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Yesterday, the New Mexico Department of Health announced that seven New Mexico counties including Grant county, have changed from red to the less restrictive yellow level according to the county-by-county COVID-19 framework. These counties met a positivity rate of less than 5%. Among 29 other counties still in the red, Catron and Hidalgo counties have seen their test positivity rate improve over the past 2 weeks, although Luna county has seen a test positivity increase. Counties at the Yellow Level have either a new COVID-19 case incidence rate of no greater than 8 cases per 100,000 inhabitants during the most recent two-week period, or an average percent of positive COVID-19 test results over the most recent 14-day period less than or equal to 5%. As of the time of this report, the positivity rates are as follows:

  • Grant County at 4.35%
  • Luna County at 15.71%
  • Hidalgo County at 17.68%
  • Catron County at 6.58%

The requirements for each level are available below and at .

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!

The Mimbres Regional Arts Council has made the decision to cancel Chocolate Fantasia 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, keeping the community safe was their first priority in making the decision. The event will return next year.

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