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By Roger Lanse

A Silver City Police Department officer responded Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at about 12:11 p.m., to a suspicious vehicle call on Market Street. A caller to the Grant County Regional Dispatch Authority stated a male was going up and down the street and stopping and looking at all the mail boxes. The female caller also advised that the male was now parked near the apartment complex on Market Street and was wearing shorts, a straw hat, and a fanny pack, with a blue lanyard around his neck. The officer advised out on a traffic stop with the vehicle.

Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Friday announced 150 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
32 new cases in Bernalillo County
12 new cases in Chaves County
1 new case in Cibola County
3 new cases in Curry County
14 new cases in Doña Ana County
11 new cases in Eddy County
1 new case in Grant County
19 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
1 new case in Luna County
7 new cases in McKinley County
2 new cases in Otero County
2 new cases in Quay County
6 new cases in Rio Arriba County
3 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
9 new cases in San Juan County
3 new cases in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Socorro County
5 new cases in Valencia County

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

[Editor's Note: This is part 2 of a multi-part series of articles on the Grant County Commission work session on Aug. 18, 2020, and the regular meeting on Aug. 20, 2020.]

By Mary Alice Murphy

After hearing the request from the Grant County Fair Board to utilize the Gant County Fairgrounds for the livestock show and sale the week of Sept. 23, 2020, commissioners heard a report from the executive director of the New Mexico Central Arizona Project Entity.

Anthony Gutierrez, NM CAP Entity executive director, said the group has a lot going on due to a decision by the New Mexico Interstate Stream Commission to terminate the National Environmental Policy Act process, which was supposed to lead to an environmental impact statement.

Silver City, NM – Western New Mexico University reopened this week, welcoming 277 residents to campus over the weekend and beginning the fall semester fully online Monday. In anticipation of students’ return, the university developed stringent policies and procedures to ensure the community’s health during the coronavirus pandemic.

“Over the spring and summer months, WNMU put much thought into our reopen plan, which includes robust campus wide procedures aimed at ensuring a safe return to campus for our students, staff and faculty,” said Dr. Isaac Brundage, Vice President for Student Affairs at WNMU. “Maintaining the health and wellbeing of our entire community is being made possible through our close partnership with Hidalgo Medical Services and the continued diligence of our campus and community leaders.”

Update includes five additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Thursday announced 208 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
59 new cases in Bernalillo County
14 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
23 new cases in Doña Ana County
3 new cases in Eddy County
3 new cases in Grant County
27 new cases in Lea County
1 new case in Lincoln County
4 new cases in Luna County
6 new cases in McKinley County
1 new case in Otero County
7 new cases in Quay County
5 new cases in Rio Arriba County
8 new cases in Roosevelt County
5 new cases in Sandoval County
7 new cases in San Juan County
2 new cases in San Miguel County
14 new cases in Santa Fe County
2 new cases in Sierra County
6 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 Mary Alice Murphy

Before the presentations began, one item of public comment was read into the record at the Grant County Commission work session on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020.

Executive Assistant Taysha Walter read the letter of support for the county to approve holding a livestock show for all the 4-H and FFA students who had worked hard to raise animals to show at the County Fair and other county fairs around the state.

Update includes six additional COVID-19 deaths

SANTA FE – New Mexico state health officials on Wednesday announced 174 additional COVID-19 cases. Per the state Department of Health, the most recent cases are:
33 new cases in Bernalillo County
19 new cases in Chaves County
3 new cases in Cibola County
8 new cases in Curry County
16 new cases in Doña Ana County
15 new cases in Eddy County
25 new cases in Lea County
3 new cases in Lincoln County
1 new case in Los Alamos County
2 new cases in Luna County
4 new cases in McKinley County
4 new cases in Rio Arriba County
1 new case in Roosevelt County
10 new cases in Sandoval County
10 new cases in San Juan County
1 new case in San Miguel County
12 new cases in Santa Fe County
1 new case in Union County
3 new cases in Valencia County
3 new cases among individuals held by federal agencies at the Cibola County Correctional Center

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

 By Roger Lanse

According to an Aug. 19, 2020, Department of Justice press release, Attorney General William P. Barr today announced updates on Operation Legend.

Since the operation's launch, there have been more than 1,000 arrests, including defendants who have been charged in state and local courts, the release said. Of these arrests, approximately 117 defendants have been charged with federal crimes. In addition, nearly 400 firearms have been seized by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

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