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Photos by Mary Alice Murphy

Hurley Pride and the Old Hurley Store hosted a pumpkin patch event for Halloween. Because of state Covid restrictions, only one family was allowed at one time into the pumpkin patch, which started with two tons of pumpkins. The price of admission was three cans of food for each pumpkin. The food would go directly to The Gospel Mission in Silver City. Each child received a bag of goodies and a ticket for the drawing for a bicycle on the Saturday before Christmas. The nine bikes were donated by Ace Hardware, Walmart, James Koons, Jerry and Mary Davis and Jim and Debbie Nennich.

[Editor's Note: This article will be as accurate as possible with some word-for-word reporting and some paraphrased answers. Some of this was transcribed, so it may sometimes seem awkward.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The last candidate forum hosted by the Silver City Daily Press featured questions to and answers from the incumbent Grant County District 3 Commissioner and Democrat Alicia Edwards and her Republican challenger Kyle Brown.

As usual, Daily Press Publisher Nickolas Seibel moderated and asked questions received from audience members watching the forum, and Reporter Geoffrey Plant asked questions from the newspaper.

Eleven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 663 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
273 new cases in Bernalillo County
19 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
13 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
97 new cases in Doña Ana County
44 new cases in Eddy County
23 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
17 new cases in Luna County
22 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
10 new cases in Rio Arriba County
11 new cases in Roosevelt County
19 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
46 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
4 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Union County
19 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Wednesday reported eleven additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

Silver City, NM (October 27, 2020) - Due to a statewide and local increase in COVID-related hospitalizations, Gila Regional Medical Center is, as of today, completely closed to visitation with a few exceptions:

- Minors may have 1 parent present

- 24-hour-caregivers (1 person) may accompany a confused patient

- Laboring mothers may have a significant other & mother at bedside

- Exceptions may be made for end-of-life care

- OR patients must have arrangements to be picked up after surgical procedure; designated pick-up person may not wait in lobby

These visitation guidelines have been created to protect the health and safety of GRMC patients and staff. For further policy updates and changes, please visit http://grmc.communitycovidinfo.com.

By Roger Lanse

A caller from Gila Regional Medical Center’s ER reported on Monday, Oct, 26, 2020, at approximately 6:54 p.m. that a female patient had damaged the ceiling in one of the ER’s rooms. When a Silver City police officer arrived the officer noticed part of the ceiling in Room 7 was “torn apart and some of the material was hanging off from (the) ceiling. According to a SCPD report, a GRMC employee stated repairing the damage would cost about $600. The employee also stated he wanted to pursue charges against the female and wanted her off the property.

By Roger Lanse

A red 2017 Ford F-550 minitanker was reported missing from its home at the Tyrone Volunteer Fire Department station on Cullum Drive in Grant County. The fire chief, Ken Goddard, and his wife, Judy, noticed the minitanker missing on the morning of Sunday, Oct. 25. Goddard told investigating deputies they had some maintenance done on the building on Friday, Oct. 23, and workers told him the minitanker was not there at that time. The Goddards said the last time they saw the vehicle was on Tuesday, Oct. 20, when they were dispatched to a fire. According to a Grant County Sheriff's Office report, there were no security cameras.

Four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 590 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
141 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
15 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Curry County
163 new cases in Doña Ana County
14 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
7 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
95 new cases in Luna County
14 new cases in McKinley County
15 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
32 new cases in Sandoval County
24 new cases in San Juan County
19 new cases in Santa Fe County
5 new cases in Sierra County
3 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
17 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Tuesday reported four additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19:

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Grant County Beat reporter woke up this morning, Oct. 27, to a snow-covered back yard including a branch broken off the willow tree by the weight of the wet snow. Sure glad for the moisture though, he said. Photo by Roger Lanse

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