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The Gila National Forest has officially moved to High Fire Danger status due to warmer temperatures and high Spring winds. According to a news release, a fire danger rating of HIGH is defined as “all fine dead fuels ignite readily, and fires start easily from most causes.”  Unattended brush and campfires are likely to escape.  Fires spread rapidly, and short-distance spotting is common.  Fires may become serious and their control difficult unless they are attacked successfully while small.  Outdoor burning should be restricted. The public is urged to report fires and abandoned campfires to the Silver City Interagency Dispatch at 1-800-538-1644. For more high fire danger safety tips, visit online at

New Mexico Early Childhood and Care Department Secretary, Elizabeth Groginsky, visited The Family Resource Center, located at 500 East Oak Street in Deming, and met with early childhood educators, parents, childcare providers, and others for a tour of the facility. The center has an enrollment of 46 children ranging in age from 6 weeks to Pre-K. In addition, the center provides scheduled home visits, meals, family fun days, and parent education meetings. The Family Resource Center is one of several HELP-NM locations in Luna County providing early childhood education, resources for growing families and day care for infants and toddlers.

WNMU will be celebrating the 55 Annual Great Race with a festival on Saturday, April 23rd from 10:00 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. at Old James Stadium on the WNMU campus. Students and the public can come and watch the  Great Race in action and enjoy live music by The Siempre Band, Mariachi Plata, and Brandon Perrault, in addition to participating in a huacha tournament, salsa contest, and enjoy a car show, carnival games and food trucks. This year, hosted by WNMU Cultural Affairs, there will be 2 evenings of live music, Friday April 22nd and 23rd, dubbed GR 55 featuring headliners Alec Benjamin and Los Lobos. For more information, go to

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