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Indian Health Services announces more funding for Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – During a visit Wednesday to the Navajo Nation, the Indian Health Services director announced additional funding has been allocated to its COVID-19 fight and emphasized the importance...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation says testing rate is high, which leads to more cases

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation is increasing testing options in hopes of gaining a clearer picture of the coronavirus’ spread throughout the reservation. A new testing site was added Tuesday for...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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

Doctors Without Borders deploys team to Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – Doctors Without Borders sent teams to assist Native American communities in northwest New Mexico, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the area. Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M., moving forward on freight line

FARMINGTON – San Juan County is moving forward with its plan to design and build a freight railroad line connecting to McKinley County. The county commission voted last week in favor of applying...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Celebrities call for donations to aid Navajo Nation in COVID-19 response

FARMINGTON – Tribal leaders issued a call for medical volunteers and additional donations of personal protective equipment Wednesday as COVID-19 continued its spread across the Navajo Nation. A...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Two men wanted for shooting at law enforcement in Four Corners

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is trying to track down two men in the Four Corners suspected of shooting at a federal officer earlier this week. Around 3:30 p.m. Thursday, an FBI special agent...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Navajo Nation ranks as third-highest infected area in country

FARMINGTON – As the number of COVID-19 cases increase on the Navajo Nation, tribal leaders are fighting for federal funding and resources to battle the outbreak. Wednesday brought an additional 104...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Navajo Nation extends closures, curfews into May

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation reauthorized an executive order this week to keep the tribal government closed and reduce services until May 17, President Jonathan Nez said. Although the executive...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation now has 1,206 coronavirus cases and 48 deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – The Navajo Department of Health has reported 63 new cases of coronavirus on the vast reservation with three more deaths. The Navajo Nation now has 1,206 positive COVID-19 cases...

DATE: April 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Coronavirus crisis deepens on Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation saw one of its biggest surges in positive COVID-19 cases this weekend, and the numbers continued to rise this week, tribal leaders said. Wednesday afternoon, the...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation orders 57-hour curfew to combat coronavirus spread

FARMINGTON – Navajo Nation tribal leaders have ordered a curfew to take effect this weekend as the coronavirus spreads across the Four Corners. The 57-hour curfew is issued for residents of the...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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