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New Mexico official in video blames ‘Asians’ for virus

DEMING, N.M. – A southern New Mexico county official is under fire for posting a social media video casting blame for the novel coronavirus pandemic on “Asians.” Luna County Safety and Risk...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque police: Man fatally shot during welfare check

ALBUQUERQUE – A man is dead after being shot by Albuquerque police after officers went to make a welfare check on the person. The Albuquerque Journal reports that police said the incident occurred...

DATE: March 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Mountain lion management plan sets goals for west Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION – A draft plan by the Colorado Parks and Wildlife department would maintain stable populations of mountain lions in western Colorado. The plan would establish a special management...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico election regulators want mail-in-only primary because of coronavirus

SANTA FE, N.M. – Local elections official petitioned the New Mexico Supreme Court for permission to conduct the June 2 primary election by mail, asserting that the coronavirus pandemic makes it...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo Nation issues curfew as virus spreads

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation issued a curfew effective Monday morning, as the number of COVID-19 cases jumped and there were two confirmed deaths Sunday. President Jonathan Nez and Vice...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 49 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

N.M. sheriff suspected of showing up drunk to standoff

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is reviewing a case involving a sheriff who police said showed up drunk to a SWAT standoff and tried to order officers away. Attorney...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Polis says spread of coronavirus is slowing, but second person in 40s has died

CENTENNIAL – Measures limiting Coloradans’ movement may have begun to slow the spread of the new coronavirus in the state, Gov. Jared Polis said Monday. Polis said the number of people affected by...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | UPDATED: 14 hours 49 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Regional News

Supplies brought to Navajos who lack running water at home

ALBUQUERQUE – Health officials have been telling people for weeks to wash their hands thoroughly to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. That’s not always an easy task on the Navajo Nation,...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Increase of Colorado police impersonators connected to virus

DENVER – Some Colorado law enforcement agencies reported an increase in police impersonators pulling over drivers since the governor ordered residents to stay at home to slow the spread of the...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Moose that trampled woman in Breckenridge yard is euthanized

BRECKENRIDGE – A moose that trampled a woman in her yard in Breckenridge has been euthanized after showing aggression, Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials said. The woman suffered broken bones in...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa Fe police lieutenant faces domestic violence charge

SANTA FE – A Santa Fe police lieutenant has been placed on alternative duty after he was arrested for domestic violence. Court records show Christopher McCord faces an aggravated battery with a...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico primary challengers face uphill fight amid virus

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – For weeks, Carrie Hamblen has knocked on doors, shook hands at festivals, and passed out campaign material in her effort to unseat Sen. Mary Kay Papen – one of the most powerful...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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