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The New Mexico Department of Health issued a COVID-19 update for Tuesday, December 7th consisted of of 969 new cases statewide with a decreased 7-day positivity rate of 13.6%, down from 13.9%. Locally, new COVID cases were reported as follows: Grant County with 7 new cases; Luna County with 15 new cases; and Hidalgo County and Catron reporting no additional cases. In addition, the NMDOH reported eleven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

Western New Mexico University will be honoring its fall 2021 graduates with a hybrid commencement ceremony this Friday, December 10th, 2:00 P.M. at the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theater. Of the nearly 350 diplomas that WNMU will award to 316 students completing their programs this fall, 94 are master’s, 128 are bachelor’s and 42 are associate degrees, along with 56 graduate certificates, 20 fast-track certificates, and five certificates. Just over 110 of the fall degree recipients are opting to participate in the graduation ritual in person, while almost 80 are choosing to participate virtually via Zoom. For the ceremony, once the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre fills to capacity, guests will be directed to watch the live stream of the ceremony from additional seating in the WNMU Global Resource Center auditorium. The event will also be streamed live on Facebook and Additional details about the WNMU fall 2021 hybrid commencement ceremony are available at, where any updates will also be shared.

Models of the new Grant County Recreation Center will be on display for community members this Friday from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. at the Grant County Veteran’s Memorial Business and Conference Center. The designs were developed by 13 University of New Mexico architecture graduate students. Residents are encouraged to view the models that will be funded in part by a $4 million legislative allocation secured by Lt. Governor, Howie Morales.

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