New Mexico overhauls pandemic isolation rules for travelers

SANTA FE — New Mexico is allowing two new exceptions to self-quarantine requirements for travelers entering or returning to the state as health officials try to keep outside coronavirus outbreaks...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico starts offering rescue loans to small businesses

SANTA FE, N.M. — State finance officials started accepting applications Wednesday for low-interest loans that are designed to help small businesses endure the financial stress of the coronavirus...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico school officially dumps Spanish conquistador name

LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A southern New Mexico school district blocked efforts Tuesday to repeal a vote to change the name of a high school named after a brutal Spanish conquistador. After hours of...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Judiciary weighs challenge to New Mexico stay-at-home order

SANTA FE — The New Mexico state Supreme Court is weighing whether the governor has the authority to levy hefty fines against businesses as she enforces a public health order to slow the spread of...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Herrell picked up endorsement ex-Democratic congressman

RIO RANCHO, N.M. — A Republican seeking to unseat Democratic U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small in a crucial House seat in New Mexico has picked up an endorsement from a former Democratic congressman....

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Democrat for U.S. Senate releases ad around dad’s cancer fight

RIO RANCHO — Democrat U.S. hopeful Ben Ray Luján released a television ad Tuesday touting his support for expanding Medicaid while pointing to his father’s fight with cancer. The commercial airing...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Prosecutor wants to try juvenile as adult in New Mexico athlete’s death

SANTA FE — Prosecutors plan to seek adult criminal sanctions against a 16-year-old defendant in the killing of a standout high school basketball player in New Mexico, Santa Fe-based District...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. House candidates distancing from Cowboys for Trump leader

Associated Press RIO RANCHO, N.M. — Two U.S. House hopefuls in a crucial southern New Mexico race are distancing themselves from a Cowboys for Trump leader who said some Black athletes should “go...

DATE: Aug. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico restaurant in sign flap gets permit suspended

KIRKLAND, N.M. – A New Mexico restaurant that sparked anger for erecting a sign that blamed China for the pandemic has had its food service permit suspended. The Farmington Daily Times reports the...

DATE: July 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico restaurants bristle at rolling back indoor dining

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s revamped public health order took effect Monday, and some restaurant owners aren’t happy that they have been ordered to roll back indoor dining....

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico spends $66,000 asking neighboring states to wear a mask

FARMINGTON – New Mexico, which relies heavily on summer tourism, is asking neighboring states Arizona and Texas to be aware of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions before planning a visit. The New...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Gov. Lujan Grisham: No contact sports permitted in New Mexico in fall 2020

New Mexico won’t see the beginning of football and soccer seasons this fall. In Thursday afternoon’s COVID-19 press conference from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, it was announced contact sports such...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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