Here’s a look at today’s headlines:

The Gila National Forest Ranger District is planning district wide burns, wind and fire conditions permitting.  Prescribed broadcast burning in the area of Terry Canyon, also known as North Star or Wall Lake Road may take place between late October and mid-December 2014.  With the onset of winter approaching the district is also preparing to burn piles at various locations throughout the winter as conditions are conducive to burning.  The objectives of these burns are to reduce wildfire threat by removing fuels created from past and ongoing thinning projects.  Visit our website at Silver City Radio dot com for a list of prescribed burns in the Gila National Forest Ranger District.  The pile burns will be conducted on Elkhorn Road behind Desert West Auction, Powerhorn Ridge Road, the north side of McKnight Road, the Wilderness Ranger District Administrative Site, and near the Gila National Monument Visitors Center.

October 11th is National Coming Out Day.  In honor of National Coming-Out Day, WNMU will host an event this evening at 6 pm at the Student Memorial Building Patio to simply support the LGBT community and to discuss the unveiling of their new Gender Equality Center, opening October 30th.  Everyone is invited to come out to the Student Memorial Building and show their support.

Today, U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Center has been awarded over $15 million to test expansion of their telehealth infrastructure system that will provide 30 hospitals statewide with remote emergency neurological and neurosurgical consultations. The funding is being awarded through the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Innovation Center. The award will support the Access to Critical Cerebral Emergency Support Services initiative and help to provide improved emergency care at lower costs to rural communities throughout New Mexico.

The 24th Annual Lighted Christmas Parade will be on Saturday, November 29, 2014 in Silver City at 7:00 pm.  The deadline for parade entry applications is November 7. Parade Entry Applications and fees should be taken to the Silver City MainStreet Project.  The theme “Silver City for the Holidays” celebrates our unique community with a focus on what makes Silver City special. You may choose to portray a favorite holiday tradition, but please remember we will have only one Santa in the parade. Be creative; remember that lighting is crucial and decorations should focus on the holiday season. Not all entries need to be a float. Walking, dancing, or biking entries, as well as classic cars, fire trucks, or other utility vehicles are encouraged, as long as they are well lit.