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The Black Fire located north of Black Canyon, west of Forest Road 150, and 24 miles north of Mimbres in Grant County, has grown to cover 56,132 at the time of this report. According to the incident overview supplied by the Gila National Forest, the Black Fire made a significant run to the east yesterday from Forest Road 150 and crossed the Black Range Crest at Diamond Peak. A precautionary evacuation of Lookout Mountain took place yesterday and evacuations for several in-holdings north of the Aldo Leopold Wilderness Boundary were recommended. Poverty Creek and in-holdings south of HWY 59 were placed under Ready-Set evacuation levels.

The Executive Director of New Mexico VA Health Care, Robert McKendrick, will be paying a visit to Silver City while touring the Community Based Outpatient Clinics. In addition, he has selected Western New Mexico University as the venue to hold a Veterans “Meet and Greet” on Wednesday, May 25th in Light Hall Theater from 2:30 to 3:30 P.M. Mr. McKendrick, is a retired U.S. Army Colonel with 27 years of active and reserve duty, to include two tours in Iraq. All Veterans, Military Members, and their Dependents are encouraged to attend. For more information, contact WNMU’s Veterans Affairs Manager, Jason Quimby or email

The New Mexico Foundation has named Sylvia Rain Myers of Pinos Altos as the recipient of the 2022 Aldo Leopold Charter School’s “Ella, Michael and Ella Memorial Scholarship.” The scholarship was established in 2015 in honor of Aldo Leopold Charter School students, Ella Kirk, Michael Mahl, and Ella Myers, who lost their lives in an airplane accident in 2014. These three young people shared a dedication to environmental studies, music and the arts, and a high level of community service. Sylvia Rain Myers is a student at Aldo Leopold Charter School and will be attending Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania in hopes of majoring in Peace and Conflict Studies and Environment Science. Congratulation to Sylvia Rain Myers!

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