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According to the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, as of February 19th, Grant County has fully vaccinated a total 1,879 residents for a total of 8% of its population. In addition, Luna County has fully vaccinated 1,446 residents for a total 7.7%; Hidalgo County at 330 residents for a total of 9.7%; and Catron County for a total of 310 residents for a total 9.7%. The registration for vaccines can be found at through the New Mexico Department of Health.

New Mexico IDEA, a statewide development organization, awarded grant county resident Bruce Ashburn the “2020 Volunteer of the Year for his hard work and dedication to the chambers of Commerce in Luna, Hidalgo and Grant County. Bruce, a Community Manager for PNM, has worked tirelessly to help fulfill the missions of those three chambers. Each year, NMIDEA recognizes individuals for their outstanding contribution and superior efforts on behalf of the association, their communities, and the State of New Mexico. NMIDEA promotes New Mexico’s economic growth through focused advocacy of economic development issues while providing networking, professional development, education, and training opportunities for its members. Congratulations to Bruce Ashburn for being the 2020 Volunteer of the Year!

The Silver City Ranger District in inviting members of the public to participate in a Continental Divide Trail Cleanup on March 13th. Volunteers are requested to bring along a long-sleeved shirt, pants, sturdy boots, work gloves, sunscreen, water, and lunch. No registration is necessary, and volunteers must provide their own transportation. In addition, all COVID -19 safe practices will be followed. For more information, to the Gila National Forest website at or join the conversation on their Facebook page.

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