastructure. This strategy has the highest probability of success while minimizing risk to firefighters.” The cause of the fire at this time is undetermined. For up to date information on the Black Fire and other wildfires statewide, visit online at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.
SILVER CITY, NM
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- Co-Starters program grads build network of new businesses

In just a few years of the program’s existence, seven graduates of the Co-Starters entrepreneurship program have already started businesses in downtown Silver City. The 10-week-long program equips entrepreneurs across Grant County with the insights, networking, and tools needed to put current or future business ideas into action, and many of the graduates now work for themselves and continue to expand their businesses. They include Flour.Water.Salt, Imaginary Forge, Kneeling Nun Soapworks, The Mint Chip Creamery, Seedboat Gallery, Boxcar Stickers, Made in Silver City and Scratch Paper Signs.
SILVER CITY, NM
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Colts fight off Cobre 4-3 in Class 3A quarterfinals

RIO RANCHO — It’s state playoff time for Class 3A baseball. There was plenty of drama to start the day as the New Mexico Military Institute took on sixth-seeded Cobre on Thursday morning at Cleveland High School in the quarterfinal round. Trailing 2-1 entering the bottom of the...
RIO RANCHO, NM
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Blues Dawgs Reunion Concert at the Old Town Center for the Arts

Cottonwood News – The Old Town Center for the Arts is pleased to announce the Blues Dawg Reunion Concert on Friday, May 20, at 7:00, at the Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood. This concert is sponsored by Best Western Cottonwood Inn and Lee Worthen, and kicks off Saturday’s separate Bob Dylan concert, [...] The post Blues Dawgs Reunion Concert at the Old Town Center for the Arts appeared first on Sedona.Biz - The Voice of Sedona and The Verde Valley.
COTTONWOOD, AZ
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Silver City leans toward minor redistricting

Three redistricting plans were presented to Silver City town councilors at their meeting Tuesday night, and comments from at least one councilor indicated that the most popular option may be the one that makes the fewest changes. According to Rod Adair of New Mexico Demographic Research, the consultant tapped by...
SILVER CITY, NM
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Local News: May 13th, 2022

Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio. The New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office will be starting Chip Seal pavement maintenance operations next Tuesday, May 17th on various roadways in Grant County. Motorist will encounter reduced speeds, flagging and pilot car operations in addition to brooming and intermittent lane closures which will cause minor delays. Motorist are also alerted to reduce their speed, obey posted signs, and use caution in the work areas. Center striping will not be present in construction zones. The chip seal process is a surface treatment placed in existing pavement designed to seal out moisture and extend the longevity of the roadway. The roads receiving this treatment are the City of Rocks Roadway and New Mexico Highways 61, 15, 35, and 152.
SILVER CITY, NM
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County honors Empire Zinc strikers, talks mental health

The Empire Zinc strike — and the women behind the historic stand for the rights of Chicano workers in Hanover 72 years ago — was the subject of one of the many proclamations issued by the Grant County Board of Commissioners on Thursday morning. In celebration of the event that forged a path for unions in Grant County and the United States, a plaque dedication will be held in Hanover this weekend.
GRANT COUNTY, NM
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Silver City Report

Candidate forum, Cobre school board member files recall petitions against two other board members, Give Grandly takes in over $150,000 for local charities. Join us every Thursday for The Silver City Report, with guests from the Silver City Daily Press.Catch up on the most important stories in Silver City, Grant County, and the region.Or listen right here anytime at the region's home page.
SILVER CITY, NM
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Give Grandly! fundraiser nets more than $156K so far

The Give Grandly Coalition and the Grant County Community Foundation raised at least $156,000 for 55 southwest New Mexico nonprofit organizations over the weekend, which saw the return of the Give Grandly! in-person event at the Makers Market in downtown Silver City on Saturday. That number is likely to grow, as contributions to the regional fundraising collaboration will still be accepted online for another few days.
SILVER CITY, NM
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Valdonado Wins BISD Seat, MISD & City of Meadow Not Determined

There were five contested Municipal Elections and two Texas Constitutional Propositions in Terry County on Saturday May 7, 2022. In the Brownfield ISD At-Large Unexpired Term, Matthew Valdonado took the win with 56% of the vote over Edgar Rivera. This is an unexpired term, meaning Valdonado will finish out the term of this position. In April 2021, former board member Will Hawkins resigned from the board to take the Superintendents position at Silver City Public Schools in Silver City New Mexico. The BISD Board of Trustees appointed Edgar Rivera to that position until the voters would be able to decide in the May 2022 Municipal Election.
TERRY COUNTY, TX
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May 11, 2022

During the Grant County Commission’s special meeting Tuesday morning, a proclamation was issued “declaring extreme and severe drought conditions r... After a closed-door discussion at a special meeting Tuesday morning, the Grant County Board of Commissioners reconvened and voted to place County Mana...
SILVER CITY, NM
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Volunteers lifeblood of Silver City’s museum

Are you a local history buff? Or perhaps a newcomer to Silver City who’s looking for a volunteer gig that will help you meet new people and learn about the area and its fascinating history? According to longtime volunteers at the Silver City Museum, joining their ranks offers a perfect opportunity to do both at the town-owned facility, one of the most innovative museums in the Southwest.
SILVER CITY, NM
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Cobre board decides against background check on Spaletta

The Cobre Schools Board of Education had questions about taxes at their regular meeting Monday evening, and ample discussion about the contract for and a comprehensive background check on Jeff Spaletta, who has already been offered the position of superintendent for the district. The board discussed at length the difference...
SILVER CITY, NM
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Local News: May 11th, 2022

Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio. The New Mexico Association of District Attorneys selected three employees serving in the Sixth Judicial District honoring their work. Deputy District Attorney, Anne Swank, was named New Mexico’s Junior Prosecutor of the Year. She serves in the Grant County office and primarily handles cases dealing with violence and child sexual abuse. The award is given to prosecutors with less than five years of experience. Arthur Van Haselen III from the Deming D.A’s office was named as the statewide Community Service Prosecutor of the Year and Jacob Villegas of the Silver City, Lordsburg, and Deming offices was named as New Mexico Investigator of the year. In addition to the statewide awards that were announced during the New Mexico Association of District Attorneys Spring Conference this week, Deputy District Attorney Justin Garwood, was named District Prosecutor of the Year, and Anjuli Vega, was honored as the District’s Support Staff Employee of the Year. Both individuals work primarily out of the Silver City office. The Sixth Judicial District is composed of Grant, Hidalgo and Luna Counties.
SILVER CITY, NM
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