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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 23,749 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases. In addition, COVID-19 cases locally impacting the area are as follows: Grant County remains with 72 total cases and an increase of 33 recovered; Luna County increases to 259 total cases with an increase to 95 recovered; Hidalgo County remains at 93 total cases with an increase to 50 recovered; and Catron County remains at 5 total cases.

The Board of Commissioners of Luna County intends to adopt at its regular meeting scheduled on September 10th, to amend the delayed repeal of a county local option gross receipts tax. A general summary of the amendment is as follows: “To extend the delayed repeal of Ordinance 96 from December 31st 2021 to December 31st 2026, thereby allowing the continued imposition of the one-eight of one percent tax on reported gross receipts for the purpose of continuing to finance the costs of county ambulance transport or the operation of a rural health clinic. Copies of the proposed amendment will be available at the Luna County Clerk’s Office and County Manager’s Office at the Luna County Courthouse. The meeting is open to the public online, call 575-544-4293 for information on how to participate or go to

It’s that time of year when fourth-grade aged students can obtain the “Ever Kid Outdoors” free pass program offered by the U.S. National Park Service. The program allows U.S. fourth graders and family members free access to over 2,000 federal lands and waters to discover our wildlife, resources, and history. Each fourth grader prints a pass from the website that provides a unique code for that child. The paper pass needs to be presented when visiting national parks for free access. Visit for the free pass that is valid for an entire year starting September 1st.

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