Here’s a look at some local news:

The U.S Forest Service Gila National Forest has issued a release advising the public about conditions at Snow Lake in the Reserve Ranger District. The Gila National Forest has noted that there is a blue-green algae bloom at Snow Lake on the Reserve Ranger District. The forest is advising caution as it can cause health risks in humans and pets if ingested, inhaled or touched. The lower water levels and high heat can cause algae growth along the shorelines of the lake and along any coves. The forest advises against humans and pets from swimming in or drinking from the water.

The Silver City/Southwest New Mexico Branch of AAUW (American Association of University Women), is holding their annual kick-off meeting this Sunday, September 22nd from 1:30 to 3:30 P.M. at the Conservatory of Dance Studio in Silver City. The branch will be celebrating their 81st anniversary of serving as an advocate for women’s and girl’s issues. One of the group’s key projects since 1993 is the annual Expanding Your Horizons conference held at the Western New Mexico University campus to encourage 5th through 8th grade girls to pursue STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Mathematics) careers. Each year, hundreds of girls from southwest New Mexico participate in the day-long conference. The kick off meeting this weekend will allow interested individuals to sign-up to help organize the next EYH conference in February 2020, in addition to other events and activities during the year. For more information about the kick-off meeting, call Adrienne Dare at 575-388-2013.

New Mexico State Senator, Carlos Cisneros, from Questa New Mexico, died of a reported heart attack yesterday morning at the age of 71. Cisneros first won election to the Senate in 1984 and went on to play a leading role in annual budget negotiations and legislation on tax policy. He served in the Legislature for 35 years.