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According to a news release, the New Mexico Department of Health has announced the start of the 2021-22 influenza (flu) season by confirming infections among several individuals in the state. Health care visits for respiratory illness and outbreaks are expected to increase in the coming weeks and months, although the timing of the peak of the flu season cannot be predicted. Influenza activity is on the rise throughout the US as well, with approximately 80% of positive results reported to CDC detected in children and young adults.

This week, five Grant County historic properties were highlighted in a tour by a multi-disciplinary design assistance team from the American Institute of Architecture based in Washington, D.C. The five locations are part of the “Five Points Initiative of Southwest New Mexico ACT, a Grant County nonprofit organization dedicated to creative economic development based on preservation of local culture, history and the expansion of outdoor recreational opportunities. The locations of the Five Point Initiative are as follows:

  • The Bayard Union Hall
  • The Bradley Hotel in Santa Clara
  • The Old Hurley Schoolhouse
  • The Waterworks Building in Silver City
  • The Hurley Train Station

After the tour was completed, team members participated in the process of developing a preliminary plan for connecting these five locations together while tying in other recreational, cultural, and historic resources of the county.

Silver City resident, Susan Allen, has organized area knitters to make warm hats for people who may need them this winter season. The hats have been placed on a tree-shaped frame at the Murray Ryan Visitor Center, located at 201 North Hudson Street in Silver City. Members of the community are encouraged to knit more hats for the tree to be made available to those in need. Anyone is welcome to take a hat at no charge.

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