Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
A fire is burning on the Reserve Ranger District in the Gila National Forest at John Kerr Peak, 17 miles northeast of Reserve. The lightning-caused Kerr Fire started yesterday and was most recently repeated at 30 acres. Fire management officers are taking this opportunity to improve natural resource values by improving forest health and watershed conditions. Management strategies will utilize a road system including Forest Roads 289 and 94.
Silver City and Grant County are pleased to announce that the position of third Poet Laureate will be shared by Beate Sigriddaughter and Jack Crocker. This honorary position is awarded to a person who has established a presence in the world of poetry, has demonstrated a commitment to the literary art form, and who embraces the opportunity to engage in civil discourse. The poets will serve a two-year term.
In sports news, former WNMU football player Michael Coe recently signed as a free agent with the Dallas Cowboys. Coe played at WNMU from 2012 to 2015. During htat time he was named to the All-RMAC Second Team twice, the Preseason Beyond Sports Network RMAC Team, the All-RMAC Third Team, and regularly appeared on the All-RMAC Academic Teams.
Local and state law enforcement officers set off more than a dozen explosions Monday as part of a training program by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives being hosted for the first time by Farmington Police Department. The week-long course is designed to help officers and agents gain knowledge on techniques to help investigate a scene where an explosive was detonated.