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The Natural Resources Conservation Service of New Mexico has announced that New Mexico Ag in the Classroom is currently accepting applications for their NM Grow Project Grants. The grant is specifically for educators throughout the state to help students grow year-round in hopes to make community connections and inspire future generations to understand the importance of agriculture and natural resources. The project includes a classroom hydroponic system, 4X8 raised garden bed/ outdoor science lab, drip irrigation system & hoop house attachments, and connections to master teachers and experts in the field for continued support. Applications are due by April 2nd and can be found at https://newmexico.agclassroom.org/teacher/awards/
The NMDOT has issued a permanent alert for NM Highway 152 eastbound and westbound from mile marker 15, San Lorenzo to mile marker 40, Kingston. NM Highway 152 between San Lorenzo and Kingston has steep grades numerous tight turns. Trucks without retarder brakes and/or longer than 40 feet in length are now prohibited on this section of NM 152 and drivers should consider using an alternate route: NM Highway 26 to US 180, or US 60 to NM 12 to US 180. This is a permanent alert.
Over the weekend, fire resources from across the Gila National Forest came together and executed the Georgetown prescribed fire which successfully treated 252 acres. The completion of this burn is one more step in reducing the availability of fuels thereby reducing the chances of a catastrophic wildfire in that area.
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