Here’s a look at some local news:
In a release from the U.S Forest Service Gila National Forest, there has been a temporary closure order issued for both sides of Whitewater Creek and other areas effective from 8:00 A.M. September 25th through midnight October 3rd unless otherwise rescinded. As part of the Gila Whitewater Trout Restoration Project, the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish (NMDGF) will be using rotenone to eradicate non-native fish from the waterways in Whitewater Canyon. The Environmental Protection Agency has determined that rotenone is highly effective for selective removal of invasive fishes and that the resulting concentrations of ingredients poses little, if any, hazards to public health. Once the rotenone has been introduced, the water will then be treated with a neutralizing agent, potassium permanganate, which prevents the treated water from being carried beyond the project area. It is Federal regulation that people cannot be near the water corridor while these treatment and neutralizing processes are in place. The Catwalk Recreation Area will remain open for visitors. The area past the end of the Catwalk is part of the closure and the project work area and will not accessible to the public.
The Council of the Town of Hurley gave notice if its intent to pass, adopt and approve Ordinance No. 19-D. The ordinance relates to Municipal Judge; Qualifications; Residence; Term of Office; Election; Salary; Responsibilities and Duties, And; Bond Requirement. A copy of this proposed Ordinance is available in its entirety at the Town Hall located at 101 Cortez Avenue by any person residing within the Town limits. The Ordinance will become law five days after it’s official passage, adoption and legal publication
Deming Public Schools conducted a “shelter in place” procedure at Deming High School yesterday morning after school officials received an anonymous tip that an individual on Iron Street was possibly carrying a weapon in their waistband. According to the Deming headlight, the school went into a modified shelter-in-place whereby officers conducted a room-to-room sweep of the school. No weapon was found and the shelter-in-place was lifted at 9:40 A.M.