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According to the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, as of April 13th the percent of residents in Grant County that have received at least one dose of the vaccine is 50.7% of the population. In addition, Luna County is at 49.3%; Hidalgo County at 37%; and Catron County for a total of 31.3%. Currently statewide, 53.1% of New Mexicans have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccination, and 35.3% have been fully vaccinated. All New Mexicans age 16 and older are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccination. Residents are urged to register for their vaccine by going to through the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Hidalgo County Commission will be addressed by a member of the New Mexico State Land Office this evening to brief commissioners about a project that would allow access to currently landlocked portions of the northern Peloncillo Range. According to a release, rancher Seth Hadley, whose family owns the Diamond A Ranch in the Bootheel, has agreed to construct a road on the northern side of the ranch to the national forest boundary. He proposes to construct a parking lot at the boundary to allow public access into the forest. Currently, these lands are only accessible by packing several miles north across rough country from the Geronimo Trail. The new road segment would tie into Horse Camp Road and would cross state trust land to the south to reach the Diamond A Ranch.

At the time of this report, there are two wildland fires in Catron County. The Dry Fire, encompassing approximately acres, and the Freeman Fire at approximately 15 acres. The Dry Fire is located close to Dry Blue Creek, and the Freemen Fire is located about 1 mile southwest of Freemen Mountain. Fore more information, visit

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