Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Spur Fire has increased in size to 42 acres on the Quemado Ranger District of the Gila National Forest. Approximately 40 personnel including district firefighters, two engines, one engine crew and a hotshot crew are assigned to the incident. Additional resources have been ordered. The lightning-caused fire is being managed under a confine/contain strategy within an established area north of Reserve. Management of the incident will be transferred to the Gila Las Cruces Zone Type 3 Incident Management Team beginning tomorrow.
Four lifetime educators were recently inducted into the WNMU School of Education Hall of Fame as part of the 2016 spring commencement ceremony activities. Honorees include Ginger Kinsey Masoner, a 1977 and 1985 WNMU graduate who has taught as an elementary teacher for 31 years; Connie Louise Laurent Perez, a 1982 and 1989 WNMU graduate who has also taught in elementary for 31 years; Lucille Duarte Salas, a 1991 and 1995 graduate from WNMU who has taught elementary level for over 20 years; and JoAnn Munson Young, a 1970 and 1976 WNMU graduate who taught elementary for 20 years in the Cobre School District.
Notice is given that a special meeting of the Silver Consolidated Schools Board of Education will be held in the Board Room of the Administration Building on Thursday, May 26th at 6 pm. The agenda will be available in the Office of the Superintendent and online at www.silverschools.org 72 hours prior to the meeting. If you are in need of an auxiliary aid or service to attend or participate, call 956-2000 as soon as possible.
New Mexico State Forestry is sending two crews from the Returning Heroes Wildland Firefighters program to aid wildfire suppression efforts at the Guadalupe Mountains National Park in Texas. One crew arrived at the park today and a second is pre-positioned in Ruidoso in Lincoln County. The Returning Heroes Wildland Firefighter Program was created to provide veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces with training and work opportunities to fight wildland fires. Previously a pilot program, Returning Heroes was made permanent and signed into legislation by Governor Susana Martinez in 2014.
Dismissal times for the Silver Consolidated Schools for the end of the year are as follows: Silver City schools will be in regular session through Thursday, May 26th. The last day for Kindergarten will be Thursday. On Friday, grades 1-5 will be dismissed at 9:20 am. Grades 6-12 will receive report cards through the mail and will not report to school. Cliff schools elementary students will receive their report cards on Thursday. Students in grades 7-12 will receive their report cards in the mail. Cliff students in all grades will have early dismissal on Thursday, with buses running at 12 pm. On Friday, May 27th, the District will shut down at 12 noon. All employees will be dismissed at that time.