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Local News: January 17th, 2023

Based on their unique patient population, Hidalgo Medical services qualified for $697,520 from an approved project application from the Health Resources Services Administration under the American Rescue Plan specifically for Federally Qualified Health Care Centers. According to a news release, “the funding will be used to purchase two new clinics to replace the current aging facilities. The first clinic will be in Animas on the campus of the Animas School District. The second clinic will be placed in Mimbres on the same lot where La Tienda De Sol store is currently located. Once the buildings are delivered and set up, the process of the State Department of Health licensing and site credentialing must be completed prior to use of the buildings.” Dr. Dan Otero, HMS’ CEO, stated the project’s total cost is estimated to be approximately $714,052, of which HMS is contributing a minimum of $34,532 to complete the project. In addition, HMS hopes to have the Animas Clinic open for services this summer, followed by the opening of the Mimbres clinic in early Fall.

Local News: January 12th, 2023

According to a news release issued by the U.S Forest Service-Gila National Forest, emergency firefighters on a “call when needed” basis are needed to help fill critical needs. The Gila National Forest will host two orientation meetings on January 18 and 24 at the Grant County Veteran’s Memorial Business & Conference Center to accept applications for administratively determined – or A.D. – personnel to help with as needed firefighting efforts in 2023. In addition, some examples of possible work include fire camp crew, wildland firefighters, administrative support, drivers, warehouse supply cache workers, and emergency medical technicians.

Local News: December 19th, 2022

The Silver City Ranger District closed the Signal Peak Road also known as National Forest System Road 154 near the Aspen Park area today that will last through the winter season. Visitors wishing to visit the Lookout on Signal Peak may park so that they are not blocking the gate and proceed on foot. It is approximately 4.5 miles one way from the gate to the Fire Lookout. According to a release from the U.S. Forest Service, “For your safety, always check the weather forecast before heading out, and it’s a good idea to call the local Forest Service ranger district office to find out about road, trail, and other seasonal conditions. Always tell a friend or loved one where you are going and when you will return; and be sure to check in with them when you get back. Be prepared for your winter outing by dressing in layers and carrying a winter survival kit in your car that includes nonperishable food, water, flashlight, extra batteries, first-aid kit, and blankets.” For more information on the Gila National Forest, visit their website at

Local News: December 15th, 2022

Hidalgo Medical Services created a program that was initiated on April 1st this year that assisted many local seniors to date. The “Compassion for Seniors Program” according to Andrea Montoya, HMS Chief Support Officer, “aims to support the community of older adults living on limited incomes whose lives are improved through basic needs services.” In a news release it is described the program’s priority is to “address urgent needs such as household repairs, rent, mortgage, utilities, and other miscellaneous expenses – each of which will be considered upon the availability of funds.” In addition, to date the program has assisted 14 seniors with urgent needs. The program is available to seniors 60 years of age or older. If you know a senior in need or are interested in supporting this critically important program through a tax-deductible donation to assist seniors in need, please contact the HMS Senior Advocate at 575-597-2967 or more information.

Local News: November 22nd, 2022

Gila National Forest Offices will be closed on Thursday, November 24th in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Holiday tree permits are now on sale and cutting is allowed now through December 31st. It is suggested, when planning to harvest a tree, remember to check the local weather forecast before heading out and be prepared for sudden changes in weather and road conditions.

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A look at some of today's top stories, the weather forecast and a peek back in history. Cochise County Supervisors Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd have been referred for potential criminal and civil offenses to Attorney General Mark Brnovich. Twitter has suspended Kanye West’s account after his tweet Thursday that...

Friday to stay dry before weekend changes

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Forest Service warns about dangers of shipping container wall

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First Child Flu Death This Year in Cochise County

BISBEE, Ariz. (12/02/2022) – The first child Influenza (flu) death in 2022 has been confirmed in Cochise County. The last child flu death here was in 2010. This heartbreaking news is a reminder that flu illness is more dangerous than the common cold for children. Every flu season, thousands of children younger than five are hospitalized from flu complications. Flu is also spreading at the same time as other respiratory illnesses, including Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV) and COVID-19. You have the power to help protect your loved ones this flu season.