Here’s a look at some local news.

At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 15,841 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases, an increase of 330 individuals, . In addition, COVID-19 cases locally impacting the area include: Luna County rising to 133 total cases; Grant County rising to 44 total cases; Hidalgo County remaining at 75 total cases; and Catron County remaining at 3 total cases. A total of 437,005 COVID-19 tests have been performed statewide and currently there is a total 174 hospitalizations.

The Cub Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest and at the compiling this report has burned 23,216 acres at 25% containment. Thunderstorm chances will increase in the next couple of days as better moisture moves in. Fire activity is minimal with the fire exhibiting creeping and smoldering behavior. For smoke production today, the onset of monsoon type weather will keep smoke production light. Drift smoke from Arizona may impact the Highway 180 corridor near Glenwood and Cliff although overall air quality is predicted to remain on the good level. The fire remains 11 miles northwest of the Gila Cliff Dwellings National Monument. Stay tuned tomorrow on this station in the 10:00 A.M. hour for a Special Report from the U.S Forest Service on the Cub Fire.

The Silver City Rotary Club has been named the Medium-Sized Club of the Year by Rotary District 5520 which has a total of 67 clubs in New Mexico and West Texas.  The Silver City Club was chosen because of its large number of community projects, increasing its membership, participating in global grants, getting out the word about its activities to the public, and exceeding its fund-raising goals for the international Rotary Foundation and Rotary’s Polio Plus Program–an effort to eradicate polio world-wide. Congratulation to the Silver City Rotary Club!

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