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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY~ JULY 23, 2010 ,~ Gila National Forest Fire u Monday, July 19, 2010 - Fire Update Numerous smoke reports have been turned in, some turned out to be false alarms, 18 con- firmed fires were either suppressed or placed in monitor status. Lightning along with precipita- tion was reported throughout the Forest. Quemado Ranger District, (575) 772-4678 Frieborn Fire: Detected 7/ 18/2010, and located 5 miles southwest of Luna, NM. The fire is currently 4 acres in size. Quemado Ranger District fire personnel are suppressing the fire. Spur Fire: Detected 7/14/ 2010, and located three miles northeast of Luna. NM. The fire was contained at a tenth of an acre: Reserve Ranger District , (575) 533-6231 Long Fire: Detected 7/15/ 2010, and located 21 miles east rel July 19 ,18 confirmed fi of Reserve, NM. The fire is burn- ing in ponderosa pine on Long Mountain. Low to moderate fire behavior is being observed with a current size of 19 acres• Smoke is visible 'from Horsesprings and Datil. Six personnel are monitor- ing the fire. Dark Fire: Detected6/29/ 2010, and located 13 miles south- east of Reserve, NM. The fire is currently 212 acres in size. Closures: Forest Road 4043J is closed due to safety issues - fire activity, snags, and fire per- sonnel utilizing the road for ac- cess. Flat Top Fire: Detected 6/28/ 10. and located 6 miles southeast of Reserve. NM. The fire is cur- rently at 13 acres. Glenwood Ranger District. (575) 539-2481 Hinkle Fire:Detected 6/28/ 2010. and located 20 miles north- west of Glenwood. The Hinkle Fire area is 105 acres with mini- mal smoke showing• Wilderness Ranger District, (575) 536-2250 Monument Fire: De- tected06/27/2010, and located 14 miles northeast of Mimbres in the Aldo Leopold Wilderness be- tween the North Fork of the Mimbres River and Monument Canyon. The fire is currently 11 acres. Fire and Srrioking Restric- tions There are no fire restrictions in place on the Gila National For- est at.this time. Two Kinds of Fire A Wildland Fire is any non- structure fire that occurs in the wildland. There are two types of wildland fires. They are wildfiresand prescribed fires. Wildfiresare unplanned igni- tions or prescribed fires that are declared wildfires: Some wildfires that occur naturally, by lightning, can be managed to achieve multiple ob- jectives. Fires can be managed Payne elected Friends First Stars President Brigham Payne was voted to be the 2010-2011 President of the FRIENDS FIRST STARS National Board of Directors. As the president, Brigham will be responsible for increasing youth program sustainability across the nation. Brigham will be responsible for helping FRIENDS FIRST come up with lesson plans, activities, and plans for financial sustainability that can be applied to any youth program. As the president, Brigham will be responsible for coordinating the rest of the Board of Directors to help find other youth programs that would benefit from partnering with FRIENDS FIRST. using a broad range of actions, Above, Brigham Payne (left) and the rest of the FRIENDS FIRST STARS National Board of Directors. GCAG "Meet the Artist" Weekend from full suppression to allowing By ELIZABETH RICHINSlHidalgo County Herald tof a fire to take its natural c, ourse, th elk v j eature Hamby July23 ignitions.PrescribedTheyfiresareare ignitedPlannedby You , left0 er deer, avelina Courtesy submission The featured artist for Friday July 23 is Ruth Hamby who paints in oils. The featured artist on Saturday July 24 is Barbara Kejr who has been painting in oils and watercolors for 15 years. Her paintings are on display at the Hearst Gallery in Pinos Altos. as well as Silver Spirit Gallery, GRMC and at Matiz Salon. Recently her watercolor paint- ing "Fountain at Tlaque Plaque" was honored as "Best of Show" in the Spring Show of the New Mexico Watercolor Society, Southern Chapter. Kejr's paintings can be seen at Carolyn Gray-Patty is the featured artist for Sunday July 25. Carolyn loves to draw and paint and has always wanted to be an artist. Painting for her eases the tensions of things, events and cir- cumstances encountered in life. When not painting, Carolyn enjoys gardening, entertaining and fishing with her husband. There is not enough time nor does she have the energy to do everything she would like to do. Gray-Patty is a graduate of the Minneapolis School of Art and studied under the late Leonardo. Toby Price and renowned artists such as Albert Handell. Doug Dawson. Ramon Kelly and Joyce Pike. Her work is shown in galleries and has been sold nationally and inter- nationally.. She states her art goal now is to capture the sensitivity of moods and feelings in her life. The Grant County AftGuild Gallery, located in the historic Hearst Church in Pinos Altos. NM. is open Friday through Sunday from 10 A.M. to 5 P.M. The gallery is a wonderful venue for showcasing member's art and crafts• For information, check the guild website at Courtesy NMI • I Dept. °fl pOr~ ~--eame & Fish~ Gila River - The flow is 47 cfs and the water is low and clear. There has been light pressure and trout are slow with Pistol Petes, spinners and salmon eggs• Reports are fair for trout in the Wilderness area. Rio Grande - The flow is 1,950 cfs below Elephant Butte Dam. No fishing report. Bill Evans Lake: Winter trout waters - Crappie and bluegills are slow with worms, and a few trout have been taken on Power Bait. worms or salmon eggs. No reports on other species. Caballo Lake - Walleye are reported as good with minnows and white bombers. White bass are good from the bank and trolling with bombers, worms or shad. Catfish are fair with stink bait. and crappie are fair using minnows. Elephant Butte Lake - White bass are reported as good still fishing with shiners or shad. Largemouth and smallmouth bass are fair using white bombers or shiners. Walleye are fair with jigs and minnows and crappie are good on minnows. Striped bass are good trolling big shin- ers or shad. Most are 18-24 pounds with a 34-pound striper caught over the weekend. Catfish are fair at the north end of the lake on shrimp. Glenwood Ponds - There has been light pressure and trout are slow. Lake Roberts - A few catfish have been taken on worms or chicken liver• No reports on other species Quemado Lake - Trout are good with Power Bait or worms. No re- ports on tiger muskies. Snow Lake - No fishing report. management actions to meet spe- cific objectives such as reducing hazardous fuel (brush. pine needles, etc) accumulations to prevent or reduce the .intensity of a wildfire. For more information about current fire activity on the Gila National Forest, contact the fire information officer at 575-388- 8245 or visit the website at http:/ / Tour offered Au Submitted by GCDNMISilver City Superintendent Steve Riley announced today that Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument will offer a ranger-guided tour of the TJ Site on Saturday,-August 14, 2010. Visitors to Gila Cliff Dwell- ings National Monument have the unique opportunity to ex- • plore the TJ Site, an unexcavated surface pueblo that is usually closed to the public. This free tour of the TJ site will be offered on Saturday, August 14th at lh00 a.m. and will last approximately 1 V2 hours• The tour is limited to 20 people and reservations should be made in advance by calling the Gila Visitor Center at (575) 536-9461. While there is no established trail through the TJ Site. partici- pants are required to stay with the guides. To preserve the integrity of the site and allow future visi- tors the same opportunity to view this site in the same condition. participants on the hike may not pick up or disturb any artifacts or natural features• Sturdy walking shoes and water are recom- mended. Visitors should dress for the weather, as the TJ Site is on an open mesa top and may be very windy. For further informa'iion, please contact the Gila Visitor Center at (575) 536-9461 or e- mail Becky Latanich at becky_latanich We have all the tools to keep your Business We offer Professional Serviees for all aspeets of your small business! Including: Payroll #Monthly, Quarterly & Annual Tax Preparation Financial Statements Bank Reconciliations 212 E. Motel Drive '* Suite A * Lordsburg licenses go on sale in Au Information courtesy NM DEPT of GAME & FISH/Santa Fe Youth and adult hunters who missed a shot at a big-game hunting license during this yew's annual drawing will have another chance this August when the De- partment of Game and Fish puts more than 5.000 deer, elk and jav- elina licenses up for sale on the agency Web site. The online sales will be first- come. first-served and will be conducted m two parts on differ- ent days. The first sale will be Aug. 4 for elk licenses reserved only for youths younger than age 18. The second sale will be Aug. t 1 for deer and javelina hunts available to youth and adults. Both sales will begin at 10 a.m. Mountain Daylight Time• Here are some details about the sales: Youth Encouragement Hunts .... ::,-' • Onsale: 10 a.m. Aug. 4 .at w.ww.wildlife, Licenses available: Approximately 1,900 elk li- censes, including about 1,700 for any legal sporting arm and 200 for muzzleloaders. All of the muzzleloader hunts are for elk of either sex. All but 100 of the any legal sporting arm hunts are for cow elk. A complete list of avail- able hunts, including dates and unit numbers, will be announced soon on the Department Web site. Eligibility: Only hunt: ers younger than 18 who were unsuccessful in the regular draw- ing and whose applications were not rejected for reasons such as lack of funds, incorrect forms or failure to file a harvest report are eligible to purchase a youth en- couragement l!cense. Youth also must have successfully com- pleted an approved hunter safety course before purchasing a li- cense. For available hunts visit publications/press_releases/ documents/2010/ 071510releases.html#youth Leftover deer, javelina li- censes On sale: 10 a.m.Aug. II at Licenses available: Ap- proximately 430 javelina licenges and 2.760 deer licenses. Avail- able deer licenses include about 259 hunts for any legal weapon, 1,668 archery hunts and 838 muzzleloader hunts. A complete list of available hunts, including dates and unit numbers, will be announced soon on the Depart- ment Web site. Eligibility: Residents and nonresidents of hny age who meet youth hunter safety require- ments and filed a mandatory har- vest report if they held a deer or elk license for the 2009-2010 seasons. Javelina licenses available Any legal sporting arm: Statewide, except Units 19 and 23-27. Jan. 16- March 31, 141 licenses. Archery: Units 19 and 23-27. Jan. 16-31. 52 licenses. Statewide, except Units 19 and 23-27. Jan. 1-t5. 241 licenses. Hunters are strongly ad- vised to obtain or rewew an online customer account, in- cluding a Customer Identifica- tion Number. user name and password before the sales begin• Popular hunts sell out minutes. sometimes seconds after the sales begin For more information and updates about the leftover li- cense and Youth Encouragement license sales, please check the Department Web site Tickets availabl for ge fights Tickets for this weekend's cage fights,'which will feature local fighter Fernando Chavez. can be obtained by calling 575- 542-9071 .. Ticket prices range from $20 to $50 each. 15 Saturday, July24th, 2010 • ExcITING Lordsburg, NM @ North Park MATCHES/Gates openat 5, fights start at 7