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According to the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, as of March 14th, Grant County has fully vaccinated a total 4,048 residents for a total of 17.5% of its population. In addition, Luna County has fully vaccinated 3,100 residents for a total 16.6%; Hidalgo County at 714 residents for a total of 21.1%; and Catron County for a total of 635 residents for a total 20.0%. Residents are urged to register for their vaccine by going to vaccinenm.org through the New Mexico Department of Health.
The U.S Small Business Administration has extended the deferment period for all COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan program until 2022. All SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2020, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have a first payment due date extended from 12-months to 24-months from the date of the note. In addition, all SBA disaster loans made in calendar year 2021, including COVID-19 EIDL, will have a first payment due date extended from 12-months to 18-months from the date of the note. Existing SBA disaster loans approved prior to 2020 in regular servicing status will receive an additional 12-month deferment of principal and interest. Borrowers will resume their regular payment schedule with the payment immediately preceding March 31, 2022, unless the borrower voluntarily continues to make payments while on deferment.
On Saturday, the Gila National Forest reported a fire encompassing 3-acres located in the Catwalk Recreation Area, north of the Whitewater Picnic Area, Glenwood Ranger District in Catron County. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Resources on the scene included a Glenwood Ranger District hand crew and one Forest Service engine. According to a release, a temporary closure order from the first bridge and a map reflecting the closure will be available. Fire information can be found at nmfireinfo.com. For information on the Gila National Forest, visit fs.usda.gov/gila or join the conversation on Facebook and Twitter.
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