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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JULY 11, 2014 5 Gila National lifts i fi restrictions Submitted by GNFISilver Cityyear• With the onset of summer Forest visitors are still en- rains, the Gila National Forest will couraged to practice campfire be lifting Stage 1 Fire Restric- and smoking safety by using ash- tions on July 08, at 8:00 A.M. trays and ensuring that campfires MDT, allowing forest visitors to are cold to the touch before leav- enjoy campfires again in unde- ing their camp or retiring for the veloped areas across the Forest. night. Always have a shovel and "I appreciate how the public water available and place your took care to be careful with camp- fire away from low-hanging fires this season, visitors were dill- branches and dry grasses. gent in following the restrictions For further information on and allowed forest personnel to fire safety practices or how to re- focus on other fires that occurred," duce fire risks around your home, says Forest Supervisor Kelly contact the Gila National Forest Russell• The Gila National For- at 575-388-8201 or visit the Gila est has suppressed 44 fires for a National Forest website: http:// total of 5,776.30 acres so far this Courtesy Dept. of ~v ~ame & This fishing report, provided by mentioning: Bill Dunn and the Department of • Bluewater Lake: June 27, Lucas Game and Fish, has been gener- Kroening, age 15, caught and re- ated from the best information leased five tiger musky ranging available from area officers and in size from 34 to 41 inches. He anglers. Conditions encountered was using a chatterbait. after the report is compiled may • Navajo Lake: June 30, Jason differ, as stream, lake and Ferguson caught a 36-inch, 9- weather conditions alter fish and pound northern pike. He was us- angler activities, ing a green curly tail grub. CATCHES OF THE WEEK: • Oasis Park Lake: July 3, Gabriel • Bluewater Lake: July 3, Joel Garcia of Portales caught a 9- Armendariz of Las Cruces caught pound channel catfish. He was a 47.75-inch tiger musky. It was using stink bait. his first try for the musky and his • Rio Grande: June 27, Tonysha first catch. He was using a black Otero, age 7, of Socorro caught a buzz bait. July 3, Dave Wright of 32-inch, 8-pound catfish. She Roswell caught and released a 42- was using a hot dog on a size 4 inch tiger musky. He was using a hook. water dog. July 5, Joshua Garcia If you have a catch of the of Grants caught a 34-inch, 28- week story or just want to tell us pound catfish. He was night fish- about your latest New Mexico ing and using hot dogs. fishing experience, send it to us • Canjilon Lakes: July 5, Robert at We Jojola of Isleta Pueblo caught a may include your story in our 20-inch, 5-pound rainbow trout, next report. For catches of the He was using a Kastmaster. week, include name, date, and • Charette Lakes: July 4, Marsha location, type of fish, length and Strickland of Rio Rancho caught weight if possible and bait, lure a 21-inch rainbow trout. She was or fly used. using orange Power Bait. SOUTHWEST AREA • ClaYton Lake: July 4, Haley Bear Canyon: We had no reports Robinson of Albuquerque caught from anglers this week. her first fish. It was a 20-inch rain- Bill Evans Lake: Fishing was bow trout• She was using worms slow for all species. under a bobber. Caballo Lake: Fishing was fair • Cowles Pond: July 2, David trolling crank baits for white bass. Shadle, age 7, of Corrales caught A few catfish were caught by an- a 20-inch rainbow trout. He was glers fishing from the bank and fishing the larger pond and using using night crawlers and liver. We 'S'almbn eggs. '- had no reports on other species. • Hopewell Lake: July 2, Zeke Elephant Butte Lake: Fishing Gabaldon caught a 20-inch rain- was fair using chatter baits, jerk bow trout. He was using a Pistol baits and topwater lures for large- Pete. mouth bass and smallmouth bass. • Morphy Lake: July 4, Caesar A few were also caught by anglers Jacquez of Las Vegas teamed up using tubes and lizards. Fishing with James Romero to land a 21- was fair using worms and small inch, 3-pound rainbow trout. He tubes for bluegill. Fishing was was using a yellow Panther Mar- fair using night crawlers and liver tin. for catfish. Fishing was fair troll- . San Juan River: Last week, ing crank baits for white bass. We Trisha Pohl of Albuquerque had no reports on other species. caught and released a 26-inch The Marina Del Sur, Rock Can- brown trout. She. was using a San yon and Dam Site marinas are Juan worm. open. The surface temp was in the • Tingley Beach: July 5, Robert mid to upper 70s. Ulibarri, Leroy Ulibarri and Jo- Escondida Lake: Fishing was seph Carrillo caught six channel fair to good using night crawlers, catfish ranging in size from 18 to hot dogs and liver for catfish. We 26 inches. They were fishing the had no reports on other species. Central Pond and using worms Gila River: Water flow on the and late for last week's report but we felt they were definitely worth Power Bait. Gila as of this past Monday was The following came in too 32 cfs. We had no reports from holding Kindergarten registration Kindergarten Registration is now being held at R.V. Traylor Elementary School. Parents must bring birth cer- tificates and immunization records. Potential students must be 5 by September 1, 2014. Universal pre-K program for children age 4 is also now regis- tering students for the upcoming school year. 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Glenwood Pond: Trout fishing was good using Power Bait. Lake Roberts: We had no reports from anglers this week. Percha Dam: Fishing was slow for all species. Quemado Lake: Fishing for trout was a'bit slow but there were a few limits of fish caught by an- glers using worms. Fishing for ti- ger musky was slow. Rio Grande: Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was 2,090 cfs. Fishing was good us- ing night crawlers, hot dogs, shrimp and liver for catfish. A few walleye were caught by anglers using night crawlers. We had no reports on other species. Snow Lake: We had no reports from anglers this week. Young Pond: Fishing was good using ham, hot dogs, night crawl- ers and homemade baits for cat- fish. We had no reports on other species.