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Update includes three additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 136 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
13 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Cibola County
2 new cases in Curry County
18 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
1 new case in Lea County
5 new cases in Luna County
30 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Sandoval County
11 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Valencia County
41 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Sunday also reported three additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

Location: between Blood Canyon and Brushy Mountain, Wilderness Ranger District, Gila National Forest
Start Date: June 6, 2020 Size: ~ 11,360 acres Cause: Lightning
Vegetation: Pinyon Juniper Containment: 50%

Current Information: This lightning-caused fire had a recent reconnaissance flight and was GPS-ed at 11,360 acres. Wind and heat have caused the fire to grow. There is minimal fire behavior on the ground, with no isolated or single tree torching. There is some fire backing down into Little Creek on the northwest corner of the fire, which is being monitored by district wildland firefighters. The fire growth continues towards the south/southwest in the direction of Brushy Mountain.

Strategy:

[Informational heat map and smoke outlook PDFs at bottom]

Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Start Date: June 6, 2020 Size: 8621 acres
Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 183 Containment: 30%
Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, brush, and chaparral
Resources: Seven initial attack handcrews, five Type 6 light fire engines, one Type 4 medium fire engine, one Type 3 light helicopter. Air tankers are available at the Gila Aerial Fire Base.

SUMMARY:

By Mary Alice Murphy

[Editor's Note: The slide show of all the charts, tables and text is attached below as a PDF.]

New Mexico Human Services Department Secretary Dr. David Scrase talked about the latest statistics of Covid-19 on Friday, June 19, 2020.

He showed the "heat" map of where the highest number of cases are. McKinley County tops the list, with San Juan not too far behind and Bernalillo in third place.

Update includes two additional deaths related to COVID-19

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 172 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

15 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new cases in Cibola County
1 new cases in Colfax County
7 new cases in Curry County
10 new cases in Doña Ana County
2 new cases in Eddy County
8 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Luna County
30 new cases in McKinley County
7 new cases in Rio Arriba County
10 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Torrance County
1 new cases in Valencia County
9 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
55 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility

The Department of Health on Saturday also reported two additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:

Location: 12 miles north of Silver City Start Date: June 6, 2020 Size: 7,874 acres
Cause: Lightning Total Personnel: 155 Containment: 30%
Vegetation: Timber with grass understory, brush, and chaparral
Resources: Six initial attack handcrews, four Type 6 light fire engines, one Type 4 medium fire engine, one Type 3 light helicopter, one Type 1 heavy helicopter. Air tankers are available at the Gila Aerial Fire Base.

SUMMARY:

[Editor's Note: The work session lasted more than four hours and the regular session almost 3 ½ hours, so there will be multiple articles on the two meetings. Although some reporting will be summarized rather than the usual full reporting of every comment and remark.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

The Grant County Commission met in work session on Tuesday, June 16, 2020. With no public input, the first item addressed was a presentation by the Juvenile Advisory Board on their programs by Bianca Padilla and Gary Stailey.

Phoenix, AZ (June 19, 2020) – For the eighth consecutive year, Freeport-McMoRan has been named to the Civic 50 list of most community-minded companies in the U.S. and was again named as the Materials Sector Leader in recognition of the company's significant community engagement.

The Civic 50, an initiative of Points of Light, recognizes the 50 most community-minded companies in the nation each year as determined by an annual survey that exclusively measures corporate involvement in communities.

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