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The New Mexico Department of health has developed an online dashboard that reports COVID-19 vaccination distribution information on a county by county basis. As of February 7th, Grant County has partially or fully vaccinated 4,430 residents for a total of 16.0% of the population. In addition: 3,225 Luna County residents have been fully or partially vaccinated for a total 13.1% of the population; 1.035 Hidalgo County residents for a total of 24.0% of the population; and 666 Catron County residents for a total of 18.9% of the population. At this time 590,422 New Mexico residents have registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Statewide, a total of 251,990 primary doses have been administered along with 88,027 booster doses.

The Gila National Forest Black Range Ranger District has issued a temporary closure order for Forest Road 226 for public safety. According to a release from the forest service, because of significant snowfall in the area, the purpose of the closure is to eliminate the risk of bodily injury or damage to vehicles due to steep pitches and drop-offs, and to protect the road infrastructure and water quality. The order is effective immediately until April 15th, or until rescinded, based on road conditions. The closure order and corresponding map is available for viewing on the Gila National Forest Facebook page.

In a release issued by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department, Deputies were dispatched to a residence on Alta Street in unincorporated Bayard on Saturday morning, February 6th, in reference to a reported Burglary and Larceny. Deputies were able to track the suspect(s) to 1208 Central Avenue in Bayard and arrested Christian Castaneda, who had multiple arrest warrants. In addition to the subject being located and arrested, multiple items of stolen property were recovered.

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