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The New Mexico Department of Health, at the time of this report, updated the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the state to have increased to 2,823 individuals. There are 155 current COVID-19 related hospitalizations in New Mexico and 666 cases designated as having recovered according to the Department of Health. In addition, sadly 104 deaths have been recorded statewide. Positive COVID-19 cases in Grant, Luna, Hidalgo, and Catron counties have not changed.

WMNU is inviting students and community members to join them online for the annual WNMU Academic Student Research Symposium and Career Fair this Thursday, April 30th from 9:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Students of all disciplines can present projects that pertain to research, public service, technology, and industrial applied technology. Any dual enrollment or WNMU student may also join a Zoom link for an overview of the Career Services web page and view online resources for career exploration. For more information, visit

The Silver City Rotary Club has been active during the COVID-19 shutdown by donating $1000 to the Roadrunner Food Bank and creating and distributing face masks for those in need. The Roadrunner Food Bank supplies additional food to The Commons, Center for Food Security and Sustainability in Silver City. Rotarian, Kathy Eaton, coordinated an effort that produced over 100 face masks for Gila Regional Medical Center and additional masks for senior members of the public. Eaton is also coordinating a food drive for the Gospel Mission. They will be accepting donations before April 30th by calling 575-313-0996. Thank you to Kathy Eaton and the Silver City Rotary Club!

The next round of federal Paycheck Protection Program money was made available today to New Mexico small businesses. With the additional funding provided by the new COVID-19 relief package, SBA will resume processing EIDL Loan and Advance applications that are already in the queue on a first come, first-served basis. For more information, visit for more information from the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Remember to keep supporting local businesses by shopping local. Visit for a list of open businesses and services in Grant, Luna, and Hidalgo counties. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.