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Gov. Jared Polis has issued a statewide stay-at-home order for non-essential workers and activities.

New Mexico

New Mexico cancels national tourism campaign amid virus

RIO RANCHO, N.M – The Santa Fe Plaza is empty. So are the narrow streets of the adobe-laden historic district in the heart of Albuquerque. The ski lifts are idle, the galleries are shuttered, and...

DATE: March 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico State Police to enforce ‘non-essential’ business closures

FARMINGTON – After closing nonessential businesses, New Mexico is now considering how to enforce the order. In doing so, the state is better defining what are “essential” and “nonessential”...

DATE: March 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

FBI reports rise in COVID-19 scams

FARMINGTON – Public officials and law enforcement agencies have issued public warnings against scams and cyber criminals targeting information and relief action related to COVID-19. New Mexico...

DATE: March 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico works to meet child care needs amid COVID-19 outbreak

FARMINGTON – After the announcement of a state of emergency and K-12 schools closing for at least three weeks in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, New Mexico state agencies have created emergency...

DATE: March 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Team from San Juan County plans to row across Atlantic Ocean

AZTEC – Two officers with the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office are raising funds to row 3,000 miles across the Atlantic Ocean, from the west coast of Africa east to the Caribbean island of Antigua....

DATE: March 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico suspends K-12 classes for 3 weeks on virus fears

SANTA FE — New Mexico’s governor announced Thursday that K-12 schools will close for three weeks in an effort to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus. Public health officials also banned mass...

DATE: March 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico declares state of emergency as coronavirus breaks out

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham declared a state of emergency Wednesday shortly after announcing that New Mexico has its first three cases of COVID-19. In a news conference Wednesday afternoon,...

DATE: March 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico to address lingering concerns of Gold King Mine spill

FARMINGTON – As the five-year anniversary of the Gold King Mine spill nears, the New Mexico Environment Department is holding feedback session with Navajo farmers to ease worries surrounding any...

DATE: March 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

The science of sunsets and the secrets of alpenglow

FARMINGTON – No matter how many times we have seen the sun set in a blaze of reds and oranges, we are often left amazed. We take pictures, call friends and family and post the images to social...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Recreational marijuana remains out of reach for New Mexico

FARMINGTON – Colorado might have led the way in legalizing recreational marijuana, but not every state in the Four Corners shares its support of the green leaf. A bill in New Mexico’s Legislature...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can N.M. become an asset to U.S. Space Force?

FARMINGTON – The headquarters of the newly formed U.S. Space Force might be headed to Colorado, but New Mexico would like a slice of the galactic pie. In a letter to the chief of space operations...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Bill aims to address Native American voter disenfranchisement

FARMINGTON – A bill to protect Native American voting rights ahead of the 2020 presidential election is under consideration in the U.S. House of Representatives, led by members of the New Mexico...

DATE: Feb. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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