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At the time of this report, the Black Fire located north of Black Canyon, west of Forest Road 150, and 24 miles north of Mimbres in Grant County, has covered 77,360 acres with 0% containment, an increase of over 21,000 acres in 24 hours. For a full detailed report of the Black Fire, visit the U.S Forest Service-Gila National Forest Facebook page or

The New Mexico Department of Health is urging residents to be aware of the danger of heat related illness. Tomorrow, Thursday May 19th is expected to bring record heat to most portions of the state. Some heat related illnesses to be aware of are heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and the most serious, heat stroke. Heat cramps and exhaustion can be treated by stopping physical activity, moving to a cool place and hydrating with water or a sports drink. The most serious heat related  illness is heat stroke, a medical emergency when the body loses its ability to sweat and body temperature can climb to 103 degrees and above. If this occurs, call 911 immediately, lower body their temperature with cool wet cloths or a cool bath and do not allow them to have anything to drink. To fund out more about heat-related illnesses, visit

Mary Alice Murphy, the editor, publisher, and owner of the Grant County Beat, has received the 2021 Friend of 4-H award by the Grant County 4-H Council. According to a news release prepared by 4-H reporter Jessica Gardner, “Mary Alice Murphy has been an avid supporter of Grant County 4-H. Anytime the Grant County 4-H has had news, needed sponsorship or help with publicizing an event Mary Alice Murphy has always made sure that anything related to 4-H is disseminated out into the community. Her support has been absolutely tremendous throughout the years.” To honor her, Mary Alice Murphy’s name will be added to the plaque on display at the Grant County Extension Office.

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