Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A lightning-caused fire about two and a half miles northeast of Quemado Lake was quickly contained at 10 acres on Saturday, thanks to a quick response by the Quemado Ranger District. Personnel assigned to the incident included one hot shot crew, two helicopters, and two air tankers. Firefighters worked yesterday to mop up and ensure the fire lines are secure.
Grant County recently received funding from the Colonias Infrastructure Board for a variety of improvements. Roughly 2.5 million dollars was designated to the following projects: the Town of Silver City for Street and Drainage Improvements on Silver Street, Grant County for Improvements to Rosedale Road, the City of Bayard, the Tyrone MDWCA, and the Village of Santa Clara for water system improvements, and the town of Silver City for Wastewater System improvements.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation has listed a weather alert on I-10 from Lordsburg to the Arizona state line advising motorists of high winds and blowing dust in the area.
The work session of the Silver Consolidated Schools Board of Education, as well as the Board of Education’s regular meeting that were originally scheduled for this Thursday, June 19th, have been cancelled.
The Veterans of Foreign Wars will have a “Back to the 50s Sock Hop” Fundraiser on June 20th from 7 pm to 1:30 am at the VFW Post 3347 in Arenas Valley. There will be “50s Only” Music and Dancing, door prizes for best costume and dancers, snacks and treats.
The Mimbres Region Arts Council will present Grammy Award winners La Santa Cecilia at WNMUs Old James Stadium on Friday. Gates open at 5 pm, and the band will play from 7:30 to 9.
And, Friday is Kids Day at the Silver City Museum. Stop by the Museum Courtyard from 9 to noon for free family fun. Activities will include rope making, historic games, bubble making, river art, a treasure hunter, and a visit from a cowboy time traveler.