Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect until 2 pm Tuesday. The National Weather Service in El Paso issued the Winter Weather Advisory for the Gila Region, including much of northern Grant County. Snow was expected to begin around 2 this afternoon around 7500 feet, and drop to near 6000 feet this evening. Snow levels will continue to drop to around 4500 to 5000 feet by Tuesday morning. Expected accumulation is 4 to 7 inches about 7000 feet and 3 to 6 inches below 7000 feet. Snow accumulations could cause dangerous driving conditions and lead to some road closures. If you are traveling, please check nmroads.com for up-to-date information and stay tuned to Silver City Radio for any road closure information.
A High Wind Warning was issued in Hidalgo County for today. According to the New Mexico Department of Transportation, which issued the warning, winds in excess of 30 mph were expected throughout the day.
The Town of Silver City’s Street Division will be picking up Christmas trees the week of January 4th through the 8th. Please place Christmas Trees at curb-side on your regular garbage pickup day, or call the Public Works office at 388-4640 to schedule a pickup.
Auditions will be held for the Silver City Community Theatre’s production of the Neil Simon play “The Last of the Red Hot Lovers” this Saturday, January 9th at 4 pm and Sunday, January 10th at 3 pm at the Church of Harmony, 609 North Arizona Street. The play needs on male and three female actors. Performances will be march 15-17 and March 22-23 at Light Hall. Call 654-0196 for more information.
The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) in 2015 made major strides toward addressing challenges that require action, analysis and planning across broad landscapes. The Bureau’s accomplishments over the past year include unprecedented efforts to conserve Greater Sage-Grouse; to devise new approaches to prevent and respond to wildfire; to make land- use planning efforts more timely, science-driven and adaptable; and to protect sensitive resources while enabling responsible energy development. These actions exemplify how the BLM is addressing broad challenges to more effectively meet national, state, and local needs on the national public lands.