Here’s a look at some local news brought to you by Silver City Radio.

At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 67,559 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide, a record increase of 2,112 new cases. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County increased 25 new cases for a total of 329 cases; Luna County increased 37 new cases for a total of 1579; Hidalgo County remained at 148 total positive cases; and Catron has increased 2 cases for a  total of 17 cases. Statewide there are 754 current COVID-19 hospitalizations.

HMS is hosting free, limited contact flu vaccinations at their Drive-Thru Flu Vaccination Clinic this Saturday November 21st at the HMS main clinics in Silver City and Lordsburg. Registration is required and is open now the HMS website at The free flu vaccinations are for persons 18 and up and registration is limited. For individuals that do not have internet access, they may register by calling HMS at 888-271-3596.

The Town of Hurley will be distributing COVID-19 Care Packages to Hurley and North Hurley Water Utility customers tomorrow November 19th, from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. at the Hurley Community Center located at 302 Carrasco Avenue.  Residents will be required to provide water account name, address, and telephone number. The package contains items including: hand sanitizer; hand soap; disinfectant wipes and spray; and a box of gloves and masks.

Due to the new COVID guidelines The Commons Center for Food Security and Sustainability has cancelled the Drive Up to Drive Down Hunger Fundraiser that was scheduled for this Saturday, November 21st.

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