Here’s a look at today’s Headlines:
The Signal Fire reached 90% containment and remains at an estimated 5,484 acres. Currently, less than 300 personnel are manning the fire, and a number of crews have been released to the Slide Fire in Arizona, which started on Tuesday and has already burned nearly 5,000 acres of wilderness south of Flagstaff. Remaining crews at the Signal Fire worked today to rehabilitate the fire line and patrol for any remaining heat. Temperatures are expected to drop and humidity increase as the chance of thunderstorms exist through the end of the week.
Recently the Grant County 4-H Shotgun Team became State Champions. Congratulations goes to Ty Dalton, Austin Moore, Trevor Jensen, and Dustin White. Coaches were Rob Bates and Elvin George. Also, a reminder to youth pig and lamb showers, there is a Gila Classic Pig and Lamb jackpot scheduled for June 7th at the Cliff-Gila Grant County Fair Grounds. Weigh-In begins 7am. There will be belt buckles awarded to Grand Champion and Reserve Champion. For more information call Ad Richins 574-2005.
In another story, the 19th annual Silver City Blues Festival will kick off tomorrow night at the Little Toad Creek Brewery in Historic Downtown Silver City, and continue through Sunday evening. Blues artists who will perform at Gough Park include talents such as Alvin Youngblood Hart, The Hazel Miller Band, Kelley Hunt, and the Roadrunners will perform at the kick-off dance at the Little Toad Creek from 7 to 9 Friday night. Workshops for the Blues Festival include the History of Funk on Sunday from 12:30 to 1:30, and The Ragtime Blues of My Mentor, the Rev. Gary Davis from 2:30 to 3:30. Contact the Mimbres Region Arts Council main office to learn more.
The Grant County Community Health Council is preparing for 101 Things for Youth to Do in Grant County, which starts tomorrow. Over 50 local businesses will participate in the summer program intended to keep kids involved and ease “boredom”. Some examples include bowling, hiking, planting seeds, and baking goodies. Participating youths need to complete 20 activities from the list to be eligible for prizes that include gift certificates, a tandem bike, and a guitar. Contact the Grant County Health Council to learn more, or to get involved.
Congratulations is given to Key Club graduating seniors who earned scholarships. From Cobre High School, Samantha Morales and Savannah Parga, from Silver High School Tianna Zambrano, and from Cliff High School, Cloe Maxell. Also, at the Student of the Year banquet hosted by Kiwanis recognize the following students of the year: From Opportunity School-Alyssa Amador, from Cobre High School-Tyler Call, from La Plata Middle School-Serene Castillo, from Aldo Leopold Middle School-Zachary Donnelly, from Aldo Leopold High School-Megan Lescht, from Cliff High School-Cassidy Lewis, from Silver High School-Catherine Lucero, from Calvary Christian Academy-Nathaniel Lucero, from Agape Academy-Jakob Ramirez, and from Snell Middle School-Emmarie Ryan. Congratulations to all of these students
For Memorial Day, enjoy the Extreme Croquet Tournament at Little Toad Creek Inn, and Memorial Day Services at Fort Bayard National Cemetery with featured speaker Joe Shepherd at 10am. Pay tribute to our veterans and the memory of those who have passed. Several thousand flags will be placed Friday morning on each gravesite.