Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The 13th Annual Glenwood Dutch Oven Cook-off was held this Saturday in Glenwood and in honor of Gale Moore, found of the Glenwood Gazette. The first place winners included: 1 pot Fancy Fixer – Brooke Pybus; 1 pot Camp Cookie – Don and Dayana Patterson in; 3 pot Camp Cookie – Ralph Hensley, Mary Hensley and Chris Bunts; 1 pot Tenderfoot – Steve Amika; 3 pot Tenderfoot – Darryl and Zachary Cases. Special awards included oldest cook, cook who came the farthest, hard luck award, and best beef dish.
Reserve Ranger District fire managers have started the Sheep Basin Prescribed Fire on the Gila National Forest. The Sheep Basin project is approximately 3,000 acres ten miles southeast of Reserve, NM off Forest Road 141. Objectives of the prescribed fire are to improve forest health and reduce wildfire threat by removing hazardous fuels. Smoke may be noticeable from various areas on the district as operations continue over the coming days. All areas where prescribed fires are planned will be signed and posted for public awareness and safety.
Dave Warnack is the Acting Forest Supervisor on the Gila National Forest until the permanent position is filled. His regular job is District Ranger on the Smokey Bear Ranger District, Lincoln National Forest, stationed in Ruidoso, NM. Prior to this position, Warnack worked on the Gila National Forest in Recreation and Wilderness programs and the Collaborative Forest Restoration Program. Warnack says, “I’m happy and honored to once again work in this great corner of New Mexico.”
Senator Martin Heinrich’s staff will hold Mobile Office Hours this Thursday, April 16th, from 10:30 to 12:30 at the Deming Senior Center. The staff will be able to help with things like Social Security benefits, Medicare, veterans’ benefits, student loans, immigration, and other federal programs. Everyone is welcome. Questions may be directed to Senator Heinrich’s Las Cruces office at 523-6561.
What started as a job fair featuring trucking industry jobs has now expanded to include companies outside of the trucking industry looking to hire military veterans. Veterans, Guard/Reserve and transitioning military personnel are invited to attend the 2015 New Mexico Trucking Association Job Fair for Military Veterans– a free job fair presented by the New Mexico Trucking Association and the New Mexico Department of Veterans’ Services on May 1 for veterans, Guard/Reserve and transitioning active-duty members.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) District One office will begin their chip seal maintenance operation on various roadways in Grant and Luna County. The NMDOT chip seal crew will begin work on Monday, April 20 along NM 35 in Grant County before mobilizing over to Luna County. The following routes have been identified for Luna County, which are; FR 1014, FR 1017, FR 1016, NM 9, NM11, NM 418, FR 1019, FR 1020, NM 377, NM 143, NM 198, NM 549, FR 1024 and FR 1026.