New Mexico mandates face masks at retail stores, restaurants

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is ordering workers at retail stores and restaurants to wear face coverings as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19, starting with big box...

DATE: May 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Northwest New Mexico a ‘hotbed’ for COVID-19 cases

FARMINGTON – While not out of the woods yet, public health officials said New Mexico is likely past its peak of COVID-19 cases, but the northwest corner of the state, including San Juan County,...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Will oil, natural gas price declines affect Four Corners revenue?

FARMINGTON – With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world, the global demand and consumption of oil took a sharp decline, culminating in a historic drop in oil prices last month. So what...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan College adapts to COVID-19 changes

FARMINGTON – As schools across the Four Corners extend closures, San Juan College in Farmington has implemented changes to increase engagement with current and prospective students. While New...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico to tap satellite tracking during wildfire season

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico has a new tool that could help crews get an early jump on any wildfires that might break out. The State Forestry Division will be getting real-time alerts via a...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico blocks roads into Gallup as virus cases surge

ALBUQUERQUE – The governor of New Mexico invoked the state’s Riot Control Act on Friday as she sealed off all roads to nonessential traffic in the city of Gallup to help control a surging...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Special prosecutor takes case of suspected drunk sheriff

SANTA FE – A special prosecutor has been appointed to lead a case involving a New Mexico sheriff accused of showing up drunk to a SWAT standoff. The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office named this...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico dairy industry drowning in glut of milk

SANTA FE (AP) – The COVID-19 pandemic is choking New Mexico’s dairy market, forcing many farmers to throw surplus milk into irrigation ponds. It’s a cruel double whammy. The statewide shutdown of...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three men, including two from Durango, arrested in connection with Bloomfield murder

FARMINGTON – Three suspects – including two men from Durango – have been arrested in connection with the death of a Bloomfield man on Thursday, the Bloomfield Police Department announced Friday....

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Law enforcement investigates shooting death in Bloomfield

FARMINGTON – A shooting Thursday in Bloomfield left one man dead and authorities are searching for the suspect, according to a news release issued by the Bloomfield Police Department. “This is a...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Navajo Nation ranks as third-highest infected area in country

FARMINGTON – As the number of COVID-19 cases increase on the Navajo Nation, tribal leaders are fighting for federal funding and resources to battle the outbreak. Wednesday brought an additional 104...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Liquor stores sat on sidelines, deemed nonessential

FARMINGTON – Adam Derizotis, owner of Zia Liquors west of Farmington, was one of the first local businesses to have employees wear masks and gloves, and offer contactless sales to customers. But...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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