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Thirty-three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 2,080 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
755 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Catron County
99 new cases in Chaves County
30 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Colfax County
48 new cases in Curry County
4 new cases in De Baca County
224 new cases in Doña Ana County
45 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
101 new cases in Lea County
16 new cases in Lincoln County
8 new cases in Los Alamos County
31 new cases in Luna County
75 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
37 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Quay County
37 new cases in Rio Arriba County
18 new cases in Roosevelt County
118 new cases in Sandoval County
83 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in San Miguel County
96 new cases in Santa Fe County
6 new cases in Sierra County
20 new cases n Socorro County
20 new cases in Taos County
17 new cases in Torrance County
8 new cases in Union County
82 new cases in Valencia County

By Roger Lanse

According to a Silver City Police Department accident report narrative, Joyce McLaughlin, 61, of Albuquerque, told officers as she was reaching into the passenger side of her 2019 black Ford vehicle, which was parked in a driveway at 2418 Kris Circle, on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, she accidently released the emergency brake causing the car to roll back and strike the wall of a residence at 2412 Kris Circle.

SCPD officers responded to the accident at 11:52 a.m. and observed slight damage to the wall of the residence, owned by Holly Rogers, and to the black Ford car, the narrative said. McLaughlin, according to a blotter report, was transported by EMS to Gila Regional Medical Center, complaining of an injured right leg.

New Mexico State Sen. Gabriel Ramos has tendered his resignation as senator and has accepted a job with the state. Due to New Mexico Statute Section 2-1-4, which is titled: Section 2-1-4 - Payment of other compensation to legislator for acting as officer or employee of state prohibited.

It states: Universal Citation: NM Stat § 2-1-4 (2019)

It is unlawful for any officer of the state of New Mexico to pay to any member of the legislature compensation for services rendered the state of New Mexico as an officer or employee thereof except such compensation and expense money which such member is entitled to receive as a member of the legislature.

PDF of letter below:

By Roger Lanse

On Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020, a fuel truck with a leak sprayed diesel fuel through Silver City from approximately Highway 180 and Rosedale Road to Tyrone on Highway 90, according to a trusted source. Efforts were being made to clean up the spill. No other information was available.

Forty-four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 1,908 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
586 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
79 new cases in Chaves County
16 new cases in Cibola County
13 new cases in Colfax County
36 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
304 new cases in Doña Ana County
47 new cases in Eddy County
11 new cases in Grant County
9 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
68 new cases in Lea County
37 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Los Alamos County
10 new cases in Luna County
88 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Mora County
37 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Quay County
18 new cases in Rio Arriba County
22 new cases in Roosevelt County
110 new cases in Sandoval County
120 new cases in San Juan County
16 new cases in San Miguel County
96 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
9 new cases in Socorro County
20 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Union County
126 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center

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

Candidates James Williams (for New Mexico State Senate District 28) and Thomas Shelley (for Grant County Commission District 5) jointly petitioned District Court to impound ballots and related materials for the purpose of conducting an examination.

"We are compelled to do so because poll watchers in the recent election process in Grant County reported alleged violations of election law; for example, appointed observers were not allowed to oversee the processing of absentee ballots," they said in a joint statement. "Therefore, to ensure that there was nothing to hide, we will conduct an examination of ballot materials as allowed by State law."

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Forty additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 1,549 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
448 new cases in Bernalillo County
130 new cases in Chaves County
18 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Colfax County
32 new cases in Curry County
4 new cases in De Baca County
113 new cases in Doña Ana County
70 new cases in Eddy County
10 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
98 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
70 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
19 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
23 new cases in Rio Arriba County
26 new cases in Roosevelt County
85 new cases in Sandoval County
141 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
76 new cases in Santa Fe County
14 new cases in Sierra County
5 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Torrance County
17 new cases in Union County
80 new cases in Valencia County

By Roger Lanse

A Silver City Police Department officer responded to a welfare check on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, at 11:50 p.m., at 2035 N. Pinos Altos Road. The Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority had informed the officer that a caller stated a male was in the backyard of their residence attempting to kill himself.

When the officer arrived, according to a police report narrative, contact was made with the male, who appeared to be very intoxicated and emotional, saying, "He's trying to kill me." The officer also saw abrasions to the man's head and face. The man said the abrasions were caused by being punched by his son, Trevor Walker. The report listed the age of the victim as 54 and the age of Walker as 32.

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