BLM to hold public meeting about solar project near Farmington

FARMINGTON – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced it will hold an information session about a proposed solar project near Farmington. The session will be a virtual workshop via Zoom from 6...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Senators seek to designate Gila River ‘wild and scenic’

ALBUQUERQUE – Portions of the Gila River would be designated as “wild and scenic” under legislation unveiled Tuesday by New Mexico’s two U.S. senators. Spanning parts of New Mexico and Arizona, the...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico cattle ranchers fear ‘demise’ of industry

OJO CALIENTE, N.M. — Gerald and Claudio Chacon continue a tradition their family started in the late-1800s — raising herds of cattle in rural Rio Arriba County. Both men had careers outside...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation member nominated for pet rescue work on reservations

FARMINGTON – A Navajo Nation member is a finalist for the Petco Foundation’s national Unsung Hero Award for his work caring for and improving the health condition of pets on reservations in the...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico, Farmington enforce fire restrictions

New Mexico and the city of Farmington have announced fire restrictions to protect communities, firefighters, first responders and natural resources. The Energy, Minerals and Natural Resources...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico auditor pressures Gallup hospital for records

SANTA FE – Leaders of a critical care hospital in the middle of a coronavirus hot spot in Gallup, New Mexico, are coming under mounting pressure to comply with a financial audit amid complaints of...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Coronavirus surges with emergency order close to expiration

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is weighing whether to extend major provisions of an emergency health order that limits nonessential business activity and bans gatherings of more...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

As regional businesses reopen, many in Farmington remain closed

FARMINGTON – While nonessential businesses in Durango and most of New Mexico begin to reopen, San Juan County remains under stricter restrictions. A new survey shows Farmington business owners are...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Doctors Without Borders deploys team to Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – Doctors Without Borders sent teams to assist Native American communities in northwest New Mexico, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the area. Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico opens COVID-19 testing to all workers in state

SANTA FE – New Mexico officials have announced that COVID-19 testing is now available for all workers in the state. The New Mexico Department of Health said Monday testing would be open to...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico woman, 105, who beat 1918 flu, has COVID-19

GALLUP, N.M. – A 105-year-old New Mexico woman who beat back the 1918 flu that killed millions, including her mother and infant sister, is battling COVID-19. The Gallup Independent reports Lubica...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M., moving forward on freight line

FARMINGTON – San Juan County is moving forward with its plan to design and build a freight railroad line connecting to McKinley County. The county commission voted last week in favor of applying...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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