San Juan County, N.M., increases gross receipts tax to ease financial shortfall

San Juan County, New Mexico, residents will see yet another increase to their gross receipts tax rate starting in 2021, which county officials said will help fill a $4.6 million funding gap. The...

DATE: Sept. 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

As census deadline approaches, New Mexico officials urge participation

New Mexico state government is urging residents to make sure they are counted in the 2020 U.S. Census before the Sept. 30 deadline. A month after the U.S. Census Bureau announced it was moving its...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2020 | UPDATED: 6 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M., awarded $2M grant for freight rail project

San Juan County has been awarded $2 million to pay for the next steps in a project intended to bring freight rail service to San Juan County. Local stakeholders will be consulted to help determine...

DATE: Sept. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

U.S. agency denies petition to strip protections from songbird

ALBUQUERQUE – The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has denied a petition that sought to end federal protections for the western yellow-billed cuckoo, saying the rare songbird continues to face...

DATE: Sept. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Wildfires put Republican meteorologist candidate in hot seat

SANTA FE – Political clashes about the role of climate change in catastrophic West Coast infernos are spilling into a U.S. Senate race in New Mexico, where a Republican meteorologist is campaigning...

DATE: Sept. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico art collective seeks union, management resists

SANTA FE – Workers at a New Mexico art collective are seeking to unionize, they said in a statement. Employees at the Santa Fe-based art collective Meow Wolf are seeking to unionize under the...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Daimler Trucks tests self-driving vehicles in Southwest

SANTA FE — Daimler Trucks and allied vehicle software company Torc Robotics announced Thursday the expansion of testing for self-driving trucks to public roads in New Mexico along major long-haul...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

City of Farmington enacts Stage 1 Water Shortage Advisory

Farmington City Council passed a resolution Tuesday enacting a Stage 1 Water Shortage Advisory urging residents to reduce water usage by 10%. The advisory went into effect Wednesday and will remain...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico small businesses eligible for grants

Help is on the way for small businesses in San Juan County through the New Mexico Small Business Continuity Grant. The cities of Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield and town of Kirtland and San Juan...

DATE: Sept. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

11 people charged in connection to fight at New Mexico detention center

After a lengthy investigation, 11 people were charged in connection to a disturbance that broke out at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center in New Mexico earlier this summer. San Juan County...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

‘Free speech zone’ takes root at busy New Mexico intersection

Like millions of people across the country, Damian Artalejo was horrified by the killing of George Floyd, who pleaded for his life while his neck was knelt on for nearly nine minutes by Minneapolis...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico agencies boost access ahead of hunting season

SANTA FE – New Mexico land and wildlife managers have finished work that will result in more access to state trust land for licensed hunters. The Land Office and the Game and Fish Department made...

DATE: Sept. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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