Catwalk Fire - Glenwood Ranger District

Location: Catwalk Recreation Area, north of the Whitewater Picnic Area, Glenwood Ranger District, Catron County, NM.
Start Date: March 13, 2021 Size ~ 3 acres Cause: Under investigation
Vegetation: riparian
Resources: Glenwood Ranger District hand crew, and one FS Engine

Summary: The Catwalk Fire is burning on National Forest System lands on the Glenwood Ranger District, Gila National Forest. The strategy for this fire Is full suppression. There is low potential for spread. Objectives include protecting safety and minimizing the impact of fire on wildland firefighter and public safety, the recreation area, and the riparian area.

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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 198 new cases, totaling 188,167 - 031321

Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 198 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

74 new cases in Bernalillo County
5 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
3 new cases in Curry County
28 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
6 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
13 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
9 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
7 new cases in Taos County
8 new cases in Valencia County
5 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

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Grant County Commissioners hear GRMC report at regular meeting 031121

[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a multi-part series of articles on the work session and regular meeting of the commissioners on March 9 and 11, 2021. This author had planned to start the review of the work session with this article but plans to do so with part 3 or 4 or 5. Two long meetings require many shorter articles.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the Grant County Commission regular meeting on March 11, 2021, Gila Regional Medical Center gave its monthly report. Interim Chief Financial Officer Greg Brickner gave the key metrics for the month of January.

"Our volume shows flat trends," Brickner said. "We were 336 patients below budget for the Emergency Department. Year-to-date we are 10 percent down on visits to the hospital. We have a 1.32 case mix index, 54 days cash on hand and an average length of stay of 2.9 days is actually very good."

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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 268 new cases, totaling 187,984 - 031221

Six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 268 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

95 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
8 new cases in Cibola County
2 new cases in Colfax County
1 new case in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
38 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
10 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
1 new case in Luna County
1 new case in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
23 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Rio Arriba County
17 new cases in Sandoval County
7 new cases in San Juan County
10 new cases in San Miguel County
11 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Socorro County
11 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
7 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County

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

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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 236 new cases, totaling 187,720 - 031121

Six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 236 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

77 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Curry County
36 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
11 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
4 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
9 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
18 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
15 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
15 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

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

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Grant County Commission holds work session 030921

[Editor's Note: The Grant County Commission work session on March 9, 2021 and the regular session on March 11, 2021 will be covered in a multi-part series of articles. This one begins the work session.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

During county reports at the beginning of the meeting, County Manager Charlene Webb said the Detention Center report was in the commissioners' packets.

General Services Director Randy Villa gave his report in person at the virtual meeting. "As far as maintenance, we are continuing to sanitize, sanitize, sanitize. That's what we're doing, as well as the volunteer fire departments helping out as traffic control and so forth at the vaccination site at the Health Department on Silver Street."

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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 257 new cases, totaling 187,487 - 031021

Nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 257 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

94 new cases in Bernalillo County
7 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Curry County
39 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
9 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
6 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
8 new cases in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
20 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
6 new cases in Sandoval County
2 new cases in San Juan County
7 new cases in San Miguel County
17 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Union County
6 new cases in Valencia County

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

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Council discusses offensive flag

By Roger Lanse

At its March 9, 2021 meeting, the Silver City Town Council discussed an offensive flag located on Swan Street near the Opportunity High School.

Town Clerk Ann Mackie read an email addressed to her dated Feb. 25, 2021, which seemed to reflect the mood of council, which stated, "Would you please forward this email to our city councilors, mayor, and City Manager Brown. I would like this public input to be read out loud into the record. I am old school, believing in old city election ordinances. The old city election ordinance stated campaign signs, banners or flags should go up 30 days before the election. All signs of campaigns were to be removed within seven days after the election was held. An ordinance no longer enforceable because our old city attorney stated that removing campaign material might infringe on our first amendment rights. Every day I drive by a 'Fuck Biden' flag, below a self-described confederate flag, and a yard sign for Trump 2020 campaign on the corner of Swan and 33rd Street.

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