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Acres: ~200

Start Date: June 3, 2018

Cause: Human

Location: Silver City RD, NW of Signal Peak Lookout

Containment: 95%

Fuels: Grass, oak brush, heavy dead and down and ponderosa pine

Total personnel: 85

Incident Commander: E. Huerta, ICT4

Summary: The Meadow Fire is burning on Forest Service lands north of Signal Peak. Interior smoke is diminishing. All lines are being held and crews continue to secure the edges of the fire.

EMNRD-Forestry Division
Ute Park Fire - June 7, 2018 Morning Update

Southwest Area Incident
Management Team #1

Bea Day-Incident Commander

Dry Weather Expected Over the Fire Today

Acres: 36,800 acres Percent Containment: 35%
Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Jurisdiction: NM State Fuels: Grass, Pinyon Juniper, Mixed Conifer
Origin Location: Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron
Resources: 611 personnel including 19 crews, 7 helicopters, 29 engines, 7 bulldozers, 10 water tenders

Dry weather is expected over the fire today. Citizens in the Cimarron area may see smoke today from within the fire’s perimeter as the fire continues to move through pockets of unburned pinyon juniper. This interior burning activity does not pose a threat to the community of Cimarron. Fire activity is expected to continue in this area, but is surrounded by previously burned areas that will confine its spread.

Acres: 39,642
Start Date: May 22, 2018
Cause: Human-caused
Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF)
Containment: 68%
Fuels: Timber (litter, grass, and understory)
Total personnel: 574

General Information: On Friday at 6:00 A.M., Steve Millert’s Type 2 Incident Management Team will transition management of the Buzzard Fire to the Gila Las Cruces Type 3 Team, led by Incident Commander Ricky Cox. The number of personnel assigned to the fire will continue to decrease due to successful firefighting efforts. Approximately 280 personnel, including 4 crews, 11 engines, 5 water tenders, 3 helicopters, 3 dozers, 2 chippers, and 1 excavator will remain assigned to the incident. The Incident Command Post will remain in place at Apache Creek Campground.

andy mason event Andy Mason entertains a room full of kids ready to read and learn

Photos by Alexis Rico

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, award-winning New Mexico children’s musician Andy Mason helped kick off the Silver City Public Library summer reading program Libraries Rock! with an interactive performance. Mason taught a packed room of children about the history of ukuleles, pizza production and writing one’s own book. Those in attendance also made up a song to close out the show. The children t laughed, danced, and learned new things.

Acres: ~160

Start Date: June 3, 2018

Cause: Under investigation

Location: Silver City RD, NW of Signal Peak Lookout

Containment: 80%

Fuels: Grass, oak brush, heavy dead and down and ponderosa pine

Total personnel: 100

Incident Commander: M. Schinstock, iCT4

Summary: The Meadow Fire is burning on Forest Service lands north of Signal Peak. Initial attack crews responded with full suppression strategy. There continues to be smoke in the interior of the fire and crews are continuing to work on mop-up and security the edges.

EMNRD-Forestry Division
Ute Park Fire - June 6, 2018 Morning Update

Southwest Area Incident
Management Team #1

Bea Day - Incident Commander

Fire Behavior Expected to Increase with Hot and Dry Weather

Acres: 36,800 acres Percent Containment: 30%
Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Jurisdiction: NM State Fuels: Grass, Pinyon Juniper, Mixed Conifer
Origin Location: Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron
Resources: 604 personnel including 15 crews, 7 helicopters, 29 engines, 7 bulldozers, 10 water tenders

Preventive Measures Lessen Chance of Additional Fires in the Forest

Acres: 38,812
Start Date: May 22, 2018
Cause: Human-caused
Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF)
Containment: 49%
Fuels: Timber (litter, grass, and understory)
Total personnel: 577

General Information: As a result of fire danger raising to extreme, the Gila National Forest has implemented Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. The preventive measures outlined in the restrictions limit actions that could cause fires. The Buzzard Fire area has had minimal growth in the last 24 hours due to the hard work of fire crews performing burning operations.

By Mary Alice Murphy

The article starts with local races, most of the contested ones. Note that all vote totals are from Grant County ONLY.

For Magistrate Judge-Grant-Division 1, Democratic Primary Maurine Laney has received 2,709 votes to Robert E. McDonald's 1,711.

In Magistrate Judge - Grant-Division 2, Hector Grijalva is the only candidate.
County Commissioner- Grant District 1, Democratic primary, Luis Terrazas has 265 to 285 for Donald "Jesse" Franklin-Owens and Chris Ponce's 335. The winner will face Republican Sheila A. Hudman in the General Election.

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