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The Gila National Forest is requesting all visitors to practice social distancing in accordance with New Mexico State health guidelines when visiting the various lookout towers located in area ranger districts. According to a release, the Gila National Forest has 10 lookout towers situated on high vantage points where the fire lookout can see smoke that may develop in addition to determining fire locations, report weather changes, and plot the location of lightning strikes during storms. It is requested that all forest visitors do not ask to use the employee’s restroom, enter the historical cabin which serves as the employees residence, and do not climb the tower to enter the cab and speak with the Forest Service Employee.

New Mexico Representatives Rebecca Dow and Luis Terrazas presented the staff at Fort Bayard Medical Center with a special recognition for excellence in service from the New Mexico House of Representatives. During the pandemic, Fort Bayard reported only three cases and no deaths or hospitalizations due to COVID-19. The special recognition serves to spotlight the outstanding service that Fort Bayard staff members give to the community.

The Grant County Board of Commissioners will convene in a Work Session tomorrow, May 11, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. The meeting will take place in the Commission Meeting Room at the Grant County Administration Center located at 1400 Highway 180 East in Silver City. While Grant County remains in the Turquoise Covid-19 restrictions set forth by Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, the public will be able to join the meeting in person on a limited basis. COVID-safe practices will be enforced, including wearing a mask and social distancing. The meeting will be livestreamed on the County Facebook Page.

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