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The New Mexico Department of Health’s COVID-19 update for Thursday, December 23rd consisting of 1,150 new cases statewide, with a 7-day average percent test positivity rate of 9.4 percent. Locally, new COVID cases were reported as follows: Grant County with 28 new cases; Luna County with 9 new cases; Hidalgo County with 1 new case; and Catron County with 1 one reported case.

Grant County Treasurer, Patrick Cohn, is reminding Grant County residents that the second half of 2021 property taxes will be due January 10th, 2022. In addition, failure to pay on or before January 10th will result in interest at a rate of 1 percent a month and penalty not to exceed 5 percent of the delinquent amount except when the penalty is less than $5.00, the penalty shall be $5.00. If residents are not sure of the amount owed, or have misplaced or did not receive a bill, they are urged to call the Grant County Treasurer’s office at 575-574-0055.

The New Mexico Human Services Department is reminding homeowners and renters to apply for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program which helps low-income families and individuals pay home heating costs during the winter months and cooling costs in the summer. According to a news release, the program provides qualified New Mexico residents with a one-time, annual payment toward heating and electric bills. The funding pays a portion of energy costs determined by household size, income, and energy costs. Individuals seeking to apply for the assistance program may apply online through

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