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At the time of this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total 11,809 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases with 5,264 individuals reported as totally recovered. There have been 331,048 tests performed statewide and current hospitalizations have gone down to 114. In addition, COVID-19 cases locally impacting the area include: Luna County has risen to 73 cases and 3,264 tests administered; Grant County is at 18 total cases with 2,710 tests administered; Hidalgo County has 46 total cases with 1,240 tests administered; and Catron County has reported no new changes.

The New Mexico Department of Transportation’s Traffic Safety Division and Safer New Mexico is offering child car seat inspections by way of virtual instruction through an education series via Zoom. Beginning in July, the virtual sessions will occur every first and third Wednesday of the month between noon and 2: 00 P.M. by appointment only. Technicians will spend approximately 30 minutes per seat providing education on the correct selection, installation and use of their car or booster seat.

  • Car or booster seat, along with the manual
  • Vehicle manual
  • Laptop or smartphone with video capabilities
  • The child’s exact height and weight
  • Child should be present if possible
  • A second person may be helpful to assist with camera/video session

The virtual car seat education sessions are a free public service funded by the NMDOT and are available to everyone.  For more information or to make an appointment, please call 800-231-6145.

The Gila National Forest has reported a new fire call the Cub Fire that was caused by lightning on Sunday. The fire size at the time of this report was 15 acres and located in the Wilderness District, Gila Wilderness, approximately 1 mile northeast of Cub Mountain, west fork of the Gila River.

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