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The New Mexico Department of Health has made changes to the COVID-19 vaccine dashboard. From now going forward, the state will report vaccinations as they relate to the 18-plus population instead of the previous 16-plus age grouping. According to a news release, the state has previously used a 16-plus age grouping to report vaccinations, as well as a separate category for ages 12 through 15. Since the goal of 60% vaccinated has been met, New Mexico reporting will now align with the Centers for Disease Control and Whitehouse reporting standards.

The week celebrates National Forest Week 2021 with a theme that invites Americans to get outside and explore their National Forests and Grasslands whether it’s a new trail in your backyard forest or a new destination somewhere in the United States. Online, the public can tune in on Facebook with the National Forest Foundation series of programs featuring information many of the country’s national forests. In our National Forests and Grasslands, there is more than 9,000 miles of scenic byways to drive, nearly 150,000 miles of trails to hike, more than 4,400 miles of wild and scenic rivers to flat, at least 5,100 campgrounds to stay in , and 328 natural pools to swim in. In addition, these natural lands host more than 170-million visitors each year resulting in $13.5 into the economy annually and sustaining 223,000 jobs in gateway communities. Learn more by visiting

The Brown Derby along with Oasis Hot Tubs is presenting “Ride on the Wild Side” Party and Bike Run starting with a Meet and Greet this Friday, July 16th at 8:00 P.M. at The Brown Derby located at 308 Ft. Bayard Street in Santa Clara. Music will be provided by DJ Define. The Bike Run is this Saturday, July 17th with registration from 10:00 A.M. to 12 Noon, last bike in at 5:00 P.M., followed by a BBQ dinner at 5:30 P.M., and music by El Paso’s very own “Whiplash.” For more information, contact Annette at 575-636-7547.

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