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Two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 202 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

73 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Chaves County
2 new cases in Cibola County
10 new cases in Curry County
8 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
8 new cases in Sandoval County
32 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
18 new cases in Torrance County
12 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility

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

By Carson Billings, 2021 Grant County 4-H Council Reporter

Grant County 4-H families donate items to High Desert Humane Society

4 h families donate to hdhs

SILVER CITY- In March 2021 Grant County 4-H families and local community members donated items to be given to the Desert Humane Society. Donation items included dog and cat food, pet toys, bedding, treats, along with many other essential items. Grant County 4-H has a proud history of promoting community service. Community service activities have always been an important part of the 4-H experience. In the 4-H pledge, members state that they will strive to use their head, heart, hands, and health to improve their club, community, country, and world. A 4-H member's involvement in acts of service, such as the humane society donation drive, offers an excellent way for youth to practice and enhance their leadership and social skills by working for the common good of their community. Members' participation also helps to build discipline, provide self-satisfaction, foster respect for others, and promote civic responsibility. Community service can also give the youth real world experience in a variety of career fields. Grant County 4-H youth members and leaders are honored and thankful to all those who participated in donating supplies to the local Humane Society.

From left are Madison Miller-2021 Grant County 4-H Council Treasurer. Allie Miller-Wrangler 4-H member. Rylee Evans-2021 Grant County 4-H Council Song and Recreation Leader. 

As many of you readers are aware, the New Mexico Department of Transportation (NMDOT) is doing an ongoing work and evaluation process on the US 180 Corridor Study. Parametrix, which is in charge of the study and evaluation published meeting notes from the March 4, 2021 public meeting as well as responses to comments that we received from the public.

Please visit the project website if you are interested in viewing this information. That website is located at:
https://engage-parametrix.com/us180/.

To view each section of the report, simply click the "+" next to the items that interest you. 

The next public meeting will likely be scheduled for this summer. 

Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 196 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

68 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
2 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in De Baca County
18 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Luna County
8 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Otero County
9 new cases in Quay County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
29 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
7 new cases in Valencia County

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

SILVER CITY-After a long year of hiatus, the Grant County 4-H Shooting Sports Program was finally able to have shooting sports practices and competitions. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the county team competed locally and submitted scores to the state to see where they fell among other teams from around the state.

The awards ceremony was held virtually on May 10, 2021, and the results were very favorable for Grant County youths.

.22 Pistol Team : 2nd Place Members.  Javiel Garcia, Jeraiah Garcia, Xander O’Loughlin, Jacob Maciel

2 garcias an ol and a macielFrom left are Javiel Garcia, Jeraiah Garcia, Xander O'Loughlin, and Jacob Maciel

Shotgun Team 1 State Champions: Members Luke Bower, Jacobi Lockett, Matthew Garrison, and MJ Drennan 3rd High Point Individual Shotgun: Luke Bower

bower lockett garrison and drennanFrom left are Luke Bower, Jacobi Lockett, Matthew Garrison, MJ Drennan

The Grant County State Champion Shotgun Team will progress to the National 4-H Shooting Sports Championships in Grand Island, NE June 20-25, 2021. Youths will be fundraising to earn enough funds to compete. If you would like to donate, please call 575-388-1559.

By Roger Lanse

On Sunday, May 9, 2021, at about 8:13 p.m., Silver City Police Department officers were dispatched to Fox Field in reference to a male, later identified as Roman Valenzuela, 44, of Silver City, challenging people to fight. When an officer made contact with Valenzuela on 31st and Swan streets, a SCPD incident report narrative stated that Valenzuela began to fast walk toward the officer with his fists balled up and speaking in an aggressive manner. As Valenzuela approached the officer, the narrative stated, Valenzuela’s cousin, Franky Vega, got in between the two preventing the officer from placing Valenzuela under arrest. 

A second officer arrived, according to the narrative, and tried grabbing Valenzuela, but he slapped the officer’s hands and tried to get away by running behind his cousin, Vega, and his brother Rudy Hernandez, 50, also of Silver City, who grabbed the officer’s hands and prevented the officer from getting to Valenzuela. The officer said in the narrative that Vega and Hernandez were getting in the way of the officers, grabbing them, and not allowing them to place Valenzuela under arrest. Because Valenzuela was not complying with any commands and because of the “disparity of force,” and because Valenzuela was actively resisting and battering the second officer, the first officer tased Valenzuela twice in the lower right abdomen with no effect. That officer told the second officer to tase him again because Valenzuela was walking away. Valenzuela seemed to be affected by this third tase, the narrative said, and the officers were able to place him under arrest.

By Roger Lanse

At its May 11, 2021, meeting the Silver City Town Council heard from State Representative Luis Terrazas who complimented those volunteers who participated in the county-wide, April 24, Earth Day clean-up resulting in the collection of 2,800 pounds of trash and litter.

Terrazas listed local funding amounts for Grant County resulting from the efforts of Senator Siah Hemphill, Representative Rebecca Dow, and himself in the just-ended legislative session. Those included, among others, Bayard Public Safety Building -- $150,000; Grant County Fairgrounds -- $175,000; Gila Regional Medical Center -- $250,000; Hurley recreation equipment -- $136,000; Hurley water system -- $100,000; Silver City Ridge Road improvements -- $200,000; Western New Mexico University scoreboard -- $100,000; Southwest Solid Waste new trash compactor -- $225,000; Grant County detox -- $50,000; Silver City schools -- $100,000; WNMU Title 9 -- $151,000; Grant County hiking trails -- $65,000; and Tour of the Gila -- $82,700.

Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 137 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

56 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
6 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in Doña Ana County
12 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
3 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Quay County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
7 new cases in Sandoval County
13 new cases in San Juan County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Torrance County
5 new cases in Valencia County

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

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