Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A new Fire was reported on the Gila National Forest this morning. The Whiterocks Fire is burning 4 miles west of mile marker 37 on US Highway 180 and south of Saliz Pass near the top of Whiterocks Mountain close to the Arizona border on the Glenwood Ranger District. The fire was most recently reported at about 7 to 10 acres in size and is currently being monitored. The southwestern United States has entered monsoon season and there is some expectation of rain on this fire. Smoke is currently visible on Highway 180 near Glenwood and Alma.
The Americorps team working out at Fort Bayard recently completed three months of work on the National Landmark, as well as other community work in the area. Accomplishments of the group included putting up six barricades to upper floors of the officers’ quarters and cutting, painting and boarding up 224 doors and windows. The work involved over 50 gallons of paint and almost 18,000 pounds of waste removed from the buildings.
Silver City Police and Silver City Fire responded to the Silver City impound lot on Market Street early Sunday morning in response to flames coming from two bays on the west side of the lot. A 2007 Jeep Commander parked in the third bay was damaged, along with the building itself. According to Fire Chief Milo Lambert, “the cause of the fire was likely an ignitable liquid and all signs point to arson at this time.”
Three teams from WNMU were recently recognized for their accomplishments as student/athletes in the 2016-17 year. Earning Academic Champion Awards were the men’s and women’s golf teams and men’s cross country teams.