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In Gila National Forest news, at the time of this report today, the Black Fire has covered 154,911 acres with 11% containment. The U.S. Forest Service Gila National Forest is reminding the public that Stage 2 fire restrictions are in effect. When outdoors, you may use stoves or grills equipped with a shut-off valve and fueled by petroleum but no open fires, even in recreation sites or campgrounds. In addition, the Gomez Peak pavilion as well as the group sites located within Little Walnut picnic area are also restricting open fires. For the most current information on the Black Fire, call 575-249-1264 from 8:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M.

The New Mexico Department of Health has confirmed five rabid animals recovered on southwest New Mexico. According to a news issued by the department, all five of the rabid animals were reported at or near a residence and acted aggressively towards humans. They include a fox and a bobcat located on reserve preservation land areas, a bobcat near Mimbres in Grant County, a fox from the Kingston area in Sierra County, and a fox near Datil in Catron County.  The public is reminded to avoid contact with wild animals in addition to not leaving pet food outside, keeping outdoor garbage cans tightly sealed, and alerting authorities if any abnormally acting animals are sighted. All cats, dogs and horses should be vaccinated against rabies. The public should immediately call the New Mexico Department of Health at (505) 827-0006 anytime, day or night, including weekends and holidays, if they or their pets are bitten or otherwise exposed to the saliva of wild animals.

Western New Mexico University is hosting a Meet & Greet featuring the Executive Director Veterans Administration of New Mexico Health Care, Robert McKendrick, tomorrow, May 25th from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. in the WNMU Light Hall Theater. All Veterans, Military Members, and their Dependents are encouraged to attend.

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