Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Gila National Forest, Reserve Ranger District announced today that the Dipping Vat Campground is now open. Dipping Vat Campground is located adjacent to the west side of Snow Lake approximately 52 miles southeast of Reserve off Forest Road 141. Campgrounds on the Gila National Forest are first-come, first serve and have a 14 day stay limit.
The Kerr Fire on the Reserve Ranger District received snow and rain yesterday, causing fire spread and activity to decrease significantly. Due to more accurate mapping, the acreage has been decreased to 2,665 acres. This will be the final update on the Kerr Fire unless there are significant changes.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation along with San Bar Construction will begin a signing and post replacement project along US 180 starting at the Intersection of US 180 and NM 159, the Mogollon turn-off, and will progress southbound along US 180. Traffic will encounter a flagging operation at times while work is being performed in areas with no shoulder. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution. Hours of operation will be Monday through Friday from 7 am to 5 pm.
Luna County is ranked second in the state for children at risk of hunger. According to Roadrunner Food Bank’s Map the Meal Gap 2017 report, 33.6% of Luna County’s child population is at risk of hunger – second only to McKinley County.
Three men face human trafficking charges after a sheriff`s deputy discovered a juvenile girl traveling with them from Lubbock to Carlsbad, New Mexico to engage in prostitution, according to a release from the Lea County Sheriff`s Office.
Gov. Susana Martinez said Wednesday she would consider reinstating New Mexico`s tax on food sales if it can help lower overall tax rates, amid a standoff with lawmakers over how to resolve the state`s budget crisis.
As a reminder, Western New Mexico University’s Spring Commencement Ceremony will be held tomorrow afternoon beginning at 3:00 pm in Old James Stadium.