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The New Mexico Department of Health made an announcement yesterday that there will be an adjustment in the way COVID-19 vaccination data is reported. According to a release from the NMDOH, on Friday, February 5th, DOH staff identified that the computer code used to generate vaccination reports pulls data based on the county in which the vaccination take place, not New Mexican’s county of residence. The system used is supported by a third-party vendor. Starting today, county-based data on the state’s vaccination website will display vaccination totals based on the county of residence.

AARP Tax-Aide will has begun operating this year by preparing and submitting Federal and New Mexico State income taxes at no charge. The service is extended to seniors 50 years and above and anyone with low to moderate income. The process will be different from previous years in compliance with pandemic safety procedures. Information packets are available at the front doors of the Silver City and Bayard Public Libraries, Santa Clara City Hall, the Mimbres Roundup Lodge, local senior centers, and by request from meals on wheels drivers. For additional contact information, visit the Community Calendar page at .

On behalf of the New Mexico Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources Department, Abandoned Mine Land Program, and other federal agencies, the public is invited to a public meeting regarding the Boston Hill Mine Safeguarding Project in Silver City. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom Webinar on Thursday, February 25th from 6:00 to 7:30 P.M. The purpose of the meeting is to provide an overview of the proposed project in addition to allowing an opportunity for the public, area neighbors, and businesses to ask questions and provide input. Details of the meeting and how to participate can be found on the Community Calendar page at

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