With no action by Washington, states race to offer virus aid

SANTA FE — Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Albuquerque is among finalist locations for Space Command

ALBUQUERQUE – The city of Albuquerque has announced that it is being considered to permanently house the U.S. Space Command, the latest of 11 unified command under the U.S. Department of Defense....

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Free school meals available for pickup in Farmington during winter break

Farmington Municipal Schools will provide free packs of seven meals for pick up on Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 during the winter break for families that need support feeding children at home. “We know...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Canvassing board certifies Joe Biden’s win in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – The state canvassing board on Tuesday certified Joe Biden’s win in New Mexico, delivering the state’s five electoral votes to the Democrat. The approval came as the board was forced...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Cut off: School closings leave rural New Mexico students isolated

CUBA, N.M. The midday arrival of a school bus at Cyliss Castillo’s home on the remote edge of a mesa breaks up the long days of boredom and isolation for the high school senior. The driver hands...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico wary of oil downturn as agencies trim budgets

SANTA FE – State legislators kept a wary eye Tuesday on trends in oil prices and production as the number of active drilling rigs and new wells has plummeted from pre-pandemic levels, threatening a...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico ski resorts will delay opening amid pandemic

SANTA FE – Multiple ski resorts in New Mexico have delayed their scheduled openings this month in response to state-mandated COVID-19 lockdown orders that went into effect Monday. The regulations...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Election revives recreational pot initiatives in New Mexico

SANTA FE – State legislators are rekindling efforts to open New Mexico to recreational marijuana production and sales, with an emphasis on economic opportunity amid the turmoil of the coronavirus...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Report: New Mexico’s outdoor economy growing faster than US

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s outdoor recreation economy is outpacing the industry’s growth nationwide, but state officials said Wednesday that there’s more work that could be done to help the industry...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

N.M. governor hopes ‘pause’ will blunt virus surge

SANTA FE – People are being asked to stay home and gyms, salons, golf courses and other nonessential businesses will have to close for two weeks under public health restrictions reimposed Friday by...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation accuses farmers of illegally growing hemp

SHIPROCK — The Navajo Nation has sued nearly three dozen people, accusing them of illegally growing hemp or marijuana on the reservation. The lawsuit filed earlier this week in the Shiprock...

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

Farmington High School grad tells a story of forgiveness

In 2002, Sarah Swindell was living the perfect life. Her husband, Greg, had just won the World Series with the Houston Astros, and she had just had her fourth child, a son. Little did she suspect...

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

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