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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 42,586 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County rose to 186 total cases with 67 recovered; Luna County has risen to 864 total cases with 256recovered; Hidalgo County remains at 118 total cases with 84 recovered; and Catron County remains at 9 total cases with 6 recovered.

 New Mexico MainStreet announced 11 NMMS Executive Directors have been awarded official certification, the largest of any cohort in the groups 36-year history. NMMS and the New Mexico Economic Development Department present this certification to Executive Directors that complete a series of courses that cover topics related to leadership, management, fundraising, grant writing, and other areas important to MainStreet success. Locally, Christie Ann Harvey, from Deming Luna County Mainstreet was awarded this certification.

The Gila National Forest, Wilderness Ranger District will be closing the toilets at the Lake Roberts boat dock tomorrow. The toilets will be pumped and then locked in preparation for replacement with newer model toilets. Forest Service engineering staff will be working with the crane contractor to remove the old toilets and later replace with the newer model toilets the week of November 2nd. There are other vault toilets available at the Lake Roberts Picnic Area, Visa Ruins Picnic area, Mesa Campground, and Upper End Campground.

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