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

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

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