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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JANUARY 29t 2010 5 Trail maintenance projects funded under stimulus monies Submitted by GILA NATIONAL FORESTISi/ver City Funding authorized under the American Recovery and Re- investment Act (ARRA) has come to southwest New Mexico and is benefiting both the local community and visitors of the Gila National,Forest. In the fall of 2009, '" approxi- mately 1.2 mil- lion. dol- lars of ARRA funding was re-. ceived by the Gila National Forest for the main- tenance and im- prove- ment of more than 500 miles of trails on the forest. Thi s ex- citing en- terprise will be accomplished through partnerships with local and regional non-profit youth groups, as well as through open- bid contract s. Through a Forest partner- ship, the Wellness Coalition of Grant County was awarded an agreement for conducting 330 miles of trail maintenance. The Wellness Coalition has identified young adults as the target popu- lation for hiring for the ARRA Forest trail projects. Trail crew members have arrived for this work from all over the nation. An additional 39 miles of trail in the Glenwood and Reserve Districts will get needed atten- tion through an additional part- nership with the Southwest Conservation Corps. The Wellness Coalition was founded in 2000 by a combination of non-profit health care provid- ers and community groups. They are a member of the Mountain Alliance of Conserva- tion Corps, and have an AmeriCorps program that pro- vides training and employment Whitetail deer shot near An excellent shot by Kassy Ruiz, an avid hu teenager. Kassy is the daughter of former Jamie Ruiz and Shauna Adams Ruiz. grandparents are John Ruiz (deceased) an Ruiz; maternal grandparents are Jerry Ad; Shirley Adams. Photo courtesy n by Ruiz nter since she was a Lordsburg residents Kassy's paternal d Jessie Valenzuela ims (deceased) and .AL0 RUIZ I Phoenb for local and national youth. In early November of 2009, initial work started on the trail maintenance. The Wellness Coalition put together a "Lead- ership Crew" whose members will serve as crew bosses for later crews. By the end of Feb- ruary, ,there will be a total of four trail crews working in the southern areas of the Forest that means employ- ment for as many as 45 people in- cluding c r e w bosses and laborers. Planned work in- cludes improv- ing trail signage and clear- ing downed trees and brush. Some of the trails recently cleared by the Wellness Coali- tion Trail Crew inctude Rabb Park Trail (#747), Gallinas Can- yon Trail (#128), Railroad Can- yon Trail (#129), and parts of the Black Range Crest Trail (#79) ...all of which are in the Black R.ange and Silver City Ranger Districts along the cor- ridor of NM 152. Currently the crews are working in the Signal Peak area on Allie Canyon Trail (#100), Bear Canyon Trail (#104), and the northern-most section of Wood Haul Wagon Road Trail (#55). Other ARRA funded trail projects will be accomplished through open bid contracts. One contract for 107 miles of maintenance has already been awarded on the Wilderness Ranger District. Another, cov- eting 34 miles of new Continen- tal Divide Trail construction on the Quemado Ranger District, " is in the final planning stages and will mean further employ- ment opportunities. Informa- tion on Federal contract oppor- tunities can be found at www.fbo. Further information on the ARRA trail maintenance projects may be obtained by contacting ARRA project coor- dinator Dave Warnack at (575) 388-8212. District Spelling Bee held January 26 Central Elementary the Lordsburg School hosted the Di, strict Spelling BeeTuesday morning. There were 11 participants in grades 5-8; Dakota Ulibarri was the district champion. She will be going to the state spelling bee in Albuquerque. First'Runner up was Taylor Gandara and Second runner u p Was Michael Saucedo. Courtesy photo Lady Maverick's Begin District play By MADONNA BUSTILLOS, ALISHA GONZALEZ & ALYSHA MARQUEZILHS The lady Mavericks beat the Capitan Tigers on Janu- ary 22 making their record 2-0 in district. The game started off with both teams scoring back Animas hosts Juarez, San Simon for homecoming By ELIZABETH RICHINS/ Hidalgo County Herald On Saturday, January 23. the AHS basketball teams hosted Academia Juarez and San Simon for their Homecoming games. The JV girls played Juarez. and they had an extremely good game. They jumped ahead in the