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The Gila National Forest silver City Ranger District has announced that they are planning three vegetation treatments this winter and spring to reduce hazardous fuels, protect private infrastructure in the wildland-urban interface, and improve wildlife habitat.  According to a news release, smoke production should be light, and kept to the local area, although smoke may be visible from some distance. The three project locations include areas in:

  • Georgetown, west of Georgetown Road and north of State Road 153.
  • Willow, approximately 3000 acres and is in the Burro Mountains east of County Road 4-24 (Redrock Road)
  • Jaybird area, located on the east side of State Road 15, north of Signal Peak

The dates of implementation are subject to change based on weather and fuel conditions.

PNM is reminding residents that they have hired EDM International to perform a virtual inspection and inventory of PNM transmission and distribution structures throughout their service area. EDM will be flying helicopters equipped with cameras to inspect and review PNM electric structures in an effort to implement wildfire mitigation efforts. Inspection will continue in the Silver City area this month through the end of February as weather permits.

The Kiwanis Club of Silver City awarded Student of the Month Honors during the Silver Consolidated Schools Board Meeting last week. Kiwanian, Bob Carson, presented Marisela Madrid from Silver High School and Michael Amador from La Plata Middle School with an award packet that included Main Street gift certificates. The Kiwanis Club of Silver City has been awarding honors at the school board meetings instead of the usual award luncheons that have been halted recently due to COVID restrictions.

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