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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 26,429 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases with 14,120 tested as recovered. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County has increased to 97 total cases with 40 recovered; Luna County increased to 350 total cases with an increase to 134 recovered; Hidalgo County remains at 98 total cases with 66 recovered; and Catron County remains at 11 total cases with 2 recovered.

During a virtual meeting yesterday, The Western New Mexico Board of Regents unanimously approved the university’s annual endowment report, capital transmittal for phase one of the Deming Learning Center project, revised a five-year capital outlay plan, and elected a new secretary/treasurer. According to a release, WNMU President Dr. Joseph Shepard reported that while fall enrollment is slightly down, the budget is level because graduate enrollment is higher and dual enrollment is lower. In addition, Janice Baca-Argabright, will assume the office of secretary/treasurer through the end of the year.

Silver City Recycles, a nonprofit public benefit corporation, is requesting volunteers to help process and sort plastic tomorrow, September 12th between 10:00 A.M. and 12 noon. They will be meeting at their public drop off location, 305 South Bullard Street. Volunteers will be processing plastics collected by “Trash to Treasure” as well as plastics collected during the last public drop off. The process involves sorting plastics by number, throwing out dirty plastics and contaminates, and getting them ready to be shredded by our shredding machine. The job is not physically demanding and can be done by anyone with enough patience and visual acuity to see the numbers on the bottoms of yogurt containers, etc. A waiver will need to be signed by all volunteers and volunteers must bring their own gloves and masks.

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