Life Quest, Inc. (LQI), a non-profit located in Silver City, NM that provides services to adults with developmental disabilities and children from birth to 3 with or at risk for developmental disabilities, is announcing its permanent closure. Life Quest has been a very important part of this community for 45 years, providing services for children and adults and had been the sole provider for Early Intervention (EI) services for Grant, Luna, Hidalgo and Catron counties for the past 30 years. Over these years, Early Intervention services resulted in thousands of children who were prepared for the transition to school and also facilitated community inclusion and employment opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities.
During the spring of 2017 a decision was made by the NM Department of Health to award an additional provider, who is for-profit provider in the area, the ability to provide contract services for the Early Intervention Program in the four county region. This particular provider had also been the sole therapy contractor for Life Quest for the previous two years. Life Quest was told by the state that this decision was based on population and the allowance of a “Freedom of Choice” for families. This decision did not account for the dwindling population of the rural areas we served nor did it account for the shortage of available therapists in the rural southwest. When the new provider was awarded the Early Intervention contract they ended their contract with Life Quest and subsequently all the therapists and many of Life Quest’s trained staff went with them.
By Danna Lopez
On Monday, April 9, the Gaffney-Oglesby Marine Corps League Detachment 1328 traveled to Deming to participate in the annual Bataan Death March Tribute presented by the Bataan Elementary School's fifth graders.
Silver City, NM, April 16, 2018—The National Weather Service has issued a RED FLAG WARNING for Monday, April 16 and Tuesday, April 17 for all of the Gila National Forest due to strong winds and low relative humidity.
Only the National Weather Service can issue a Red Flag Warning. The term Red Flag Warning is used by fire weather forecasters to alert fire personnel and the public of potential extreme and critical fire weather due to high winds and low relative humidity. Red Flag Warnings are issued when the ALL of the following criteria are met:
Wind speeds are expected to exceed 20 mph.
Relative humidity is 15% or lower.
Fire danger rating of High, Very High, or Extreme.
Mimbres, NM, April 16, 2018—For Immediate Release. The L-T West Prescribed Burn, on the Wilderness Ranger District, is staffed and in a monitor/patrol status. Currently, no further firing ignitions are planned.
Winds are variable, and the edges around the 17 mile perimeter are cooling. Turkey hunters are in the area and report that turkeys have been seen in the burn area. Smoke will continue to be seen for the next week and was drifting into the area of Sapillo Creek this morning.
By Hallie Richwine
The Town of Hurley Regular Meeting took place Tuesday, April 10, 2018 at 5 p.m. Councilors Esther Gil, Richard Maynes, Freddie Rodriguez, and Mateo Madrid attended as well as Mayor Ed Stevens.
During public input, Charles Hubbard spoke to council about reinstating and updating the town website. Hubbard said the website would be a good centerpiece for the town, where information and advertisements could be displayed. Hubbard added that it would be nice to see a Hurley resident as the new webmaster.
Red Flag Warning Remains In Effect From Noon Today To 8 Pm Mdt This Evening For Strong Winds And Low Relative Humidity For Fire Weather Zones 055, 056, 110, 111, 112, And 113...
Red Flag Warning In Effect From 8 Am To 10 Pm Mdt Tuesday ForStrong Winds And Low Relative Humidities..
657 am MDT Mon Apr 16 2018
New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 110
Southwest Mountains/gila Nf/apache Nf/glz-
New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 111
Southwest Deserts And Lowlands/las Cruces Blm/glz-
New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 112
South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley/blm/glz-
New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 113
Capitan And Sacramento Mountains/lincoln Nf/lnz-
Texas Fire Weather Zone 055
El Paso County-texas Fire Weather Zone 056
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