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it's been an up and down sort of process this year. Sept. 30 was the deadline for filling the census, then it was changed to Oct. 31. Now the courts have deemed Oct. 15 the last day to fill out forms online or in paper. If paper they must be postmarked Oct. 15, 2020.

The goal of the census is to count every person living in the United States, once, only once and in the right place. Article I, Section 2 of the U.S. Constitution mandates that this population and housing count occur every 10 years. Census data guide how more than $675 billion of federal funding is distributed to states and communities each year.

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Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 577 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
199 new cases in Bernalillo County
66 new cases in Chaves County
4 new cases in Cibola County
19 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
108 new cases in Doña Ana County
18 new cases in Eddy County
4 new cases in Grant County
16 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
5 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
10 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
9 new cases in Roosevelt County
38 new cases in Sandoval County
25 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
17 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
15 new cases in Valencia County
4 new cases among individuals being held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility

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

Location of Origin: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Alpine Ranger District
Start Date: August 18, 2020
Size: Approximately 30,009 Acres
Cause: Lightning
Percent Contained: 15
Personnel: 94
Resources Assigned: 10

By Roger Lanse

The Silver City Town Council approved an ordinance at its Oct. 13, 2020 meeting permitting the transfer of a parcel of town-owned land on Grandview Drive in Silver Acres in exchange for privately-owned property commonly known as the "Hearst Millsite." The millsite is between Pine and Silver streets, near where the fire occurred earlier this year, while the Grandview property is at the north end of Grandview Drive and consists of two lots, Assistant Town Manager James Marshall told the Beat.

Marshall told council, "The property on Grandview is a little over one acre, and is not in the town's possession for any reason that is essential. We are trading for a little over 3.5 acres of land located within the town limits, and would become part of our trail system. The discussion about this exchange started over 10 years ago. We have concluded negotiations, we have the surveys, and we have the fair market values which are in our favor. We have a contract as well with both parties which will go into effect if you approve the ordinance. It is my recommendation to proceed and add this to the town's assets for trails and open space."

By Roger Lanse

Silver City police officers responded on Monday, Oct. 5, 2020, at about 5:38 p.m. to a reported shooting incident near Penny Park in reference to a male with a gunshot wound to his foot. According to a much-redacted police report, officers made contact with the male victim in the ER of Gila Regional Medical Center who had been shot in his right foot. He stated he had gone to Food Basket to get his vehicle which had broken down and when he discovered it wouldn't start he walked toward Penny Park and then into the ditch area.

Three additional COVID-19 deaths
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SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Tuesday announced 355 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
121 new cases in Bernalillo County
10 new cases in Chaves County
5 new cases in Cibola County
24 new cases in Curry County
50 new cases in Doña Ana County
6 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
19 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Luna County
9 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Quay County
3 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
21 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
41 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
10 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Southern New Mexico Correctional Facility in Doña Ana County

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

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Tuesday announced the state of New Mexico will implement, and in some cases re-implement, several public health regulations later in the week to stem the alarming rise of COVID-19 illnesses statewide.

The governor also reiterated her stark warnings from recent weeks – as COVID-19 infections have spread rapidly throughout all regions of the state, including an increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations – that New Mexico may in the near future be compelled to re-enact even more stringent public health controls to blunt the spread of the highly infectious and potentially lethal virus, which has already killed almost 1,000 New Mexicans.

Location of Origin: Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, Alpine Ranger District
Start Date: August 18, 2020          Size: Approximately 28,927 Acres
Cause: Lightning                           Percent Contained: 12
Personnel: 75                                Resources Assigned: 10
Alpine, AZ – October 13, 2020 – The Cow Canyon Fire is burning in a remote location within the Blue Range Primitive Area near the Arizona and New Mexico state border. 23,817 acres of the fire are located on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests, and 5,110 acres are burning on the Gila National Forest.

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