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According to the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, as of March 23rd, the number of residents in Grant County that have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination totals 9,302 residents for a total of 40.2% of its population. In addition, Luna County at 6,975 residents for a total 37.3%; Hidalgo County at 998 residents for a total of 29.5%; and Catron County for a total of 914 residents for a total 28.7%. Currently the percentage of residents that have registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccination are as follows:

  • Grant County at 52%
  • Luna County at 44.5%
  • Hidalgo County at 46.3%
  • Catron County at 27.3%

Residents are urged to register for their vaccine by going to through the New Mexico Department of Health.

The Western New Mexico University Board of Regents has scheduled a public meeting on Monday, March 29th, in which new members will be introduced, new officers elected, and the university’s 4K Initiative Pan will be presented. In addition, the board will consider the 2021-2022 student fees and honorary doctorate degrees and listen to a report from WNMU President, Dr. Joseph Shepard. The new WNMU Board of Regents members are, Lyndon Haviland, Dr. Daniel H. Lopez, and Student Regent, Brenda Hernandez Gonzales. The meeting will be held via Zoom and a recording of the meeting will be posted on the WNMU Board Meetings video archive webpage.

The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society is pleased to announce that guided tours at Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark will resume on Saturday, April 3rd, and will continue each Saturday through October, provided there are no further mandated COVID-19 closures. Masks will be required for all visitors and social distancing requirements and protocols will be followed. Society guides will be available between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

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