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Campfire and smoking restrictions have commenced on the Gila National Forest in order to protect public health and reduce preventable human-caused fires. According to a release from the Forest Service Gila National Forest, “Fire restrictions for the Gila National Forest include allowing campfires only in designated developed campgrounds and picnic areas and must be in a Forest Service provided metal grill or metal fire pits.  Fires in rock rings will not be allowed.  The use of pressurized, petroleum-fueled stoves, lanterns or heating devices are acceptable, provided they meet the fire underwriter’s specifications for safety.  Smoking is limited to a vehicle, building, or three-foot area cleared of all flammable materials.  Fireworks, explosives, and incendiary devices are always prohibited on National Forest System lands.”

A teacher at Silver High School has been nominated for the Patricia Behring Teach of the Year award in the senior division of the National History Day National Contest. Lee Wilson of Silver High School is the New Mexico senior nominee competing with 58 other National History Day affiliates across the country. The national winner will be selected by a special committee of experienced historians and teachers on June 19th. Each nominee for the $10,000 award was chosen because they demonstrated a commitment to engaging students in historical learning in addition to teaching advanced research and thinking skills. All nominees will receive a $500 cash prize. Congratulations to Mr. Lee Wilson of Silver High School!

The Gila Regional Medical Center Governing Board will be holding a regular meeting this Thursday, April 29th at 9:00 A.M. The agenda for this meeting may be altered up 72 hours prior to the meeting and can be viewed online at Due to COVID-19 health restrictions declared by the Governor, the gathering for the meeting will be closed to public but can be viewed on the Grant County YouTube channel and again at a later time on the County’s website at

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