Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Quemado Ranger district yesterday announced plans to bury the Hough Archaeological Site west of the community of Luna during the week of May 22nd. In 1992, a large archaeological ruin was uncovered during an archaeological survey for a highway project. In 1995, the artifacts were recorded and removed. Efforts to secure funding to develop and interpret the site were not secured, therefore the decision was made to bury the site in order to protect it from damage due to the elements.
The Final Assessment Report of Ecological/Social/Economic Sustainability Conditions and Trends and Needs for Change for Management Direction under the Existing 1986 Forest Plan for the Gila National Forest Plan revision has been released. The Notice of Intent to Revise the Gila National Forest Land Management Plan and Prepare an associated Environmental Impact Statement has been officially published in the Federal Register.
This week, Grant County Commissioners approved a service contract with the Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce to provide management services for the Grant County Veterans Memorial Business & Conference Center.
Congratulations to the Deming High School Band for becoming 2017 State Champions!
The Silver Consolidated School Board at its April 25th meeting voted 3-2 in favor of keeping the five-day week for Silver Schools, and accepted a calendar for the 2017-18 school year.
The Taco Bell Foundation will award $1 million to 100 young adults in 2017. Create and submit a video (2 minutes or less in length) that tells the story of your life’s passion. It could be a short film, animation or just a simple testimonial. This is not about how well you can make a film, just show your talents and explain why you should be considered for a Live Más Scholarship. Apply at www.livemasscholarship.com.
Drought in the U.S. fell to a record low this week, with just 6.1% of the lower 48 states currently experiencing such dry conditions, federal officials announced Thursday. That’s the lowest percentage in the 17-year history of the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor report. The previous record low occurred in July 2010, when 7.7% of the contiguous U.S. was in a drought.