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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 43,826 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases statewide. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County remains at 187 total cases with 68 recovered; Luna County has risen to 976 total cases with 263 recovered; Hidalgo County remains at 117 total cases with 84 recovered; and Catron County remains 10 total cases with 6 recovered. Sadly, yesterday marked 11 deaths statewide, the most New Mexico has seen in a single day since May. In addition, hospitalizations have hit 313, a new record for the 6th day in a row.

The Outdoor Recreation Division, a division of the New Mexico Economic Development Department, awarded funding to six New Mexico projects this week. Among the six recipients, Southwest New Mexico Arts, Culture and Tourism was awarded funding for a 35′-diameter outdoor Pavilion and less than one mile of formal trail creation from the Waterworks to Penny Park in Silver City. In addition, the project should add 4-5 jobs to manage the satellite recreational businesses located on-site and the potential for 50-100 part-time seasonal youth jobs. There are also plans for incubating at least three to five new local businesses by 2022, creating five to ten jobs located at the Waterworks facility.

The Grant County Sheriff’s Department is hosting their 1st Annual Drive-Thru “Trunk or Treat” this Saturday, October 31st from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M. at Grant County Administrative Building parking lot located at 1400 Highway 180 East. The drive thru event will also feature Daren and Dora the DARE Lions.

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