Man who robbed Durango gas station avoids prison

A New Mexico man accused of stealing money bags from a Durango gas station in July 2019 was sentenced to three years at Hilltop House community corrections on Friday. Adrian Chavez, who was 39...

DATE: March 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Cortez woman sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for shooting

Kelsey Lynn Brown, who was convicted of shooting a firearm at an acquaintance who had given her a ride to Farmington, was sentenced Monday in 22nd Judicial District Court to serve 7.5 years in the...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County Fire and Rescue recognizes five for bravery

AZTEC – San Juan County Fire and Rescue recognized three San Juan County Sheriff’s Office personnel, Fire and Rescue Capt. Kendra Colomb and volunteer firefighter Brandon Elliot for their part in...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M., achieves Turquoise Level

FARMINGTON – San Juan County this week moved to the Turquoise Level on the state’s coronavirus color rating after the New Mexico Department of Health announced the updated county map. Just one...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

COVID-19 exposure app now includes New Mexico

FARMINGTON – New Mexicans have a new way of learning if they’ve been exposed to COVID-19 in public settings. The New Mexico Department of Health has launched the Exposure Notifications System app...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan College designated as ‘voter friendly’

FARMINGTON – San Juan College is one of just over 230 campuses designated as a “voter friendly campus” by the Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and the National Association of Student...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

COVID hair, don’t care: What salons have seen after shutdowns

FARMINGTON – For many, eased pandemic restrictions mean finally feeling safe enough to go to the hair salon. And for some, the trip is long overdue: Some clients are rolling into salons with...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

N.M. governor to call special session to legalize recreational marijuana

FARMINGTON – After the New Mexico legislative session ended with no resolution to the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced she will call the Legislature...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico Legislature assigns $1 billion in federal relief funds

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s Legislature is asserting its budgetary authority over $1.6 billion in new federal aid that dwarfs year-to-year spending adjustments, setting an agenda for economic recovery...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Police: New Mexico charges coming after killings in 2 states

ALBUQUERQUE – Charges were imminent against a man suspected of killing his ex-wife and three others in New Mexico in a series of slayings that include the beating death of a New Jersey resident he...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico distributes 1 million vaccine doses

FARMINGTON – The state of New Mexico officially surpassed 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, and on March 19, the Department of Health announced this makes the state No. 1 in the...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Lujan Grisham signs bill aimed at preventing catastrophic wildfires

FARMINGTON – In an effort to improve forest management, the Legislature and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham pushed through a House bill intended to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. According...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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