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According to the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, as of April 5th the number of residents in Grant County that have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination totals 11,075 residents for a total of 47.9% of the population. In addition, Luna County at 8,631 residents for a total 46.1%; Hidalgo County at 1,213 residents for a total of 35.8%; and Catron County for a total of 973 residents for a total 30.6%. Currently the percentage of residents that have registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccination are as follows:

  • Grant County at 55.6%
  • Luna County at 48.0%
  • Hidalgo County at 48.2%
  • Catron County at 28.5%

Residents are urged to register for their vaccine by going to through the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Gila National Forest is urging visitors to heed the importance of campfire safety in the prevention of human-caused wildland fires. In a release issued by the forest service, “The dry winter and spring combined with strong winds has already brought wildfire season to the Gila National Forest. To date, the forest has seen several small wildfires, as well as the 220-acres Elk Fire. The causes of these fires are under investigation.” It is urged that if individuals across an abandoned campfire, if possible, please drown, stir, drown, and place their hand close to the fire to make sure it’s cool. Then, call Silver City Interagency Dispatch Center at 1-800-538-1644 to report the location so the fire prevention staff can follow up.

HMS is inviting the public to attend a special online presentation tomorrow Wednesday, April 7th, from 5:30 to 7:00 P.M. The program includes a presentation and Q&A, from HMS CEO, Dan Otero and Dr. Darrick Nelson, discussing COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the U.S, their safety and effectiveness along with the importance of registering and receiving the COVID-19 vaccination. The public is invited to register to the Zoom webinar at

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