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The New Mexico Department of Health announced yesterday during a public health update that 70% of New Mexicans 18 years and older have completed their COVID-19 vaccination series. It was urged that residents can still register and self-schedule their vaccinations by visiting and still receive $100 as in an incentive until August 31st. In addition, New Mexicans who have COVID-19 symptoms or have been in close contact with a positive case are encouraged to get tested, including Vault at-home tests that are delivered to the home at no cost. The test is ordered online and delivered via expedited shipping. After logging on for a virtual visit with a Vault test supervisor, individuals will collect their saliva sample, and ship the sample using a prepaid UPS package. Tests results are received within 24 to 48 hours after the sample arrives at the lab.

This Saturday, September 25th is deemed National Hunting & Fishing Day. Anyone can fish for free in public fishing waters throughout the state, although all must observe bag limits and all other rules and regulations. For more information about where to fish and what to use, the public can consult the department’s weekly fishing and stocking report. Maps of public fishing waters, lists of where to find family-friendly fishing, and tips on how to fish can also be found on the department website at

The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society is presenting a Fall Film Series beginning on September 30th through November 18th entitled “From Stanton to Brockovich: Women’s Struggle for Equality.” The films will be shown every Thursday evening at 7:00 P.M. in the Santa Clara Armory with admission free of charge. The Fort Bayard Historic Preservation Society promotes the preservation and interpretation of the Fort Bayard National Historic Landmark. The Society maintains a museum on the property, and offers guided tours, as well as special events designed to educate the public about the role and importance of Fort Bayard to the state of New Mexico, and the history of the American West, from 1866 to the present.

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