Here’s a look at today’s local news:
The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District, according to a release, is planning to conduct a broadcast burn next week, conditions permitting. The project plan is to conduct prescribed burning on approximately 950 acres in the Cameron Creek Unit, located between Trail 243 (Wagon Wheel) and Forest Service Road 4241N. In addition, the Forest has implemented a temporary closure order which will prevent visitors from traveling in the Big Tree Trail system. Smoke will be visible and could impact north of the Fort Bayard area and the Village of Santa Clara, and drift into the drainages of the Mimbres Valley during the early morning and late evening hours. For more information, visit fs.usda.gov/ gila.
The Santa Village Council has reached an agreement with the Santa Clara Police Department that Code Enforcement will be handled by at least two of their police officers. The officers received Village Code training and will now be enforcing code laws within the village.
According to Luna County Assistant County Manager, Chris Brice, over 40 asylum-seekers from Central America were dropped off at the Mimbres Food Mart in Deming on Monday, due to a miscommunication with the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station. The location of the store is also a transit bus stop. This week, over 300 migrants have been located at a temporary shelter in the Southwestern New Mexico Fairgrounds, and a request for volunteers that are bilingual or that have medical experience has been issued. In addition, on Monday night, the Deming City Council voted to declare a state of emergency in response to the increasing of migrants crossing the border and into the area.
The Cobre Consolidated Schools Board of Education has approved an Extended Learning Time program in accordance to legislative changes made this year in Santa Fe. The state has combined the K-3 Plus program with pilot programs for fifth and sixth graders into one K-5 program. In addition, the district will add 10 more school days to the school calendar called “Extended Learning Time.”