Here’s a look at today’s headlines:
Fire Activity for the Guadalupe Fire yesterday was minimal with three small sources of smoke detected during the aerial reconnaissance flight this morning. No growth of the fire occurred today but crews continued to monitor, patrol, and clean up fire line residue from the fire-fighting activities over the past 6 days. Portions of Hidalgo County roads C001 and C002 were being graded today and yesterday to repair any damage caused by increased fire related traffic. Over the next several days, additional grading will occur along Geronimo Trail Road. Two brush chippers are being used to clean up brush residue along Geronimo Trail and Animas road where fire crews prepared fire lines.
The Regular Meeting of the Silver Consolidated Schools Board of Education is scheduled for Tuesday, June 16, 2015, in the Board Room of the Administration Building, 2810 North Swan Street, Silver City, New Mexico, beginning at 6:00 p.m. for the transaction of the following business: approval of minutes and agenda; information/presentations/reports; action items- approval of the consent agenda; future meetings and proposed agenda items; executive session; and such other items as may be included on the regular board meeting agenda.
The Bayard City Council during an open meeting yesterday passed and approved an ordinance establishing a merit system for hiring, promotion, discharge and general regulation of municipal employees. A copy of the ordinance may be picked up at Bayard City Hall.
U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that the Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments has received a $250,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration to promote entrepreneurship and business development in Luna, Grant, Hidalgo and Catron counties. Udall and Heinrich helped lead a task force — initially convened by former U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman in 2010 — that led to this grant award, which will fund an innovative initiative to promote job creation by expanding energy efficiency and renewable energy in Southwest New Mexico.
The Grant County Shrine Club Annual Onion Sale started yesterday at Arby’s Park. Onions are sold daily from 10 am to 4 pm until all onions are sold. All money goes to the Shriner’s Crippled Children’s Hospital Fund.
The Navajo Nation is mourning the loss of another Code Talker. Bahe Ketchum died Monday in Flagstaff. His son said Ketchum received a number of honors, including the Congressional Silver Medal.