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The Silver City Fire Chief and Town of Silver City has declared that conditions currently exist to enact Stage One Fire Restrictions. The following restrictions are now in effect until further notice:

  • No building or maintaining of campfires
  • No open burning to include yard waste, tree limbs, and weeds
  • UL approved propane grills with appropriate covers/lids are approved
  • Any other outdoor wood or charcoal burning device shall have protective fire screens and prior approval from the Silver City Fire Department
  • Underground fire pits for use in meal prep shall have appropriate covers such as a screen, metal siding, and/or dirt. Fires used to prepare hot coals must have a protective screen and a 5-foot clearance around the entire fire pit. Fire pits must have prior approval from the Silver City Fire Department who will issue a special burn permit

Anyone caught in violation of the order is subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $500 and/or imprisonment of up to 30 days.

WNMU has announced details of how the Spring class of 2022 will celebrate their graduation ceremony on Friday, May 6th. The outdoor ceremony will take place at 6 p.m. in WNMU Ben Altamirano Stadium and the ceremony will be presented in a hybrid fashion so graduates and guests have the option of participating either virtually or in-person. According to a news release, Under Secretary for Rural Development, Xochitl Torres Small is the WNMU Spring 2022 Commencement Ceremony speaker. Additional details about the WNMU spring 2022 hybrid commencement ceremony are available at, where any updates will also be shared.

The 35 Annual Tour of the Gila continues tomorrow with the Tyrone Individual Time Trials sponsored by Freeport McMoran. Expect to see racers on NM 90 from 9:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. There will be a road closure on NM 90 from the Tyrone side from 8:40 A.M.  to noon and the Lordsburg side from 8:30 A.M. to 11:30 A.M. Afternoon traffic will be reduced to one lane from Tyrone to mile marker 29 at 35 mph and will affect travel to and from Lordsburg.