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; i HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD I!: : ItliJ, il!&apos;:,i,<l , !!ili!llilll;lilUllllllllllillillllillllllllll, i ! FRIDAY, APRIL 23, 2010 " 5 Gila Conservation Edtio00lion Center hosts 7 th. Annual Children's Water F .=stival Submitted by TWClSilver City Join us as we celebrate the seventh annual Children's Wa- ter Festival along the Gila River and San Vicente Creek on April 29 and 30. LHS to host Basketball Awards April 26 Lordsburg High School Ath- letics will be hosting the 2009- 2010 Basketball Awards Program on Monday, April 26, 2010. The program will be held at the LHS Cafetorium and will begin promptly at 6:00 P.M. The awards program is to honor the student- athletes who participated in boys and girls basketball this past sea- son. Certificates for lettering and participation, team awards and all-district awards will also be presented. Refreshments will be served at the conclusion of the program. The public is invited to attend. The Children's Water Festival was started by NMED in 2003 and has been continued each year by the Gila' Conser- vation Education Cdnter. The Children's Water Festival fo- cuses on educating grade school aged students on the importance of conserving and protecting water in SW New Mexico. The event takes place over two days. Day one entails a trip to the Gila River with all of the 5th graders from the Silver Con- solidated School district. Each school travels to the Nature Conservancy's Lichty Center where classes" rotate through 12 learning stations focused on top- ics such as which the Gila River Vegetation, Water Chemistry, Water Macroinvertebrates and others. Day tWO this year will take place in Downtown Silver City where classes of 4th graders will tour stations related to water conservation, the history of the big ditch, the history of down- town and the importance of the San Vicente Creek watershed to Silver City. Sponsors for this year's event include: Hidalgo Medical Services, Diane's Restaurant, The SW New Mexico Audubon Society, First New Mexico Bank, The Native Plant Soci- ety of SW New Mexico, Gila Regional Medical Center, Silver Health Care, and Eleanor Wooten. The focus of the ac- tivity is getting kids out of their classrooms and into the outdoors hiking and learning about their natural environment. Thank you sponsors. WHO: The Gila Conservation Education Center and local el- ementary school students WHAT: The 7 'h Annual Children's Water Festival WHERE: Day 1 - The Lichty Center, on the Gila River Day 2 - Downtown Silver City LHS track team competes in Deming Meet The Lordsburg High School track team travelled to Deming last weekend to participate in the Deming Track Meet. Although the Mavericks did not place in the meet, coach DJ Saucedo Said the team performed very well. Courtesy photos nessa' RamireZ[ AHS Rodeo team holding top spots 1 Four students at Animas High School are competing this season in the NMHSRA and are tking top spots in standings. JuniorsTyRe Kipp, Gabe Hernandez, Manny Ramirez, and channing MoOre have been competing all year. Tyke Kipp is leading the all-around championship with 190 pQints. He competes in four events; B; reback Riding where he sets second with 95 points, Saddle Bronc Riding also 2 "a in state with 41 Ioints, 6 th in the Steer Wrestling with 48 points, and Tyke and Gabe are setting 5 t" in the state in the Tem Roping with 421 points. These standings are after eighttrodeos. Manny Ramirez has been comleting in the team roping and Channing'Moore in the bull riding. The foursome will be back in action April 24 th and 25 th in Clovis, NM. The have three more regula r season rodeo's before the state finals in June. Pictured above are Manny Ramirez, Gabe Hernandez, Tyke Kipp and Channing Moore. ! Courtsyphoto Willow prescr'10 fire operations to resume Submitted by GILA NATIONAL FORESTISilver City The Silver City Ranger Dis- trict of the Gila National Forest plans to resume 'fire operations on the Willow Prescribed Fire' project the week of April 19% if weather conditions remain favorable. The project is located 15 miles souttiwest of Silver City, NM, in the Burro Moun- tains and south of the Oak Grove subdivision. The project size is 3,275 acres. Firefighters will use firing patterns that will create a "mo- saic" of burned and unburneq vegetation. Resource manag, ment goals include improved wildlife habitat conditions and watershed restoration. Through appropriate application of pre- scribed fire, fire managers plan to reduce the amount of dead grass component and the inva- sion of pifion juniper. This will result in the rejuvenation of her- baceous browse fo/: wildlife. By reducing tree density, certain areas within the project bound- ary are expected to return to a "pifion juniper/savannah" type ecosystem. "This is one of several pre- scribed fire projects that will be implemented on the Gila Na- tional Forest this Spring," said Craig Cowie, Fire_ Staff Officer for the forest. "All fire manag- ers Coordinate with each other to ensure that equipment and staffing needs are in place for each project. Firefighter and are at the to tl00|tY lalllSt of Road Forks 3 1180 flirt Valueof selected 500 Gram Repeater or i(ir/J-i.: I Reloadab7 eMrtars ' "ak, , .."  e,o, . with purchase of a OemaYn i |gta9 A,ril [ F-ar,yBo.,sE;IsM,,3,,20,< the priority list during all fire management activities," Cowie added. Lighting operations should be completed within three to four days. If weather conditions change and become unfavorable, ignitions will cease or be postponed. Smoke will be generated and closely monitored during ig- nitions. Most of the smoke is ex- pected to dissipate as:daytime temperatures increase and light winds develop; lingering smoke wilt be most notable at night- time and during early morning hours. For more information about the Willow Prescribed Fire project, please contact the fire information officer at 575- 538-1426 or visit the website at http://fs.usda.gov/gila AHS track team competes in Deming meet on April 16 By ELIZABETH RICHINSlHidalgo County Herald The AHS Track team traveled to Deming on Friday, April 16, to take part in a track meet. The team did well against the big schools and brought home a few ribbons and medals. For the boys, Brennik Payne placed 6 th in the 1 l0 high hurdles. The girls made a good show, and both relay teams placed. The 1600 medley team, which involved Sky Da;eenport, Elizabeth Richins, Peyton Downs, and Katherine Cavaliere, placed 2 "a and qualified for the State Tournament: The 4x!00 meterrlty placed. 5th, iind;o.se team members included Sky Davenporil Peytdn Downs, Stac{ Shdton, and Katherine Cavaliere. For individual results, Peyton Downs placed 5 th in the 400m dash and got 4 th in the 200m dash. Stacie Shelton took 5  in the 200m dash, as well as 5  in the long jump. Merrilee Richardson placed p in the discus and qualified for State in that event. She also took 5  in the javelin and 4 'h in the shot put. In the 100m dash, Sky Davenport placed 6% You Guys did GREAT/ Front Mikey, Tammy, Emerie & Natalie *2, 3 & 4 part business forms *Business Cards *Bumper'Stickers *Letterhead *Photo Reprints * It/voices, * Envelopes liltS" lilt ' * Posters sl  .1, *Flyers *Work Order * Receipts *Tickets *Certificates , *And Much More! 212 d, J]lotel :):i(: 3't(:.  o:d<!ko.eq., OIiYl[ 88045 I 5 75,542.8705