Liquor stores sat on sidelines, deemed nonessential

FARMINGTON – Adam Derizotis, owner of Zia Liquors west of Farmington, was one of the first local businesses to have employees wear masks and gloves, and offer contactless sales to customers. But...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Appeal: New Mexico ignored rules in approval of nuke site work

ALBUQUERQUE – A watchdog group asked the New Mexico Court of Appeals to put the brakes on a key construction project at the nation’s only underground nuclear waste repository. The Southwest...

DATE: April 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Journalist tackles recovery in new podcast

ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – At times, listening to the path that Vic Vela has taken can be numbing. Yet, when he speaks about his journey, brutal honesty has to be there. “My path to recovery consists of me...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

N.M. Department of Health to hold COVID-19 testing in Farmington

The New Mexico Department of Health will offer free COVID-19 drive-up testing from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday and Monday at McGee Park, 41 Road 5568, in Farmington. The health department is offering...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington Chamber aims to provide resources to small businesses

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Chamber of Commerce is offering resources to small businesses. “We, as a city, as the Chamber and as San Juan County, are all working really hard to advocate for the...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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

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

Virus forecast model from defense team in Los Alamos draws attention

SANTA FE – A team of national defense scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory that studies contagions with award-winning accuracy has developed its own U.S. forecast for the spread of the...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Luján keeps money edge in open U.S. Senate race in New Mexico

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján continues to hold a comfortable fundraising edge over his GOP opponents in a race for open Senate seat in New Mexico,...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, is domestic violence on the rise?

FARMINGTON – During the heightened anxiety of the coronavirus pandemic, what happens if one’s home has never been a safe place? Advocates worry survivors and possible victims of domestic violence...

DATE: April 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan College, businesses partner to create protective equipment

FARMINGTON – As regional hospitals and health care providers put out requests for personal protective equipment, a New Mexico Tech student started brainstorming how he could help. Logan Byrom, a...

DATE: April 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Coronavirus crisis deepens on Navajo Nation

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

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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