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According to the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, as of March 25th, the number of residents in Grant County that have fully vaccinated is 4,657 residents for a total of 20.2% of its population. In addition, Luna County at 3,709 residents for a total 19.8%; Hidalgo County at 766 residents for a total of 22.6%; and Catron County for a total of 667 residents for a total 21%. Currently the percentage of residents that have registered to receive the COVID-19 vaccination are as follows:

  • Grant County at 52.6%
  • Luna County at 45.2%
  • Hidalgo County at 46.6%
  • Catron County at 27.6%

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

The Gila National Forest is partnering with Catron County and New Mexico Off Highway Vehicle Alliance to restore the Powerhouse Trail #810 on the Glenwood Ranger District. According to a release, “the Powerhouse Trail #810 has been closed to motorized vehicles since 2012-2013. Damage from the Whitewater-Baldy Fire in 2012, and then the post-fire flooding in 2013 severely impacted the trail. When the restoration project is completed, the trail will lead to a scenic view of the Whitewater Canyon and encourage appropriate motorized trail use. The forest will continue to work with partners to develop signage and further trail configuration that will allow motorized access and to maintain the values of the boundary of the Gila Wilderness.

New Mexico State University’s Cooperative Extension Service has introduced the ICAN program which stand for Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition.  These free programs serve to aspire New Mexico’s families make healthy food and lifestyle choices by creating health-friendly communities. The program teaches practical skills including cooking, food safety, and food resource management, including gardening classes. For more information regarding free online classes, visit online at NMSU ICAN.

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