New Mexico Legislature passes delayed sick leave mandate

SANTA FE – New Mexico legislators March 19 passed a sweeping and contentious sick leave mandate for employees of private companies that would go into effect next year. The Senate voted 25-16 to...

DATE: March 24, 2021 | CATEGORY: Business

San Juan College designated as ‘voter friendly’

FARMINGTON – San Juan College is one of just over 230 campuses designated as a “voter friendly campus” by the Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and the National Association of Student...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

N.M. governor to call special session to legalize recreational marijuana

FARMINGTON – After the New Mexico legislative session ended with no resolution to the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced she will call the Legislature...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico distributes 1 million vaccine doses

FARMINGTON – The state of New Mexico officially surpassed 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, and on Friday, the Department of Health announced this makes the state No. 1 in the nation...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Bayfield gym teaches Native American fighting art

Flutes, kicks, spins and flips are common features of Bayfield’s newest gym, Nexus Guardian Art. To the regular bystander, Nexus lessons seem like a mixture of parkour, mixed martial arts and...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico governor signs bill allowing liquor delivery

FARMINGTON – After “significant revisions” in the House and Senate, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a House bill Wednesday to help small businesses and restaurants create a new revenue stream by...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Police use Taser on man twice before taking him into custody

FARMINGTON – After tasing him twice, Farmington police were able to apprehend a man who was allegedly yelling, acting belligerently and threatening to stab residents at an apartment. Police...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

High-speed chase ends in crash near Colorado-New Mexico line

New Mexico State Police were involved Friday in a high-speed car chase of a kidnapping suspect on U.S. Highway 491 that ended when the suspect crashed, according to the Colorado State Patrol. CSP...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lujan Grisham signs bill aimed at preventing catastrophic wildfires

FARMINGTON – In an effort to improve forest management, the Legislature and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham pushed through a House bill intended to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. According...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington police seek information about vandalism cases

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department is requesting help from the public to get information about multiple properties damaged by vandals. Nicole Brown, spokeswoman for the department, said...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington fire chief retiring

FARMINGTON – After almost 24 years serving the community as a member of the Farmington Fire Department, Chief David Burke will retire at the end of March. Burke started working at the Farmington...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

N.M. Rep. Deb Haaland confirmed as Interior secretary

FARMINGTON – The U.S. Senate confirmed New Mexico representative Deb Haaland to be secretary of the Interior Department, making her the first Native American to be nominated and confirmed for a...

DATE: March 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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