The missing Ohio women have now been found. Earlier this week two women on vacation in T or C who did not return home by the date planned, missing their flight and not returning their rental car, were located stuck in mud at Snow Lake. They were found in good condition.

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.

In other Gila National Forest news, in the Quemado area, yesterday the forest service completed their burn of the Baca Slash Pit. This is located one mile northeast of Quemado Lake Recreation Area. The site will be closed for two to four weeks while the ashes cool.

For Easter Egg Hunts in the area, here is a list of the notices we have received. 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.

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 Community Easter Egg hunt, also on this Saturday, at the Cliff Baseball field starting at 10am. This is sponsored by the Spurs 4-H Club. There will be three age groups of 4 and under, 5 to 9, and 10 and older.

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.