The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District recently completed upgrades to the Jack’s Peak Trailhead in the southern Burro Mountains off of New Mexico Highway 90, between Silver City and Lordsburg. The popular trailhead provides access to the Continental Divide National Scenic Trail. Design of the new, larger trailhead includes delineated areas for driving and parking; culverts and swales to provide for drainage, a parking area for horse trailers, and improved signage. While camping is not allowed at the trailhead itself, numerous dispersed campsites exist along the access road leading to it, as well along other designated roads in the Burro Mountains where camping is allowed.

The Willow Fire prescribed burn is underway. Ignition will continue through the week and is anticipated to encompass 3400 acres in the Burro Mountains south of the Flying A subdivision and west of the Burro Mountain Homestead. Firefighters and other resources from across the Gila combined with additional support from the Lincoln National Forest are on scene. Weather and other prescriptive factors will determine how long the ignition phase takes. Smoke may be visible for several days following the ignition phase as interior fuels continue to consume.

The Lordsburg Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend a special meeting where Dr. Dan Otero, CEO of HMS will be speaking on Thursday, March 30th from 1pm to 2pm at the Lordsburg Chamber offices. Dr. Otero will be providing an HMS Healthcare Update.

In other Lordsburg happenings, mark your calendars for the Bubbles for Autism Awareness Acceptance Event to be held on April 15 from 9 to 2 at the Lordsburg High School Football Field. There will be informational booths, sensory stations, and activities for kids, FREE hot dogs and drinks and much more. There even will be a Maverick Movement 5k fun run and walk with prizes starting at 8am.   To learn more go to Maverick Movement website.

For our Cliff area residents, there will be a board meeting of the Upper Gila Valley Arroyos Watershed District on Wednesday, April 5 at 1pm at the Fire Station in Cliff. 

For our Luna County listeners, there will be a “Parenting a Teen Workshop” on Thursday, March 30th, at the Deming Cesar Chavez Charter High School with presenter Dr. Molina. This event is open to the public, at no charge, from 5 to 7pm. Food will be provided.

For Easter Egg Hunts, there will be an Easter Egg hunt this Saturday, April 1st, at the Milo Viramontes Park from 10am to 1pm. Free food, games, prizes, and thousands of eggs.  For more information and register your child contact Registration also available on location at 8:30am.

For Grant County, in the Mining District, there is an Easter Egg Hunt by the Santa Clara Action Club at Battan Park starting at 9:30 this Saturday.   Santa Clara is also looking for volunteers for the event. Please show up before 9:30 and you will be given assignments. If you would like to donate eggs and/or hard candy, please drop off items at the Village of Santa Clara office.

There will be another Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Kiwanis on April 8th starting at 9am at Penny Park. To learn more go to Kiwanis Club of Silver City’s Facebook page. There will be more than 4000 eggs and children are divided into age groups for participation making it safer and more fun for the children.