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Today, seven New Mexico counties have changed from red to yellow according to the county-by-county COVID-19 framework. Grant County is joined by Colfax, Los Alamos, San Miguel, Sierra, Socorro, and Union in reaching the less restrictive yellow category. Harding County is the only county reaching the green level. Although the yellow level is still considered high risk, some mandated restrictions are lessened that include increased in-person capacity, limited indoor dining, increased places of lodging capacity, and mass gatherings up to 10 persons or 25 vehicles. The state’s largest counties, including Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Doña Ana, remain in the red level of restrictions.

Silver City is celebrating Territorial Charter Day with an Urban Challenge Virtual Fun Run & Costume Promotion. This year the 5K downtown run can be done on a treadmill or out on a trail between February 5th and 11th. Participants can submit a photo of themselves on their run via Facebook, messenger, or email. The entry fee is 3 cans of food that will be donated to the Grant County Community and WNMU Food Pantries. Registration deadline for the run is tomorrow, January 28th, to receive an Urban Challenge Fun Run t-shirt. The event is sponsored by Silver City Mainstreet and the Town of Silver City. For more information and registration links, visit the Silver City Mainstreet Facebook page.

The Hurley Masonic Lodge #55 has supported the Grant County Community with donations to help offset the load normally felt at the years end. In 2020 the Lodge was able to donate a total of $10,000 to several area groups in need. The Masonic Lodge’s main objective is to support some of the local children’s help groups, including American Legion Boys State, Clothe the Child, Toys 4 Tots, High Desert Shooters, TLC Dyslexia Center, and the Imagination Library. In addition, funds also went to the Ft. Bayard Historic Society and Wreaths across America for the Ft. Bayard National Cemetery. The Hurley Lodge holds fundraisers in combination with donations from their members to support their charitable activities. Thank you, Hurley Masonic Lodge #55!

Western New Mexico University Cultural Affairs is hosting a series of artist workshops featuring storytelling and a set of virtual concerts titled “Women in Music.” According to a release, “the workshops will be led by New Mexico artists who draw connections between the intellectual, imaginative, and cultural elements involved in creating art.” The initial artist lectures will be open to the public. Register to receive Zoom links for the WNMU Cultural Affairs spring 2021 season events at

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