Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Kerr Fire, located 17 miles northeast of Reserve, is now 3,736 acres and 28% contained. The fire is expected to slowly grow to the west over the next several days. It is anticipated with the increase in fire activity to the West in Arizona that Mule Creek, Glenwood, Reserve, and Luna areas will be impacted by smoke in the afternoon hours.
The Baca Fire 6 miles northeast of Quemado Lake was last reported at 670 acres and 3% contained. The fire activity is reported as minimal creeping. Containment efforts are being concentrated on the northern end of the fire. CDT hikers are still discouraged from using the trail due to heavy fire activity and smoke through the Macho Canyon area.
Rebekah Stevens recently joined the Silver City Museum team as Volunteer and Events Coordinator. Having worked for various non-profit organizations as a communications consultant, Stevens has also enjoyed opportunities to coordinate volunteers around 4th of July events and holidays. She has spent much time working within the Silver City community.
Hoyt Lynn Inman (42) is wanted by the NM Department of Corrections for a Probation Violation for Burglary of a Residence/Larceny. Due to his violent history, this fugitive should be considered as dangerous, especially towards law enforcement. Inman is believed to be living in the Las Cruces/El Paso area, possibly at a local campsite. If you see Inman, do not approach the fugitive. Call the United States Marshals Service or your local police with any information that can help put this fugitive behind bars.
As a reminder, PNM is thinking about shutting down the coal-burning power plant at San Juan and is seeking public input. If you have an opinion you would like to be heard, please join PNM at the Grant County Business and Conference Center tomorrow, May 18th from 2 to 4:30 pm.