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

New Mexico town near vast reservation shuts everyone out

GALLUP, N.M. – Like clockwork, payday arrives and tens of thousands of people from the Navajo reservation and other rural stretches along the New Mexico-Arizona border flood into Gallup, a...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico start-ups face tough times despite support system

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – After the Great Recession pummeled the economy in 2008 and 2009, venture investment in New Mexico ground to a near halt as struggling venture-backed startups crashed and burned...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Forecast show severe economic fallout for N.M. state government

SANTA FE – The economic fallout in New Mexico from the coronavirus pandemic is likely to wipe out between $2.1 billion and $3.9 billion in previously anticipated state government income by...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Tea Party Super PAC calls GOP US House hopeful a ‘liberal’

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – A new ad by Super PAC working to elect Tea Party-leaning candidates in U.S. House races is comparing one GOP hopeful to Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and calling her “a...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Virtual event created by Farmington Visitors Bureau aims to support local artists

FARMINGTON – As physical-distancing practices continue and more events like Farmington’s Spring Art Walk and the Riverfest Fine Arts Festival are canceled, virtual art walks are springing up to...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Celebrities call for donations to aid Navajo Nation in COVID-19 response

FARMINGTON – Tribal leaders issued a call for medical volunteers and additional donations of personal protective equipment Wednesday as COVID-19 continued its spread across the Navajo Nation. A...

DATE: May 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Group demands details about deaths of endangered wolves

FARMINGTON – A wildlife activist group has filed Freedom of Information Act requests in hopes of understanding why federal agencies killed four Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico. The Center for...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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