beginning and kept a big lead the entire time. They won. with the Varsity girls following, with a win as well. The Varsity teams played San Simon and both the girls and boys won big. The teams will be back in action on Thurs- day, as they take on San Simon again, in San Simon's own gym. They will also travel to Reserve on Saturday to take on the Mountaineers. and fourth. The lady Mavs came out playing hard trying to get a lead on the Tigers. Both teams struggled through out the first half of the game to get ahead. The half_ended with Lordsburg being down by one point 29-28. After half time the Lady Mavs came out ready to dominate and take the lead in the third quarter. They contin- ued to press, and work hard on their defense to get the ball and score. Through out the game it was close up until the fourth quarter when Lordsburg picked up their defense and set up a good offense. They playdd as a team from the beginning of the game until the end. which lead them to their victory. The final score was 63: 51. The leading scorers were Alysha Marquez with 27 points. Rachelle Gomez witff 13 points. and karissa Murillo with 10 points. On Tuesday January.19. 2010 the Lady Mavericks tipped off their District season facing .off against the Mesilla Valley Son Blazers. Lordsburg started off the game by winning the jump ball and scoring the first two points of the game. The Lady Mav's set up their press so the offense wouldn't be able # to score so easily. This helped Lordsburg stay ahead of the game and end the first quarter with a lead of 4 points. 16-12 Coming out for the second quarter the Lady Mav's contin- ued to shoot well and score an- other 16 points over the Son Blazer's 8 points. Which lead into half time with Lordsburg on top 32 to 20. After the half, the Lady Mav's weren't satis- fied with their 12 point lead, so they came out hitting the boards to score an easy 17 points in the 3rd quarter. Into the 4~a quarter they con- tinuedto play hard and work for their victory. Lordsburg Scored an extra 21 points to end the game with a 25-point win over the Son Blazer's. Final score of the game was Lady Mav's 70 Son Blazers 45. Leading Lordsburg in points was Rachelle Gomez with 15, Aly,sha Marquez with 12, Madonna Bustillos 11 and Serena Sand- ers with 10. Serena Sanders and Alysha Marquez both had four steals. Karissa Murillo led the team in rebounds with 9, Rachelle Gomez had 8, and Alisha Gonzales had 6 of her own. Madonna Bustillos lead the team with 6 assist and Alysha Marquez followed with 3. The Broken Chain We little knew that morning God would call your name. In life we loved you dearly; In death we do the same. [t broke our hearts to lose you. You did'not go alone For part of us went with you the day God called you home. You left us peaceful memories! your love And though we cannot see you, you are al~ Our family chain is broken, and nothing s~ But as God calls us one by one. The Chain In Loving "Dad, Grandpa, & Great Grandpa July 12, 1921- January 30, 2008 6od Bless you. The family of ~ uan Natividad still our guide. ays at our side eros the same, will link again ..... wry Happy 1St 9irthday 211110 ~A Love always & forever, Grandpa, Nana, Uncle Josh. Auntie Dani, Auntie Kavla. Uncle Sergio & Cousin Aiden Sunday, February 7 MAVERICK LOUNGE Doors Open at 3 PM Potluck-Bring a Dish Happy 5th Birthday our princess Preschool Child Find ,A A Preschool Child Screening will be held on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 in the Multipurpose room of the Animas Elementary School from 9:00am. 2:00pm Requirements: 3 or 4 years old or turning 3 during the 2010 - 201t school year and current immunizations record for PreSchool: Newborn to 3 years of age for LifeQuest. Othei agencies present: Headstart and Lifequest Please take advantage of this free develcpmenta screening for your chitd For appointments please catl Alma Bettran, 548-2297 Busqueda de Nifios Pre.escolares Se Ilevaran acabo unos examenes de desarrolto para nifios pre-escolares en el cuarto de multiusos de la escuela prin~aria de Animas el Martes, 9 de Febrero, 2010, de 9:00am - 2:00pro. Requisitos: 3 o 4 afios de edad o estar por cumplir 3 afios durante el ano escolar 2010-2011 y compr0bante de vacunas para Pre-Escolares Recien Nacido a 3 anos para LifeQuest. Otras agenc~as presemes: Headstart y Lifequest Por favor aproveche ~ste servicio gratuito Para citas por favor hable con Alma Beltran 548-2297 flflflK x, JOHfl i:1