Walmart in Farmington closes for cleaning

FARMINGTON – A Walmart store in Farmington closed Thursday afternoon to allow a third-party cleaning crew to sanitize the building. The Walmart on East Main Street shut its doors at 2 p.m. and...

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

‘Buy local’ push picks up steam in New Mexico amid shutdown

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jenny Gonzales, owner of Los Ranchos’ Culture Club Salon, said she has seen firsthand this year how local businesses are able to lift one another up — even during the...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico university to offer industrial hemp certificate

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Regents at New Mexico Highlands University have approved a new program that will offer students a certificate in industrial hemp entrepreneurship. Approval came earlier this...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

A wandering young lion tracked 558 miles to Mesa Verde

A roaming young mountain lion has arrived at Mesa Verde National Park after traveling 558 miles from central New Mexico, wildlife officials report. The young male was fitted with a GPS collar by...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Shaky optimism surfaces as San Juan County reopens

FARMINGTON – As New Mexico rapidly approached more than 100,000 positive cases of COVID-19, the latest health order from the governor’s office allows businesses to reopen with restrictions. The...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

With no action by Washington, states race to offer virus aid

SANTA FE — Faulting inaction in Washington, governors and state lawmakers are racing to get pandemic relief to small-business owners, the unemployed, renters and others whose livelihoods have been...

DATE: Nov. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Albuquerque is among finalist locations for Space Command

ALBUQUERQUE – The city of Albuquerque has announced that it is being considered to permanently house the U.S. Space Command, the latest of 11 unified command under the U.S. Department of Defense....

DATE: Nov. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Free school meals available for pickup in Farmington during winter break

Farmington Municipal Schools will provide free packs of seven meals for pick up on Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 during the winter break for families that need support feeding children at home. “We know...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Canvassing board certifies Joe Biden’s win in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – The state canvassing board on Tuesday certified Joe Biden’s win in New Mexico, delivering the state’s five electoral votes to the Democrat. The approval came as the board was forced...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Cut off: School closings leave rural New Mexico students isolated

CUBA, N.M. The midday arrival of a school bus at Cyliss Castillo’s home on the remote edge of a mesa breaks up the long days of boredom and isolation for the high school senior. The driver hands...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico wary of oil downturn as agencies trim budgets

SANTA FE – State legislators kept a wary eye Tuesday on trends in oil prices and production as the number of active drilling rigs and new wells has plummeted from pre-pandemic levels, threatening a...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico ski resorts will delay opening amid pandemic

SANTA FE – Multiple ski resorts in New Mexico have delayed their scheduled openings this month in response to state-mandated COVID-19 lockdown orders that went into effect Monday. The regulations...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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