• Love-Glenda, Debbie, Brenda & Tommy LHS Mavericks do well in summer play Next year's version of the Lordsburg High School boys' basketball team completed their summer last weekend at the NMSU Basketball Camp in Las Cruces.The Mavericks played six games in three days in the highest division.The Mavericks were able to end the camp with a 5-1 record with their only loss going to the Las Cruces High School varsity team by 10 points.The five victories came against much bigger schools as well. LHS was able to beat Coronado and Bowie of El Paso on Friday evening. On Saturday, the Mavericks defeated Grants and Mayfields' varsity teams with the Mayfield game going down to the wire in overtime. On Sunday LHS beat Deming High before falling to the Bulldawgs in the quarterfinals.The Las Cruces loss was also the only loss for the Mavericks in the summer, as they finished 21-1. Photos courtesy JAMIE DIAZILordsburg Unprecedented effort protects Prairie Chicken Habitat in 5 states Submitted by NM DEPTofGAMEagency experts in 2013 with in- including about 400,000 acres serves as president of WAFWA. & FISH~Santa Fe put from a wide variety of stake- enrolled by the Oklahoma Depart- "Our focus now is to continue The May 12 listing of the holders, ment of Wildlife Conservation, implementing the plan, recover Lesser Prairie Chicken as a threat- The five range states are nearly 675,000 acres by the Texas the species, and facilitate the ened species under the Endan- Colorado, Kansas, New Mexico, Parks and Wildlife Department bird's removal from the federal gered Species Act helped fuel a Oklahoma, and Texas. Compa- and nearly 2 million acres by the threatened species list. In that re- surge in oil and gas company en- nies, landowners, farmers and Center of Excellence in New gard, we appreciate the U.S. Fish rollments to conserve the species ranchers that did not enroll by the Mexico. By undertaking volun- and Wildlife Service's commit- under special agreements spear- listing deadline of May 12 may tary conservation measures such ment to and support for using the headed by the Western Associa- still enroll in the plan and receive as brush control, grazing manage- range-wide plan as a blueprint for regulatory assurance under an ment, and prescribed burning on recovery." tion of Fish and Wildlife Agen- accompanying Certificate of Par- their property, landowners are as- Enrollment fees are being cies (WAFWA). To date, 160 oil, ticipafion. The companies are re- sured that no further land use re- deposited with WAFWA and will gas, wind, electric and pipeline quired to pay enrollment fees and strictions or conditions will be be administered to fund conser- companies have enrolled about these credits allow the companies required of them in the wake of vation efforts that will benefit the 9 million acres across the five to continue oil and gas produc- the species' listing. In addition, lesser prairie chicken in the five states that contain habitat for the tion under certain restrictions the Center of Excellence has en- state region. bird's survival, committing more while providing funds to mitigate rolled another 1.9 million acres "The oil and gas industry has than $43 million for habitat con- impacts on prairie chicken habi- of oil and gas lease under sepa- demonstrated overwhelming sup- servation over the next three tat. rate conservation agreements in port for the Lesser Prairie Chicken years. These enrollments comple- New Mexico. Range-wide Conservation Plan," WAFWA's Lesser Prairie ment other voluntary conserva- "The enrollment of nearly 14 said Ben Shepperd, president of Chicken Range-wide Conserva- tion agreements that have been million acres in these various the Permian Basin Petroleum As- tion Plan as well as the Candi- underway for several years in conservation agreements to ben- sociation. "The industry should date Conservation Agreement parts of the species' range. Volun- efit the lesser prairie chicken is be lauded for doing their part in with Assurances (CCAA) pro- tary ranching CCAA's have been an extraordinary achievement, this important initiative and we available in Texas, Oklahoma Private landowners and industry appreciate the leadership of the vided landowners and industry and New Mexico and many land- are critical partners in our collec- Western Association of Fish and with options to receive regulatory owners have chosen to participate tive efforts to conserve this iconic Wildlife Agencies in developing assurance after the listing went in this manner. More than 3 mil- grassland bird," said Carter a plan that works for industry, into effect. The plan and CCAA lion acres of private land has been Smith, Texas Parks and Wildlife landowners and the prairie were developed by state wildlife enrolled across the three states executive director who also chicken." HIDALGO YOUTH RODEO ASSOCIATION 2o 4 Summer Series Hidalgo County Fairgrounds-Lordsburg, NM Tuesday, June t7 @ 6:oo PM Thursday, July lO @ 6:oo PM Saturday, July @ 9:00 AM (Sponsor Appreciation fun events added!) Sunday, July 97 Cowboy Church @ 8:00 AM Rodeo @ 9:00 AM Thursday, July 31 @ 6:00 PM Thursday, August 7 @ 6:00 PM Open to all youth through x8 yrs. old as of June a7 4 age groups: o-5, 6-9, lo-13, 14-18 Great year end awards for everyone!!! • Events: 0-5 leadline, barrels, poles, flag race, goat tying, dummy roping, team roping, breakaway roping, tie down roping, step down roping, double mugging, steer stopping, and chute dogging. $35 single membership/$50 family membership $15 per gymkhana (stock events will add stock charge) For more information, contact Kay Peterson or 575-436-2611 Pre-entries are encouraged! Goldhill Outpost 1000 Birchfield Street * Lordsburg, NM 575-542-8865 We are right next to Love's Truck Stop is now also a lSig Sauer 357 cal. semi automatic $500 i Ruger Super Black Hawk semi automatic 44 mag Revolver $225 We ore from custom t a//c//ffg A/% /5 'rTe8 WeBuy Used Guns! You choose the caliber We do transfers for $20 Inventory Coming Soon! '> i'