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Update includes four additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 280 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
99 new cases in Bernalillo County
8 new cases in Chaves County
11 new cases in Curry County
46 new cases in Doña Ana County
5 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
10 new cases in Lea County
2 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Luna County
19 new cases in McKinley County
3 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
10 new cases in Sandoval County
20 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
11 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Socorro County
1 new case in Torrance County
6 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals being held by federal agencies at Otero County Prison Facility
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Otero County Prison Facility
13 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

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

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[Editor's Note: This is part three of a multi-part series of articles on the work session of July 14 and the regular session July 16, 2020. This article begins the Thursday regular session. To read about the work session discussions, visit http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/59062-grant-county-commission-holds-work-session-071420 and http://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/59098-grant-county-commission-holds-work-session-071420-part-2 ]

By Mary Alice Murphy

District 1 Commissioner and Chairman Chris Ponce began the Grant County Commission regular meeting on Thursday, July 16, 2020 by noting that the executive session held at the end of the work session was limited to items on the agenda and no action was taken.

He then introduced Gila Regional Medical Center Interim Chief Executive Officer Scott Manis to give the monthly hospital report.

[Editor's Note: This is the second of several articles on the July 14 work session and the July 16, 2020 regular session).

By Mary Alice Murphy

The review of the regular meeting agenda continued at the work session on July 14, 2020.

Continuing with new business, County Manager Charlene Webb said the next discussion was on the ICIP (Infrastructure Capital Improvement Plan). "This is the summary page. We will take the same approach as last year. You will prioritize those that are your priorities."

Update includes three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 319 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

111 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
9 new cases in Curry County
36 new cases in Doña Ana County
1 new case in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
11 new cases in Lea County
5 new cases in Luna County
16 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
6 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Quay County
37 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
12 new cases in Sandoval County
26 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Taos County
25 new cases in Valencia County
2 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Central New Mexico Correctional Facility in Valencia County

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

Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 300 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
103 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
4 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
11 new cases in Curry County
39 new cases in Doña Ana County
13 new cases in Eddy County
2 new cases in Grant County
4 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
23 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
20 new cases in McKinley County
5 new cases in Otero County
9 new cases in Rio Arriba County
15 new cases in Sandoval County
16 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
9 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Taos County
11 new cases in Valencia County

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

By Roger Lanse

Town Manager Alex Brown told the Silver City Town Council at its July 14, 2020 meeting that by the next council meeting a fiscal year 2021 budget is going to have to be adopted. "I feel that I'm fairly confident that working with the 15 percent decrease in revenue is going to be very conservative for the situation we're in right now," Brown said. "We did end fiscal year 2020 with gross receipts taxes in the amount of $10,600,000 and that, actually, is the most we've ever brought in GRT, so we're having a really very good year."

By Roger Lanse

According to an official source, a deceased male who was reported missing May 24, 2020, was discovered with his motorcycle off a forest road near MM 27 of Highway 15. MM 27 is about two miles north of the junction with Highway 35. The discovery was made on Tuesday, July 14. Updates will come as more information become available.

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