Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
There was minimal growth on the Moore Fire on the Wilderness Ranger District Sunday. The lighting-caused fire is located seven miles east of Gila Hot Springs and estimated at 1,000 acres. A new fire was detected Friday two miles northwest of the Moore Fire. The Middle Fire is reported 100 acres and will be managed along with the Moore Fire. The Pinon Fire was more noticeable Saturday as it grew to 1,600 acres on the Reserve Ranger District. The lightning-caused fire is being managed to achieve multiple resource objectives such as protecting livestock forage and improving wildlife habitat. Smoke production may increase at times and settle in communities during the management of these fires. Smoke from a large fire in Arizona may also contribute to the overall accumulation of smoke over our communities. Using visibility and staying indoors when it is smoky outside is a way to protect your health.
Kimberly Medin has been named by the New Mexico Community Foundation as the first 2015 “Aldo Leopold Charter School’s Ella, Michael and Ella Memorial Scholarship” recipient. Kimberly graduated this spring from Aldo Leopold Charter School and is studying to become a Marine Veterinarian. She served as a Youth Conservation Corps Archaeology Crew member for three years and volunteered with the Youth Volunteer Corps and with several nonprofit organizations. She will start her studies this fall. The scholarship amount is $2,000.
Deming Girl Scout Junior Troop 56123 collected tabs from soda cans for a donation to the Ronald McDonald House in Albuquerque. The junior troop chose to do this project in honor and memory of former Deming Girl Scout Jacquelyn Marie Salcido. The project has become an annual tribute to their fellow Scout.
Governor Susana Martinez and Economic Development Secretary Jon Barela announced that the New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) is awarding the Silco Theater in Silver City, and the El Morro Theater in Gallup $100,000 each as part of the Historic Theater Initiative. The Economic Development`s Historic Theater Initiative aims to increase rural downtown traffic and provide entertainment options by restoring historic theaters to include updated movie projection equipment, while preserving their unique architectural details.