Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Firefighters continue to manage several wildfires on the Gila National Forest that started by lighting over the past week. Three are being managed to achieve resource objectives. Two other fires are being managed under a suppression strategy. The Pinon Fire is 3,100 acres located in Cox Canyon near Reserve; the Moore Fire is 1,700 acres on Tom Moore Mesa and the 200 acre Middle Fire is two miles northwest of the Moore Fire. The 360 acre Woodrow Fire in the Gila Wilderness and the new Meadow Fire, which is less than one acre and detected 13 miles northeast of Silver City, are being managed with a suppression strategy.
In breaking news, the Moore and Middle Fires grew together today as activity increased. The two will now be reported as the Moore Fire. The Moore Fire is estimated at 4,000 acres.
The state Cultural Properties Review Committee unanimously decided to forward a National Register of Historic Places nomination to the National Park Service for Lordsburg’s early twentieth-century high school. Although inclusion on the official US list of properties that should be preserved would not prevent the District from demolishing the brick school, it does draw attention to what is still one of Lordsburg’s most significant buildings.
Cobre school board met Monday evening, where they discussed finances, the cafeteria proposal, the Cobre and Snell handbooks and the athletic handbook. No actions were taken at that time. At the regular session, 7:20. Superintendent Robert Mendoza recommended that the board approve the Snell Middle School 2015-2016 Policy Handbook, and the Cobre 2015-2016 Handbook, as well. Both actions were approved with the understanding that the Snell book would be reprinted with clearer pages, as the present one would be difficult to copy. The second item, approval of the 2015-2016 athletic/activities handbook and code, was tabled for the next regular meeting.
House Bill 431, passed during the 2015 Regular Session of the New Mexico Legislature, went into effect over the weekend – making multiple changes to the process of applying for and renewing a concealed handgun license in New Mexico.
Sex offenders have to register online, now there’s talks in New Mexico of making animal abusers do the same. It all started with a recent post in a Facebook group for New Mexico animal lovers. The post brought up the idea of an animal abuse registry.
State leaders are again trying to implement work requirements for many New Mexicans to receive food stamps.