The Silver City Ranger District closed the Signal Peak Road also known as National Forest System Road 154 near the Aspen Park area today that will last through the winter season. Visitors wishing to visit the Lookout on Signal Peak may park so that they are not blocking the gate and proceed on foot. It is approximately 4.5 miles one way from the gate to the Fire Lookout. According to a release from the U.S. Forest Service, “For your safety, always check the weather forecast before heading out, and it’s a good idea to call the local Forest Service ranger district office to find out about road, trail, and other seasonal conditions. Always tell a friend or loved one where you are going and when you will return; and be sure to check in with them when you get back. Be prepared for your winter outing by dressing in layers and carrying a winter survival kit in your car that includes nonperishable food, water, flashlight, extra batteries, first-aid kit, and blankets.” For more information on the Gila National Forest, visit their website at

In Hidalgo County news, for the 3rd straight year, members of the Hidalgo County Fire Rescue District 1 delivered 20 Holiday Meal boxes to local families in need. Each box contained enough food items for a warm holiday meal. The group plans to continue this project as an annual tradition. Thank you to the members of Hidalgo County Fire Rescue District 1!

The music departments of Snell Middle School and Cobre High School are presenting their Winter Concert tonight at 7:00 P.M. in the Cobre High School Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and open to the public. In addition, the concert will be streaming on the Cobre Media YouTube page.