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The New Mexico Department of Health renewed public orders on Friday related to COVID-19, including a requirement to wear masks in public spaces. Although Omicron variant case counts have been trending lower, the highly infectious nature of the virus has caused cases to number at least 3,000 per day, according to a news release. In addition, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham directed the Department of Health to help procure access for New Mexicans to more than four million free at-home COVID-19 tests. Multiple options to mail order or pick up free at-home COVID-19 tests can be accessed through FindaTestNM .org . The renewed order takes effect immediately and remain in effect through March 4th, 2022.

First New Mexico Bank in Silver City has donated funds on behalf of their customers to Gila Regional Medical Center Auxiliary and Single Socks Community Thrift Store. The GRMC Auxiliary provides needed assistance to cancer patients and Single Socks utilizes money earned in the thrift store to combat hunger in Grant County. Linda Fischer, Secretary of GRMC Auxiliary, and Abby Green, from Single Socks, were presented the donated funds from President of First New Mexico Bank, Donna Monzingo, and Vice-President, Cheryl Legarda.  Each organization received $1,000.

Residents of Grant County are urged to contact the Grant County Treasurer’s Office if any of the following events have occurred.

  • You did not receive a 2021 property tax bill.
  • If you paid off your mortgage in 2021 and did not receive a tax bill.
  • If you had any changes, modifications, or sale of a property in 2021 that resulted in new ownership to ensure the correct information is on file.

The 2021 tax bill was mailed out in December. In addition, if 2019 have not been paid on or before June 30th 2022, the property will be added to the next scheduled Property Tax Auction.

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