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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

More coronavirus testing planned at New Mexico meat plant

SUNLAND PARK, N.M. – Several dozen workers at a meat processing plant in southern New Mexico have tested positive for coronavirus as state health officials plan another round of testing at the...

DATE: May 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Sheriff accused of interfering in SWAT standoff is arrested

ESPAÑOLA, N.M. – A New Mexico sheriff suspected of showing up under the influence of alcohol to a SWAT standoff and trying to order officers away was arrested Thursday, authorities said. Rio Arriba...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police: Woman with COVID-19 refused to quarantine, charged

ESTANCIA, N.M. – Authorities say a New Mexico woman who tested positive for COVID-19 is facing charges after she refused to quarantine herself and visited several businesses. KOAT-TV in Albuquerque...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | 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 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | 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 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Durango doctor shares experience fighting COVID-19 in Farmington

FARMINGTON – When cases of COVID-19 began to rise in the region, Jenny Hargrove and her family discussed whether she should move out of their Durango home. Hargrove, an emergency medicine physician...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Local woodworker donates COVID-19 signs to Navajo Nation

Stepping up to help in a time of crisis was something woodworker Nicholas Beneli was thinking about when he saw the coronavirus hit the Navajo Nation so hard. Beneli, who is Navajo, owns Summit...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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