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The New Mexico Department of Health announced yesterday that all counties in the state are in least restrictive Turquoise color level except for Chaves County located in the southeast portion of the state. Chaves County is now in the Green level. At the time of this report, according to the NMDOH, 63.4 percent of New Mexicans ages 16 and up have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 52.9 percent have been fully vaccinated. In the younger age groups, 7.2 percent of 12 to 15 year-olds statewide have been vaccinated with at least one dose. When 60 percent of eligible New Mexicans have been fully vaccinated, that state will move past the color-coded county risk system and remove most of the pandemic related restrictions on commercial activities.

 The Gila National Forest is reminding the public that their offices and ranger stations will be closed on Monday, May 31st in observance of the Memorial Day holiday. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday June 1st. Despite the office closure, fire personnel, law enforcement officers, and recreation staff will be on-duty for the Memorial Day holiday for the safety of visitors. In addition, the Gila National Forest remains under Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. The following prohibitions remain in effect:  igniting, building, maintaining, attending, or using a fire, including charcoal grills and barbecues, coal and wood burning stoves.  Fireworks are prohibited year-round on all National Forest System lands. The Forest will not be issuing special permits for campfires.

The Silver City Public Library will be re-opening to the public on Tuesday, June 1st. In addition, curbside service will be canceled May 25 through 28 while the library staff prepares for the re-opening. After the library building re-opens, library staff encourage those who must continue to exercise caution in public spaces to contact the library at 575-538-3672 for assistance in accessing resources. The library’s online resources like e-books, homework and study help, career tools, and research tools are still available. For additional information and library hours, visit

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