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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 5 Department of Game & Fish to trap, relocate mule deer in Silw,0000 ' City area Submitted by NM DEPT of GAME increase the chances,of deer-ve- of fawns once they are born. Re- & FiSHSanta Fe Department of Game and Fish biologists are working to re- duce the high population of mule deer in Silver City by capturing and relocating them. Some Silver City area residents are concerned that the deer are causing damage to !andscapes and that they pose a human safety risk because they Wilderness Ranger District. to conduct pile burning Submitted by GILA NATIONAL FORESTI Silver City , The Wilderness Ranger Dis- trict, Gila National Forest, will begin burning slash debris piles as weather and fire conditions permit. These slash debris piles were created by fuel reduction projects in the wildland urban 'interface as well as clean-up ef- forts resulting from flood events. Slash debris burning removes these piles efficiently and allows for minimization of smoke im- pacts. Project locations include: * Wilderness Ranger District office on NM State Highway 35 * The Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument Administra- tive Site * Adjacent to the McKnight Road (Forest ,Service Road 152) * Powderhorn Road (Forest Service Road 151) * Neighboring the Cooney Subdivision, along the Mimbres River, near Forest Service Roads 150A (Cooney Road) and 4080T and 4080U. Smoke may be visible in the areas where the burns are being conducted, and may linger at night and early morning. Smoke normally decreases significantly as daytime temperatures increase. For additional information, contact the Wilderness Ranger District at 575-536-2250. hicle collisions. "Due to concerns for public safety and to help alleviate dam- age to private property, the de- partment plans to capture and re- locate 100 mule deer from Silver City," said Ryan Darr, the department's deer and pronghorn biologist. This is thb second year the department has removed and re- located mule deer from Silver City, and is part of ongoing popu- lation-control efforts that include population reduction hunts and trapping and moving deer. The capture will take five days, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 28. About 30 department staff, in- cluding biologists and conserva- tion officers, will be assisted by participants from New Mexico State University to trap and relo- cate the deer. The department plans to capture the deer using large drop nets placed at select locations throughout the city. Biologists will adfninister veterinary care to each deer and place an ear tag for later identifi- cation. Some deer will be equipped with radio collars and veterinarians will implant a few pregnant does with radio trans- mitters to determine the location searchers from the department and New Mexico State University will use the radio transmitters to track the deer after their release. Managers will release the mule deer far from urban areas at sites where they hope to boost declining mule deer populations. Half of the deer will be released in the San Francisco River Valley and the remainder will be moved to the Peloncillo Mountains. Bi- ologists hope that the high-qual- ity habitat of the release sites will increase the odds of survival and that deer populations will con- tinue to increase at the sites. Professor James Cain and graduate student Jana Ashling from New Mexico State Univer- sity will help the department study the movements, habitat