[Editor's Note: The second and third paragraphs of this article summarize what is referred to often in these articles on the New Mexico CAP Entity as the "amended proposed action."]
By Mary Alice Murphy
On Wednesday morning, March 21, 2018, the members of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity discussed a scope of work for AECOM for Phase IIIA of the proposed action.
The New Mexico CAP Entity (“Entity”), on October 30, 2017, chose in an open public meeting the diversion, conveyance and storage alternatives as its amended proposed action. The amended proposed action includes project components in three areas—the Upper Gila Valley, along the San Francisco River and in the Virden Valley. Diversion structures in the Upper Gila and San Francisco, conveyance (ditch) improvements in all three identified areas including a portion of lined ditches, construction of six on/off farm storage ponds in Upper Gila and 2 in Virden totaling approximately 3,500 acre-feet, and construction of a reservoir in a side canyon of the San Francisco with an estimated 1,800 acre-feet of storage (proposed funding outside of construction fund). In addition, five conventional well systems (total capacity of 4,000 acre-feet of delivery) are also being proposed in the Upper Gila Valley to provide alternative methods of irrigation such as sprinkler or drip irrigation for maximum efficiency, while also providing for aquifer storage and recovery.
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
652 AM MDT Thu Mar 22 2018
...FRED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM NOON TO 8 PM MDT FRIDAY FOR LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITY AND STRONG WINDS...
FIRE WEATHER ZONES 055, 056, 111, 112, AND 113...
The National Weather Service in El Paso Tx/Santa Teresa has
issued a Fire Weather Watch, which is in effect from Friday
afternoon through Friday evening.
Article and photos by Mary Alice Murphy
Grant County Community Foundation gave its first grants on March 19, 2018, awarding them to five community organizations.
Grant County Community Foundation gives first grants
Grant County Community Foundation founder and board chair, Barrett Brewer shows her excitement at awarding the first grants to five community organizations
Board member Mattie Eagle hands a check to Kristen Warnack of Virus Theater
Eagle gives a check to Polly Edmunds of Deming Silver Linings
Eagle hands a check to Jeff Goin of Lotus Center
Members of the Mimbres Valley Heritage Center flank Eagle, from left Chris DeBolt, Marilyn Markel and Kathy Hill.
Eagle gives a check to Gila Valley Library board members Madge Slavec and Meritt Helfferich.
Eagle presents to Priscilla Lucero, Southwest New Mexico Council of Governments for serving as fiscal agent for the first Community conversation.
All the recipients with Brewer. From left are Margaret Fairman and Polly Edmunds of Silver Linings, Lucero of SWNMCOG, Goin, Brewer in front, Markel, Warnack in front, Slavec, Helfferich, DeBolt and Hill.
Silver City, NM – The Western New Mexico University Board of Regents unanimously approved the 2018-19 student fees and tuition amounts, which will not be increased, and voted to move ahead with the capital projects transmittal for underground utilities on campus and with the disposal of depreciated computers during their meeting on Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Western New Mexico University.
In discussion about the 2018-19 student fees, student body President Tim Stillman said that while the distribution of student fees is changing slightly, the amount students pay will remain exactly the same. "Monies are being moved around between departments," he said.
Regarding the 2018-19 tuition recommendation, Vice President for Business Affairs Kelley Riddle said, "We are not requesting any tuition increase at this time."
WNM Communications has been working on intermittent outages in the Lake Roberts area since Monday. Issues include intermittent dial tones, and when people do get through calls are dropped.
According to a representative at the Silver City office, they have replaced items to no avail. They have brought a switch company in to try to deterimine the problems and are on conference calls in the office trying to isolate the problem and get it fixed. They are working on it as diligently as possible, she said. They understand the inconvenience. She also said their Internet services are working, and it's strictly a telephone problem.
LANE CLOSURE – NM 356
NM 356 from mile post 1 (Bayard) to 3 (Cobre) both north and southbound lanes will be intermittently closed due to road repair, traffic will encounter a flagging operation while work is being performed. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and be cautious of personnel and equipment in the area. Please expect delays. Closure will be lifted at approximately 4:30 pm.
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