Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Kerr Wildfire, located 17 miles northeast of Reserve, is currently reported at 2800 acres and 17 percent contained. The fire was lightning-caused on May 1st, and 52 personnel are on location. Fire managers anticipate low to moderate fire to create a mosaic across the designated fire area. The Kerr Fire continues to meet multiple objectives improving the health of fire dependent vegetation in the area. Smoke may be visible from Reserve, Aragon, Apache Creek, Datil, Quemado and Glenwood. Smoke is also visible in the area from the Lakeside East Broadcast east of Lakeside, AZ.
The Kelly Fire approximately 10 miles northeast of Alma started on Saturday around 6 pm. The fire is lightning-caused and was last reported at about 2 acres in size. Smoke may be visible from Highway 180 beginning just north of Catron County Road 9 to County Road 11.
On April 26th and 27th, the Silver City Police Department, Grant County Sheriff’s Office and Homeland Security Investigations conducted a warrant roundup in Grant County. There were a total of 28 officers involved on both evenings of the operation. A total of 18 warrants earmarked to be served. 12 warrants were served out of the 18 during the roundup. Three persons appeared in Magistrate Court prior to officers having contact with them. One turned himself in at the Police Department on May 1, 2017. As of this release, there are two persons still wanted on warrants. In addition, there were five additional persons arrested for various warrants during the roundup.
More than $300,000 worth of Cocaine was seized by officers at the Santa Teresa port of entry on Tuesday when Border Protection Officers selected a 2005 Chrysler minivan for secondary inspection. Officers noticed anomalies in the vehicle’s rear bumper and found four cocaine-filled packages hidden in the area. The packages weighed about 11 pounds and have an estimated street value of $350,000.