Biden-Harris transition team recruits Navajo Nation doctor for COVID-19 advisory board

In a press release, the president-elect’s team said Dr. Jill Jim, of the Navajo Nation, will help the incoming administration tackle the pandemic. “[Dr. Jim’s] leadership has been essential to the COVID-19 response on the Navajo Nation, as the Navajo Department of Health is authorized to respond to the declared public health emergency,” the Biden-Harris transition […]

Texas reports 6,041 new coronavirus cases, 48 more deaths

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Texas health officials report 6,041 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 48 more deaths linked to the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The pandemic continued to put pressure on state hospitals. The Texas Department of State Health Services says more than 8,600 Texans were hospitalized with COVID-19 Sunday. I

New developments in the dramatic prison riot caught on video

Larry Barker Follow-Up Investigation CLAYTON, N.M. (KRQE) – “We don’t want to ever see something like this happen again,” says Northeast New Mexico Prison Warden Tim Hatch. He’s referring to a defining moment at the Clayton, NM prison on September 23, 2017.

Resources to help families with food this Thanksgiving

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — With lines out the door at many grocery stores in New Mexico, many people are looking for cheaper and free alternatives to get food on the table this Thanksgiving. “We see communities who are having 35-40% of their children who could be at risk for hunger during this time frame,” said Sonya Warwick, […]

State launches proactive testing and contact tracing program for essential businesses

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — The state has launched a new proactive testing and contact tracing program to help keep more stores open.  The voluntary program is only being offered to essential businesses and allows businesses to avoid closing down after they’ve had positive COVID cases.  Businesses must agree to test 100 percent of their employees to avoid […]

New Mexico Legislature Passes Relief Package Including $1,200 For Jobless Residents

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Legislature has approved a $330 million economic relief package aimed at helping unemployed workers and certain businesses that have been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic. Passage came Tuesday night as lawmakers rushed to wrap up a one-day session that was called by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. […]

Hunter rescues eagle at Navajo Lake

NEW MEXICO (KRQE) – An injured bald eagle is taking to the skies once again after being rescued by a hunter. The bird was spotted earlier this month at Navajo Lake in northern New Mexico tangled in fishing line.