preferences and reproductive suc- cess of the relocated deer. This research will provide biologists with important insights into the effectiveness of relocating over- abundant mule deer from urban areas to help bolster low mule deer populations in undeveloped natural habitats. The results of the study could lead to new ways for biologists to restore mule deer herds that are in decline in parts of New Mexico and throughout the western United States. PNM to host Solar Energy Workshop for Educators on Feb. 4 Courtesy submission PNM will host a solar energy workshop for classroom teachers in grades four through 12 on Tuesday, Feb. 4, at the Hotel Al- buquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd. in Albuquerque. "PNM and NEED have partnered to provide teachers with training opportunities to expand their energy activities in the classroom," said Mary Collins, PNM Project Manager. "To make this educational pro- gram possible, PNM will cover the cost of the curriculum and kits, as well as travel expenses for teachers and their schools." Teachers will receive hands- on kits and curriculum content DTMS 7th & 8th Grade Boys' Basketball 2013-2014 ..... : ............ DATE OPPONENT TIME Thurs., Nov. 14 @ Duncan, AZ 4:30/6:30 PM Tues., Nov. 19 vs. La Plata 4:00/5:00 PM Thurs., Nov. 21 @ Cliff 4:00/7:00 PM Tues.; Nov. 26 vs. Cliff 4:00/7:00 PM Thurs., Dec. 5 @ La Plata 4:00/5:00 PM Sat., Dec. 7 vs. Snell 10:00/11:00 AM Tues., Jan. 7 @ Animas 5:00/6:00 PM Thurs., Jan. 9 @ Snell 4:00/5:00 PM Sat., Jan. 11 @Deming 10:00/11:30 AM Tues., Jan. 14 vs. Animas 4:00/5:00 PM Sat., Jan. 18 vs. MVCS 10:00/11:30 AM Tues. Jan. 21 vs. Duncan 4:30/6:30 PM Thurs., Jan. 23 vs. Hatch Valley 4:00/5:30 PM Tues. Jan. 28 @ Hatch Valley 4:00/5:30 pMI Sat., Feb. 1 @ MVCS 10:00/11:30 AM DTMS 7th & 8th Grade Girls' Basketball 2013-2014 @ Duncan, AZ (7-8) 3:30/5:30 PM: @ Cliff 8th grade only 5:30 PM vs. Cliff 8th grade only 5:30 PM Thurs., Nov. 14 Thurs., Nov.21 Tues., Nov. 26 Tues., Nov. 19 Thurs., Dec. 5 Sat., Dec. 7 Tues., Jan. 7 Thurs., Jan. 9 Tues., Jan. 14 Thurs., Jan. 16 Sat., Jan. 18 Thurs., Jan. 23 Thurs. , Jan. 21 Tues., Jan. 28 Sat., Feb. 1 4:00/5:00 PM 4:00/5:00 PM 10:00/1i:00 AM 4:00 PM 4:00/5:00 PM 3:00 PM 4:00/5:00 PM 10:00/11:30 AM @ La Plata (7-8) vs. La Plata (7-8) @ 'Snell (7-8) @ Animas 72 Only vs. Snell (7-8) vs. Animas 7 th Only vs. Deming (7-8) @ MVCS (7-8) @ Hatch Valley (7-8) 4:00/5:30 PM vs. Duncan 3:30/5:30 PM vs. Hatch Valley (7-8) 4:00/5:30 PM vs. MVCS (7-8) 10:00/11:30 AM developed by The National En- ergy Education Development Project, or NEED, a national non- profit dedicated to developing and delivering energy curriculum and teacher training materials. The program includes teacher-tested educational mate- rials, evaluation techniques and tools, recognition of student achievement, and "professional development for educators that are aligned to New Mexico stan- dards. Lessons teach students about energy and electricity gen- eration while introducing stu- dents to the power of the sun. The workshop, curriculum and materials are free. Teachers and their schools will be reim- bursed for breakfast, lunch and the costs of substitute teaching. For teachers coming from more th 150 miles awy, mileage alad., lodging costs will also be reim- bursed. Participants should ltdg '-'' ister for the workshop by Jan. 27, 2014. To register, visit http:www.regonline.com/ needpnmalbsolar. For more information, con- tact Mary Collins, PNM Project Manager, at (505) 241-2214 or Wendi Moss of NEED at 1-800- 