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According to the New Mexico Department of Health COVID-19 Vaccine Dashboard, as of March 7th, Grant County has fully vaccinated a total 3,210 residents for a total of 13.9% of its population. In addition, Luna County has fully vaccinated 2,375 residents for a total 12.7%; Hidalgo County at 606 residents for a total of 17.9%; and Catron County for a total of 528 residents for a total 16.6%. The registration for vaccines can be found at through the New Mexico Department of Health.

In other COVID-19 news….

Today, the New Mexico Department of Health has announced that all K-12 educators, early childhood professionals, and staff will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine beginning today. According to a release from the NMDOH, the state will offer first shots over the next three weeks as follows:

  • Beginning the week of March 8th, Educators and EC professionals outside the Albuquerque metro area
  • Beginning the week of March 15th, Educators and EC professionals within the Albuquerque metro area, likely at a mass vaccination site
  • Beginning the week of March 22nd, Educators and EC professionals who register for the vaccine in the interim or who have not been vaccinated

According to DOH Secretary, Dr. Tracie Collins, “the state will also continue to vaccinate 1A, 75+, and New Mexicans with health conditions.”

This Wednesday, March 10th, there will be a planned water outage for the Townsite Tyrone for the purpose of installing the new section of the main line. Residents are urged to plan ahead as the water is anticipated to be off from 9:00 A.M. through 4:00 P.M. Updates or changes will be posted both on the website at and their Facebook page.

This has been a look at some local news. Thank you for listening to Silver City Radio.