Here’s a look at today’s news:
Hurley residents have been experiencing large groups of javalinas roaming the streets and getting under vacant homes. The Game & Fish Department was contacted and set up a trap last week on B Street in Hurley. It has been reported that 13 javalinas have been captured and released along the Mimbres River in Faywood. The animals are looking for food and have been trying to stay warm by gathering underneath homes. It is suggested that everyone keep their trash covered and stored in a secure fashion in addition to making sure to pick up pet food bowls from outdoors. Javalinas can be aggressive when protecting their young, and people are urged to leave them alone and respect the fact they have tusks that can cause serious injury.
According to a release, the Black Range Ranger District of the Gila National Forest will no longer be providing water at the Beaverhead Administrative Site from October 1st through March 30th each year. Effective immediately, the water at the administrative site will only be turned on when employees are stationed there, traditionally from April 1st through September 30th. The primary function of water being available at Beaverhead is to support Forest Service employees during field seasons, but was also made available for members of the public. The water at Beaverhead has traditionally been on year-round, but this past fall the Forest Service has noted an uptick in vandalism to the water spigot and exploitation of the water system.
The Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest hosted a Father/Daughter Dinner at the Bayard Community Center last weekend. Over 40 couples attended and were served a spaghetti dinner by the mothers of Girls Scout Troop 54289 from Silver City. The Dads were dressed up in their best clothes and the girls wore dresses to look like princesses. The event was a total success and allowed the girls to spend an evening with positive role models. For more information about Girl Scouts, call membership manager, Annette Toney at 575—538-2481.