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In Gila National Forest news, as of 6:00 A.M. this morning, the Black Fire has covered 325,136 acres with 70% containment. There is a total of 180 personnel working the fire. According to a news release issues from the U.S Forest Service Gila National Forest, as of 6:00 P.M. this evening the Southwest Area Type 2 Incident Management Team 4 will transfer command of the Black Fire to a local Type 3 organization, led by Incident Commander Joe Sampson. Team 4 extends its sincere thanks to the local communities for their support, gratitude, and hospitality throughout this incident.” In addition, the Black Fire Information phone number and email address will no longer be active after 6:00 PM this evening. For future updates, please contact the Gila National Forest at 575-388-8201 or the local Public Information Officer at

The New Mexico Environment Department has launched a “Public Comment Portal” allowing the community to easily comment on proposed rules and permits actions. The portal is in English and Spanish and it gives the public access to the state’s permitting and rulemaking processes. Next month, the NMED will deploy a website-wide translation service so those individuals with limited English proficiency will have full access to everything the website has to offer.

The Grant County Commission has voted to extend fireworks restrictions for another 30-day period through the end of July., will remain prohibited until the end of July. Grant County Fire Management Officer Randy Villa agreed with the Silver City Fire Chief and Forest Service officers that the restriction should remain in effect. According to the proclamation passed in May of this year the restrictions include, “the sale and use of missile type rockets, helicopters, aerial spinners, stick-type rockets, and ground audible devices.”

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