Navajo Nation president says curve is flattening

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The Navajo Department of Health reported 105 new cases of COVID-19 and one additional death Monday. The total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases for the Navajo Nation has reached 4,794 with 157 deaths.

Dept. of Health offers COVID-19 testing in Portales Friday

PORTALES, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico Department of Health will be providing free screening for COVID-19 on Friday, May 22, at the Portales Walmart located at 1604 East Spruce Street. Testing will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. and from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

New Mexico reports year’s first human case of West Nile

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials confirmed Thursday that the state has its first human case of West Nile virus infection this year. The Health Department said the patient, a San Juan County man in his 50s, is recovering after being hospitalized.

Airlines parking planes in New Mexico during pandemic

Record number of airliners parked at former AFB in Roswell ROSWELL, N.M. — New Mexico’s dry climate makes it the perfect place to store airplanes. There’s also a massive landing strip and 4,000 acres for them to park, at what was once Walker Air Force Base.

Changes made at public lands as facilities reopen

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – As New Mexico works to reopen more public spaces, officials are sharing what they’re doing to keep people safe. Officials say at all National Park facilities and departments social distancing will be maintained while people will be required to wear face coverings when entering buildings.

US lawmakers from agricultural states push for $1B in aid

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Congresswoman Xochitl Torres-Small is among a group of lawmakers from rural areas pushing legislation that calls for funneling as much as $1 billion in aid to states based on their contributions to regional and national food systems. The Democrat says the southern half of the state alone accounts for $1.6 billion […]