The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District is assessing conditions in preparation for implementing the Jaybird, Mill and Pinos Altos Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) prescribed fire projects. In total, 195 acres will be burned to help reduce hazardous fuels loading and to protect adjacent communities. The Jaybird and Mill prescribed fire projects are expected to occur over separate 7-day periods between September 1 and February 28, and the Pinos Altos WUI will begin in October and March. 

The Silver City Public Library will be having guest speaker Marilyn Wiley on Thursday, August 31st. Ms. Wiley is a real pioneer woman who will be discussing the adventures she had on a wagon trip that lasted 18 months and crossed three states. The discussion will take place from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and all are welcomed to attend. 

The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society is bringing back their Fall Film Series starting this Thursday, August 31st. The films will take place every Thursday evening until November 16th at the Santa Clara Armory. Although admission is free, donations will be accepted. Doors will open at 6:00 p.m. with movies starting at 6:30 p.m. For a complete listing of the movies that will be shown, visit the website

Red Mountain Middle School in Deming was recently granted a Community Schools Grant for the 2023-24 school year. The grant will help make the middle school a “community school”, which will help develop the school site into a resource center where educators, community members, families and students can work together to better student learning and healthy development. To learn more about the benefits of a “community school”, join the Red Mountain Middle School staff this evening, August 29th at 5:30 p.m. for a “Community Schools 101” presentation. All students, families and community members are encouraged to attend.

The New Mexico Public Education Department is offering the Educator Fellows New Mexico Program, which is a two-year fellowship program for individuals who are planning on becoming licensed educators. The program is designed to provide additional supplemental support to students and teachers in the classroom allowing for extra resources to better provide small group instruction. The Educator Fellows Program is ideal for individuals who enjoy interacting with youth in a school setting, enjoy working with diverse populations experiencing a range of social needs and are interested in gaining hands-on experiences in the classroom. To learn more about the program, visit the website.