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At the Bayard town council meeting this week, Bayard Police Chief Lee Alirez issued commendation letters to Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority employees who, while at the same time assigning resources, kept a caller calm and on the phone until aid arrived. In the second incident, two connected crimes were committed in short order and resources were allocated to both.

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collins phasesDr. Tracie Collins, Secretary-Designate of the Department of Health, gave an update on vaccines in New Mexico.

A total of 107,300 doses have been delivered to New Mexico and 78,143 have been administered as of January 11. Over 32,000 of those doses happened in the past week. At this point over 81% of providers are reporting their data. That is an increase of 6% from the reporting percentage Collins spoke about last week.

Thirty additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 893 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
231 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
35 new cases in Chaves County
7 new cases in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
22 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
105 new cases in Doña Ana County
39 new cases in Eddy County
8 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
18 new cases in Lea County
5 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
6 new cases in Luna County
60 new cases in McKinley County
10 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
31 new cases in Rio Arriba County
12 new cases in Roosevelt County
89 new cases in Sandoval County
88 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
37 new cases in Santa Fe County
11 new cases in Sierra County
3 new cases in Socorro County
3 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
29 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
10 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Roswell Correctional Center
9 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County

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

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Airport is working on an Airport Action Plan Study for the future of the facility.

The first public information workshop was held on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.

Rebekah Wenger, airport manager, introduced the participants in the call, which included Elaine Pickering, P.E. project engineer, and Wendy Renier, subconsultant planner.

antoniogradoDeming, NM – The Deming Police Department asks for assistance from the public in locating Antonio Grado, 41, of Deming, NM.

He was last seen on December 20, 2020, leaving the Mimbres Memorial Hospital located at 900 West Ash Street, in Deming.  He was traveling on foot and was wearing blue jeans, a black sweater, and black shoes.  He is described as 5’4” tall, weighing 154 lbs., with brown eyes and brown hair.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of Antonio Grado please contact the Deming Police Department at (575) 546-3011 or dial 911. 

Fifteen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 933 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
261 new cases in Bernalillo County
19 new cases in Chaves County
17 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Colfax County
33 new cases in Curry County
102 new cases in Doña Ana County
34 new cases in Eddy County
13 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
18 new cases in Lea County
20 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Los Alamos County
21 new cases in Luna County
40 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
40 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
19 new cases in Rio Arriba County
15 new cases in Roosevelt County
56 new cases in Sandoval County
69 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
69 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Socorro County
11 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
40 new cases in Valencia County
6 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility in Cibola County

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

Seventeen additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 1,208 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
270 new cases in Bernalillo County
58 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
3 new cases in Colfax County
25 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in De Baca County
152 new cases in Doña Ana County
97 new cases in Eddy County
25 new cases in Grant County
3 new cases in Guadalupe County
4 new cases in Hidalgo County
68 new cases in Lea County
10 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Los Alamos County
26 new cases in Luna County
61 new cases in McKinley County
29 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
41 new cases in Rio Arriba County
15 new cases in Roosevelt County
80 new cases in Sandoval County
98 new cases in San Juan County
7 new cases in San Miguel County
66 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
15 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Torrance County
16 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center
20 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility

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

Discusses third amended JPA

By Mary Alice Murphy

Toward the beginning of the regular meeting Central Arizona Project Entity, held virtually, after the roll call and approval of the agenda, Vice Chairman Vance Lee asked for nominations for chairman of the entity.

John Sweetser, representing Luna County, nominated Billy Billings, who represents Grant County. Ty Bays, representing the Grant Soil and Water Conservation District seconded the motion.

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