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By Roger Lanse

The Silver City Fire Department responded to a two-alarm structure fire Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020, at about 1:30 p.m., at Pinos Altos and San Vicente streets in the southwestern part of town.

According to SCFD Capt. Aaron Seavers, as soon as they left Station 1 and entered Hudson Street, they could see the plume of smoke which marked the location of the fire. The structure was a 'pretty old' adobe residence consisting of upstairs and downstairs apartments, some of which appeared to be undergoing remodeling. Roof trusses, roofing, clothing, and furniture in an upstairs apartment contributed to the blaze. That apartment suffered heavy smoke and fire damage while the downstairs apartments had only minor damage, Seavers said.

Thirty-six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 700 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

230 new cases in Bernalillo County
22 new cases in Chaves County
9 new cases in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
8 new cases in Curry County
50 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
12 new cases in Grant County
45 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
6 new cases in Luna County
47 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
8 new cases in Otero County
15 new cases in Rio Arriba County
6 new cases in Roosevelt County
46 new cases in Sandoval County
106 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
52 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
1 new case in Torrance County
13 new cases in Valencia County

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

[Editor's Note: This is part 5 and the final article of the multi-part series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session and regular meeting for December 2020.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

With no public input received for either the December work session or the regular meeting of the Grant County Commission, the review of the agenda began at the work session on Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2020, with the monthly expenditure report. Procurement Officer Randy Hernandez said the expenses, as of Dec. 10, 2020 totaled $2,728,964.64, including two payroll periods totaling $436,323.18. Extraordinary expenses of more than $10,000 at shown in the chart below.

Thirty additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 747 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

240 new cases in Bernalillo County
30 new cases in Chaves County
13 new cases in Cibola County
4 new cases in Colfax County
45 new cases in Curry County
3 new cases in De Baca County
56 new cases in Doña Ana County
44 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
46 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
28 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Mora County
3 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
20 new cases in Rio Arriba County
15 new cases in Roosevelt County
48 new cases in Sandoval County
40 new cases in San Juan County
5 new cases in San Miguel County
46 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
5 new cases in Socorro County
3 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
23 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Guadalupe County Correctional Facility
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northeast New Mexico Correctional Facility in Union County
3 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Northwest New Mexico Correctional Center in Cibola County

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

[Editor's Note: This is part 4 of a multi-part series of articles on the work session and regular meetings of the Grant County Commission in December 2020.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

At the beginning of the regular meeting District 1 Commissioner and Chairman Chris Ponce wished District 2 Commissioner Javier "Harvey" Salas a Happy Birthday, and Salas said: "And back to you." They share a birthday, but not in the same year.

The first item of business was the monthly report from Gila Regional Medical Center Interim Chief Executive Officer Scott Landrum.

"This afternoon [at the monthly meeting of the GRMC Governing Board, made up of the five commissioners], one of the items of business is to approve the new radiology work group," Landrum said. "They will work three days a week at the hospital and will be reading images after hours. They also cover hospitals in Las Cruces. It's a new group for us, because the former group was retiring."

Nine additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 609 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
125 new cases in Bernalillo County
34 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
1 new case in De Baca County
74 new cases in Doña Ana County
49 new cases in Eddy County
5 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Hidalgo County
44 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
3 new cases in Los Alamos County
8 new cases in Luna County
34 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
13 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
15 new cases in Roosevelt County
30 new cases in Sandoval County
78 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
16 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
6 new cases in Socorro County
10 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Union County
31 new cases in Valencia County

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

[Editor's Note: This is part 3 of a multi-part series of articles on the County Commission's work session on Dec. 15, 2020 and the regular meeting on Dec. 17, 2020.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

Grant County Manager Charlene Webb gave the first county report, after two presentations at the County Commission work session on Dec. 15, 2020, which can be read at https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/61881-grant-county-commission-hears-presentations-at-work-session-20201215 and https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/61946-grant-county-commission-hears-second-presentation-at-work-session-121520.

Thirty-six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 1,465 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
428 new cases in Bernalillo County
108 new cases in Chaves County
19 new cases in Cibola County
34 new cases in Colfax County
35 new cases in Curry County
145 new cases in Doña Ana County
31 new cases in Eddy County
13 new cases in Grant County
35 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
6 new cases in Los Alamos County
14 new cases in Luna County
66 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Mora County
13 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
38 new cases in Rio Arriba County
21 new cases in Roosevelt County
99 new cases in Sandoval County
167 new cases in San Juan County
18 new cases in San Miguel County
69 new cases in Santa Fe County
7 new cases in Sierra County
4 new cases in Socorro County
13 new cases in Taos County
11 new cases in Torrance County
3 new cases in Union County
56 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Springer Correctional Center in Colfax County

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

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