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Twenty-two additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Sunday announced 751 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
173 new cases in Bernalillo County
2 new cases in Catron County
39 new cases in Chaves County
8 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Colfax County
18 new cases in Curry County
106 new cases in Doña Ana County
21 new cases in Eddy County
13 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
7 new cases in Hidalgo County
30 new cases in Lea County
4 new cases in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Los Alamos County
12 new cases in Luna County
37 new cases in McKinley County
16 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
23 new cases in Rio Arriba County
13 new cases in Roosevelt County
43 new cases in Sandoval County
66 new cases in San Juan County
15 new cases in San Miguel County
50 new cases in Santa Fe County
4 new cases in Socorro County
11 new cases in Taos County
2 new cases in Torrance County
22 new cases in Valencia County

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

By Roger Lanse

Gilbert Helton, Grant County's Emergency Management Officer, came before the town council at its Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, meeting seeking to obtain a variance denied previously by the town for a carport he constructed on June 4, 2020, on his driveway at 1307 North Loop that violated the town's 20-foot front setback ordinance. Helton claimed he visited or sent letters to 46 of his neighboring property owners after the construction was completed and received 'overwhelming' support. In fact, many, Helton said, 'were very surprised' to know a 20-foot setback was required.

Thirty-six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Saturday announced 1,092 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
276 new cases in Bernalillo County
50 new cases in Chaves County
21 new cases in Cibola County
5 new cases in Colfax County
21 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
173 new cases in Doña Ana County
51 new cases in Eddy County
13 new cases in Grant County
1 new case in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
28 new cases in Lea County
15 new cases in Lincoln County
11 new cases in Los Alamos County
18 new cases in Luna County
71 new cases in McKinley County
34 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Quay County
19 new cases in Rio Arriba County
4 new cases in Roosevelt County
75 new cases in Sandoval County
71 new cases in San Juan County
4 new cases in San Miguel County
69 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
5 new cases in Socorro County
16 new cases in Taos County
3 new cases in Torrance County
1 new case in Union County
27 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility

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

[Editor's Note: Due to the length of the work session and the regular meeting, they will be broken up into several articles. This one will cover the report from WildEarth Guardians and the update from GRMC.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

Right before they began the Grant County Commission work session on Jan. 12, 2021, District 4 Commissioner Billy Billings asked who had sponsored the second group of presenters, which would be a report from WildEarth Guardians. District 5 Commissioner Harry Browne said he had invited them to present.

When technical glitches slowed down the connections for WildEarth Guardians executive director John Hornung and his co-presenter, Madeleine Carey, Browne was heard to say: "You'd think we would have figured this out after nine months."

lowering risk Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham opened the press conference on Thursday January 14, 2021 with the case update. At this time the case counts are rising. "I don't want to see the case counts going up, but the test positivity rate is not," Grisham said. She said both need to be low to help the gating criteria.

"This is a deadly, highly contagious virus," Grisham said. "We have to keep doing the work to prevent the spread of this virus."

Thirty-eight additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 1,266 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
291 new cases in Bernalillo County
77 new cases in Chaves County
9 new cases in Cibola County
7 new cases in Colfax County
46 new cases in Curry County
2 new cases in De Baca County
190 new cases in Doña Ana County
69 new cases in Eddy County
14 new cases in Grant County
2 new cases in Guadalupe County
1 new case in Hidalgo County
55 new cases in Lea County
44 new cases in Lincoln County
17 new cases in Los Alamos County
19 new cases in Luna County
50 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Mora County
29 new cases in Otero County
4 new cases in Quay County
31 new cases in Rio Arriba County
7 new cases in Roosevelt County
58 new cases in Sandoval County
89 new cases in San Juan County
16 new cases in San Miguel County
59 new cases in Santa Fe County
9 new cases in Sierra County
2 new cases in Socorro County
15 new cases in Taos County
6 new cases in Torrance County
2 new cases in Union County
32 new cases in Valencia County
1 new case among individuals held by federal agencies at the Otero County Prison Facility
12 new cases among New Mexico Corrections Department inmates at the Lea County Correctional Facility

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

By Roger Lanse

Silver City Police Department officers were notified by Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2021, of a man in Gila Regional Medical Center's ER with a gunshot wound to his chest. According to an SCPD incident report narrative, officers identified the man as 65-year-old Vincent Raucci, of 1000 Slag Road, Silver City. Slag Road is east of the Highway 90 bridge located just south of Broadway. Raucci told officers he heard a gunshot "down by the water," and when he went to investigate, he was shot in the chest. Raucci stated he did not know who did it nor where the shot came from.

By Roger Lanse

According to the Grant County Sheriff's Office, on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021, at 12:23 p.m., deputies arrested Cody William McDonald, 33, of Silver City, on the charge of receiving stolen property, a fourth-degree felony. The charge was authorized by the Sixth Judicial District Attorney's Office in connection with the ongoing investigation into the murder of Daniel Murillo.

McDonald had been booked into the Grant County Detention Center by GCSO deputies in reference to the Nov. 18, 2020 shooting death of Murillo, 23, of Silver City, which occurred on Broken Arrow Drive in Silver Acres.

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