Vaccination rate, New space, Dry and warm, No license plates, Major upgrade
 Data: Tens of Thousands of People Need a Booster for NM to Meet Vaccination Goal New Mexico is still one of the top states for immunization rates, but the numbers are slowing. Currently, 57% of eligible New Mexicans are fully immunized. Over the past week, the state administered nearly 30,000 first and second doses. According to the state’s immunization dashboard, nearly 158,000 people have still not returned for this recall, significantly hurting the state’s numbers. They estimate that if only 47,000 of those 158,000 came for their second shot, we will hit the 60% mark to fully reopen.
 Albuquerque to spend $ 11 million to buy and renovate old county offices As Bernalillo County departments are set to move into new space, the city of Albuquerque will now shell out millions to upgrade the old government building space on Civic Plaza. The city and county have shared this space since the 1980s. City budget manager Lawrence Davis said the project would cost $ 11 million. The city is still figuring out what to do with all of its new space in the 11-story building, but it hopes to bring some of the remote departments back under one roof. The county spent $ 68 million to renovate its new headquarters in Alvarado Square.
 Record-breaking heat continues this weekend as chances of rain return We set new heat records for several cities in southeastern New Mexico on Thursday, as Roswell hit 111 degrees! Triple-digit heat isn’t going anywhere for the southern half of the state, either. As we head into the weekend we will see some weather changes in the form of a cold front coming from the northeast. It won’t do much to bring temperatures down, but it will increase our chances of rain in the east for the weekend.
 Problem on the road: local driving instructor documents unlicensed drivers It is becoming a familiar sight on the roads of New Mexico, as more and more cars are driven without license plates. State Police said the majority of people driving without license plates are not criminals and have likely had their license plates stolen. They add up with so many other things going on in Albuquerque, they can’t keep up with the problem. Police say criminals will steal a car, drop those tags, then steal new tags and put them on a stolen vehicle to unseat officers.
 City to inaugurate phase 1 of Los Altos Park improvements One of Albuquerque’s largest parks is getting a major upgrade. The city has kicked off the first phase of a project in Los Altos Park near I-40 and Eubank, which has attracted crime and the homeless for years. The goal is to create a space for sports tourism, with new softball fields, a concession area and meeting rooms. There will also be major security upgrades. The fields should be finished by next summer.