Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Reserve Ranger Station had to be closed today due to a significant water leak that prompted officials to shut off electricity. Without electricity various services, such as map and permit sales, cannot be processed. Employees are cleaning up the damage and repairs will be initiated quickly. Basic services will be restored as soon as possible.
The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District increased in size and, as of yesterday, was 35,218 acres and at 30% containment. The North Fire continues to be actively managed for multiple resource benefits. Crews will continue to patrol and monitor the perimeter of the fire. The New Mexico Air Quality Bureau has placed a smoke monitor at the Magdalena Ranger District Administrative Site.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation will be performing minor pavement preservation and replacement operations for Exit 68 near Deming on I-10, including on and off ramps, with possible road closures to the highway 418 cross street. Construction will begin Tuesday, June 21st and is expected to be completed on Thursday. Interstate Traffic will encounter a single lane drop at times with eastbound and westbound exits closed off to all traffic. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution. Updates will be posted at www.nmroads.com.
New Mexico MainStreet has created Off the Road in New Mexico, a comprehensive database for historic and cultural tourists interested in extraordinary landmark destinations located in New Mexico MainStreet and Arts & Culture Districts. Included in the historic landmarks are the Deming Customs House, Deming Public Library and El Rancho Theater, the El Sol Theater on the Adobe Trail; the Palace Hotel and Silver City Historic District on the Victorian Trail; the Silco Theater and Luna County Courthouse on the Classical Trail; and on the Modern Trail are sights including the Gila Theater and Deming Post Office. A complete list of statewide sites can be found at https://www.newmexico.org/true-architecture/.