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Extended Public Health Order

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ORDER OUTLINES COVID-SAFE PRACTICES FOR AGRICULTURE

SANTA FE - New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a modified public health emergency order May 15 easing restrictions on retail operations, ordering New Mexico citizens to wear cloth face coverings in public, and proposing a series of requirements and best...

One dead after fight in motel room

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GALLUP — A manager at the Lariat Lodge was inspecting rooms after checkout time  May 17, 2020. When he checked room 15 he found it was still occupied – by a deceased male.

Hitendrakumar Patel contacted police at about 10:30 in the morning after he made the gruesome discovery. Police arrived soon thereafter and immediately suspected foul play.

The victim, later identified as Alvin Adakai, 62 of Manuelito, was found on the floor between the two queen beds. His body was covered with bruises, cuts, and blood.

Detectives learned that Adakai had shared the room he rented with two others the night of May 16, before he was discovered dead.

Larrison Hunch, 44, of Mentmore purchased...

Governor Lujan-Grisham gives COVID-19 update

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In her May 28 update on COVID-19, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham announced 108 additional positive tests for COVID-19.

In northwestern New Mexico there were  2 new cases in Cibola County,

18 new cases in McKinley County, and 19 new cases in San Juan County.

The Department of Health on May 28 also reported six additional deaths in New Mexico related to COVID-19. Those cases are:A male in his 80s from Bernalillo County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions.A female in her 70s from McKinley County. The individual was hospitalized and had underlying conditions. The individual was a resident of Red Rocks Care Center in Gallup.A male in his 20s from...

“Mask Madness” voting opens

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The Office of Governor. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced May 28 that the first round of voting has opened for New Mexico Mask Madness, a statewide competition intended to highlight the creativity and artistic ability of New Mexicans amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

New Mexicans can cast a vote for their favorite masks once a day online at https://woobox.com/frns4p

Seeding-round voting will be open through the end of June 3.

The top vote-getters will be seeded into brackets and New Mexicans will be able to vote for their favorite mask in each match up until a champion is crowned – and a prize is awarded to the best mask in New Mexico.

Per the New Mexico Department of Health public health...

Hospital in turmoil

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A case of he said, they said? Or a matter of style?

It’s not the kind of day most people would want to live through. No matter which way he turns David Conejo, the CEO of Rehoboth McKinley Christian Health Care Services, faces trouble.

On May 8, protesters, comprised of physicians, nurses and supporting hospital personnel, along with concerned members of the public at large, gathered in the parking lot of the First Baptist Church of Gallup, across the street from the hospital.

They protested about the lack of support and personal protective equipment, misplaced priorities, and unsafe working conditions. Also at the protest was New Mexico Sen. George Muñoz, D-Gallup, who said...

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