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

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 | 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

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

Arizona county leads in COVID-19-cases on Navajo Nation

Arizona’s Apache County has now surpasses neighboring McKinley County in New Mexico as having the most COIVD-19 cases on the Navajo Nation. Health officials reported 141 additional COVID-19 cases...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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