Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio.
Yesterday, the Drummond Fire, located one mile south of Emory Pass and the Trujillo Fire located on mile south of the Drummond Fire was reported to cover 500 acres. Both fires were ignited by lightning and currently cover 500 acres at the time of this report. The Gila National Forest has announced that New Mexico State Highway 152 is open for through traffic, but will be closed tomorrow June 2nd and Thursday, June 3rd while fire crews finish removing snags and brush from current fire activity in the area.
The Johnson Fire, located west of McKenna Park 11 miles west of the Gila Cliff Dwellings, has increased to 34,944 acres at the time of this report. Due to hazardous fire conditions in the area, the West Fork Gila River trail network will be CLOSED to visitor use beginning today until further notice, and the Middle Fork of the Gila River Trail number 157 is transitioning to DAY-USE ONLY beginning today. Visitors are warned to keep off these trails for their personal safety and to not impede the work of firefighters managing the fire. For further information please call 575-536-2250 Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M to 4:00 P.M. or 575-519-0103, any time before 9:00 p.m. In addition, a Community Meeting will be held this evening at 6:30 p.m. at Doc Campbell’s Post in Gila Center off NM Hwy 15 to discuss fire operations.
There are currently four fires on the Gila National Forest. Tune in to this station for daily updates by the National Forest Service.
The Nancy Champlin P.E.O. Foundation Scholarship has been awarded to two local recently graduated students. Naomi Ammon, of Calvary Christian Academy and Kurstyn Johnson, of Cliff High School. Naomi will be attending Cedarville University in Ohio and will major in education and speech pathology. Kurstyn is currently toward an Associate Degree in Welding Technology and will undertake an 18- month mission for her church before pursuing a major in Business. This endowed scholarship by Silver City P.E.O Chapters AG and BR assists Grant County young women to pursue further education after high school graduation.
This has been a look at some local news. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.