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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

Flyover speeds by Southwest Memorial in Cortez

Locals spread in front of Southwest Memorial Hospital Friday morning with eyes to the skies as two Colorado Air National Guard jets sped by on a flyover over Southwest Colorado. Cortez was one stop...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

Durango charges forward on electric vehicle readiness

The city of Durango and La Plata Electric Association see a future in which Durangoans are buying more electric vehicles and helping the city become more environmentally sustainable. That future is...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez announces layoffs, limited recreational opportunities

Cortez residents will still be able to recreate this summer, although it will look different. On May 12, the City Council approved a series of recreation-related items, including the closure of the...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | 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

U.S. Supreme Court hears Colorado case on Electoral College voters

In the heat of the 2016 presidential election, Micheal Baca, a member of the Electoral College in Colorado, cast his presidential ballot for Republican Ohio Gov. John Kasich, even though Democrat...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. Rep. Buck forms special panel to review GOP ballot issues

GRAND JUNCTION — The chairman of the Colorado Republican Party, U.S. Rep. Ken Buck, has formed a special commission to review the party’s assembly nomination and ballot designation processes, some...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rapid COVID-19 testing arrives at Southwest Memorial

Lab equipment for rapid testing of COVID-19 arrived Thursday at Southwest Memorial Hospital. The much-anticipated BD MAX Lab Analyzer produces test results in two to four hours, compared with two...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Air National Guard to fly over Southwest Colorado on Friday

Colorado Air National Guard jets will fly over Southwest Colorado Friday to boost morale and honor people working on the front lines of the coronavirus outbreak. The F-16 Fighting Falcon flyover...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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