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At the time of compiling this report, the New Mexico Department of Health, announced a total of 27,987 New Mexico COVID-19 confirmed positive cases with 15,669 tested as recovered. In addition, COVID-19 cases recorded locally are as follows: Grant County has risen to 112 total cases with 43 recovered; Luna County increased to 411 total cases with 152 recovered; Hidalgo County remains at 99 total cases with 67 recovered; and Catron County remains at 9 total cases with 4 recovered.

In addition, Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced yesterday that Colorado, Oregon, and Rhode Island have been added to the list of “high risk” states related to the spread of COVID-19. Individuals arriving from these states must quarantine for 14 days or for the duration of their stay in New Mexico, whichever is shorter. The state amends the list every Wednesday according to the state-by-state health conditions as defined in the executive order; the updated information is maintained on the cv dot nm health dot org homepage. Information regarding traveling can also be found on the New Mexico Tourism Department’s website.

The Gila National Forest, Silver City Ranger District is proposing to conduct two wildlife habitat/watershed improvement projects on local National Forest System lands and is seeking public comment on the projects. The lands lie in the Pinos Altos Mountains. According to a release, public comments are part of formal scoping prior to preparing a NEPA decision for each project. The specific projects are:

  • Upper Cherry Creek Wet Meadow Stabilization and Enhancement Project to hydrologically stabilize the meadow, rewet the site and restore riparian vegetation.
  • Ben Lilly Pond Habitat Enhancement and Watershed Stabilization Project to protect the pond from the effects of livestock, wildlife and vehicles in addition to installing fencing and creating and improving parking locations.

Comments can be submitted by October 2nd and more information can be found on the Gila National Forest website and Facebook page.

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