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Lincoln County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 43% of people fully vaccinated

Lincoln County has administered more than 1,976 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, as of June 21, according to data from the New Mexico Department of Health. That's down slightly by 0% from the previous week's tally of 1,976 COVID-19 doses administered. In Lincoln County, 43% of people living in Lincoln...
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Ham radio operators participate in nationwide event

Ham radio operators from the Sierra Blanca Amateur Radio Club (SBARC) in Lincoln County will participate in a national amateur radio exercise from noon on Saturday until noon on Sunday, June 26 – 27. The event is ARRL Field Day, an annual amateur radio activity organized since 1933 by ARRL,...
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Outlaw Fire burns 30 acres

A wildfire burning 10 miles outside of Capitan, New Mexico reportedly consumed about 30 acres of wildland. The fire, dubbed the Outlaw Fire, was detected June 14 near White Oaks and 10 miles northwest of Capitan around 9 p.m. inside the Lincoln National Forest. Officials believed the fire was the...
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Ruidoso Police Respond to Shooting at Local Business

On June 12, 2021 at 1:36 PM, Ruidoso Police dispatch received a call of a shooting that had occurred in the 25000 block of US HWY 70 at a business. Officers arrived and found the victim, a 43-year-old male, at an adjacent business and immediately provided medical care until Emergency Services arrived. The victim was transported to Lincoln County Medical Center and was subsequently airlifted to a trauma center in El Paso where he was last known to be in stable condition.
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Governor signs emergency declaration for Lincoln, Chaves counties

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed executive orders June 10 declaring states of emergency in Lincoln County and Chaves County where monsoon rains caused flooding over the last two weeks. "These declarations follow the severe flooding that began over the Memorial Day weekend, and which continues to threaten public...
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Lincoln County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 42% of people fully vaccinated

Some 42% of people living in Lincoln County are fully vaccinated as of June 7, according to data from the New Mexico Department of Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers someone fully vaccinated two weeks after they've been given a single-dose shot (Johnson & Johnson) or a second shot (either Pfizer or Moderna).
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Wildfire in Lincoln County prompts mandatory evacuations

LINCOLN COUNTY, N.M. — A wildfire burning in Lincoln County is prompting mandatory and voluntary evacuations. According to a post on the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, the Ball Field Fire is burning behind Ski Run Shell. This content is imported from Facebook. You may be able to find...
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Three Ways to See New Mexico's Landscape Come Alive

Get revved up with tours by horseback, bike, or buggy. See New Mexico's colorful canyons by horseback. Illustration by Michael Byers. Gallop through the colorful canyons of Piedra Lumbre to waterfalls and other Ghost Ranch locations that inspired artist Georgia O’Keeffe for more than 50 years. The 90-minute O’Keeffe Landscape Trail Ride at Sunset ($95) includes discussions of her work, access to restricted areas of the ranch, and stories about her time in New Mexico, all accented with a golden-hour glow. Taking it in with the percussion of a horse’s hooves adds to the Western feel. 280 Private Dr. 1708, Abiquiú; 505-685-1000.
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Woman swept away, drowns in flash flood near Ruidoso Downs

RUIDOSO DOWNS, New Mexico — A 47-year-old woman died while trying to drive her car through flood waters in Lincoln County over the holiday weekend, New Mexico State Police confirmed to ABC affiliate KOAT on Tuesday. According to officials, police were notified about a vehicle that got stuck in high...
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Flooding results in one death, damage throughout Lincoln County

Lincoln County Sheriff Mike Wood said in a Facebook post that a search and rescue effort on May 31 recovered the body of a woman who swept away by swift water on Sunday. New Mexico State Police officials said the body of 47-year-old Heather Garrett was recovered downstream of Alamo Canyon. Wood said local rescue officials and volunteers were involved in the recovery effort.
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Ruidoso Downs revels in racetrack reintegration for new season

RUIDOSO DOWNS — In 2020 the Ruidoso Downs Racetrack opened up to those who were involved in the racing of the horses and not much else. Throughout the COVID-19 2020 racing season the Downs was able to slowly allow fans but with heavy restrictions on everything from the concession area being caged off to a drive-through betting window simply to let people bet on races they couldn't attend in person.
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Caution urged ahead of the Memorial Day weekend as dry conditions fuel a wildfire risk

The Lincoln County Board of Commissioners has issued a Declaration of Fire Danger Emergency (Resolution 2020-44) in accordance with Lincoln County Ordinance 2017-03 and Lincoln National Forest Stage 1 Fire Restrictions. The emergency declaration includes a ban on all burning of open flames, fires, campfires (except in official designated areas), trash, shrubbery, or other material of any kind except by permit. This resolution is to remain in effect for 30 days or until rescinded or extended by the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners.
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Lincoln County COVID-19 vaccine tracker: 40% of people fully vaccinated

Some 40% of people living in Lincoln County are fully vaccinated as of May 24, according to data from the New Mexico Department of Health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention considers someone fully vaccinated two weeks after they've been given a single-dose shot (Johnson & Johnson) or a second shot (either Pfizer or Moderna).
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Tornado warning issued for western Chaves County

Storm expected to stay over mainly rural areas of Lincoln, Chaves counties. The National Weather Service has issued a tornado warning for western Chaves County and east central Lincoln County until 7 p.m. At 6:10 p.m, a severe thunderstorm capable of producing a tornado was located 9 miles east of...