4th of July Fireworks

Fireworks are a popular tradition used by American families to celebrate our Independence Day, and setting off fireworks around your home can be exciting.  It can also be dangerous.  When setting off fireworks, remember to be safe.  Our local Fire Marshall wants to remind everyone to always set off fireworks on a barren or paved [...]

By |2013-06-28T14:37:17+00:00June 28th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

June 28th, 2013: The Silver Fire Surpasses 100,000 Acres

The same wind shift that blanketed Silver City and the surrounding areas in an orange haze of smoke yesterday drove firefighters back away from the approaching blaze.  Because of thick smoke at the scene, the helicopters weren't able to drop water on the fire to keep it under control.  The reports of the fire for [...]

By |2013-06-28T12:50:24+00:00June 28th, 2013|News|0 Comments

June 27th, 2013: Smoke Covers Silver City

Have you looked outside today?  Silver City has been blanketed in an orange haze of smoke from the Silver Fire.   And it's no wonder with the fire creeping closer to surpassing 100,000 acres.  Today, the Silver Fire remains 20% contained and has scorched 90,217 acres of the Gila National Forest. Full suppression efforts were [...]

By |2013-06-27T13:22:48+00:00June 27th, 2013|News|0 Comments

June 26th, 2013: 30,000 Gallons of Water Dropped on Silver Fire

The Silver Fire reached 83,920 acres as of this morning, and remains 20% contained.  Currently, 691 personnel are fighting the lightning-caused fire.  Crews today are expected to concentrate on the west flank of the fire, conducting burnout operations south of McKnight Road as conditions allow. Fire-fight yesterday saw great effort from helicopters along the west [...]

By |2013-06-26T15:03:39+00:00June 26th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Celebrate Your Freedom at the 4th of July Parade!

Join the Silver City/Grant County Chamber of Commerce for the annual 4th of July Parade in downtown Silver City.  The theme for this year’s Independence Day celebration is “Celebrate Our Freedom.”  This year’s parade Grand Marshalls will feature WWII Veterans of Silver City.  The parade begins at 10 am, and festivities at Gough Park will [...]

By |2013-06-26T09:28:25+00:00June 26th, 2013|Event, News|0 Comments

June 25th, 2013: Silver Fire Continues to Grow to the North

According to reports, the Silver Fire grew roughly another 5,000 acres yesterday, reaching over 81,000 acres overnight.   The fire remains 20% contained, and management is now in the hands of John Pierson's New Mexico Type 2 Incident Management Team.  Today, 605 personnel work the rugged terrain in an effort to further contain the Silver [...]

By |2013-06-25T14:17:12+00:00June 25th, 2013|News|0 Comments

It’s Time for the Relay for Life of Silver City

Dream Big, Hope Big, Relay Big. The Relay for Life of Grant County will be in Silver City June 28th and 29th to celebrate the American Cancer Society's 100th Birthday.  Head out to the Silver High School Football Field this Friday and Saturday to show your support and get involved. Events begin at 5 pm [...]

By |2013-06-25T08:17:50+00:00June 25th, 2013|Event, News|0 Comments

June 24th, 2013: The Silver Fire Tops 75,000 Acres

A Red Flag warning remained in effect through the weekend as firefighters continued to fight high temperatures and dry winds over the weekend.  On Friday, the Silver Fire had reached 44,000 acres, but over the weekend grew to over 76,000 acres as of this morning.  The fire remains 20% contained.  Most of the growth has [...]

By |2013-06-24T12:18:05+00:00June 24th, 2013|News|0 Comments

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