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New Mexico universities use wastewater samples to detect COVID-19 early

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Could what goes down the drain be the key to early detection of COVID-19? Some wastewater researchers think so. More states are starting to test wastewater and sewage for the virus—a method that dates back to polio research. Now, student researchers  at NMSU are trying it out on

New Mexico Tech closes campus Monday after several weekend parties

SOCORRO, N.M. — New Mexico Tech will be closed Monday, Oct. 19, in order to help limit the spread of COVID-19. “It has come to my attention that anywhere between 50-100 New Mexico Tech students gathered this past weekend at multiple local, off-campus parties,” New Mexico Tech President Stephen Wells wrote in

Protest in Roswell calls to lift ban on fall sports competitions

ROSWELL, N.M. (KRQE) – Protests continue over the state’s restriction against youth sports competitions this fall. “Everyone wearing their masks, keeping six feet apart, it’s not like we’re taking this lightly. We are doing everything we can to abide by the rules,” one protester said.

Fall high school sports canceled in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M.- Fall high school sports will not take place this year. The NMAA was hoping to resume volleyball, golf and cross country in October. But the governor made it clear Thursday that  her public health order does not allow for sports to take place. Practices are limited to 10 or

Remote schooling forces child welfare agencies to adapt

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Child welfare monitoring and enforcement have been challenged by the coronavirus pandemic. Teachers, the backbone of the abuse and neglect reporting system, are separated from their students by remote learning. In New Mexico, schools, state agencies, and law enforcement officials say the lack of in-person