Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The New Mexico State Forestry is reporting an active fire burning 8 miles west of Silver City, northwest of Wind Canyon Estates. The Treasure Mountain Fire is believed to have been started by lightning around 2:30 yesterday afternoon. At last report, the fire was up to 100 acres with active fire behavior. So far, no evacuations have been ordered and no structures have been burned.
Smokejumpers have been dispatched to the Caledonia Fire on the Black Range District. The fire was reported yesterday evening by the staff at Lookout Mountain. Due to its location in steep, rugged terrain north of the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Boundary near the Caledonia Trail, managers decided that the quickest response would be to send in smokejumpers. The Caledonia Fire is also believed to be lightning caused. At last report, the Caledonia Fire was contained at less than one acre.
The HMS Family Medicine Residency Program is proud to announce the graduation of the Class of 2015 on Saturday, June 27th. Dr. Benjamin J. Cluff and Dr. Algele C. Sumulong represent the inaugural class of physicians graduating from the program. This program is designed in partnership with Gila Regional Medical Center and the University of New Mexico to offer top quality educational experiences that are sensitive to the unique multi-cultural environment of New Mexico while exceeding the standards of quality care and professionalism.
More than 1,100 athletes will compete in 26 sports from track and field to shuffleboard and pickle ball during the 37th Annual New Mexico Senior Olympics, being held Wednesday through Saturday at venues throughout Roswell. Athletes at these Senior Olympics have qualified at local senior games held throughout the state in five age categories from 50-54 to 90 and older.
Every Thursday during June you will have an opportunity to drop off reusable items at the landfill in addition to at the ReStore. A drop-off site will be set up near the recycling drop-off just before the scales on the way into the landfill at 318 S. Ridge Rd. Collection hours will be between 8:30 and 12:30 every Thursday in June.
Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced plans to serve more than 2 million nutritious meals to low-income children over the summer. Governor Martinez made the announcement in the South Valley during the kickoff of the 2015 Summer Food Service Program, which is put on by the Children, Youth, and Families Department (CYFD) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The meals are free, and no registration is required.
A relatively new technology, using a high-tech camera and a laser, could help doctors detect cancer cells in blood more quickly. The New Mexico developers behind it are now launching a crowdfunding effort to take it a step further.
A low number of cops and a high number of violent crimes have landed New Mexico low on the list of the safest states to live in. New Mexico comes in at 47th in the new WalletHub study, which looked at 20 metrics to rank the 50 states and the District of Columbia in terms of the safety of living there. New Mexico finished ahead of only Tennessee, South Carolina, Mississippi and Oklahoma. Massachusetts was deemed the safest state to live in.