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The Gila National Forest has issued a “Forest Order for Johnson Fire Area Closures” that began today and will remain in effect until December 31st or until rescinded, whichever comes first. Visitors are directed to call one of the six available ranger stations for alternative hiking options. A Continental Divide Trail alternate route map should be available by close of business today and placed online at the Inciweb site and the Gila National Forest site at In addition, forest trail closures and wildfire updates can be followed by visiting the Gila National Forest page on Facebook. According to information available at the time of this report, the Johnson has covered 42,126 acres located at Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park, 11 miles west of the Gila Cliff Dwellings in the Wilderness Ranger District. The fire was lightning caused and started on May 20th.

Regarding the Drummond and Trujillo Fires, a Public Meeting is scheduled for 6:00 PM tomorrow, June 8th, at the Black Range Lodge located at 50 North Main Street in Kingston. The Drummond Fire is one mile south of Emory Pass and the Trujillo Fire is one mile south of the Drummond Fire on the Gila National Forest, Black Range Ranger District in Sierra County.

The public is invited to participate in a focus group regarding the new judicial complex located at the old Grant County Jail site. Groundwork Studio is working with the New Mexico Environment Department and Grant County to develop concept plans for a new civic campus in and around the existing courthouse in the Black Street building, and old jail property. More information on the project is available here: According to a release, the vision for a new judicial complex could include a number of court and community services. Residents wishing to give input on this project during and 1 ½ hour interactive virtual focus group should contact Amy Bell at before June 11th.

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