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At the time of compiling this report, New Mexico Department of Health officials announced a new total of 174,064 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide and 479 current hospitalizations. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County has increased 9 new cases for a total of 1,287 positive cases; Luna County has increased 20 new cases for a total of  2,937 positive cases; Hidalgo County has increased 5 new cases for a total of 319 positive cases; and Catron County has remained at a total of 71 positive cases.

This year’s Grant County Day in Santa Fe will be held virtually this Wednesday, February 3rd. The public can participate in it virtually by visiting the Grant County Prospectors website at Residents can join Legislators, Prospectors, Community Leaders, Forum Presenters, and other county residents for presentations dedicated to the needs of Grant County. The prospectors are a group of business leaders whose purpose is to educate policy makers and community members about the economic, community development and legislative needs in Grant County. The Wednesday session will feature presentations from local Legislators Senator Siah Hemphill, Representatives Rebecca Dow, and Luis Terrazas, as well as a few words from Lt. Governor, Howie Morales.

Jury trials resumed today in the Sixth Judicial District of Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna counties. People summoned to jury duty should begin calling their respective court’s jury division to determine if they need to report to a courthouse for jury selection. A jury summons will list a phone number for checking on scheduling. Court locations and contact information are available online at the Sixth Judicial District Court’s website. Courts have implemented public health precautionary measures to protect against the coronavirus. A Supreme Court order provided for jury trials to resume in February, after being suspended in November because of rising COVID-19 cases across the state and the possibility of greater increases after the holidays.

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