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The News Mexico Department of Health has updated newly reported COVID-19 cases with 1,166 additional cases statewide for Wednesday, November 3rd. Locally, the news cases are as  follows: Grant County with 64 new cases; Hidalgo County with 12 new cases; Luna County with 8 new cases; and Catron County with 5 new cases. Out of the top ten zip codes across the state currently with the most COVID-19 cases, the Silver City 88061 zip code ranks at number five. Individuals are reminded to practice COVID safe precautions by washing hands, wearing a mask in public places, and staying home if they are sick.

PNM is warning the public of a current scam whereby aggressive callers threaten to shut off power unless customers pay over the phone. According to a news release, PNM is receiving reports that scammers are adding a false PNM caller ID name on their phone number to get you to answer or they leave false call-back phone numbers so that when you return the call, you hear similar pre-recorded messages as PNM, duping you in thinking it is legitimate. Once they have you on the phone, the scammer pretends to be with PNM, claims you are behind on your bill, and threatens to disconnect your electricity unless you pay with a pre-paid gift card or an online digital payment within an hour or less. Scammers typically target PNM residential customers with the greatest number of targets seen in Albuquerque, Belen, Santa Fe, and Silver City. PNM and the FBI are asking New Mexico customers for help by reporting the details of any scammers by calling 888-DIAL-PNM.

Veterans past and present will be honored on Veterans Day 2021 with American Legion Post 18 on Thursday, November 11th at 11:00 A.M.  at the Allingham-Golding Post 18 located at 409 West College Street in Silver City. Keynote Speaker will be Dean Bearup, Master Gunnery Sergeant, Retired. Following the special ceremonies, there will be a Potluck Buffet provided by Post/Unit 18.

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