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Due to rising numbers of COVID-19 positive district wide all schools Cobre School District will be closed starting Monday, November 15th through Thursday, November 18th. Instruction will continue remotely per each school. According to a letter from Joyce Barela, Interim Superintendent, the closure will allow custodians to conduct deep cleaning to decrease further spread of the illness in the schools. In person learning will resume on Monday November 29th because the Cobre District will be on break during the week of November 22nd through the 26th.

During a Veteran’s Day address yesterday, Governor Michell Lujan Grisham announced that she will request $59 million in capital funding during the upcoming legislative session to build updated facilities at the New Mexico State Veterans Home in Truth or Consequences. The new facilities will comprise six small, homelike settings that will provide safer and more comfortable living spaces for residents. The model has been shown to result in a better quality of life for residents, their families, and staff.   Pending the support of legislature, the state-of-the-art new facility will break ground in the summer of 2022.

The New Mexico Department of Agriculture Standards and Consumer Services Division is urging consumers to know the law when purchasing firewood and knowing what to avoid in order to get their money’s worth. The state division enforces the weights and measures law which includes how firewood must be advertised and sold in order to maintain fairness in the marketplace. State law requires firewood to be advertised and sold by the cord or fraction of cord and requires the seller to provide a receipt or invoice noting what fraction of a cord is being sold and the type of wood. Detailed information about firewood sales can be obtained by contacting the NMDA’s Standards and Consumer Services Division.

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