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PostPosted: Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:07 pm 
The Silver City Ranger District, 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 is planned to begin October 30. 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.

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Guadalupe Montessori Festival of Trees
A Christmas Carol, by Charles Dickens (a staged reading)
Cast Call/Audition Agatha Christie play
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Hapkido Class
Tai Chi Chuan
New Hope Al-Anon Family Group
Laughter Yoga at 1 p.m. at the Lotus Center
Cast Call Audition Agatha Christie play
Silver City Rotary Club Meeting
12
Hapkido Class
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Wine & The Word @The Toad Brewery
ToSC Council Meeting- Agenda
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
13
Hapkido Class
Wednesday Evening Al-Anon Family Group Meeting
Tai Chi Chuan
Insight Buddhist Meditation
Knit Hat Storytime
Gin Rummy
Gila Back Country Horsemens Association Meeting
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
14
Volunteer at The Bike Works 3-7pm
Tai Chi at Lotus Center
Blooming Lotus Meditation
Guadalupe Montessori School Festival of Trees
Grant County Rolling Stones Gem and Mineral Society Meeting
Pet Central Thrift Store
Our Paws' Cause Thrift Store
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Guadalupe Montessori School Festival of Trees
Women's Al-Anon Meeting: Women Embracing Recovery
Pet Central Thrift Store
Community Bike Ride @ The Bike Works
Hapkido Class
Our PAws' Cause Thrift Store
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Tai Chi Chuan
Guadalupe Montessori School Festival of Trees
Andy Mason - A Brief History of Christmas Music
Permaculture Silver City - Monthly Meeting
Ecstatic Dance










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