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Thanks to successful firefighting efforts, the Black Fire is now 50% contained. Additional containment lines have been secured from Hermosa running south to Round Mountain and Animas Creek on the east side. On the west side, containment lines have been established in the Bloodgood Place going south to Kelly Mesa.

The U.S Forest Service Gila National Forest Black Fire Management Team has issued an advisory for possible flash floods due to high chances of rain in the forecast beginning today though next Tuesday. According to a news release from the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, National Weather Service is forecasting scattered-to-widespread thunderstorms and rain with locally heavy downpours possible, this includes the Black Fire burn zone; this is expected to last through Tuesday, June 22nd. In addition, caution is advised in regard to the following:

  • USFS Fire Management Staff are cautioning the possibility of flash flooding in both the Mimbres & Gila River drainages
  • East Fork of the Gila River and the McKnight area are the sources for the Gila River through Turkey Creek, (Mogollon/Upper) Box Canyon, the Gila Valley, Redrock Valley and Lower Box areas
  • If moderate-to-heavy rain occurs (even locally), strong headwalls of debris-laden slurry are possible in feeder tributaries and the main river courses
  • These headwalls, debris/sediment-laden slurry flows and flooding present an EXTREME hazard to people, livestock, and vehicles/property

For your safety, these stated areas are to be AVOIDED unless having LEGITIMATE business in them.

Hidalgo Medical Services presents “Jump Into Summer” a FREE fun-filled community event promoting healthy lifestyles for children and families tomorrow, 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, games, food, DJ music, National Guard Climbing wall and more.

This has been a look at some local news. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.