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Very Desirable Residential Ranch For Sale

By Carolyn Nelson

As advertised in The Livestock Report: Contains 1,580 acres of patented land, 400 in alfalfa. All irrigated by private ditch. There are several large gathering pastures and a large horse pasture thoroughly fenced; also, about 20 or more good corrals in different parts of the range conveniently situated for rounding up and branding cattle. The water controlled by this ranch commands an extent of grazing country and as it is all situated on a forest reservation, no other settlers are allowed to come in. A purchaser may confidently reckon on there being at least 6,000 head of cattle on the range, which allows for ample losses during the last fifteen years. The price of this ranch is $125,000.00. The year, 1901.

Additional test results returned this morning

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday morning announced four more New Mexico residents who tested presumptive positive for COVID-19, adding to the six presumptive positive tests earlier this week.

Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:

Grant County’s highest concern is for the health and safety of local residents, visitors and its employees. In order to prevent potential spread of COVID-19, Grant County is reminding people to take appropriate steps if they believe they have been exposed to the virus. Grant County is not providing testing for COVID-19. People who are ill or believe they may have been exposed to the virus should call the NMDOH Coronavirus Hotline (1-855-600-3453) prior to visiting the doctor’s office.

Silver City, NM – Although there are no cases of the coronavirus at Western New Mexico University, the university will extend its spring break for students only and will be transitioning courses online starting Monday, March 30.

WNMU faculty and staff will return to work on Monday, March 23, either in person or remotely as determined by department supervisors.

Luna County, NM – On March 12, 2020 at about 07:00 a.m. the New Mexico State Police responded to a two-vehicle fatal crash on New Mexico State Road 26 at around mile post 22 north of Deming. 

The initial investigation indicates a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee driven by a thirty-seven-year-old male from Cedar Rapids, IA was traveling westbound on State Road 26. For reasons still under investigation the Jeep crossed the center line and drove into oncoming eastbound traffic. The Jeep collided head-on with an eastbound 2006 Honda Civic driven by Alfredo Granados (55) of Deming, NM. Mr. Granados suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased on scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator. Two passengers in the Civic suffered various injuries, their current conditions are unknown. 

The driver of the Jeep was airlifted to an area hospital for his injuries. His current condition is unknown. Alcohol does not appear to have been a contributing factor to the crash and seatbelts were not properly used. This crash is under investigation by the New Mexico State Police.  

On Thursday, March 12, healthcare representatives from Hidalgo Medical Services, Silver Health Care, Gila Regional Medical Center, Cassie Health Center, Fort Bayard Medical Center, and Hidalgo County Detention Center, came together to discuss the Coronavirus (COVID-19) that is spreading across the U.S., and as of this week, has entered New Mexico. The purpose of the meeting was to ensure open lines of communication regarding potential future cases in our community, discuss CDC, and New Mexico Department of Health recommendations for care delivery and testing, and to ensure effective and aligned communication for the citizens of the four-county area who are served by these healthcare entities.

Governor, education & health officials to address the public Friday morning

SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the New Mexico Public Education Department and the New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday announced that New Mexico K-12 public schools will close for three weeks beginning Monday, March 16, in response to the ongoing international novel coronavirus pandemic. The closure will begin at the end of the school day tomorrow, Friday, March 13.

2020 totg postJack Brennan, Tour of the Gila race director, is saddened to announce the cancelation of the 34th Annual Tour of the Gila, which was scheduled for April 29 through May 3, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 health concern, Brennan carefully considered the situation and after discussions with local officials and others associated with the event, the race was canceled. Brennan really appreciates the guidance on this matter. Brennan states, “Silver City Mayor, Ken Ladner and Silver City Town Manager, Alex Brown, provided leadership and guidance that was important in making this difficult decision. Public and participant safety is always of most importance; thus, this hard decision had to be made.”

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