CORRECTED: Statement from Congresswoman Herrell on reports of NMSP officers shot near Deming and Las Cruces

WASHINGTON — Congresswoman Yvette Herrell (R-N.M.) released the following statement regarding reports that a New Mexico State Police Officer was shot today. A previous statement from the congresswoman incorrectly stated a second officer was killed.

"I am devastated to hear a New Mexico State Police Officer was killed, and several other officers were injured, earlier today. The death of any law enforcement officer in the line of duty is a reminder of the debt we owe the brave men and women who stand in the gap to protect us from evil. My prayers go out to the officer's family and for the recovery of the injured officers."

New Mexico COVID-19 update: 670 new cases, totaling 175,652 - 020321

Twenty-nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 670 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

161 new cases in Bernalillo County
37 new cases in Chaves County
6 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Colfax County
7 new cases in Curry County
95 new cases in Doña Ana County
46 new cases in Eddy County
8 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
19 new cases in Lea County
7 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
12 new cases in Luna County
51 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
20 new cases in Otero County
10 new cases in Rio Arriba County
5 new cases in Roosevelt County
40 new cases in Sandoval County
47 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
29 new cases in Santa Fe County
17 new cases in Socorro County
6 new cases in Torrance County
26 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County

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

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Holloman Air Force Base will expand the Talon MOA to increase pilot training space

By Mary Alice Murphy

The final "Environmental Impact Statement for Special Use Airspace Optimization to Support Existing Aircraft at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico," was issued in January 2021.

The EIS has as the preferred alternative, Alternative 1, the expansion to the east and south the existing Talon MOA (military operations area), nearer to the location of Holloman AFB near Alamogordo, New Mexico, than the proposed Alternatives 2 and 3 which would, by creating the Lobos MOA, have sent many training missions over Grant County night and day.

According to the abstract of the EIS, the special use airspace will support the training of F-16 pilots stationed at Holloman AFB. The proposed action included expanding existing airspace or creating new special use airspace, which could have impacted Grant County with frequent flights over the Gila National Forest.

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Freeport-McMoRan Announces Reinstatement of Common Stock Dividend and Adoption of Performance Based Payout Policy

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Announces Reinstatement of Common Stock Dividend and Adoption of Performance Based Payout Policy

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) announced today that its Board of Directors has reinstated a cash dividend on its common stock at an annual rate of $0.30 per share. FCX’s previous cash dividend on its common stock was $0.20 per share prior to suspending these payments in April 2020 in connection with its comprehensive response to the global pandemic. The Board intends to declare a quarterly dividend of $0.075 per share, with the initial quarterly dividend expected to be paid on May 1, 2020.

In addition, the Board has adopted a new financial policy for the allocation of cash flows aligned with its strategic objectives of maintaining a strong balance sheet, increasing cash returns to shareholders and advancing opportunities for future growth.

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Freeport-McMoRan Announces Appointment of Richard C. Adkerson as Chairman of the Board

To download a PDF of the release, please visit the following link: Freeport-McMoRan Announces Appointment of Richard C. Adkerson as Chairman of the Board

PHOENIX--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Freeport-McMoRan Inc. (NYSE: FCX) today announced that Gerald J. Ford, non-executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, will retire as a director effective upon the expiration of his current term, which ends in June 2021. In light of his impending retirement, Mr. Ford has stepped down as non-executive Chairman.

The Board has appointed Richard C. Adkerson as Chairman of the Board. Mr. Adkerson will also continue to lead the company as Chief Executive Officer. The independent directors of the Board have appointed Dustan E. McCoy as Lead Independent Director and Lydia H. Kennard as Chair of the Governance Committee. Fran Townsend will continue to Chair the Corporate Responsibility Committee, John Stephens will continue to Chair the Audit Committee and Dusty McCoy will continue to Chair the Compensation Committee.

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New Mexico COVID-19 update: 434 new cases, totaling 174,982 - 020221

Fifteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 434 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

116 new cases in Bernalillo County
3 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
50 new cases in Doña Ana County
12 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
37 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
5 new cases in Luna County
25 new cases in McKinley County
12 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
12 new cases in Rio Arriba County
7 new cases in Roosevelt County
37 new cases in Sandoval County
30 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
32 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Union County
30 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

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

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Man caught on camera

By Roger Lanse

A 53-year-old man whose address was listed as homeless, called the Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021 at 2:54 p.m. stating he had been hit by Vincent Montano, later determined to be 29 years-of-age, also listed as homeless. The incident was said by the victim to have occurred near the Visitor Center.

A Silver City Police Department officer responded to the scene, according to an incident report narrative, and observed the victim who had blood coming from his nose and had blood on his hands and clothing. Blood was also seen on the sidewalk. The officer requested an ambulance as the victim stated the blood was not stopping.

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Tuesday and Wednesday, Feb. 2 and 3, 2021 are Grant County Day at the New Mexico Legislature

Those wishing to participate in Grant County Day virtually, can join using the links in the attached PDF agenda. You must register for most of them ahead of time.

Everything is online at:
https://grantcountyprospectors.org/

Tuesday - Feb 2
Local Governments 2 pm
Early Childhood Ed 2 pm

Wednesday - Feb 3
Kickoff 9 am to 10:20 am
Governor meet 10:30 am
Higher Ed 1 pm
Econ Dev 2 pm
Community Health 4:30 pm
Social Hour 5:30 pm

Join links for virtual meetings are in the attached agenda.

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