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The U.S. Forest Service – Gila National Forest has responded to a new wildfire near the East Fire and the town of Mimbres. According to the Forest Service, the “Water Fire” began on Thursday, April 28th and at the time of this report the fire covered 700 acres, is 0% contained. No evacuations have been issued and no structures are threatened. In addition, 5 fixed-wing air tankers are being used and the fire’s progression is steadily slowing.

Sixteen New Mexico Mainstreet-Affiliated Communities have received “Resilient Communities Fund” grants for a range of economic projects. The New Mexico Resiliency Alliance, in partnership with the McCune Charitable Foundation and New Mexico MainStreet, have awarded these funds statewide to support projects and leverage local resources to engage volunteers and complete an impactful project by December 2022. Locally, Silver City Mainstreet will utilize the funding to complete the Bullard Street parklet. According to a news release, the grants are $2,000-$6,000 and require a 1-to-1 match with at least 50 percent cash and the remaining amount from in-kind sources.

The 35th Annual Tour of the Gila Bicycle Race continues tomorrow with the Stage 4 Downtown Silver City Criterium presented by the Town of Silver City. Streets to be used include: Bullard; College; Cooper; and Broadway. There will be road closure from 5:00 A.M. to6:00 P.M. Entry points into the course are Santa Rita Street, Bayard Street at Cooper, and Arizona Street at Broadway. Exit points are at Bayard, Santa Rita Street at Cooper and Texas Street at Broadway.

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