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Navajo Nation issues stay-at-home order as cases rise

FARMINGTON – With the number of positive COVID-19 cases reaching 29, the Navajo Nation re-issued a stay-at-home order and urged all non-essential businesses to close Monday, according to Navajo...

DATE: March 24, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County (Colorado) limits backcountry recreation to locals

San Juan County (Colorado) Sheriff Bruce Conrad has issued a “locals only” policy prohibiting backcountry recreation, including skiing and snowmobiling, on all lands within the county to minimize...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Navajo Nation reaches 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19

FARMINGTON – Navajo Nation announced it had 14 confirmed cases of COVID-19 on Thursday evening, two days after its first confirmed positive case was found Tuesday. As a result, Navajo Nation...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

FBI reports rise in COVID-19 scams

FARMINGTON – Public officials and law enforcement agencies have issued public warnings against scams and cyber criminals targeting information and relief action related to COVID-19. New Mexico...

DATE: March 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico works to meet child care needs amid COVID-19 outbreak

FARMINGTON – After the announcement of a state of emergency and K-12 schools closing for at least three weeks in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Mexico state agencies have created emergency...

DATE: March 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M., declares state of emergency

FARMINGTON – San Juan County, N.M., issued a declaration of emergency Monday afternoon because of the COVID-19 outbreak sweeping across the country. As of Tuesday morning, there have been no...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 31 minutes ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Drive-thru COVID-19 assessments underway in San Juan County, N.M.

FARMINGTON – San Juan Regional Medical Center has established a drive-thru assessment area for people experiencing flu or cold-like symptoms. The external assessment area is located in parking...

DATE: March 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New coronavirus hits New Mexico, visiting actor

SANTA FE, N.M. – New Mexico’s governor urged the Trump administration on Monday to help the state expand testing capacity for the new coronavirus as a positive test result by recently visiting...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Team from San Juan County plans to row across Atlantic Ocean

AZTEC — Two officers with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office are raising funds to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, from the west coast of Africa east to the Caribbean island of Antigua....

DATE: March 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Santa Fe Archdiocese shuts churches, schools due to outbreak

The Roman Catholic archdiocese for Albuquerque, Santa Fe and other parts of central and northern New Mexico has announced the immediate closings of its churches and schools “until further notice"...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Police get tips on 30-year-old bowling alley massacre case

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – Detectives are examining dozens of new tips related to the massacre at a southern New Mexico bowling alley more than 30 years ago after the announcement of a new reward. The tips...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Is Aztec becoming Durango’s bedroom community?

AZTEC – Born and raised in Durango, Angela Romero and her husband decided to venture into the world of homeownership when they learned the condo they leased was going to be sold. Yet, when Romero...

DATE: March 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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