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In Gila National Forest news, as of 6:00 A.M. this morning, the Black Fire has covered 325,111 acres with 68 % containment. There are currently 1,098      personnel working the fire. A Flood Watch for flash flooding has been issued from 12:00 PM today through 6:00 AM on Wednesday. This type of Flood Watch is issued when conditions are favorable for flash flooding caused by excessive rainfall. A Flood Watch does not mean flooding will occur, but it is possible. Firefighters are closely watching for changes in weather as they continue to complete critical suppression repairs around the fire area.

In further Black Fire related news, New Mexico Highway 152 from mileposts 40 (Kingston) to milepost 15 (San Lorenzo) has reopened. Drivers are reminded to still remain cautious when driving in the area.

Congratulations to Grant County Treasurer, Patrick Cohn. Patrick attended the 85th New Mexico Counties Annual Conference in Albuquerque last week and will be serving as Vice Chair of the Treasurer’s Affiliate for New Mexico. Patrick will be serving in the Vice-Chair position with Chair Charlotte Andrade from Chaves County, Treasurer Tracy Sedillo of Torrance County, and Secretary Jennifer Taylor of Sandoval County. Patrick was elected as Grant County Treasurer for his first term in 2021 and serves through December of 2024. According to the Grant County Treasurer’s website, “more than 40,000 property tax bills, delinquency notices and other correspondence are sent by the Treasurer’s office annually.”

The New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) Family Nutrition Bureau announced the return of the Summer Food Service Program at 570 meal site locations across the state. Registration and enrollment are not required to participate in the Summer Food Service Program, which offers meals on a first-come, first-served basis. Each meal site serves lunch, while many sites serve both breakfast and lunch. To find a meal site in your community, visit

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