Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio.

An overturned truck caused an oil spill along New Mexico Highway 15, just north of Pinos Altos on September 26th. The New Mexico Environment Department has responded to the spill after being notified this week that emulsified oil has flowed into areas of Jaybird Canyon, relating to tributaries of Meadow Creek and Sapillo Creek. The NMED is working with several agencies including the U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, New Mexico Game and Fish, and the company owning the truck to do what is necessary to clean up the spill. The work will continue into the foreseeable future with NMED oversight.

Western New Mexico University has announced that that NAFSA Association of International Educators has selected WNMU International Program Coordinator Brenda Díaz-Nuñez, as one of 10 international education professionals across the United States to receive the prestigious NAFSA RISE Fellowship starting in 2023. The fellowship is designed as a two-year, fully funded professional development opportunity for international educators from underrepresented minority backgrounds. Congratulations to Brenda Diaz-Nunez for receiving this prestigious educational fellowship.

Cooler weather has brought out more visitors to the Gila National Forest to cut firewood. As a reminder, permits are required for the cutting and removing firewood from National Forest System lands. The permits cost $2 a per cord, with a minimum purchase of $20 per customer. The Gila National Forest 2022 Firewood Guide that contains permit cutting information, removing instructions, and maps is available on the Gila National Forest Facebook page.

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