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Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District
Start Date: June 5, 2019
Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires
Resources: four Type 6 engines, 1 T2-IA crew, 6 smoke jumpers, 8 person hand crew
Size: ~3,500 acres
Containment: 40%
Incident Commander: Watson

CEO uses a different format for her report

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Gila Regional Medical Center Board of Trustees meeting held May 31, 2019 began with a safety moment.

"We continue to try to remain aware of who is in our building," Chief Executive Officer Taffy Arias said. "A man in a suit asked to be let into the ICU. I asked him who he was. He replied: 'I am a vendor going to the different units.' I asked him why he didn't have a visitor tag that was required. He left. All of us need to be aware of people who are in our hospital."

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM

Start Date: June 6, 2019 Size: ~250 acres Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Transitional moving up Mangas Mountain from pinyon juniper grasslands to ponderosa pine, to dry mixed conifer to wet mixed conifer with aspen.

Resources: One Type 3 helicopter, FS engine, Silver City IHC, Gila IHC, Escondido WFM

Incident Commander: Heath Barker, IC3

Fire Activity: Fire activity over the last 24 hours has been of low to moderate intensity, with dead fallen trees (3-8” diameter) and brush piles burning.

Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District
Start Date: June 5, 2019
Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires
Resources: four Type 6 engines, 1 T2-IA crew, 6 smoke jumpers
Size: ~1,900 acres
Containment: 30%
Incident Commander: Watson

Location: south of Jordan Canyon, Wilderness Ranger District Gila National Forest

Start Date: June 6, 2019 Size: ~165 acres Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Pinyon-juniper with ponderosa pine in the adjacent drainages and grass.

Silver City -- Beginning July 1, recycling trucks will no longer pick up residential or commercial recycling bins in Silver City, but recycling and garbage pick-up schedules and routes will remain the same until then, said James Marshall, assistant town manager. After July 1, garbage trucks will pick-up both green and blue garbage and recycling carts, and only cardboard will be accepted at recycling collection bins located at the Grant County Administration Center and in the Bealls parking lot, though aluminum and other scrap metal will continue to be accepted at the town landfill.

Location: southeast of Mangas Mountain, Quemado Ranger District, Catron County, NM

Start Date: June 6, 2019 Size: ~63 acres Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: Transitional moving up Mangas Mountain from pinyon juniper grasslands to ponderosa pine, to dry mixed conifer to wet mixed conifer with aspen.

Location: Adobe Canyon, Black Range Ranger District

Start Date: June 5, 2019

Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: ponderosa pine, pinyon juniper, grasslands, heavy dead and down from previous fires

Resources: one Type 6 FS engine

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Mary Alice tried out a different format for reporting the lengthy County Commission preliminary budget hearing. Instead of traditional narrative sentences, to do it more quickly and efficiently, she put the name of each speaker before a paraphrased version of their comments. Questions were not necessarily asked by the speaker, but they were answered by the one replying. Please let editor@grantcountybeat.com know if you love, hate or are indifferent about the format. It may lead to how some reports are written henceforth in order to get them out in a more timely manner.

Mary Alice is back, but on slow-mo, trying to catch up with all that didn't get done before she had to leave. And doing everything that happened after she got back! Working on it

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