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A new wildfire was reported on Friday, May 13th at 9:30 P.M. in the Gila National Forest, north of Black Canyon, west of Forest Road 150, 24 miles north of Mimbres in Grant County. The Black Fire at the time of this report has grown to 18,762 acres and burning in timber and tall grass. More than 120 fire personnel are working to contain the fire, which is currently at zero percent containment. According to a news release, “fire managers are using a confine and contain strategy to corral the flames, using man-made and natural barriers to stop the fire and also taking steps to protect nearby private inholdings and infrastructure. This strategy has the highest probability of success while minimizing risk to firefighters.” The cause of the fire at this time is undetermined. For up to date information on the Black Fire and other wildfires statewide, visit online at https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/.
A special meeting was held of the Grant County Commission to authorize an investigation of complaints lodged against the County Manger, Tim Zamora, and thereby placing him administrative leave pending the investigation. The motion as made by District 5 Commissioner Harry Brown and seconded by District 2 Commissioner Javier Salas, passing unanimously. In addition, the Grant County Commission ratified the decision to appoint Randy Villa, the Fire Management Officer, as acting County Manager during the investigation.
The first annual meeting of the Tyrone Water and Wastewater Association is scheduled for Thursday, May 26th at 6:30 P.M. in the Tyrone Community Center. The meeting will consist of various reports, election of directors, questions from the floor and other business. Individuals with a disability needing a reader, amplifier, qualified sign language interpreter or any other form of auxiliary equipment, should contact TWWA President, Alan Berg, at least one week prior to the meeting. This meeting is open to all members and the public.
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