Here’s a look at some local news:
The U.S. Forest Service Gila National Forest has issued an update regarding the Apache Fire located on National Forest System Lands, Quemado Ranger District, in Catron County. The lightning caused fire was reported on Wednesday, September 4th. It is located on the southwest slope of Apache Mountain, at approximately 8,500 feet elevation. A 10-person wildland fire module and the seven-person NM State engine are on scene and are continuing with the scouting and assessment of unit boundaries
According to a release from the Town of Silver City, Silver City Police Officers will now begin issuing citations to drivers of Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles or ROVs who violate local laws and regulations related to the use of these vehicles. ROVs became legal to drive on town streets on July 17th, when the new ordinance took effect. The Silver City Police Department allowed ROV drivers a full month to educate themselves about the law, but now ROVers will be cited for any safety violations, according to Silver City Police Chief, Freddie Portillo. The new ordinance allows these recreational vehicles to be driven on town streets, but the vehicles and drivers must meet specific safety requirements. ROVs are prohibited on all state and federal highways, which within town limits includes Hudson Street, Pinos Altos Road, Silver Heights Boulevard and NM Highway 15 from the 32nd Street Bypass to mile marker 6.2. They are also illegal on town trails and open spaces, in riparian zones, stream beds or parks. All-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and other unpermitted vehicles are not permitted on town streets. The ROV ordinance is also available on the Town of Silver City website at town of silver city dot org.
Tomorrow, September 11th will commemorate the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001. This day is now officially called “Patriot’s Day” and there will be a remembrance ceremony held at Gough Park tomorrow, Wednesday September 11th from 12 noon to 1:00 P.M. Community members will gather together to honor 9/11, Grant County firefighters, veterans, and police heroes. The public is encouraged to attend.