Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Firefighters on the Pinon and Moore fires reported slower growth Tuesday and much less smoke than previous days. The 3,200-acre Pinon Fire is located 13 miles east of Reserve, NM on the Reserve Ranger District with 40 personnel on scene. The 4,000-acre Moore Fire is located in the Gila Wilderness on the Wilderness Ranger District with 85 personnel on the incident.
The Hog Fire in the far southwest corner of New Mexico/southeast Arizona gained additional ground since the previous aerial survey the morning of June 21st. This morning’s survey showed the two previous mid-day burn periods have added another 3,000 acres to the fire’s total. The majority of the new acreage is now on the New Mexico side of the Coronado National Forest
At a special session of the Silver Consolidated School District on Tuesday, June 23, all board members were present. The board president, Frances Vasquez, called the meeting to order at 6:06 p.m. and after a brief roll call, she read the agenda for the closed session, which was stated as H(2) – limited personnel matters, regarding Superintendent’s evaluation and complaints against superintendent.
The Town of Hurley Council will have a Special meeting following the Workshop at 5:30 p.m. on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Hurley Town Hall. A copy of the Agenda in its entirety may be obtained at the Town Hall during regular business hours by the Thursday before the scheduled meeting date.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the availability of DamWatch, a new web-based application that provides real-time monitoring of rainfall, snowmelt, stream flow and seismic events that could pose potential threats to dam safety. Vilsack also announced a new report on discoveries by USDA researchers that have led to new patents and inventions with the potential for commercial application and potential economic growth. USDA innovations included in this annual report range from USDA supported research that could offer solutions for millions who suffer allergies from peanuts and wheat to safe mosquito control that can help halt the transmission of diseases they spread, and others.
Governor Susana Martinez signed into law legislation to improve New Mexico`s tax incentive toolbox for economic development. House Bill 2, passed during a special session of the New Mexico Legislature and signed by the Governor on June 15, 2015, amends several existing New Mexico tax laws and creates additional tax incentives aimed at spurring job creation across a more diverse group of industries with a focus on small businesses and the technology sector.