Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Black Range Ranger District fire managers are preparing to conduct the Area 74 Prescribed Fire on Tuesday, June 7, pending favorable conditions. The 10,000-acre project is east and south of the Beaverhead Work Center and south of Highway 59 on the Gila National Forest. Once the prescribed fire starts, ignitions may continue throughout the week. Highway 59 is the northern boundary, Forest Road 696 is the eastern and southern boundary, and Forest Road 150 is the western boundary. When traveling around this area, please exercise caution as personnel and equipment will be working on or near the prescribed fire boundaries.
The North Fire in the Magdalena Ranger District spread to 7,878 acres on Sunday. The lightning-caused fire is located in the San Mateo Mountains 25 miles southwest of Magdalena, and is reported at 20 percent contained. All National Forest System land, roads and trails in the vicinity of the fire have been closed.
Deming Police are investigating an attempted abduction of a nine-year old girl that allegedly took place Thursday. Initial reports indicated that the girl was walking home from school when a man in a black muscle shirt on a black and grey motorcycle grabbed at her backpack. She broke free and ran home. Police are seeking information that might help with this ongoing investigation. Any information regarding this case should be directed to the Deming Police Department at 546-3011.
In sports news, the WNMU men’s tennis team set a new mark on Wednesday by moving up to 25th in the final rankings for the 2015-16 season. WNMU ended the year 15-9 and head coach Yair Banuelos was named the RMAC Coach of the year on the men’s side after guiding the Mustangs to their seventh straight RMAC regular season and tournament title. The Mustangs just missed out on making their seventh straight trip to the NCAA Regionals this year.
Don’t forget tomorrow, June 7, is New Mexico’s Primary Election. Voting Convenience Centers in Grant County include the Tyrone Community Center, Silver City Woman’s Club, Pinos Altos VFD, Grant County Administration Building, the National Guard Armory, the Bayard Community Center and Hurley Community Center, Cliff High School and San Lorenzo Elementary School. Voting Convenience Centers in Luna County include The Mimbres Valley Learning Center, Holy Family Parish Hall, and Columbus Community Library. Voting locations in Hidalgo County include the Lordsburg Special Events Center, James H. Baxter Civic Center, Hidalgo County Sheriff Department, Virden Community Center, Rodeo Community Center, and Animas Community Center.