The Council of The Town of Hurley will hold a Special Meeting Tuesday, June 6th. The meeting will be to discuss the approval plans for the Big Muddy property. The meeting will be held at the Hurley Community Center at 5:00 p.m. The meeting is open to the public and Hurley residents are encouraged to attend. For more information call 575-537-2287.

The Silver City Fire Department recently honored Assistant Chief and Emergency Manager Jeff Fell for his 20 years of service to the department. Mr. Fell is retiring from the Fire Department and plans to join the nonprofit International Fire Service Training Association at Oklahoma State University. He will be using his skills in fire prevention to become a training specialist to help train other fire departments and make sure they have the instructional materials they need. Thank you Mr. Fell for all your years of service to the community!

The Lordsburg and Animas Head Start Program is now accepting enrollment for children ages 0 to 5 and expectant mothers. They provide center and home-based programs that provide  home visits, monthly parenting meetings, vision and hearing screenings, case management and much more. For more information on how to enroll, call Sandra Romo at 575-542-9678.

The City of Deming has now reopened Country Club Road. The road was closed in late April so renovations could be made to the walking path. Renovations have now been completed and is now safer and has an improved route for daily walks. 

The Health Professional Loan Repayment Program is offering loan forgiveness to New Mexico healthcare workers. Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham approved $14.6 million for the program which could help over 600 healthcare workers in New Mexico. The program covers more than 25 healthcare occupations and licenses in allied health, dental, medical and mental health fields. Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on June 9th. For more information and to apply, go to website.

The Pass Fire on the Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District as of June 5th, has grown to approximately 42,665 acres since it was ignited by lightning on May 15th. The last piece of the Road 21 preparation was completed yesterday after firefighters finished clearing brush around structures on private land. The 21 Road is now cleared to Snow Lake essentially widening the contingency Fireline. Lookouts on Yellow Mountain have been observing fire as it moves in toward the Middle Fork of the Gila River. Some movement was observed yesterday. Resources have moved into the area to better evaluate the potential. For more information go to website.