New Mexico reports second highest daily COVID-19 death count

SANTA FE – New Mexico health officials said Friday that another 43 people in the state have died because of COVID-19 complications, marking the second highest daily death toll since the pandemic...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Auditor: New Mexico MLK panel failed to meet fiscal duties

ALBUQUERQUE – The Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission and its executive director are failing to meet their fiscal responsibilities, according to audit findings released by State Auditor Brian...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Santa Fe approves new short-term rental restrictions

SANTA FE – City officials in Santa Fe have approved new restrictions for short-term rental owners who offer rooms and homes as vacation lodging in an effort to curtail the number of rentals...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico expects vaccine delivery with day of approval

SANTA FE – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Thursday the first doses of coronavirus vaccine from drug maker Pfizer are expected to arrive in New Mexico within 24 hours of pending federal...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Lawsuit alleges secrecy at New Mexico prison agency

SANTA FE – A newly founded watchdog organization on prison conditions says it is colliding with a culture of secrecy at the New Mexico Corrections Department that may interfere with monitoring...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Immigrant requests pour in for New Mexico virus relief money

SANTA FE – New Mexico officials have received tens of thousands of applications for virus relief payments meant for residents regardless of immigration status. State lawmakers recently approved $5...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Navajo officials work to add sites for virus isolation, care

FARMINGTON – Navajo health officials are working to boost the number of isolation and alternate care sites for those infected with the coronavirus. The tribe had awarded a $50 million contract to...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico begins sewage testing for COVID-19 at prisons

SANTA FE – New Mexico has begun monitoring sewage from prisons and youth rehabilitation facilities to more efficiently detect COVID-19 outbreaks in the southwest region of the state, the state...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico seeks court’s protection from business lawsuits

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s governor and top health officials are trying to fend off a flurry of lawsuits by businesses owners who say financial losses caused by the state’s pandemic health orders...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Predictions vary on New Mexico higher education enrollment

SANTA FE – Here’s a question even the most educated are having trouble answering: Will college enrollment go up or down in New Mexico next year? Community college and university officials said...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Albuquerque plans to turn old hospital into homeless shelter

ALBUQUERQUE – City officials are planning to buy a former Albuquerque hospital and turn it into a homeless shelter and services hub. Mayor Tim Keller said Tuesday that the city is working to...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

New Mexico prepared for rationing care if pandemic worsens

ALBUQUERQUE – Top health officials say New Mexico has a solid plan in place to stretch hospital and health care resources as far as possible before having to ration care, but they also warned...

DATE: Dec. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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