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The Johnson Fire, located in Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park, and 3 miles west of the Gila Cliff Dwellings has reached 85,590 acres in size and 9% containment at the time of this report. Crews remain actively engaged on the northwest side improving lines and conducting structure assessments in the Willow Creek area. The northern side of the fire is being monitored by horseback. Crews will mop-up small heat signatures within the northeast corner of the fire. The southeast flank along Hell and Water Canyons remains active as it approaches the Gila River. The southern flank of the fire is being monitored by air.
Two additional wildfires began over the weekend in Grant County and are being addressed by the Gila National Forest, U.S. Forest Service. The Bullard Fire is a lightning caused fire that began yesterday at 8:19 A.M. and at the time of this report has covered 300 acres. The Bullard Fire is in difficult terrain located in the Big Burro Mountains near Bullard Peak and southwest of U.S. Highway 180. The Lampbright Fire is also lightning caused and began Saturday afternoon east of Mimbres and north of Highway 152 in Grant County. At the time of this report, the Lampbright Fire has burned 20 acres on private property.
Grant County is seeking an individual to serve as County Manager. This position is appointed by and reports to the Board of County Commissioners. Under broad policy guidance and direction of the Board of County Commissioners, the County Manager is responsible for the administration and operational services of County government, including general supervision of a County workforce of about 180 and an annual budget of about $26 million. In addition, the County Manager ensures that all departmental activities remain in compliance with Grant County goals and objectives, state and federal laws, and County policies and procedures. A full job description and employment applications are available on-line at grantcountynm.gov
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