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Three additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Monday announced 167 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

67 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
1 new case in Curry County
24 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
22 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
11 new cases in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Otero County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
12 new cases in Sandoval County
6 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
2 new cases in Santa Fe County
3 new cases in Sierra County
1 new case in Torrance County
3 new cases in Valencia County

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

Photos Courtesy of John Foldan in Silver City

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ACROSS NEW MEXICO, March 20, 2021 – Reports are pouring in from rallies all over the state today, when diverse New Mexicans, young and old, took to the streets in their own cities to demand "No More Lockdown!" The biggest rally, with about 250 people in attendance, was organized by Albuquerque residents Karen Larré and Caleb Gluck, and took place at the corner of Academy and Wyoming in Albuquerque. Participation in other rallies around the state included 100 people in Las Cruces, 75 in Roswell (with participants from Clovis, Artesia, Cloudcroft, Carrizozo, Ruidoso and Capitan), 50 in Rio Rancho, 50 in Santa Fe, 30 in Silver City and an as yet to be determined number of people in Edgewood, Moriarty, and Deming.

Photos and article by Frost McGahey

March 20. 2021- On a sunny Saturday morning people gathered at the corner of Highway 180 and Swan to protest Governor Lujan Grisham's year-long lockdown. Honking horns and thumbs up from drivers encouraged the protesters.

Rebekah Stevens, one of the co-sponsors of the event, when asked why she was protesting, she said, "All businesses are essential, not just what the government decrees. Wal-Mart, CVS, and Albertson's are thriving while the Mom and Pop businesses are dying. The stress on the elderly and the kids has been tremendous. I know the virus is real, but let me be clear. We are adults and can take common sense procedures to protect ourselves. This lockdown is being used by Grisham to control us.

img 0721Unidentified man with patriotic dogAnother organizer and retired RN, John Foldan said, "I know so many people who are stressed out about wearing masks, and they don't have to." Foldan is with the New Mexico Freedoms  Alliance and felt compelled to stand up against the lockdown.

The mood was upbeat and positive with one exception. One driver yelled, "Go Home." A petite, grey-haired protester yelled back, "Bleep You."

Zero reported COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 176 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

56 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Catron County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
1 new case in Colfax County
16 new cases in Curry County
20 new cases in Doña Ana County
7 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Harding County
14 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
11 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Roosevelt County
16 new cases in Sandoval County
4 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
7 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Sierra County
3 new cases in Taos County
1 new case in Torrance County
7 new cases in Valencia County

The Department of Health on Sunday reported zero deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19.

[Editor's Note: This is the final in a seemingly never-ending series of articles on the LONG County Commission meetings more than a week ago.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

To read the previous discussion on this resolution, visit https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/63825-grant-county-commission-discussed-house-bill-200-resolution-at-work-session-030921

[Author's Note: This article and the previous one above are likely moot at this point, as the Legislature did pass HB 200 and it is headed to the governor's desk. So, if you don't care about this issue, don't bother reading either article, unless you want to know the truth about what happened and what was said on the AWSA water issue.]

District 5 Commissioner Harry Browne proposed the resolution supporting HB 200. On the agenda, it was titled: A Resolution Supporting NM House Bill 200, Which Would Speed Funding of Water Projects in Southwest New Mexico and Urging the Interstate Stream Commission to Fund Technical and Planning Support for Local Entities to Apply for NM Unit Fund Monies.

Seven additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 191 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

71 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Colfax County
4 new cases in Curry County
35 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
5 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
11 new cases in Otero County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
14 new cases in Sandoval County
7 new cases in San Juan County
6 new cases in San Miguel County
10 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
2 new cases in Taos County
5 new cases in Valencia County

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

Editor's Note: This is part 5 of a multi-part series of articles on the Commission's work session on March 9, 2021 and the regular meeting on March 21, 2021. This article is reporting on what was said by commissioners with multiple Editor's Notes to present the true facts.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

After the review of most items on the Grant County Commission work session on March 9, 2021, one last resolution elicited a great deal of discussion. The review of and decisions made at the rest of the meeting can be read at https://www.grantcountybeat.com/news/news-articles/63767-grant-county-commission-reviews-regular-meeting-at-work-session-030921

The resolution was presented by District 5 Commissioner Harry Browne to support House Bill 200, which would take away statutory authority to advise the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission on water utilization projects as stated in the Arizona Water Settlements Act from the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity and give it to the Water Trust Board.

Five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 226 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

84 new cases in Bernalillo County
1 new case in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
41 new cases in Doña Ana County
4 new cases in Eddy County
5 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
5 new cases in Lea County
6 new cases in Luna County
2 new cases in McKinley County
8 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Rio Arriba County
29 new cases in Sandoval County
8 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
17 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Torrance County
4 new cases in Valencia County

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

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