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Local weather reports have issued alerts of heavy rain downfall through the weekend, possible the wettest 48-hour period the region has received all season. There are concern for flash flooding, especially in areas that were affected by the Black Fire. Some weather models have suggested widespread 3 + inches over the Black Fire burn scar through Saturday. The U.S Forest Service Gila National Forest reminds the public that 6 inches of fast-moving flood water can knock over an adult. In addition, just 12 inches of rushing water can carry away most cars and just 2 feet of rushing water can carry away an SUV or truck. The Cherry Creek and McMillen campgrounds are now closed to the public due to impassable conditions.
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The Pick It Up Toss No Mas Community Cleanup Event in Silver City that was scheduled for tomorrow morning to meet in the Murray Ryan Visitor’s Center has been postponed and rescheduled for next Saturday August 27th and will meet in the Gough Park parking lot. Volunteers can come and meet the new Coordinator, Candice Baca, and get a burrito, coffee, trash bags, trash pickers, and gloves before heading out to clean up and area of your choice along Highway 180, Highway 90, or a local waterway. There will be various prizes and the Nm Department of Transportation will haul off the trash to the landfill. In addition, Silver City Recycles will collect the recyclable material.
The Cemetery Board of the Town of Silver City will hold a Regular Meeting next Wednesday, August 24th at 2:00 p.m. Some of the items on the agenda will include: Stantec Drainage Study update, Changes to Rules and Regulations incorporated in a new brochure; and suggestions to expanding Q&A on the Town Website. The meeting will be at the Public Works Department Administrative Office at 610 E. 8th Street, and masks will be required. The public is invited to attend and the complete agenda is available on the Town’s website at www.townofsilvercity.org.
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