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By Hallie Richwine

The City of Bayard Council Meeting on June 11, 2018 began at 2 p.m. after a short work session. Councilors Adrian Ortiz and Eloy Medina attended as well as Mayor Pro Tem Raul Villanueva and Mayor Chon Fierro.

There was no public input, so council moved directly to the consent agenda. After reviewing reports from the different departments in the municipality, council approved the attendance of Kristina Ortiz to Colonias Funding Training in Albuquerque in early July. This is a requirement for receiving the funding for well #3. Council also approved the attendance of Amanda Arrey to the Court Clerk Conference.

Council reviewed and ultimately accepted Resolution 17-2018, the increase of the property tax rate by 3 mil. They also accepted Resolution 18-2018 which declares the CDBG project for 2018 as the drainage improvements on Maple and Elm Streets.

Gila Las Cruces Type 3 Incident Management Team
Ricky Cox—Incident Commander
Buzzard Fire

Control Line Construction Nearing Completion on Southwest Side of Buzzard Fire
June 12, 2018 Daily Update
Acres: 43,009 Start Date: May 22, 2018
Cause: Human-caused Location: 10 miles NE of Reserve, NM (Gila NF)
Containment: 69% Fuels: Timber (litter, grass and understory)
Total Personnel: 410

General Information: Firefighters are working diligently to complete control lines to tie together all control lines around the fire. Crews continue to monitor fire progression and conduct firing operations to secure control lines. Crews on the eastern portion of the fire are patrolling to look for remaining hot spots and secure control lines. Fire suppression repair and rehabilitation is ongoing.

EMNRD-FORESTRY DIVISION
Ute Park Fire - June 11, 2018 Evening Update -- FINAL

SOUTHWEST AREA INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM #1
BEA DAY - INCIDENT COMMANDER

 Ute Park Fire Management Will Transition to Type 3 Team on Tuesday

 Acres: 36,740 acres (26,387 acres on Philmont Scout Ranch) Percent Containment: 92% 

Start Date: May 31, 2018, 2:10pm Cause: Unknown, under investigation
Jurisdiction: NM State Fuels: Grass, Piñon Juniper, Mixed Conifer
Origin Location: Highway 64 in Ute Park, NM, between Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron
Resources: 244 personnel, 4 crews, 2 helicopters, 8 engines and 4 water tenders

Location: Mile post 38 on US Hwy 180, north of Alma, NM, Glenwood Ranger District

Start Date: June 11, 2018

Cause: Under investigation

Vegetation: grasses

Resources: Engines responding

Size: ~ 25 acres

Containment: 0%

Incident Commander: B. Spivey, ICT4

Location: NE Corner of Willow Mountain, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest

Start Date: June 10, 2018

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: old burn scar, heavy dead and down, some mixed conifer and ponderosa pine.

Resources: Initial Attack crew and Wildland Fire Use Module

Size: ~ 80 acres

Containment: 0%

Incident Commander: J. Hammer, ICT3, M. Cornwell, ICT3t

Summary: The Willow Fire, is burning on National Forest System lands, on Glenwood Ranger District in Catron County, NM. It is about 400 yards above Crest Trail #182 where it benches into a saddle, therefore Crest Trail #182 will be closed from Sandy Point to Trail #172 for public health and safety. More trails are being evaluated for closures, again for public health and safety.

ROAD ADVISORY:
CLOSURE– MOGOLLON AREA
NM 159 at mile post 12 is closed into Willow Creek due to a fire in the Gila National Forest. Motorists are asked to obey posted signs, and seek an alternate route.

Location: NE Corner of Willow Mountain, Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest

Start Date: June 10, 2018

Cause: Lightning

Vegetation: old burn scar, heavy dead and down, some mixed conifer and ponderosa pine.

Resources: monitor status

Size: ~ 3 acres

Containment: 0%

Incident Commander: J. Reinz, ICT4

Summary: The Willow Fire, is burning on National Forest System lands, on Glenwood Ranger District in Catron County, NM. It is about 400 yards above Crest Trail #182, therefore Crest Trail #182 will be closed from Sandy Point to Trail #172 at this time for public health and safety.

Roadway now open.

CLOSURE– LORDSBURG STATELINE
I-10 westbound traffic could become congested due to a full lane closure in Arizona. Motorists are asked to reduce speed, obey posted signs, and use extreme caution. Please expect delays.

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