New Mexico

Three dead from drinking hand sanitizer

FARMINGTON – There have been three reported deaths resulting from methanol poisoning contained in hand sanitizer, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. The state agency announced the...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan Basin Public Health reports six new COVID-19 cases from people visiting Southwest Colorado

San Juan Basin Public Health reported six positive COVID-19 cases among people who were tested locally, but who do not live in La Plata or Archuleta counties. SJBPH reported 96 total cases in the...

DATE: June 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico reopens breweries as COVID-19 cases trend upward

FARMINGTON – The state of New Mexico took a big step toward reopening recently when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced breweries could open with limited occupancy. But the data show COVID-19...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Suspect in Colorado killing arrested in New Mexico

FARMINGTON – A suspect in a killing in Colorado was arrested in Española, north of Santa Fe, after a car chase and foot pursuit, according to the New Mexico State Police. Richard Martinez of...

DATE: June 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico will lift many business restrictions on June 1

SANTA FE — New Mexico will allow restaurants, shopping malls and salons to reopen at limited capacity starting on Monday, June 1, as state health regulators relax restrictions aimed at slowing the...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Amazon fulfillment center to bring jobs to Albuquerque

ALBUQUERQUE – Construction has started on a Amazon fulfillment center that is expected to bring 1,000 full-time jobs to the region, company officials said. Amazon said Tuesday that work has begun...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico governor slammed for buying jewelry amid closures

SANTA FE – Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham is facing criticism for a jewelry purchase from a store in Albuquerque that had closed its retail locations after she issued a public health order...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington-area businesses finally get OK for curbside pickup

FARMINGTON – San Juan County businesses will be allowed to begin opening with restrictions on Saturday, according to the state’s new public health order. The announcement was made during Gov....

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Construction starts in New Mexico on 35K acres for wind farm

SANTA FE – Construction has started on 35,000 acres of state trust land for the La Joya Wind Farm in New Mexico’s Torrance County. The project about 10 miles west of the Village of Encino includes...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico start-ups face tough times despite support system

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – After the Great Recession pummeled the economy in 2008 and 2009, venture investment in New Mexico ground to a near halt as struggling venture-backed startups crashed and burned...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

2020 Connie Mack World Series canceled by COVID-19

One of the great sports traditions in the Four Corners has been canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Connie Mack World Series , which has been held each year in Farmington since 1965,...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Sports

New Mexico dairy industry drowning in glut of milk

SANTA FE (AP) – The COVID-19 pandemic is choking New Mexico’s dairy market, forcing many farmers to throw surplus milk into irrigation ponds. It’s a cruel double whammy. The statewide shutdown of...

DATE: April 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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