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The Luna County Fire Department is implementing an open burn ban beginning today, May 3rd. This ban will remain in effect for 30 days or until conditions change to reduce the fire danger, at which time they will re-evaluate the need for the open burn restrictions and update as needed. According to a news release, the burn ban restricts any outdoor fires such as weed burning, cooking fires, and bonfires. In addition, residents are urged to use extreme caution when welding or grinding and have at least a 4-foot diameter cleared of all flammable material with a water source or fire extinguisher available. Refrain from tossing a lit cigarette on the ground and avoid parking or leaving a running vehicle in dry brush.
The WNMU Board of Regents approved a $66.9 million budget for the 2023 fiscal year. According to a news release, the board also approved the university’s five-year plan for capital outlay projects, listing as the highest priorities a $15-million, 25,000-square-foot vocational training center in the mining district and a $15-million, 30,000-square foot College of Education and early childhood building. In addition, the university’s five-year plan for capital outlay was approved by the board, listing as the highest priorities a $15-million, 25,000-square-foot vocational training center in the mining district and a $15-million, 30,000-square foot College of Education and Early Childhood Building. The Board also awarded several individuals emeritus status and announced WNMU Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Management Dr. Isaac Brundage, has accepted a job elsewhere.
The Silver City Library has announced their 2022 Summer Reading Program for youth age 0-18 years. Kids can track their reading and win prizes along with taking part in hand-on activities and events. The program begins on May 31st and runs through July 15th. Registration for this free program starts on May 9th. The summer reading program is made possible by the Friends of the Library and by a donation from Bruce and Mary Wilson.
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