875-5029. For information about NEED, visit need.org. The 2013-2014 Maverick Basketball Team Mavericks hit high note, beat Cowboys in Cliff Courtesy submission The Lordsburg High School boys' basketball team capped off another perfect week with two big district wins and a huge win over number one ranked Cliff. This brings the Maver- icks' record to 12-5 to date and a current ranking of #8 in Class AA. The first game this past week was played in Hatch. The Mavericks jumped out to an early 26-11 lead and never looked back. Balanced scoring and different defensive looks helped LHS to a 75-63 victory. Johnny Plowman led the way with 17 points, followed by Jacob Esquivel with 16, Raymond Saucedo with 13, Derik Martinez with 11 and Adam Murillo with 8. ' The second district game was held at home against Cobre. The Mavericks previously beat the Indians this season, but this time Cobre jumped ahead early and slowed down the tempo. It took all 32 minutes for the Mav- ericks to catch up and finally take the lead. When it was over, LHS prevailed 37-36. Derik Martinez was the only Maver- ick to hit double digits in scor- ing with 11 points. He was fol- lowed by Raymond Saucedo with 8, Adam Murillo with 6 and Johnny Plowman with 5. The following night the Mavericks traveled to Cliff for their last showdown of the year. LHS held the number one team to just 19 points in the first half, while scoring 28. The Maver- icks led from the first quarter until the final buzzer, with Cliff getting as close as four points on several occasions. Clutch shooting and free throws helped the Mavs hold off the Cowboys, 73-65. Jacob Esquivel led the Mavericks with 20 points, fol- lowed by Derik Martinez with 19, Raymond'Saucedo with 15, Brandon Strain with 11 and Johnny Plowman with 5. The Mavericks will host an- other big district game on Fri- day at 6:30 p.m. against Tularosa. They will then travel to Silver City on Saturday for a rematch with the Colts. G&F to relocate pronghorns to southern NM Courtesy submission New Mexico has larger pronghorn herds in southern New Mexico and will soon have larger flocks of Gould's turkeys in the Peloncillo and Animas-San Luis Mountains thanks to the suc- cesses of a recent pronghorn trap operation near Cimarron, NM. New Mexico Department of Game and Fish biologists, con- servation officers and staff cap- tured over 200 pronghorn from irrigated croplands on a ranch in northern New Mexico. The pronghorn received blood tests, vaccinations and were fitted with radio collars before being relo- cated on Bureau of Land Man- agement sites outside of Fort Stanton, near Capitan and north- west of Roswell. In exchange for a flock of 60 Gould's'turkeys, forty-three pronghorn were relo- cated to Arizona. "New Mexicans benefit on multiple fronts from the outcome of this trap," said Interim Direc- tor R.J. Kirkpatrick. "Southern New Mexico pronghorn herds Lordsburg Maverick Boys' Basketball 2013-2014 OPPONENT TIM! Cliff Round- Up (V/V/V) TBA vs Animas (JV/V) Boys/Girls 5:00/7:30 PM Tularosa Basin (V/V/V) TBA vs. Cliff (JV/V) 5:00/6:30 PM 27thAnnual Kelly Saucedo TBA Maverick Stampede (V/V/V) Reserve Tournament @ Hatch (JV/V) vs.'Cobre (JV/V) @ Cliff (JV/V) vs. MVCS (JV/V) vs. Tularosa (JV/V) @ Silver City (JV/V) 9_ATE rhurs-Sat, Dec. 5-7 tuesday, Dec 10 Fhurs-Sat, Dec. 12:14 'riday, Dec 20 rhurs-Sat, Jan. 9-11 rhurs-Sat, Jan. 16-18 tuesday, Jan. 21 thursday, Jan. 23 Friday, January 24 tuesday, Jan. 28 'riday, Jan. 31 aturday, Feb. 1 Fuesday, Feb. 4 ;riday, Feb. 7 tuesday, Feb. 11 riday, Feb. 14 aturday Feb. 