Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Beginning November 7th, the Reserve Ranger District began winter operations of developed recreation sites including Dipping Vat, Aeroplane Mesa, Ben Lilly, Willow Creek, and Apache Creek Campgrounds. While the public is encouraged to continue to enjoy these sites, weather permitting, services will be limited during the winter months. Full services are expected to resume in May.
Silver City Ranger District fire personnel will begin burning woody debris piles in two locations during the winter months as weather allows. The debris piles are located on Signal Peak and at the Ft. Bayard Administrative Site. The piles are the product of work done during the Black Fire suppression efforts, and safety measures taken at the Administrative Site. Light smoke columns will likely be visible from these piles for all of the Silver City/Arenas Valley/Bayard valley basin, but dense night time smoke settle is not expected.
New Mexico driver’s licenses are getting an overhaul to comply with tougher federal identification requirements and so the state can continue granting driving privileges to people who are in the country illegally. The state’s Motor Vehicle Division on Monday began issuing two kinds of identification for drivers and other residents. Licenses issued before Monday will continue to be valid for boarding flights and entering federal facilities until Oct. 1, 2020.
The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) is proud to join the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in celebrating November 14-20 as “Get Smart About Antibiotics Week”, an important campaign to increase awareness about the benefits and risks of antibiotics.