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The New Mexico Department of Health has reported 630 additional cases of COVID-19 statewide as of Wednesday October 20th. Locally the new recorded cases are as follows: Grant County with 6 new cases; Luna County with 5 new cases; Hidalgo County with 2 new cases; and Catron County with one new case.

The Silver City Watershed Keepers announced that more than 60 volunteers of all ages picked up 120 bags of trash and debris from around Silver City last Saturday during the Toss No Mas Trash Bash based in Gough Park. According to the Watershed Keepers group, 1592 pounds and 31 bags of recyclables weighing 182 pounds were presented by the volunteers at the end of the event. The New Mexico Department of Transportation removed the trash to the landfill and Silver City Recycles for sorting. At the end of the event, Mayor Len Ladner handed out awards to the volunteers. The “Toss No Mas” campaign is a statewide initiative sharing messages like “Can the Trash”, Tie it. Tarp it.” In addition, officials state that the largest litter accumulations come from people not tying up their garbage bags, tarping their loads, and not picking up their dropped litter.

Grant County 4-H is currently recruiting adult 4-H project coaches to serve facilitating a variety of short-term projects. The coaching positions require the volunteers to hold classes from one to four times a year in some of the following categories: leathercraft; photography; poultry; public speaking; woodworking; and more. The benefit to volunteering for 4-H gives the project coach a way to share their talents, be a mentor to local youth, teach valuable life skills, and have fun. Grant County 4-H provides the teaching materials and a meeting room is available to hold classes. For more information, contact Jessica Swapp at 575-388-1559.

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