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G. Scott Manis, who has been named Gila Regional Medical Center Interim Chief Executive Officer by the GRMC governance board, made up of Grant County Commissioners, introduced himself in a meet and greet with the Grant County Beat and the Silver City Daily Press.
Santa Fe, N.M. – Due to increasing fire danger and to prevent human-caused ignitions, the Bureau of Land Management will implement fire restrictions on BLM-managed lands in New Mexico beginning May 20 at 12:01 a.m.
Prohibitions include: use of campfires or charcoal; smoking outside of a vehicle, enclosed building, or areas free of flammable materials; fireworks and pyrotechnic devices; any type of aerial luminary; and off-highway vehicle (OHV) use except in designated OHV areas.
A "Virtual Tour of the Gila" stage race is planned for this upcoming Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 22 through May 24.
This virtual Tour of the Gila is made possible by Project Echelon Racing, which has created this unique event. Project Echelon Racing is a veterans non-profit organization that educates, equips and empowers veterans through physical activity. The team helps makes physical activity; especially cycling, running and multisport; more accessible to veterans which helps them to develop skills to overcome post-traumatic stress, addiction, and suicide. You can learn more about Project Echelon Racing and donate to this organization by visiting www.projectechelon.org .
New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 110
Southwest Mountains/gila Nf/apache Nf/glz-
New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 111
Southwest Deserts and Lowlands/las Cruces Blm/glz-
324 Am Mdt Tue May 19 2020
...red Flag Warning in Effect From 1 Pm This Afternoon to 8 Pm
Mdt This Evening for Breezy Winds, Low Relative Humidity, and
Very High to Extreme Fire Danger...
The Silver City Daily Press and Independent hosted a virtual forum between the Democratic candidates for the District Attorney in the Sixth Judicial District, which includes Grant, Luna, and Hidalgo counties.
Candidate Michael Renteria gave his opening statement first. He believes the District Attorney's office is a team. "To keep the community safe, let's be honest, we need a leader that's a coach. The office needs a boost." Renteria said he has a new vision and a new energy and is running to bring new leadership to the office.
Norman Wheeler was next. "Tonight what I'm doing is interviewing for a four-year employment contract as the District Attorney. In that job we're going to advocate for victims of crime. I'll explain why I'm the most qualified," Wheeler said. He has already worked in the District Attorney's office as a deputy District Attorney and said he has the right blend of creativity for innovation and experience as a criminal prosecutor.
Update includes five additional deaths related to COVID-19
SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 165 additional positive tests for COVID-19. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
10 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
15 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
2 new cases in Lea County
67 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
2 new cases in Sandoval County
34 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Taos County
2 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
21 new cases among individuals held by the New Mexico Corrections Department at the Otero County Prison Facility
The Department of Health on Monday also reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.
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