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The Silver City Ranger District of the Gila National Forest is planning to do a 413 acre prescribed burn in the area known as Redstone. The project boundaries are: Forest Road 154 (Signal Peak Road) and Forest Road 4255 to the south; handline to the east; Forest Road 149 (Meadow Creek Road) to the north; and Highway 15 to the west. Smoke from this one day ignition activity will primarily carry into the Mimbres Valley.

This burn may begin as early as mid-October, weather permitting. Fire managers consider forecasted weather, fuel moistures and other conditions to determine optimal windows to conduct controlled burns. In addition, using Forest Service roads as boundaries, the time of year, the burn scar from the Signal Fire and past pile burning in the Meadow Creek area will assist in controlling any spread from this particular activity.

Prescribed fires are one of the most effective tools available to resource managers for restoring fire-adapted ecosystems. These fires mimic natural fires by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients and increasing habitat diversity. Prescribed burns are designed to meet specific objectives, including providing community protection and promoting forest health. Prescribed burns are always managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.

By adding the right fire to the landscape at the right place at the right time, controlled burns mitigate the risk of high-intensity wildfire, reduce the spread of insects and disease, improve habitat for wildlife, including threatened and endangered species, and promote the growth of healthy trees, wildflowers and other plants.

Smoke from the prescribed burn will be monitored to ensure that the New Mexico Environment Department’s Air Quality Bureau regulations are being met. Smoke-sensitive individuals and those with respiratory or heart disease should take precautionary measures. Air quality information and health protection measures are posted online at the New Mexico Department of Health’s website: https://nmtracking.org/fire.

For more information on this prescribed burn, please contact Marcus Cornwell or Randy Gomez at 575.388.8201.

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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
Farmer's Market
Tai Chi Chuan
Permaculture Silver City - Monthly Meeting - Aquaponics!
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Ecstatic Dance
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Laughter Club at 12:15pm
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
Hapkido Class
Compassionate Friends Gathering
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
ToSC Council Meeting- Agenda
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Hapkido Class
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Tai Chi Chuan
Farmer's Market
Gin Rummy
A Community Storytelling Project
MRAC Annual Meeting
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
The WildWorks Youth Space
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Pet Central Thrift Store
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Arte Chicano de San Vicente @ SC Museum
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
Qi Gung for Health at the Lotus Center
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Hapkido Class
Pet Central Thrift Store
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works










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