Election revives recreational pot initiatives in New Mexico

SANTA FE – State legislators are rekindling efforts to open New Mexico to recreational marijuana production and sales, with an emphasis on economic opportunity amid the turmoil of the coronavirus...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Report: New Mexico’s outdoor economy growing faster than US

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s outdoor recreation economy is outpacing the industry’s growth nationwide, but state officials said Wednesday that there’s more work that could be done to help the industry...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

N.M. governor hopes ‘pause’ will blunt virus surge

SANTA FE – People are being asked to stay home and gyms, salons, golf courses and other nonessential businesses will have to close for two weeks under public health restrictions reimposed Friday by...

DATE: Nov. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation accuses farmers of illegally growing hemp

SHIPROCK — The Navajo Nation has sued nearly three dozen people, accusing them of illegally growing hemp or marijuana on the reservation. The lawsuit filed earlier this week in the Shiprock...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington High School grad tells a story of forgiveness

In 2002, Sarah Swindell was living the perfect life. Her husband, Greg, had just won the World Series with the Houston Astros, and she had just had her fourth child, a son. Little did she suspect...

DATE: Nov. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico elects new U.S. senator, House representative

Rep. Ben Ray Luján was elected as New Mexico’s next U.S. senator and Teresa Leger Fernandez was elected to represent the state’s 3rd Congressional District in Tuesday night’s election, which...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire mitigation, invasive species removal to begin along banks of Animas River

The city of Farmington is preparing Phase 2 of the Animas River Mitigation Project, an effort to remove invasive species from the banks of the river. Crews, contracted through the San Juan Soil &...

DATE: Oct. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Missing Cortez man found dead in Arizona

A Cortez man who was reported missing has been found dead in northern Arizona, according to Montezuma County Sheriff Steve Nowlin. The body of Ocean Christopher Rodd, 23, was discovered on Oct. 22...

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

Farmington police offer twist on trick-or-treating

The Farmington Police Department is trying to keep the Halloween spirit alive this year by introducing reverse trick-or-treating. While out patrolling, from now through Nov. 4, officers will look...

DATE: Oct. 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Catching up with ‘Voice’ winner Chevel Shepherd

Like the rest of us, country music singer Chevel Shepherd hadn’t planned on the coronavirus pandemic and ensuing springtime quarantine. The Farmington teenager – and Season 15 winner of...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Living

COVID can’t stop Chile Challenge, it’s just different this year

Residents who were looking forward to tasting spicy food in the annual Chile in October Challenge need not be disappointed. The challenge was unable to proceed as usual this year because of...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington tackles animal surgery backlog with new funding

The Farmington Regional Animal Shelter is tackling an animal surgery backlog, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, with the help of about $15,000 in donations. When the coronavirus pandemic struck New...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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