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The Gila National Forest has released in formation regarding the Johnson Fire located in Johnson Canyon, west of McKenna Park and 11 miles west of the Gila Cliff Dwellings, Wilderness Ranger District, in Catron County. At the time of this report, the fire has extended to 6,093 acres. The suppression strategy for this fire is to confine and contain. There has been fire growth on the south, southwest, and southeast perimeter of the planning area. Yesterday the fire crossed Trail #162 and is moving northeast toward Pine Flat. Today, the plan included prepping and scouting the West Fork Gila River for holding operations. Firefighters will continue the structure protection at White Creek Cabin. The Johnson Fire began on May 20th and was ignited by lighting.
In other Gila National Forest news, the Doagy Fire in the Black Range Ranger District that that was lightning ignited on May 14th, is 30 percent contained and is at 12,656 acres. The fire started near Doagy Well in Doagy Canyon of the Gila National Forest. The incident objectives include reducing and minimizing fire impacts on private and state lands, utility and private infrastructure and values at risk, and to minimizing to the extent possible, the smoke impacts to communities, critical local travel corridors and state highways.
A student from Calvary Christian Academy has received a $2,500 STAR Scholarship from the local P.E O. Sisterhood. Nominated by the P.E.O Chapter AG of Silver City, Naomi Ammon, a senior at Calvary Christian Academy, is an accomplished musician, pianist and singer, active in student government, National History Day, swimming competitions, volleyball, and golf, and has served as Youth Worship Leader for both her school and church. Naomi will attend Cedarville University in Ohio in the fall to pursue a degree in education and speech pathology. The P.E.O. STAR Scholarship was established in 2009 for women who exhibit excellence in leadership, academics, extracurricular activities, community service and potential for future success. Chapter AG has been a part of the Grant County community since it was organized in 1956. Congratulations to Naomi Ammon.
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