Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
The Guadalupe Wildfire, which was started by lightning on Tuesday morning and is burning approximately 30 miles east of Douglas in Hidalgo County has burned approximately 4200 acres. A Type 3 Incident Management Team is in place at the Animas High School. A total of 201 fire personnel are assigned to the incident as well as engines and air support. The fire’s growth potential is moderate. Aerial water drops were used to slow fire spread. Suppression activities continue to protect private property and keep the fire inside defensible areas of the fire. The northwest side of the fire, although inactive, continues to be monitored. Aerial water drops are being used to support fire crews in their ongoing suppression efforts. Several ranch buildings and private property are threatened. No evacuations have been ordered.
The New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) with Interstate Highway Construction will be holding a public involvement meeting to discuss the NM 90/Hudson Street Bridge Reconstruction Project for Silver City, NM. The meeting will be held Wednesday, June 10th at 6 pm at the Grant County Convention Center. The public is encouraged to attend in order to address any concerns they may have as it relates to this project in Silver City, NM. The bridge is nearing complete demolition: the deck is gone, the girder beams are gone, and the posts and beams are coming down.
WNMU President Joseph Shepard said he is counting on the construction of the new swimming pool, which will be a saltwater pool, is expected to be completed by August 21st. The shallow part of the pool and a deeper two lanes and a right angle are dug out. The pool will be surrounded on three sides by glass, and later an outdoor basketball court and sand volleyball court will be added. Community memberships will be $50 a month and allow community members access to the pool, the fitness machines, spinning room, basketball, racquet ball, handball, and pickle ball facilities. A climbing wall will also be added.
Western New Mexico University is collaborating with the UNM School of Architecture and Planning in a four-way partnership to benefit four universities. The other two are Woodbury in San Diego, Calif., and the University of Arizona.
Today, Governor Susana Martinez will unveil a program that will recruit and train educators to become leaders in struggling schools.