Here’s a look at today’s news:
The New Mexico Film Office has announced that the sequel to the movie “Creed”, will be filming scenes in Deming this month. The movie titled “Creed II” is a part of the “Rocky” spinoff franchise and will again star Michael B. Jordan, as Adonis Creed, in addition to original “Rocky” stars, Sylvester Stallone and Dolph Lungren. The production is anticipated to employ 75 New Mexico crew members and approximately 46 individuals for background talent, as reported by the New Mexico Film Office. The movie is scheduled to be released in theaters on November 21st by MGM.
The National Safety Council is observing the month of June as National Safety month to focus on reducing leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road, and in homes and communities. Each week this month will feature a different safety topic which includes: Week 1 for Emergency Preparedness; Week 2 for Personal Wellness; Week 3 for Falls; and Week 4 for Driver’s Safety. Safety tips and helpful materials are available to the public online by visiting nsc.org.
The Rotary Club of Silver City donated five books to each of the 298 kindergarten students in Grant County. In addition, the club donated 150 age appropriate books to the Sixth Street School library. The project was created to assure that children who are not recipients of the Imagination Library’s donations of books, would still receive books of their own to take home. In addition, since the school has a limited library budget, the donated books will make a real difference. Thank you, Silver City Rotary Club for caring about our kids!
Regarding the Buzzard Fire located north of Eagle Peak Lookout on the Reserve Ranger District of the Gila National Forest, as of this morning, the fire covers 24,341 acres and is still 34% contained. High winds are carrying embers ahead of the fire, causing spot fires over containment lines. This brings challenges to firefighters as they must not only work to contain the main fire but also patrol for and contain spot fires. Dry fuels and hot dry winds challenged suppression efforts yesterday. On the west side, the fire has crossed the Eagle Peak Lookout road to the west which is in the area of the 1994 HB Fire. Due to the large number of tree hazards in this area, it was not possible for firefighters to suppress the fire that crossed the Eagle Peak Lookout road. Fire managers are considering an alternative control option to contain the fire on the ridge above the road. Wildfire investigators have determined that an illegal abandoned campfire caused the Buzzard Fire. For more information regarding the Buzzard Fire, visit silvercityradio.com.