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According to the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, as of February 9th, Grant County has partially or fully vaccinated a total of 16.0% of the population and ranks 14th highest out of state’s 33 counties. In addition, Luna County has fully or partially vaccinated a total 13.1% of the population, ranking 18th in the state; Hidalgo County for a total of 24% of the population and ranks 7th in the state; and Catron County for a total of 18.9% of the population ranking 8th in the state. At this time 600,760 New Mexico residents have registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Statewide, a total of 257,685 primary doses have been administered along with 92,417 booster doses.
PNM has issued a release announcing it is first in the nation to detail its path to carbon-free electricity. According to a recently submitted Integrated Resource Plan, PNM has provided a detailed road map on how it will transform its electric generation to 100% emissions-free by the year 2040. The plan was a collaboration between PNM, its customers, local advocates, and environmental, business and community organizations. The IRP is required by the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission every three years. The final report is viewable at http://www.pnm.com/IRP.
Silver City Mayor, Ken Ladner, invites everyone to join the Silver City Territorial Charter Day celebrations this year by having fun with local history and participating in a scavenger hunt with prizes up to $200. If you like searching for clues and spending time outdoors, this activity will provide lots of fun while learning about Silver City history. To learn more, go to territorialday.org. The Scavenger Hunt is going on all week with answers due online by midnight, this Friday, February 12th.
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