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HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY r DECEMBER 24 2010 5 GNF recruiting for 2011 SWFF positions Submitted by GNFISilver City Starting in early January 2011, the Gila National Forest will be recruiting wildla'nd firefighters, and other fire sup- port positions for the Southwest Firefighters (SWFF) Program to supplement'firefighting ca- pabilities on the Forest and other national incidents such as hur- ricanes, flooding, etc. The SWFF program is an organized wildland firefighting crew em- ployed on a call-when-needed basis; the program provides the Highway 180 East. necessary training, supervision, and equipment for wildland firefighting. To qualify, a person must be 18 years of age by January 1, 2011, pass a pack test, and attend firefighting and safety training. The pack test is a test of physical endurance that re- quires walking a three-mile course with a 45-pound pack in less than 45 minutes. To become a SWFF crew member or assist with other fire support positions such as a timekeeper, drivers, Public In- formation Officer, etc., inter- ested individuals must attend at least one of the three scheduled information meetings. January 6, 2011, 6:00 p.m., Silver City at the Grant County Convention Center, 3031 U: S. January 12, 2011, 6:00 p.m., Truth or Consequences at the Black Range Ranger District office, 1804 North Date Street. January 29, 2011, 6:00 p.m., Reserve at the Reserve Ranger District on NM High- way 12, one mile west of the village. A 2011 SWFF application packet, a training schedule, and information on the physical re- quirements will be provided at all scheduled meetings. We hope to see you there. For additional information, please contact Acting Fire Staff Officer Gabe Holguin, (575) 388-8233, at the Gila National Forest Supervisor's Office in Silver City. Forest seeks privately-owned equipment with operators in HMS physician is support of 2011 Fire Season Submitted by GNFISilver City board certified When the website is accessed, click on "Being a Vendor-How to Sign Up." Current equipment type so- licitation notices are published on the web at https:// Further informa- tion on how to compete for fire equipment contracts may also be obtained by e-mailing Felix Flores in the Contracting Office of the Supervisor's Office in Sil- ver City at: Types of equipment needed are engines, potable water trucks, gray-water trucks, por- table toilets, hand-washing sta- tions, mobile laundry units, communication trailers, com- puters and printers, GIS units, vehicles with drivers (pickup trucks, stakeside trucks, vans, etc.), buses, and crew carriers. Dozers, excavators, transports, mechanics with service trucks, fuel tenders, helicopter support trailers, and weed washing equipment are also needed. somethln00 to s00l.Q r heherld aznex .net USDA Forest Service throughout the country, includ- ing the Gila National Forest, has implemented a standardized sys- tem to contract vendors with pri- vately-owned equipment that are interested in soliciting their equipment to assist in fire sup- pression, as well as other national disasters such as hurricanes, flooding, etc. This new system is called the Virtual Incident Pro- curement (VIPR) that requires vendors to have a valid e-mail address, and be registered in sev- eral databases in order to contract their equipment with the Forest Service. The Gila National Forest is asking potential equipment own- ers interested in contracting their privately-owned equipment to complete the steps required by the new VIPR system on the follow- ing website: business/incident/vipr.php. Michelle Pahl, M.D, HMS physi- cian, has attained board certifi- cation from both the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Board Certification represents dedication to the highest level of professionalism in patient care and demon- strates that physicians have met rigorous standards through intensive study, self-assess- ment, and evaluation. ( ( Dr. Pahl is qualified in preven- tive care such as routine physi- cal exams for adults and well child visits, and is trained in meeting the primary health care needs in more medically com- plex patients in both the pediat- ric and adult populations. Courtesy photo Gila River The flow is 67 cfs report on other species and fishing is slow with very little Elephant Butte Lake Due to weather fishing pressure has been light with very little pressure. No report this week. Glenwood Ponds - Fishing has been slow with light pressure. Lake Roberts - No report on the fishing conditions. Quemado Lake - Trout are fair to good with Power Bait or worms. Tiger Muskies are re- ported as slow to fair using Z-rays or Rapalas. Snow Lake - No report. pressure. Rio Grande - The flow is 8.1 Cfs" below Elephant Butte Dam. No report. Cahallo Lake - Fishing is gen- erally slow with light pressure. Water level are low and will re- main so until spring. Reports re- main the same. Anglers having success are fishing the deeper holes. Catfish are good using chicken liver, worms or shrimp. Walleye are reported as fair using night crawlers on the bottom. No HAPPY HOLIDAYS to One & All! of Lady Dogies close out 2010 basketball season courtesy photos The Dugan-Tarango Middle School girls basketball team wrapped up their 2010 season earlier this month. Pictured above is the 8 th grade team of (back) Taylor Hayes, Samantha Contreras, Sierra Ortega, Monet Neave, Rena Sealy, Alyssa Palacios, (front) Jackie Saenz, Mariah DePaoli, Rishae Allen, Alondra Gonzalez and Alex Silva. Below is the T h grade team of (back)Tristyn Elias, Veronica Eckert, Micayla Chavez, Lorena Martinez, Emma Salinas, Dakta Ulibarri, Taylor Gandara, (front) Emily Dominguez, Jennifer Gonzalez, Chelsey Huerta, Kaitlin Hackworth. Not pictured: Kayci Alvarez and Yadalis Martinez. The girls were coached by Amanda Guerrero. Sixth Annual Hidalgo County Heritage Quilt Show to be held January 28-29 Submitted by HIDALGO COUNTY HERITAGE QUILT SHOW COMMITTEE The Hidalgo County Heri- tage Quilt Show will be held on January 28-29, 2011. This is just around the corner! We need quilts and handwork. After five years, our resources seem lim- ited. If you have already dis- played a quilt but would like to do another quilt, we want to include you this year. If you Mom, Grandma, Aunt or other relative sewed, knitted, cro- Merry Christma00 cheted, weaved, embroidered, etc, we want to include you. This show is to archive sto- ries about women, who have a connection to Hidalgo County, whether they lived here or you live here now. The quilts may be old. They may be in pieces. They may be dirty. They do not need to be fancy. However they are, they have a story. Please call the Lordsburg Hidalgo Library to let us know you have one to display. We will help you write the story. We will need you to bring us the quilt beginning the first week in Janu- ary, any time during Library hours. Call 575-542-9646. Li- brary hours are 10-12, 1-6 Mon- day through Friday. .00ay the Spirit Ch.ristmas you/ M.,,,q 0 ' bl'ightest of holillav seasons, Thank you to our wonderful customers for you 1' eOllti 11lied support! UlqP'ItR$ PROPAN l , ishing you and yours a happy holiday ,, ..= 00oldhill Outpost Pops Pyro ,00hop