15 Fuesday, Feb. 18 TBA 5:00/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 4:30/7:30 PM 3:30/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM @ Animas (JV/V) Boys/Girls 5:00/7:30 PM @ MVCS (JV/V) @ Cobra (JV/V) @ Tularosa (JV/V) vs. Silver City (JV/V) vs Hatch (JV/V) 3:30/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM 5:00/6:30 PM increase in size, the trade with Arizona provides critical new birds to augment our turkey populations and New Mexicans can enjoy opportunities to see more wildlife in their natural habi- tat." The Department began trap- ping and transplanting pronghorns to new ranges in New Mexico in the 1930s and contin- ues the practice today. The state- wide population now has grown to approximately 30,000 prong- horn. Hunter Education Class to be held March1-2 A Hunter's Education Class will be offered Saturday, March 1 and Sunday March 2, 2014 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. both days. Preregistration is required online at www.wildlife.state.nm.us Get your manual online or at the Hidalgo County Extension Office, 1226 E. 2nd St. Lordsburg, NM Online Certificate or w0rksheet pages 103-110 must be presented at the beginning of class Class will break for lunch each day. Firearms will be pro- vided - DO NOT bring firearms or ammunition to the class. Students under the age of 11 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. If you sign up for the class and are unable to attend, please log into your account and drop the class or you can call Hunter Education at 505-222-4731. For more information please contact Tammy Dunlap at 575- 574-7169. Lordsburg Maverick Girls' Basketball 2013-2014 DATE Thurs-Sat, Dec. 5-7 Tuesday, Dec. 10 Thurs-Sat, Dec. 12-14 Tuesday, Dec. 17 Tuesday, Jan 7 Thurs-Sat, Jan. 9-11 Thurs-Sat, Jan. 16-18 Tuesday, Jan. 21 Thursday, Jan. 23 Friday, Jan 24 Tuesday, Jan. 28 Thursday, Jan 30 Friday, Jan 31 Tuesday, Feb 4 Friday, Feb. 7 Tuesday, Feb. 11 Friday, Feb. 14 Tuesday, Feb. 18 OPPONENT TIME 18 'h Annual Lady Maverick Fiesta (V/V/V) TBA vs. Animas (JV/V) Boys/Girls 4:00/6:00 PM Mt. Top Tournament (Cloudcroft) TBA @. Silver City (JV/V) 5:00/6:30 PM vs. Cliff (JV/V) 5:00/6:30 P/V Cliff Cowgirl Tournament (V/V/V) TB Reserve Tournament TBA vs. Hatch (JV/V) - 5:00/6:30 PM @Cobre (JV/V) 5:00/6:30 PM @ Cliff (JV/V) 3:00/6:0OPM vs. MVCS Varsity only 5:00 PM vs. Silver City (JV/V) 5:00/6:30 @Tularosa (JV/V) 5:00/6:30 PM @ Animas (JV/V) BoyS/Girls 4:00/6:00 PM @ MVCS Varsity only 5:00 PM vs. Cobre (JV/V) 5:00/6:30 PM vs. Tularosa (JV/V) 5:00/6:30 PM @ Hatch (JV/V) 5:00/6:30 PM Lady Panther Basketball - 2013 Team Date Girls Schedule Mid November 20 December 5 - 7 2013 December December 12 December 19 16-18,2014 ~ 2014 Thur- Sat Thur- Sat , Opponent Location Game Time Duncan Duncan 3:3015:30 Ivlegdalana Tournament TBA Lordsburfl 4:00/6:30 Cloudcroft Tournament Cloudcroft TBA Thur- Sat Cliff Cliff 4:00 Cliff TBA Reserve Tournament TBA Panther Basketball ~ 2013 ~ 2014 Boys Schedule Team I Date Day I Opponent Duncan I Location Game Duncan 4:3016:30 Mid December 5 - 7, 2013 Thur - Sat December10,2013 December 12 - 14, 2013 Thur- Sat Cliff Tournament Cliff Cloudcroft Tournament Cliff Hatch ' TBA 5:00/7:30 CIoudcroft TBA Cliff Hatch Mid January14,2014 ,16-18,2014 Thur - Sat Meveflck Lordsburq TBA 3:00/5:00 Reserve Tournament Reserve TBA 1. 2014 Quemado 12:00/3:30 Cliff Cliff 5:30 Dlstrlct TBA 6:00 Februar Februar Febmar Februar Quemado Reserve Cliff District Quemado 1:0012:00/5:30 Reserve 1:00/2:00/5:30 Cliff 4:00/7:30 TBA 6:00