Cibola County, NM

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Fatal Rollover Crash on NM State Road 605 in Cibola County

Cibola County, NM – On June 22, 2021, at approximately 7:37 a.m., the New Mexico State Police investigated a one vehicle fatal rollover crash on State Road 605, near mile post 4, north of Milan, NM. The initial investigation indicates a 2019 Mack Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV), driven by Garrett...
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Drug busts on I-40

CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. – The Cibola County Sheriff’s Office, working in conjunction with the Homeland Security Investigations Criminal Interdiction Task Force, managed to seize $1,874,895.40 worth of illegal narcotics over the past week. That is over $1.8 million dollars. The busts were made through two separate stops, one on June 16 and the other on June 20. Both incidents are under investigation. …
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Open Skies Healthcare announces Respite Program; Temporary childcare services

CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. – Open Skies Healthcare officially kicked off their respite care program on May 20 with an Open House. The event featured balloons, cupcakes along with refreshments and offered community members an opportunity to become acquainted with an organization that has been servicing Cibola County residents for about seven years. Open Skies Healthcare, 423 W. Santa Fe Ave. in Grants,…
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Sena replaces Mabrey as Cibola girls hoops coach

Familiarity was part of the transition within the Cibola High School girls basketball program. Joe Sena on Monday was named the Cougars new head coach, as he takes over from Lori Mabrey. Sena had two stints on Mabrey’s coaching staff before this promotion. “Very, very tough shoes to fill,” Sena,...
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Cibola County receives first GFOA award

SANTA FE – Cibola County received its first Government Finance Officers Association’s Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its FY 2020-2021 budget. This award is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. Its attainment represents a significant achievement by the county reflecting the commitment of the County Manager Kate Fletcher, the Finance Director Paul Ludi, and their…
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Uranium Capitol Speedway; 2021 season up and running

CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. - Uranium Capitol Speedway has been established and operating in the Cibola County area since 1966 and moved to its permanent home of Milan, New Mexico in 1969. The speedway is a “nonprofit grassroots racetrack,” according to Uranium Capitol Speedway President Don Taylor. He was recently elected as president in 2020 but has been going to the track since he was seven years old…
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District re-negotiates superintendent’s contract

CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. – The May 4 Grants/Cibola County School District meeting focused on fiscal planning, the Bluewater Elementary School project, and recognizing community members’ outstanding contributions. Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget proposal District Business and Finance Director Steve Maldonado utilized a PowerPoint presentation to illustrate details of the Fiscal Year 2021-22 budget. The…
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Help wanted

CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. - A hiring surge has been on the move throughout the state of New Mexico and Cibola County. This surge has been met with a lack of workers, making it very difficult for businesses to hire and operate in the ways that they would like. The local favorite El Cafecito recently began closing an extra day because of this issue. For many years, the restaurant closed on Sundays and…
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Economic development

Our future here in Cibola County is the responsibility of the leaders and community members living here now. It’s up to us to plan and achieve things for our children so they too can have a future in the community we grew up and live in. There are a lot of things that we need to address so the future is bright for the next generation of Cibola Citizens. Things like infrastructure, economic…
Bernalillo County, NMABQJournal

State reports 23 deaths as cases continue to fall

New Mexico reported 23 additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Friday, a toll that included a man in his 30s from Chaves County and a Cibola County woman over 100 years old who lived at the Good Samaritan Society in Grants. Cases continued a downward trend, with 407 positive tests...
Bernalillo County, NMABQJournal

N.M. reports 23 virus deaths as cases continue decline

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico reported 23 additional deaths related to COVID-19 on Friday, a toll that included a man in his 30s from Chaves County and a Cibola County woman over 100 years old who lived at the Good Samaritan Society in Grants. Cases continued a downward trend, with...
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Prep notes: Cibola’s Brown, 15, receives first D-I offer

Something you don’t see every day, particularly if you live in New Mexico, is athletes receiving a Division I college scholarship offer before playing their first high school game. Unless you are a member of the Brown family, in which case this is becoming old hat. Incoming Cibola High freshman...
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Vaccine rollout

GRANTS, N.M. – Vaccinations have begun across Cibola County, New Mexico to help stop COVID-19 and bring life back into the streets. Cibola General Hospital reported that more than 80 people had been vaccinated against the virus on Monday morning, Acoma-Canoncito-Laguna Health Service Unit in Acoma, N.M. did not have statistics available, but first responders have also started to receive…
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Zuni shooting case remains open; Gunman still free

CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. – On Nov. 24 Katie Mllry was going about her day, walking down the road in the Zuni Mountains near La Bajara like she loved to do. Then a car pulled up next to her and the occupant opened fire with a shotgun. Mllry survived the assault but the gunman remains on the loose. Cibola County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived quickly, and Mllry expressed gratitude at how quickly the police…
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Bomb threat

GRANTS, N.M. – On September 22 the Cibola County Government complex, which also houses the Smith’s grocery store on 700 Roosevelt Avenue in Grants, New Mexico, was evacuated for the third time in three months because of a bomb threat. The incident created traffic issues and diverted police resources across the city of Grants and Cibola County. The call came in around 2:30 p.m. and first…