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In Gila National Forest news, as of 6:00 A.M. this morning, the Black Fire has covered 300,336 acres with 42% containment. There are 947 personnel working the fire. According to release from the Gila National Forest: “The Black Fire is officially the second largest wildfire in New Mexico. In addition, thunderstorms are forecast again for tomorrow and then hot and dry weather conditions will return.  Firefighters responded to three lightning ignitions located south of Highway 152, one near Sawyer Peak the other two just south of Emory pass. The area designated within the temporary flight restriction will continue to be monitored for any new fire starts near the Black Fire.”

The Silver City Regional Association of Realtors awards scholarships to two local students. Ashlyn Richey, is attending Dona Ana Community College to study Sonography. She is a graduate of Silver High School and took part in many activities including FFA and Honor Society. Diego Morales, will be attending Western New Mexico University in the Fall. He is also a graduate of Silver High School and wishes to pursue a career in business management. Each scholarship recipient has=d to be an immediate family to a Realtor of the local association. In addition, each student had to have an overall GPA of 3.0 or higher and write an essay on their interpretation of an “ideal community.”

Ken Ladner, Mayor of the Town of Silver City is looking for a qualified volunteer to serve for a vacancy on the Municipal Museum Community Advisory Group. Please visit the town’s website at town of silver city dot o r g and click on Boards, Commissions & Groups page for detailed information. Applications are also available at City Hall.

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