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The Turkey Fire, located 22 miles southeast of Reserve near the Gila National Forest, has reached 986 acres at the time of this report. According to a news release from the Gila National Forest, the fire began on May 1st and is 71% contained. “Firefighters will continue to secure the perimeter and monitor the containment lines. Additionally, they will search for any remaining hot spots and will continue to mop up and monitor interior pockets of burning fuels.  As a result of these pockets, some smoke will be visible in the area. Gila National Forest has since implemented forest-wide Stage 1 fire restrictions to reduce the risk of human-caused wildfires.” The cause of the fire is still under investigation.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department has received over 40 trauma packs used by Deputies in the field. The packs were obtained with funds from the New Mexico State Homeland Security program, a FEMA sourced grant. The packs contain first aide items and other necessary tools to help persons in need.

The Silver City Watershed Keepers with support from the New Mexico Outdoor Equity Fund and the Lineberry Foundation, is offering a free Nature Discovery Summer Camp for children in grades 4 through 6. The summer camp is designed and delivered by professional educators to provide campers with a connection to nature through discovery and exploration of the natural world, including native plants, insects, birds, fish, mammals, stream ecology, and watershed health. Campers will also learn about our cultural history through field trips to the Dragonfly Site, Mimbres Cultural Heritage site, and the Mimbres River. Activities include hiking, nature observation and journaling, art projects, and more. The first session starts on June 6th. For more information, visit

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