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Albuquerque retirement facility has 18 coronavirus cases

SANTA FE – Eighteen residents at a retirement facility in New Mexico’s most populous city have tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the state’s total to nearly 500 cases, officials...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Police: Man tried to set wife on fire over stimulus check

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico man is facing charges after police say he became enraged he didn’t qualify for a COVID-19-related stimulus check and tried to set his wife on fire. The Albuquerque...

DATE: April 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington is going on a bear hunt

FARMINGTON – Those with a keen eye might have noticed fuzzy, stuffed bears popping up in windows throughout town this past week. Farmington is going on a bear hunt. Part of a nationwide trend,...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Utility company’s bid to end operations at San Juan Generating Station approved

FARMINGTON – New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission ruled in favor of the Public Service Co. of New Mexico’s application to abandon operations at the San Juan Generating Station, despite an...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | UPDATED: 3 days 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Navajo Nation issues stay-at-home order as cases rise

FARMINGTON – With the number of positive COVID-19 cases reaching 29, the Navajo Nation reissued a stay-at-home order and urged all non-essential businesses to close Monday, according to Navajo...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico works to meet child care needs amid COVID-19 outbreak

FARMINGTON – After the announcement of a state of emergency and K-12 schools closing for at least three weeks in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Mexico state agencies have created emergency...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M., declares state of emergency

FARMINGTON – San Juan County, N.M., issued a declaration of emergency Monday afternoon because of the COVID-19 outbreak sweeping across the country. As of Tuesday morning, there have been no...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Drive-thru COVID-19 assessments underway in San Juan County, N.M.

FARMINGTON – San Juan Regional Medical Center has established a drive-thru assessment area for people experiencing flu or cold-like symptoms. The external assessment area is located in parking...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Santa Fe Archdiocese shuts churches, schools due to outbreak

The Roman Catholic archdiocese for Albuquerque, Santa Fe and other parts of central and northern New Mexico has announced the immediate closings of its churches and schools “until further notice"...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Police get tips on 30-year-old bowling alley massacre case

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Detectives are examining dozens of new tips related to the massacre at a southern New Mexico bowling alley more than 30 years ago after the announcement of a new reward. The tips...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico suspends K-12 classes for 3 weeks on virus fears

SANTA FE — New Mexico’s governor announced Thursday that K-12 schools will close for three weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Public health officials also banned mass...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico plans surveillance for COVID-19 at nursing homes

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Health Department plans to deploy public health nurses this week to assisted-care facilities for the elderly to look for evidence of the new coronavirus and ensure adequate...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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