Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio.

According to a news release from the National Forest Service Gila National Forest, the Johnson Fire on the Wilderness Ranger District is approximately 88,918 acres and 24% contained. The fire has received precipitation and is not showing any growth. Due to this news, Forest Order 03-06-05-21-017 was rescinded effective today, July 9th at 5:00 P.M. The public should be aware that there are trails that are not recommended due to erosion, logs, and hazards from falling trees. Those include #182 Crest Trail, #153 Mogollon Trail, and #189 Rain Creek.  There may be other trails affected by either post-fire effects or flooding from monsoonal rains. The Forest is posting signage at popular wilderness trailheads to remind people of hazards of hiking/recreating in recently burned areas.

In area COVID-19 news, the New Mexico Department of Health’s Public Health Office’s in the Southwest Region will be providing no-cost back to school vaccinations by appointment or walk-in basis. Parents or guardians can bring their child to a public office from now until the start of school in August. It is being encouraged that all students be up to date on their childhood immunizations in order to attend school. In addition, the COVID-19 vaccination will also be available for parents and students 12 years and older. The Silver City Public Health Office located at 2610 North Silver Street will be open on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Hidalgo Public Health office located at 530 DeMoss Street in Lordsburg will be open on Thursdays from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. The Luna County Public Health Office located at 215 South Silver Avenue in Deming will be open on Mondays from 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. All offices welcome walk-ins, no appointment necessary.

The Silver City Museum is presenting a series of 7 free virtual lectures and forums titled “Unpacking Silver” focusing on themes relevant to local and Southwest New Mexican history. Tomorrow, July 10th at 11:00 A.M., view “Booms and Busts: 1870 to 1952: History of Business in Silver City”, presented by Dr. Scott Fritz, Professor of History at WNMU. For more information and to register, visit and click on the Programs and Events tab.

This has been a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio.