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Colorado governor allows hospitals to transfer, deny patients

DENVER – As Colorado experiences its highest hospitalization rate of COVID-19 patients, Gov. Jared Polis issued an executive order authorizing the state health department to order hospitals and...

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

New Mexico aims to boost virus testing with saliva samples

ALBUQUERQUE – New Mexico on Monday started offering limited saliva testing as health officials look to boost the state’s capacity for COVID-19 testing while spread of the virus remained unchecked...

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

Police: Man fired flare into fuel-soaked car near station

DENVER – A man was arrested on suspicion of reckless endangerment and arson after firing a flare gun into his car, which contained items soaked with gasoline outside a Denver police station,...

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

New Mexico reports 2,468 new COVID-19 cases, 33 more deaths

SANTA FE – Health officials in New Mexico on Sunday reported 2,468 new COVID-19 cases and 33 additional deaths. That increases the state’s totals to 81,896 cases and 1,383 known deaths since the...

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

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: Regional News

Some New Mexico essential business close because of virus spike

ALBUQUERQUE – Some New Mexico essential businesses have been shut down because of a substantial increase in coronavirus cases. A new edict announced Thursday allows the New Mexico Department of...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Utility company proposes car rebate plan in Colorado

DENVER – A utility company has proposed a plan in Colorado to offer rebates to incentivize people to buy more electric vehicles. Xcel Energy’s rebates would total $130 million, the Denver Post ...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Officials: Southeastern New Mexico roundup nets 100 arrests

ROSWELL, N.M. – Law enforcement officers arrested 100 people in southeastern New Mexico as federal, state and local agencies conducted a roundup over several days, officials said. U.S. Marshal...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Governor names Colorado Supreme Court appointee

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday selected Maria Encarnacion Berkenkotter as his first Colorado Supreme Court appointee. “Throughout her career, she has shown a keen ability to render sound and wise...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Panel recommends four for appointment to New Mexico high court

ALBUQUERQUE – Three current judges and one retired judge have been nominated for appointment to fill a vacancy on the New Mexico Supreme Court. A state nominating commission on Thursday met...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Teacher vacations one reason to close schools in New Mexico

SANTA FE – On top of the exploding number of COVID-19 cases, school officials are citing another factor for closing down in-person learning – teacher vacations. Worried in part that their staff...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Colorado governor sets start for COVID-19 special session

DENVER – Colorado lawmakers will convene Nov. 30 in a special session to craft a relief package for businesses, restaurants, bars, child care providers, landlords, tenants, public school students...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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