National monument in the Gila closed

From - GILA NATIONAL FOREST, N.M. - According to a news release, the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument and the Gila Visitor Center have been closed due to damage and debris from heavy rain in the area.
     A portion of N.M. 15, which provides access to the national monument and visitor center, has also closed north of Doc Campbell's Post in Gila Hot Spring. The monument and center are both expected to reopen this week after water levels decrease and the highway reopens.
     Volunteers from the Mesilla Valley Search and Rescue helped clear out debris that had been washed over a bridge near the visitor center Sunday. Grapevine, Lower Forks and Lower and Upper Scorpion campgrounds are also closed. Upper Forks campground is open, according to the release. More

Alamogordo moves closer to legalizing beekeeping

From - By: Jeffery Gordon, - The city of Alamogordo is moving closer to legalizing beekeeping. The city commission has taken steps to approve an ordinace that will allow people to keep bee hives on certain sized properties
     Beekeepers will have to register their hives with the city and notify their neighbors. Those critical of the plan say it could endanger people who are allergic to bees. More