Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region announces the addition of two new regional board members. The regional board oversees fundraising, recruitment and program growth in Dona Ana and Grant counties, and will begin the strategic planning for expansion into Luna and Sierra counties. New board Members include Edith Lee, Chief Support Officer for HMS Family Support Services, and Martin Maxwell, a Senior Trial Attorney in the Sixth Judicial District.
A total of 262 flu vaccinations were administered this past Saturday at the drive-through vaccination clinic held at HMS in Lordsburg. HMS has distributed free flu vaccines to the residents of southwestern New Mexico for over 10 years. A similar clinic held at HMS in Silver City on September 24th, and 477 flu vaccines were administered that Saturday.
The USDA Forest Service is proposing an environmental cleanup of mining areas at the Royal John Mine and Mill Site, located in Grant County on the western slopes of the Black Range of the Mimbres Mountains. A draft Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis (EE/CA) was prepared to identify and evaluate cleanup alternatives to reduce the potential threat to human health and the environment from heavy metal contamination associated with past mining and milling activities.
Silver City Ranger District fire personnel are planning to conduct the Redstone Prescribed Fire beginning mid-October and continuing through March 31, 2017 as weather and conditions allow. The 413 acre project is located approximately 12 miles north of Silver City off New Mexico State Highway 15, on Gila National Forest lands around the Meadow Creek area. The goals of the prescribed fire include reducing fuels left from a recent Collaborative Forest Restoration project, reintroducing fire into the ecosystem, and improving wildlife habitat.