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In Gila National Forest news, as of 6:00 A.M. this morning, the Black Fire has covered 325,133 acres with 70% containment. There is a total of 548 personnel working the fire. Fire has stalled due to moisture received and limited areas of heat remain associated with areas of heavy fuel loading and presence of heavy dead and down. Minimal movement is expected. Due to the current amount of moisture the area has already received and the precipitation in the forecast, the Gila National Forest has lifted all fire restrictions effective today, June 24th. If you decide to have a fire during your visit, please be sensible. The fire danger has been reduced from extreme to moderate.

Beginning Monday, June 27th, and continuing daily until June 30th, the New Mexico Department of Transportation District One office will go forward with a maintenance operation project to place “Chip seal” pavement in various roadways in Grant County. According to a news release from the NMDOT, this roadway closure is in place for NM 15 from milepost 7 (Pinos Altos) to the intersection of NM 35. In addition, these routes will be updated weekly on the department’s Traffic Report and posted to the web page. For updated information go to New Mexico Department of Transportation at or call 511.

Silver City Recycles is holding a Drop-Off Event tomorrow, Saturday June 25th from 10:00 A.M. to 12 noon at their 305 South Bullard Street location. Volunteers are also needed. Visit and scroll down to the “Volunteer with Us” tab. To access the location for the drop-off, please access from Texas Street and Broadway only, there is no longer access from Bullard Street. Silver City Recycles accepts glass, plastics #1, 2 and 5, steel, cardboard, and aluminum cans. Make sure to visit for detailed instructions regarding each item to be accepted.

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