Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The lightning-caused Spur Fire on the Quemado Ranger District of the Gila National Forest remains at 1,512 acres. The fire has been successfully confined by crews using roads on the east and north and a two track road to the west. The Las Cruces Type 3 Incident Management Team will transfer management of the Spur Fire back to the Quemado Ranger District on Friday, who will monitor the fire daily until it is controlled. The fire is expected to burn south where it is likely to stall on the sparse fuel and rock bluffs on the south aspect of Dillon Mountain and within the 2006 Wilson Fire scar. This will be the final update unless there are significant changes to report.
The North Fire on the Magdalena Ranger District grew in size to reach 6,767 acres. The lightning-caused fire is located 25 miles southwest of Magdalena and is being actively managed for multiple resource benefits. A temporary Area Closure Order has been issued in the vicinity of the North Fire. All National forest System lands, roads and trails within the closure area are closed to public use.
The most recent Silver School Board meeting, Candy Milam, business manager for the Silver Schools District, explained again that the budget had to go to the state by June 2nd. John Carter, acting superintendent, stressed that just as a home budget may have items that can’t be afforded, some things can be added, but there is no plan to cover up any facts or take anything away from the kids. It was sent to the state for approval, but will remain a living document, subject to adjustments.
The annual PRCA Wild, Wild West Pro Rodeo started last night in Silver City with the Boys and the Bulls and Barrel Racing. Rodeo action continues tonight with Tough Enough to Wear Pink and Family Night where you can buy three tickets and get the fourth one free. Friday and Saturday boast full rodeo action. Tickets are still available around Silver City, and Rodeo personalities will be at Circle Heart from 1 to 3 pm tomorrow.