New Mexico governor slammed for buying jewelry amid closures

SANTA FE – Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is facing criticism for a jewelry purchase from a store in Albuquerque that had closed its retail locations after she issued a public health order...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Urgent care clinic opens in Farmington, despite coronavirus uncertainties

FARMINGTON – A new urgent care clinic has opened in Farmington, and one of its first services being provided to the community is free drive-up COVID-19 testing. American Family Care Urgent Care...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three Rivers Brewery to close until business environment improves

FARMINGTON – Three Rivers Brewery, open since 1997, has announced it will temporarily close because of the unstable business environment and strict regulations stemming from the coronavirus...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico governor blocks plans to reopen drive-in theater

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has blocked the reopening of a popular northern New Mexico drive-in movie theater despite city officials believing they had the OK. The governor’s...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Officials expect $31M loss for New Mexico’s largest airport

ALBUQUERQUE — A dramatic drop in commercial air traffic at New Mexico’s largest airport and a predicted slow recovery is expected to result in a revenue loss of an estimated $31 million for...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Hundreds protest state-ordered closures in Farmington

FARMINGTON – Protesters on Thursday lined both sides of Farmington’s Main Street in front of the Animas Valley Mall to demand businesses and state parks reopen throughout New Mexico. More than 500...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County reports year’s first human case of West Nile

SANTA FE – New Mexico health officials confirmed Thursday that the state has its first human case of West Nile virus infection this year. The health department said the patient, a San Juan County...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

N.M. is likely to reopen restaurants, malls June 1

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham set a June 1 target date to restart dine-in service at restaurants and reopen gyms, hair salons and shopping malls at limited capacity. Those...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Jail inmates and staff being tested in San Juan County, N.M.

FARMINGTON – San Juan County announced it will keep testing all staff and detainees at the county-run facilities for the novel coronavirus, with the support of the New Mexico Department of Health....

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Advocates push BLM to delay drill permitting during COVID pandemic

FARMINGTON – Environmental advocates are calling on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Farmington office to postpone on-site visits – part of the permitting process – to proposed oil and gas...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation says testing rate is high, which leads to more cases

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation is increasing testing options in hopes of gaining a clearer picture of the coronavirus’ spread throughout the reservation. A new testing site was added Tuesday for...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington-area businesses finally get OK for curbside pickup

FARMINGTON – San Juan County businesses will be allowed to begin opening with restrictions on Saturday, according to the state’s new public health order. The announcement was made during Gov....

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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