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In Gila National Forest news, as of 6:30 A.M. this morning, the Black Fire has covered 312,519 acres with 47% containment. There are currently 1,019 personnel working the fire. Everyone is reminded that Amended Stage 2 Fire restrictions are in effect in the Gila National Forest. Prohibitions include (but are not limited to) fire including charcoal and briquettes, smoking, welding and open flames, and vehicles. Chainsaws and similar equipment are restricted to certain hours. In the amended order, the use of any open flame including camp stoves and flammable gel canisters is now prohibited. Additionally, only generators with spark arrestors within a three-foot cleared diameter can be operated. All previous restrictions apply. This order is effective until Dec. 31. Up to date fire information can be obtained any time by visiting online at inciweb and the Gila National Forest Facebook page.
Hidalgo Medical Services is presenting “Jump Into Summer”, a FREE fun-filled community event promoting healthy lifestyles for children and families this Saturday, June 18th from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. in Silver City’s Gough Park. Local businesses and organizations will provide community information and activities will include a water slide, bouncy house, games, food, DJ music, National Guard Climbing wall and more. Thank you to the following sponsors of “Jump Into Summer” that include: HMS; WNMU; Freeport McMoRan; and Crest Insurance. This is a free event. For more information, call Marisol Delgado at 575-597-2428
Today, we celebrate Flag Day in recognition of the Second Continental Congress passing a resolution on June 14th, 1777 stating that “the flag of the United States be 13 stripes, alternate red and white”, and that “the union be 13 stars, white in a blue field, representing a new constellation.” June 14th is not only Flag Day, but also the official birthday of the United States Army, which was adopted two years before Flag Day in 1775.
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