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At the time of this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced 7,800 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases. There have been 203,115 tests performed statewide, 191 current COVID-19 related hospitalizations, and 2,888 cases designated as having recovered according to the Department of Health.  In addition, sadly there has been 362 COVID-19 related deaths recorded statewide. Positive COVID-19 cases in Grant County remain at 15 with 1,722 tests administered, Luna County with 8 cases and 1,379 tests administered, Catron County remaining at 2 with 99 tests administered, and Hidalgo County with 1 confirmed case and 281 tests administered.

The Gila National Forest released information of a bear encounter in a dispersed camping area neat the Continental Divide Trail off of Forest Road 150. It is advised when in the forest be aware you the surroundings, carry bear spray, keep a clean camp and store food-related items inside a closed hard-sided vehicle or special bear-resistant container except when preparing meals or eating. The New Mexico Department of Game & Fish has several publications which are available online and at Gila National Forest ranger stations. For more information, visit the Gila National Forest page on Facebook.

Regarding the 2020 Primary Election, Voting Convenience Centers will be open until 7:00 P.M. this evening. Voters can also drop off their absentee ballots on at any polling location: The locations include the following:

In Luna County:

  • Holy Family Catholic Church Parish Center
  • Mimbres Valley Learning Center, 2300 East Pine Street
  • Columbus Village Library

In Grant County:

  • Grant County Administration Building
  • Bayard Community Center
  • San Lorenzo Elementary
  • Grant County Fairgrounds Exhibit Building

In Hidalgo County:

  • Special Events Center
  • James H. Baxter Civic Center
  • Hidalgo County Sheriff’s Department
  • Virden Community Center
  • Rodeo Community Center
  • Animas Community Center

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