GRANTS – Only a few businesses in this city an hour west of Albuquerque reopened Monday, even though the mayor said all were free to do so.
Mayor Martin Hicks did make good on his promise to reopen the city-owned golf course, defying New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s public health orders intended to slow the spread of COVID-19. That prompted a visit to the course by New Mexico State Police, who issued a violation notice.
“Tell them to come back and give me a citation, because the notice doesn’t get me to court yet,” Hicks said. “I need that citation so I can sue the governor.”