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

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

New Mexico extends stay-at-home order

FARMINGTON – Colorado might be lifting its stay-at-home order on Sunday, but the governor of New Mexico has announced an extension of her stay-at-home order. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Airman charged with murder in death of Farmington woman

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – Prosecutors in Arizona have filed murder, kidnapping and theft charges against a U.S. Air Force airman suspected in the death of a Sunday school teacher who had been living in...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Group: Santa Fe homes on market hit record low

SANTA FE – Homes on the market hit a record low in New Mexico’s Capital amid a slowdown and the spread of COVID-19. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports the number of single-family homes on the market...

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

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

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