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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 24,469 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases with 11,668 tested as recovered. In addition, COVID-19 cases locally impacting the area are as follows: Grant County remained at 76 total cases with 36 recovered; Luna County increased to 273 total cases with an increase to 104 recovered; Hidalgo County remains at 93 total cases with 54 recovered; and Catron County remains at 5 total cases and one individual recovered. Statewide, there has been a total of 747 deaths recorded from COVID-19.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation is reminding residents and political candidates of the state law that prohibits any person from placing, maintaining, or displaying any unauthorized sign upon any highway. The NMDOT does not discriminate when removing signage, and considers any items that impedes the roadway or right-of-way a safety issue for pedestrians, drivers, and bicyclists. In a release from the NMDOT, “New Mexico Criminal and Traffic Law 66-7-108, under the title “Display of Unauthorized Signs, Signals and Markings,” states specifically that no political sign postings are allowed on state-maintained right-of-ways, which are typically defined by fencing on rural routes and to the back of the curb on urban routes.” Any signs that are placed on the right of way including any that are mounted in fences or sign/signal support posts, will be removed. In addition, if anyone believes that their sign was removed from a right of way by the NMDOT, they are welcome to their local NMDPT district office to collect the signs with an agreed appointment within 2 weeks.

The Gila National Forest Wilderness Ranger District is looking for volunteer camp hosts to be stationed at the Mesa Campground near the Lake Roberts Recreation area. The amenities offered by the Forest Service include: a pull through campsite; water; electricity; sewer; and a Forest Service radio. For more information, visit the Gila National Forest page on Facebook or the Gila National Forest website.

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