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Local Scouts from Troop 114 volunteered their time to the Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District by working on various trails. The service project was part of an Eagle Scout project planned, developed, and led by Scout, Kevin Peterson. In addition, Scouts Logan Dunlap and Max Johnson were responsible for trash pickup, trail improvement, fence repair around the Big Tree, and widening trails where needed. The project took place from December through March at the Dragonfly Trailhead, the Big Tree Trailhead, and the Big Tree area. Eagle Scout is the highest achievement or rank attainable in the Scouts program. Since its inception in 1911, only 4% of Scouts have earned this rank after a lengthy review process.
Western New Mexico University will be holding a hybrid commencement ceremony next Friday, May 7th, giving students the option of participating virtually or in person. The limited capacity ceremony will take place outdoors at Ben Altamirano Stadium. Students opting to participate in the Spring 2021 ceremony in person will be allowed to invite four people to be admitted into the stadium. According to a release, “WNMU will be enforcing current public health orders and university protocols, requiring masks for everyone at all times and painting stadium seating areas to best promote social distancing.” In addition, graduates participating virtually will be spotlighted on a large screen in stadium. The event will be live streamed on Facebook and wnme.edu. Updates and additional information are available at commencement.wnmu.edu
Beginning Monday, May 3rd, the Silver City Ranger District is planning Phase 2 of the Bar 6 prescribed fire in the Burro Mountains. The project is designed to reduce hazardous buildups of vegetation, protection and enhancement of wildlife habitat, and improvement range forage. It is expected that smoke production from the burn should be light with an impact contained in the local area. Fire managers will monitor fuel conditions and weather to determine the appropriate time to implement. Phase 2 will treat the interior 4,000-acres, using aviation resources.
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