New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 111
Southwest Deserts And Lowlands/Las Cruces Blm/Glz-
New Mexico Fire Weather Zone 112
South Central Lowlands And Southern Rio Grande Valley/Blm/Glz-
Texas Fire Weather Zone 055
El Paso County-Texas Fire Weather Zone 056
1231 Am Mdt Thu Apr 2 2020
...Red Flag Warning In Effect From 2 Pm This Afternoon To 6 Pm,Mdt This Evening For Strong Wind And Low Relative Humidity In High Fire Danger Locations...
Because of the COVID-19 outbreak in the state of New Mexico and the shutdown of school buildings for the remainder of SY19-20, Silver Consolidated Schools will be transitioning to our Summer Breakfast/Lunch Program for the remainder of the building closures. “Grab and Go” hot meal distribution (for both breakfast and lunch) will begin on April 6, 2020 from 10AM to 12PM from the following locations until May 22, 2020:
G.W. Stout Elementary Loading Dock (off Silver Street)
Tyrone Community Center (off of Malachite Avenue)
Pinos Altos Volunteer Fire Department Parking Lot
El Grito Early Learning Center (303 South Cooper Street)
By Mary Alice Murphy
Dr. James Skee, Silver Health Care physician and owner, confirmed the case to the Beat on Wednesday. "A woman came to our screening clinic on Sunday evening. She had been traveling out of state, and her case was consistent with where she had gone. She's now home and recovering."
"We will continue doing the testing as long as we have the tests and personal protection equipment to protect our providers," Skee said. "We have had community support in providing us with the protective equipment. The Forest Service has provided N95 masks that they keep in stock for personnel, and Future Forge has been 3-D printing masks and are beginning to provide us with protective gowns, too."
This event has been postponed, but will be rescheduled soon and will take place at Harvest Church
U.S. Surgeon General Tells People to ‘Give Blood’—Essential for Patients at Grant County Business and Conference Center
Silver City, New Mexico, April 1st –Coronavirus responses have severely impacted the U.S. blood supply as Vitalant and other blood centers across the country are struggling to maintain stable inventories. With school closures and workers at home, 25% of Vitalant’s blood collections anticipated in March have disappeared—almost overnight. And that number continues to grow. Through the end of June, Vitalant—the nation’s second largest blood collector—has had over 1,400 blood drives canceled, resulting in nearly 41,000 uncollected blood donations.
Vitalant strongly recommends that healthy donors schedule an appointment for a donation—instead of donating without an appointment right now—to help us better serve donors. Please call 877-25-VITAL (877-258-4825) or visit vitalant.org. Vitalant will be having a blood drive next week at the Harvest Church 1500 N. Hudson St., Silver City, NM 88061, on April 8 and April 9 from 10am to 2pm. Blood donors will be needed in the coming weeks and months to ensure a stable blood supply for hospitals.
[Author's Note: We have not been able to confirm this case, but are working on getting more information and will update when we do have the information. Editor's Note: No mention of a case in Grant County was listed in the just received Update from the state.]
By Mary Alice Murphy
It appears that a person went to Silver Health Care and was tested positive for COVID-19, according to Gila Regional Medical Center Chief Quality and Compliance Officer, Tanya Carroccio.
"This is what we have been preparing for, with our fantastic group of physicians and nurses and staff members on board with our preparations," Carroccio said.
By Roger Lanse
As kites were flying at the Bataan Memorial Park on Monday afternoon, Mar. 30, 2020, black smoke billowed into the afternoon sky from the one-quarter acre Timberwood Fire at the site of Gila Woodnet about 150 yards northeast of the Santa Clara armory.
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