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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 30,477 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases with 17,270 tested as recovered. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County has risen to 131 total cases with 53 recovered; Luna County rose to 445 total cases with 185 recovered; Hidalgo County rose to 102 total cases with 75 recovered; and Catron County remains at 9 total cases with 5 recovered.

Today is World Teachers Day, a global event launched by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in 1994. This year’s theme is “Teachers: Leading in crisis, reimagining the future”. Held annually on the 5th of October since 1994, World Teachers’ Day commemorates the anniversary of the adoption of the 1966 ILO/UNESCO Recommendation concerning the Status of Teachers.

In honor of World Teacher Day today October 5th, PNM is offering teachers free virtual energy assessments and free energy-saving products. Teachers who take advantage of this offer will receive a free virtual energy assessment that will help them save money on their bills throughout the rest of the year. They will also receive the following energy-saving products for free:

  • Up to 40 ENERGY STAR®LED dimmable light bulbs
  • One LED night-light
  • Up to two efficient-flow showerheads
  • Two bathroom-faucet aerators
  • One kitchen-faucet aerator
  • Two smart power strips
  • Up to six feet of pipe insulation

New Mexico teachers can sign up online by visiting,

Tomorrow, October 6th begins early voting for 2020 General Election and early voters are able to vote in-person at their county clerk’s location. Early voting runs through Saturday, October 31st.

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