The Gila National Forest personnel continue efforts toward recovery from the Black Fire and flooding. The Burned Area Emergency Response Team continues to perform fire restoration applications in the Black Fire area. However, the National Forest Roads remain a major concern. Many roads are impassable and cause visitors to get stuck in the forest. The forest road crew members inspect and make basic repairs to forest roads to allow vehicle passage. Many roads still need the use of large equipment, like graders, backhoes, and a dozer to develop the road base to use as fill material. A large amount of fill is needed and it takes time to develop. Visitors are encouraged to use caution when traveling on wet roads. Even large vehicles can sink and get stuck.

The Silco Theater’s website has a new look! The most significant change is the online ticketing process for first-run movies. If you purchase tickets online, you only need to scan your ticket with the usher. This new ticketing process will help to process movie viewers quickly especially during popular movies. When you buy your tickets early you can select your favorite seats and / or sit with your friends. Remember too, that the Silco theater is available for parties, presentations, or even a wedding! In addition to a website with a new look, the Silco is making some renovations to the theater and completion of the sound system installation.

As part of the Gila River Festival, the Silver City Museum will host Neil Fuller, a retired rancher and conservationist. Mr. Fuller grew up in the Gila Lower Box. He will give a presentation on Saturday, September 24th at 1pm at the Silver City Museum, located at 312 West Broadway. He will talk about A Life Entwined with the Gila: Reminiscences and Observations of a Rancher – Conservationist.


The fifteenth Annual Mimbres Valley Harvest Festival will be this Saturday, September 24th, from 10 am to 4 pm. The Festival will be at the San Lorenzo Elementary, at 2655 NM 35 in Mimbres. A celebration of crops produced in the Mimbres Valley is a great opportunity for community gathering. There will be fresh and preserved produce, arts and crafts vendors, a pie contest, and plenty of activities for the family.