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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 43,169 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County rose to 187 total cases with 68 recovered; Luna County has risen to 959 total cases with 261 recovered; Hidalgo County remains at 117 total cases with 84 recovered; and Catron County rose to 10 total cases with 6 recovered.

Western New Mexico University has a new official collegiate license plate that was selected by a voting process from Mustang fans across the region. The chosen design features purple mountains and tree silhouettes which serve as the backdrop for the WNMU Mustang Athletics logo and gold lettering saying “Home of the Mustangs.” Headlining the plate is “Western New Mexico University” in bold black type at top center. The design titled “The Overlander”, went into production and is available at the New Mexico Motor Vehicle Division.

The Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest is hosting a free Dark Sky Photography Class on November 14th for amateur photographers. Forest Service volunteer, Deborah Calkins, will teach participants how to use their camera to take beautiful night sky photographs. Class size is limited to five people, ages 12 and up.  Interested participants must sign up with the Gila Public Affairs Officer via email at before this Friday, October 30th at 4:00 p.m. A number will be assigned to entries and a random number generator will be used if the forest receives more than five applicants.  The next course Is planned for Spring 2021.

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