Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A fire weather watch is in effect from Saturday afternoon through Saturday evening for strong winds and low relative humidities. The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued the Fire Weather watch for all of southwest New Mexico, including all of Grant, Luna, and Hidalgo Counties.
The Wilderness Ranger District will be conducting one prescribed burn between the last week of April and the first week of May as conditions allow. The L-T West Prescribed Burn is located off Highway 35 near mile marker 17, east of Old Gos Ranch, between Lincoln Canyon, Terry Canyon, McKenna Mesa, and North Star (or Wall Lake) Road. The project is 5,500 acres and will take several days to complete.
The Wilderness Ranger District also wishes to notify the public that Forest Road 150 is impassable until further notice. The road is closed due to construction work that began on March 21 to repair and replace three bridges in the Black Canyon/Indian Creek area.
Silver City MainStreet will hold a Downtown Spring Cleaning from 9 am to noon tomorrow. If you are interested in volunteering, meet at the Visitor Center. Volunteers will be picking up trash, washing trash receptacles and cleaning the bases of the street light poles. Please bring your own gloves. For more information, call Silver City MainStreet at 534-1700.
Christopher Andres Aguirre, 36, of Deming, was sentenced today in federal court in Las Cruces to 110 months in prison for violating the federal firearms laws, followed by three years supervised release. Aguirre was arrested in 2013 after attempting to buy ammunition at a Las Cruces WalMart. Aguirre was prohibited from possessing firearms or ammunition because of his prior felony convictions for retaliation against a federal official, escape of a prisoner from a correctional institution, and being a felon in possession of a firearm.