Census hasn’t always counted Native Americans. Now it tries.

Norbert Nez is worried about the census. A self-described map enthusiast, he took a job with the Census Bureau in 1990 as an enumerator fresh out of college and eager to find a decent-paying job....

DATE: Aug. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal agency sets guidelines for reopening Native American schools

The Bureau of Indian Education set guidelines last week for reopening that would compel at least 53 tribal schools under its jurisdiction to begin in-person teaching. The decision, which includes...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico man accused of driving impaired for the 14th time

FARMINGTON – A Kirtland man is accused of driving impaired for the 14th time after being pulled over recently with a 30-pack of beer in his vehicle, authorities said. Farmington police said...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Online food hub in Farmington aims to expand farming, local food systems

FARMINGTON – An online food hub allowing people and businesses to place orders with local farmers has launched amid the coronavirus pandemic and a renewed focus on shopping local. The goal of the...

DATE: Aug. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation moves toward virtual learning

FARMINGTON – Even with case rates slowing on the Navajo Nation, schools are likely to implement virtual learning for the fall semester, with funding support from the federal CARES Act. The Navajo...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

N.M. Supreme Court says governor can fine businesses

FARMINGTON – The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has the authority to fine businesses that do not follow public health orders. The New Mexico Restaurant...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Virus diaries: We eloped, just not the way we’d planned

SANTA FE — The plan was to elope in April in New York City, where my fiancee, Julie Trolle, lived. When the coronavirus hit, I canceled my flight from El Paso, where I was covering immigration....

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Green chile distributors to sell directly to public

ALBUQUERQUE — New Mexico green chile distributors say health restrictions amid the pandemic are forcing them to sell chiles directly to the public. KOB-TV in Albuquerque reports distributors have...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

BLM to host meetings about Chaco park plan

FARMINGTON – Four virtual open houses about the draft Farmington Mancos-Gallup Resource Management plan will be held this month, which will allow the affected communities to submit public comment....

DATE: Aug. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Prosecutor wants to try juvenile as adult in New Mexico athlete’s death

SANTA FE — Prosecutors plan to seek adult criminal sanctions against a 16-year-old defendant in the killing of a standout high school basketball player in New Mexico, Santa Fe-based District...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. House candidates distancing from Cowboys for Trump leader

Associated Press RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Two U.S. House hopefuls in a crucial southern New Mexico race are distancing themselves from a Cowboys for Trump leader who said some Black athletes should “go...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Democrat for U.S. Senate releases ad around dad’s cancer fight

RIO RANCHO — Democrat U.S. hopeful Ben Ray Luján released a television ad Tuesday touting his support for expanding Medicaid while pointing to his father’s fight with cancer. The commercial airing...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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