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

The New Mexico Department of Health issued a COVID-19 update for Tuesday, January 4th consisting of 1,654 new cases statewide with a 7-day positivity rate of 19.8%. Locally, new COVID cases were reported as follows: Grant County with 17 new cases; Luna County with 10 new cases; Hidalgo County with 2 new cases; and Catron County with 1 new reported case. In addition, there are 493 individuals hospitalized in New Mexico for COVID-19. This number may include individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 out of state but are currently hospitalized in New Mexico. This number does not include New Mexicans who tested positive for COVID-19 and may have been transferred to a hospital out of state.

The High Desert Humane Society will be holding their monthly reduce rate rabies vaccination clinic this Saturday, January 8th from 9:00 A.M. to 12 noon at their facility located ta 3050 South Cougar Way in Silver City. In addition, they offer a wide variety of other vaccines during this clinic including feline 4-way combo vaccines, canine five-way Distemper/Parvo vaccines, canine Bordetella for kennel cough, Micro chipping, and de-wormer for cats and dogs. This is a drive-thru clinic, so face masks are recommended and no animal viewing will be allowed.

The Grant County NMSU Cooperative Extension Services has welcomed a new agent. Brie Gottschalk, from Arizona has joined the local team and will provide Family and Consumer Science programming to adults and youth participating in 4-H activities. Brie will be serving as the Grant County Family and Consumer Science Agent and will be residing in the community with her husband and son. We give a hearty welcome to Brie Gottschalk and her family!

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