Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio.

In Gila National Forest news, as of 6:00 A.M. this morning, the Black Fire has covered 325,128 acres with 68% containment. There is a total of 835 personnel working the fire. According to the U.S. Forest Service Gila National Forest, projected incident activity in the next 24 hours includes minimal movement expected. Limited heat remains in the Hillsboro lookout area and above Upper Well Cabin along 4080 Road. A flash flood watch remains in effect through 6:00 P.M. tonight. Individuals should be aware of the possibility of severe conditions and proceed with caution.

 The New Mexico Department of Health (DOH) announces young children aged six months through four years old are now eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations, following approvals from the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week. According to a news release from the NMDOH: “Pre-ordered doses of Moderna (two-dose primary series) and Pfizer (three-dose primary series) vaccines began arriving in New Mexico on Monday to clinics throughout the state, with more than 2,200 appointments statewide currently available to schedule online through the Department of Health website:”

The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society is starting their summer film series, devoted to Native Peoples.  Mr. Joe Saenz of the Chiricahua Apaches will introduce each showing, to be held on Thursday evenings at the Santa Clara Armory, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The Armory is located north of US Highway 180, across from the Village of Santa Clara, six miles east of Silver City. Doors open at 6. The movies are free to the public. The series will begin with the showing of “The Last of the Mohicans” on June 30th. Doors open at 6:00 P.M.

This has been a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio.