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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD Gila National Forest wC00eK00y fire update Submitted by GNFISilver City to function ecologically within settle in Turkey Run during July 28, 2009 This year. 75 lightning- caused fires. 12 of which were reported in the last two days, have been reported on the Gila Na- tional Forest• The total number of human-caused fires for the year totals 16, to date. Currently sev- eral lightning-caused wildland fires are being managed fo achieve resource objectives. while continuing to provide for public and firefighter safety first• This management strategy for these specific fires allows the fires Equipment to. be issued to LHS football players Courtesy submission Lordsburg High School foot- ball players are to report to Mav- erick Stadium on Monday, Au- gust 3, 2009 through Thursday, August 6 for the final week of summer workouts. Players are to report by 5:00 PM. Following the workouts and team meetings, equipment will be issued and pa- rental consent/insurance forms will be handed out. Official football practice for LHS and DTMS football players starts on Monday, August 10. The LHS Mavericks will practice at 7:00 AM and 4:00 PM. DTMS practice times will be announced at a later date• Players from both schools must have current physi- cal examination, health insur- ance, and parental consent forms signed arrd turned in before they can practice• Physica! examina- tions must be new for the 2009- 10 school year. dated April 1, 2009 ortater• Any physical for participation last year is null and void for the new school year. All forms may also be picked up at LHS or DTMS from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday through Friday• For any other information pertaining to football, you may call Coach Balsa at 575-313- 5243 this fire-dependent ecosystem. Smoke is visible from the fires and may tend to settle into valleys and low-lying areas dur- ing nighttime and early morning hours• Warm daytime tempera- tures and light winds will help with smoke dispersal• Reserve Ranger District, (575) 533-6231 ++Moraga fire: Detected 7/ 19/09, and located 19 miles east of Reserve, NM and on Long Canyon Mountain. The fire is at 14 acres. This lightning-caused fire is burning in Ponderosa pine, mixed conifer and grass. Smoke from the Moraga fire has been drifting towards Datil. NM. 5 personnel are continuing to monitor the fire. Silver City Ranger District, (575) 388-8245 ++Trier fire: Detected 7/ 27/09, located I4 miles north of Silver City, NM mile west of Highway 15. The fire is about 9 acres m size. ++Hightower fire: Detected 7/16/09. located 14 miles north- east of Silver City, NM. The fire remains at 60 acres in size. Burn- ing at a low intensity, this fire is moving along the forest floor burning pine litter and dead woody material. Personnel con- monitor the fire's pro- gression. ++Allie fire: Detected 7/7/ 09, located 14 miles northeast of Silver City, NM. The fire remains at 40 acres and no new growth has been reported. Ouemado Ranger District, (575) 773-4678 ++Willie fire: Detected 7/21/ 09, and located 23 miles south- west of Quemado, NM and just south of Fox Mountain Lookout. The fire is holding at 11 acres. 6 personnel are assigned to the fire at this time. Black Range Ranger Dis- trict, (575) 894-6677 ++Turkey fire: Detected 7/ 6/09. and located 16 miles west of Winston. NM. The fire is at 220 acres• This lightning-caused fire continues to creep through pine litter and grass. Fire behavior is described as low, with orfly 10- 20 percent of the fire showing active flames. Light smoke may nighttime hours anti smoke will have a tendency to travel towards the Winston area. Any accumula- tions of smoke are reportedly dis- persing by mid-morning. Today 7 personnel are moni- toring the fire. The fire will be in patrol/monitor status beginning tomorrow. Wilderness Ranger District, (575) 536-2250 ++Moore fire: Detected 7/11/ 09, and located 20 miles north of Mimbres, NM. Fire size is 1860 acres• The fire is burning at a low intensity within the fire perimeter in Tom Moore Canyon. Forest Road (FR) 150 is east of the fire and is NOT affected by the fire. The road is OPEN. Monitoring activities are being conducted by 3 personnel. ++Meason and Diamond fires: As of July 16, the Meason fire was 7030 acres and the Dia- mond fire was 17,600 acres• The Ariel Tarango Golf tournament to benefit Ariel Tarango A golf tournament to benefit Ariel Tarango will be held on Sun- day, August 9, 2009. at White Sands Missile Range. • rriel Tarango, the daughter of John and Jessica Tarango, former Lordsburg residents, was born in 2006 with bladder reflex, which causes urine to go back into her kidneys. •.causing infections• As a result, her right kidney is smaller from the scarring and infections. She has also been diagnosed with thyroid disease and failure to thrive. Ariel has .undergone kidney surgery and has had her tonsils and adenoids removed to help her eat solid foods. Her fourth surgery scheduled for September 4 in Albuquerque whbre gel implants will be inserted into her uriters to help with her kidney'problems. All proceeds from the golf tournament will be used to help meet Ariel's medical needs• The golf tournament will have an 8 a.m. shotgun start and a 4- man best ball contest• Cost is $65 per person• Prizes will be awarded for lst..2 "d and 3 ra place, as well as for the longest drive and closest to the pin. For more information, contact John Tarango at 575-202-0157. I Expecting a Baby? Please join us for a special series prenatal classes designed just for you and your babv. Tuesdays from 1:30 to. 3:00 p.m. August 11th through September 15th HMS Conference Room Snacks & Door Prizes Provided For information/:all $4z-8384 l00xt. 441 ..... F_RIDAY, JULY_31, 20.0.9 5 Mavericks scrimmage at Bayard The Lordburg High School Maverick football team traveled to Bayard last week to participate in a 7- on-7 scrimmage. Other teams participating included Cobre, Silver City and Deming.The Mavericks fires continue to be monitored and will kick off their 2009 season with a home game against WIIIcox on August 28.The JV team will play patrolled, in Willcox on the 27th. Above, the Mavericks bring their offense together. Below, seniors Robert ++If a wildfire starts natu- Chairesand Matt Aguilera are ready for a successful season. Courtesy photos we can use different strate- gies and tactics in different parts of the fire. These fires are beozg man- aged to achieve resource objec- tives, including public and firefighter safety and ecosystem health• A combination of re- sponses can be used to meet these objectives• These fires can remain active until the monsoon weather pattern establishes and provides enough precipitation to extin- guish the fires• It is the policy of the Forest Service to suppress all hfiman- caused wildfires For more information about cur- renl fire activity on the Gila Na- tional Forest. contact the fire in- formation officer at 575-388- 8245 or visit the website at /fs.usda. guy/gila "New Mexico Wildlife" now on television in August Submitted by NM DEPT of GAME trate the great outdoor opportu- ate "Make Do Green Chile Stew" Calzone. & FISHSanta Fe nities available in the state. The with Dan Brooks, the, Cast Iron Saturday, Aug. 22: Tiger muskies, Mexican 4rogram is scheduled to be broad- Ranger,; and explore the Trap and relocate Rocky wo]ves and fall fishing on the Rio cast nearly statewide at 6:30 a.m. Guadalupe Scenic Byway in Mountain bighorn sheep; hunt Grande are among the topics be- on KASA Fox 2 from now until Southeastern New Mexico. quail on opening day in south ing covered in August by "New Dec. 26. Saturday, Aug. 8: eastern New Mexico; enjoy an Mexico Wildlife." the video In August, the program will Experience fall fly-fishing on award winning restoration magazine now televised by the broadcast the following seg- the Rio Grande and winter bass project; and learn how to marl- Department of Game and Fish. ments: fishing at Ute Lake: use mules to nate wild game meat. Using a name familiar to Saturday, Aug. 1: pack Mexican wolves into the Saturday; Aug. 29: newspaper and magazine readers Learn to identify the state's four Gila Wilderness; and bake sour- Celebrate National Hunting for decades, the Department tele- species of quail; survey Bluewater dough biscuits in the Dutch oven. and Fishing Day; cast for 18-inch vision program strives to illus- Lake for giant tiger muskies: ere- Saturday, Aug. 15: rainbow trout at Tingley Beach; m-'-:n'spuL Take a guided elk hunt in the learn what it takes to restore quail DISH Network co Mount Tayl0r area: bring back habitat; and make some award- the Zuni Bluehead Sucker from winning salsa. ..... near extinction; absorb the .., "New Mexico Wildlife" seg- settled for $5 9 million beauty ofLaFronteraScenicBy- ments alsoareavailable24-7on • way in northeastern New Mexico: and bake a Cowboy Information courtesy NM AG GARY KINGAlbuquerque New0000x00c°att°00ey00eneralO0000n0000YOI00"Netw°k I ' . L.L.C. will payNew Mexico and 45 states five-point-nine-million- S0sl [/lt Ar y l; dollars, settling consumer protection allegations of deceptive and j Dept:. o unfair sales practies.   0 r ,ame  Fishll The' States collectively allege the satellite TV provider and its third-part3 retailers: BEAR CANYON: Fishing was slow for all species. • Refused to accept responsibility for the misconduct of its third- BILL EVANS LAKE: Fishing was slow-to-fair using worms and small party retailers and installers; jigs for bluegill. We had no reports on other species. • Made telemarketing calls to consumers in violation of do-not- BURN LAKE: Fishing was slow for all species. call rules: • Failed to disclose all terms and conditions of their customer CABALLO LAKE: Fishing was slow-to-fair trolling crank baits and agreements, including the availability of rebates, credits and free of- spinners for white bass. A few small walleye were taken on spinner/ fers: night crawler igs and crank baits. Night fishing was fair using liver • Did not disclose that purchased or leased equipment was previ- and night crawlers for catfish. ously used and/or refurbished: ELEPHANT BUTTE: Fishing for striped bass was slow-to-fair us- - Made reference to competitors' price offers when the goods or ing live bait and fishing the Jungles area and near the Butte. Fishing services being compared were materially different: and. was fair using minnows for white bass. A few were also taken on • Charged customer credit cards and debited bank accounts with- clousers, crank baits, spinners and grubs. Fishing at n.ight was fair-to- out providing adequate notice and obtaining appropriate authoriza- good for some anglers fishing for crappie. They were using minnows. tion. Fishing was slow,to-fair using sweet beavers, chigger craws, salt craws, Restitution will be offered to eligible consumers who filed com- worms and jigs for largemouth bass and smallmouth bass. Best re- plaints with the 38 Attorneys General offices or DISH Network be- ports came from anglers fishing off main lake and secondary points. tween January 1. 2004 and July 9. 2009. Fishing for catfish was fair using minnows, cut bait and liver at night. Consumers who file complaints within the next 150 days may We had no reports on other species. also be eligible for restitution under the settlement. Complaints re- ESCONDIDA, LAKE: Fishing was slow for all species. garding misconduct by DISH within the last two years will be taken GILA RIVER: Water flow on the Gila as of this past Monday was by Attorney's General offices. DISH Network and the Better Business Bureau. Any consumers who are not satisfied with the company's 27cfs. Fishing was slow. offer of restitution may file a claim to be decided by a third-party LAKE ROBERTS: Fishing was fair-to-good using liver and night claims administrator, crawlers for catfish. Fishing for trout was slow-to-fair in the morning States involved in the settlement include: Alabama. Alaska. Aft- and evening hours using power bait, worms, Pistol Petes and spin- zona, Arkahsas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware. Florida, Georgia, hers. We had no reports on other species. Hawaii, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas. Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, PERCHA DAM- Fishing was slow for all species. Maryland. 'Massachusetts, Michigan. Minnesota. Mississippi, Mis- QUEMADO LAKE: Fishing was slow but a few trout were caught by souri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada. New Hampshire. New Jersey, New anglers using Pistol Petes, wooly buggers and powerbait. Mexico, New York, North Dakota. Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania. RIO GRANDE: Water flow below Elephant Butte on Monday was Rhode Island. South Carolina. South Dakota. Tennessee. Texas. Utah. 2.400cfs. Fishing here and below Caballo Lake was slow for all spe- Vermont, Virgina, Washington, West Virginia. WisconSin and Wyo- cies. ming. SNOW LAKE: Fishing was slaw. I I I 00%HORSESHOE00 , TOURNAMENT Terrazas Crematory benefit,for Joaquin Marquez "Trusted. a .., _Care for the ones you love" Saturday, August 1, 2009 ,,orusourg Area Victor Diaz' Lot on 'B' Street near North Park 542-3300 Traditional Funeral Service Package Casket Included $2,995.00 Immediate. Cremation lhgisttation 9 AM ($40/Telm) $995.00 Soat00,00' Tournament begins at 10 AM Excellence in service and care for your fa)nily should alwaysbeaffordable... I Formoreinformationcontact It can and always will be with us. Fabian DeLaO at 575-590-0434 I