Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio.

At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a new total of 159,119 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide, an increase of 1145 new cases. Data shows that a total of 80,580 people have recovered from COVID-19. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County has increased 11 new cases for a total of 1,126 positive cases; Luna County has increased 28 new cases for a total of 2,560 positive cases; Hidalgo County remained the same for a total 278 positive cases; and Catron County increased 1 new case for a total of 67 positive cases. In addition, according to the New Mexico Red to Green framework, Catron County has reverted from yellow to red.  In the northeast corner of the state, Union County had changed from red to yellow, and Harding County from red to green.

The Gila National Forest, Glenwood Ranger District has temporarily closed a segment of the Whitewater Trail #207.1, due to hazardous conditions caused by a large rock perilously located above the swimming hole area that was affected during the flood post-Whitewater Baldy Fire. There are falling rocks in the area and a dangerous situation persists. There is a possibility of rockslides and a barrier is still in place. The public is warned to not climb over or cross by the barrier. Copies of the new closure order and the map can be seen on the Forest website under Alerts and Notices.

Grant County 4-H has announced the new recipients of the 2020 “Friend of 4-H” award. Richie and Lori Moon have been long time supporters of Grant County 4-H and Lori Moon continues to lead the White Signal 4-H Club. Both Richie and Lori have also contributed in many other ways, including helping each year at the Grant County Fair. In honor of their dedication and service to Grant County 4-H, their names will be added to a plaque on display at the Grant County Extension Office.

This has been a look at some local news. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.