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At the time of this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total 10,990 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases with 4,984 individuals reported as totally recovered. There have been 308,105 tests performed statewide and current hospitalizations have risen to 149. In addition, COVID-19 cases locally impacting the area include: Luna County has risen to 57 cases and 3,051 tests administered; Grant County remains at 17 total cases with 2,559 tests administered; Hidalgo County has 39 total cases with 965 tests administered; and Catron County has reported no new changes.
The United States Forest Service at the time of this report has announced that the “Tadpole Fire” increased by 210 acres yesterday and encompasses approximately 10,896 acres at 45 % containment with 85 working personnel. According to a release, in Wilson Canyon, crews completed preparation along Bear Creek and a small handful of firefighters took direct action in Wilson Canyon to slow fire spread to the south. The fire continues to slow or stop in rock barriers or light fuels. Additional smoke from other regional fires is impacting the local area. The Gila National Forest is currently under a campfire ban, through July 31st including the use of charcoal grills. Use of pressurized fuel devices with an on/off switch are permitted.
The Silver City Museum has recently received a gift of $7,500 from the New Mexico Humanities Council, which according to a release, will support “quality adult educational programming.” The grant is a pass-through from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded by the CARES Act. The funds will assist in supporting several staff positions and help to underwrite the cost of collections care supplies, and programming and promotional advertising costs.
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