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The Gila National Forest is alerting local residents that with most of southern New Mexico in extreme drought, the 2021 fire season could begin early, even as soon as late March or early April. According to a release, the New Mexico Forests are working with the Forest Stewards Guild, Fire Adapt NM, New Mexico Forestry Division and Bureau of Land Management New Mexico State Office encouraging New Mexicans to recognize that with the changing climate, wildfire preparedness must be a year-round effort. The National Interagency Fire Center reports that 58,250 wildfires burned 10.3 million acres across the U.S. in 2020, the largest number of acres impacted within a year. Some home safety tips include:

  • Check your roof and if possible, consider installing fire-resistant roofing material
  • Clean rain gutters and flat roofs, embers can ignite in dried out debris
  • Clean you deck and remove debris under the deck and between boards
  • Don’t store firewood, gas cans, lawn mowers, cardboard of other combustible materials next to your home, keep them at least 5 feet away form the outside walls.

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The Southwest New Mexico ACT is bringing the CO. STARTERS program for entrepreneurs to Grant County for a fourth time. CO.STARTERS is a ten-week, cohort-based program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action. The Spring session of CO. STARTERS will begin Tuesday, March 2nd in Grant County. For more information, visit

Today the nation celebrates President’s Day, recognized on the 3rd Monday of February. In honor of the day, here is a quote from our 35th President, John F. Kennedy: “As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words but to live by them.”

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