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Update includes six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 324 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

93 new cases in Bernalillo County
9 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
12 new cases in Curry County
64 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
28 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
2 new cases in Luna County
28 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
10 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Taos County
8 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
10 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Processing Center

The Department of Health on Saturday reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

By Hallie Richwine

Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham opened the press conference with the most up-to-date information about COVD-19. Grisham cited the number of tests conducted and said New Mexico continues to have 50-71 testing sites available statewide. She said they want to have testing available in as many counties as possible, with the priority being on testing at-risk people and surveilling sick people.

[Editor's Note: This is the first of a series of articles on the special meeting discussing the budget on July 23, 2020.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

Three Grant County commissioners attended the special meeting on July 23, 2020—District 1 Commissioner and Chairman Chris Ponce, District 2 Commissioner Javier "Harvey" Salas, and District 3 Commissioner Alicia Edwards. Because District 4 Commissioner Billy Billings and District 5 Commissioner Harry Browne were unable to attend the meeting, a change was made to the agenda.

The first item of business was to table the item to approve the budget. The commissioners also set another special meeting to vote on the budget. It will take place at 9 a.m. Tuesday, July 28, 2020, when everyone has indicated they can attend.

Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 317 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

96 new cases in Bernalillo County
18 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
10 new cases in Curry County
42 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
15 new cases in Lea County
17 new cases in Lincoln County
8 new cases in Luna County
24 new cases in McKinley County
11 new cases in Otero County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
11 new cases in Sandoval County
12 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new cases in Taos County
4 new cases in Union County
10 new cases in Valencia County
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 Otero County Prison Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Western New Mexico Correctional Facility

The Department of Health on Friday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

By Roger Lanse

Silver City Police Department officers responded to an aggravated battery call at the Lintero Apartments parking lot at about 12:40 a.m. on Monday, July 20, 2020. 

According to a police report narrative, officers made contact with a 27-year-old female, of the apartments, lying face down on the ground with lacerations to the back of her head and to her left eyebrow. The female was unresponsive at first to officer’s questions “due to her being unconscious.” 

This update identifies the officer and the suspect involved and gives additional details leading up to the shooting.

Deming, NM - On July 14, 2020, the New Mexico State Police Investigations Bureau was requested by the Deming Police Department to investigate an officer involved shooting.

State Police agents learned that on July 14, 2020, at approximately 9:00 a.m., the Deming Police Department responded to a domestic disturbance on Maple Street in Deming, NM.

Julio Jaramillo (28) of Deming, NM left his residence on Maple Street and walked along South Grand Avenue where he encountered an individual outside talking on the phone. Jaramillo asked to borrow the man’s phone and displayed a pistol.

Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 343 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

126 new cases in Bernalillo County
6 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Curry County
31 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
3 new cases in Hidalgo
33 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Luna County
26 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Otero County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
16 new cases in Sandoval County
21 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
7 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
3 new cases in Union County
9 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
1 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Thursday reported five additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. They are:

Photos Courtesy of Tyler Bingham

The Clay Festival for 2020 was virtual for the most part, but on Saturday, July 18, 2020, the annual market for clay works was set up, with primarily local vendors on hand, at the Farmer's Market. Other venues featured live demonstrations, including at The Hub, Sterling Gallery, Future Forge, Light Art Space, Morning Star and the Elks Lodge. 

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