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The New Department of Health has reported updated COVID-19 cases as of Wednesday, October 13th with 709 new cases and sadly 14 additional COVID-19 deaths recorded statewide. Locally, the new cases reported are as follows: Grant County with 20 new cases; Luna County with 11 new cases; Catron County with one new reported case; and Hidalgo County reporting zero new cases.
The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District is currently planning the Jaybird Prescribed Fire located in the Signal Peal area, near Meadow Creek and Jaybird Canyon. According to a news release, the project will cover 2,565 acres and will occur between October 25th and February 28, 2022 depending on weather conditions and fuel moistures. The project is designed to reduce hazardous buildups of vegetation, lower fire intensities should a wildfire occur and protect and enhance wildlife habitat. During the project, there will be temporary area closures that include Meadow Creek Road and Forest Road RD 149. Areas potentially impacted include NM Highway 15, Lake Roberts, and the Mimbres Valley.
Through a partnership between the Town of Silver City and the Silver City Watershed Keepers, the anti-litter program Pick it Up-Toss No Mas kicks off a year-long campaign with a Trash Bash Community Cleanup this Saturday from 8:30 to 1:00 at Gough Park. Volunteers can pick up a free t-shirt, trash bags, gloves, trash pickers and snacks starting at 8:30 A.M. in the park followed by a brief welcome and safety tips start at 9:00 A.M. Volunteers will spend the morning cleaning up litter at a location of their choice and then return to Gough Park by 12 noon to drop off trash and recyclables and record their cleanup results. From noon to 1:00 P.M, participants will be treated to a free burrito and listen to music while prizes are awarded based on cleanup results. Volunteers are asked to register at silvercitywatershedkeepers.org .
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