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The Silver City Grant County Chamber of Commerce has appointed Romeo Cruz, Interim Director the Chamber and Conference Center operations. Mr. Cruz has been serving as Assistant Director/Conference Manager and has a strong background in business, including a bachelor’s degree in Business Management with minors in Economics, Public Administration, and Entrepreneurship. The current Chamber Director, Steven Chavira has recently announced that he has accepted a position with another local Economic Development organization. Mr. Chavira served the Chamber over the last 19 months and played a large role in many community, regional, and statewide efforts through the pandemic.

Tomorrow, August 24th is “Candidate Filing Day” in the Grant County Clerk’s Office. From 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., the office of the clerk will process declaration of candidacy forms for eligible county residents. The Regular local election to be held on November 2nd, 2021, consolidates School Districts, Municipalities who op-in, Soil and Water Conservation Districts, and Watershed Districts in Grant County into one election. The election is held every November of the odd-numbered years. The following offices are open for filing at the Clerk’s Office located at 1400 U.S. Highway 180 East: Two council positions each for the City of Bayard and the Town of Hurley; Town of Silver City Mayor and two District Councilors; Village of Santa Clara Trustee positions and Municipal Judge; Cobre Consolidated School District board member positions; Silver Consolidated School District board member positions; Grant County, Deming and Hidalgo Soil and Water Conservation District positions, and Upper Gila Valley Watershed District.

The New Mexico Department of Health has reported that 75.6 percent of New Mexicans ages 18-plus have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. In addition, 66.2 percent have completed the vaccination series. In Grant County, 65.4 percent have been fully vaccinated with Hidalgo County at 56.3 percent, Luna County at 69.2 percent, and Catron County at 41 percent.

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