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County authorizes IRBs for glove factory

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Groundbreaking slated for early in the new year

The McKinley County Board of Commissioners discussed and approved the issuance and sale of industrial revenue bonds for the benefit of Rhino Health, LLC at the Nov. 20 regular meeting.

Rhino Health, LLC is a South Korea-based supply company that applied to the county to...

DOH creates framework for crisis triage centers

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New rules close gap between outpatient and acute care

SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health announced new regulations and licensing requirements for crisis triage centers, according to a Nov. 27 press release.

This new type of health facility is designed to help individuals who voluntarily admit themselves to stabilize their behavioral health incidents.

Crisis triage centers will provide emergency behavioral health evaluations, as well as outpatient and short-term residential services. This new framework helps close the gap between the needs of patients with outpatient and acute care needs.

“Crisis triage centers will be an important safety net link to crisis...

Navajo Nation initiative aims to reduce horse population

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New program attracts buyers, sellers to one location

Navajo horses, a three-part series

Horses, some branded, others not, were guided into a corral at the Shiprock Fairgrounds on a recent, chilly November morning. Some horses appeared calm and quiet, absorbed in their horsey thoughts, while others were energetic, making their presence known by trotting in the corral and whinnying loudly.

Throughout the day, vehicles pulled up to the corral gates to offload horses they were looking to sell.

Prospective buyers, sellers and Navajo Nation employees were on hand at the “Voluntary Horse Sale” in Shiprock, N.M. Nov. 13. They chatted outside the corral while horses moved about...

Game and Fish director to hear public comments on trapping rule

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ALBUQUERQUE – The director of the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish will hold a listening session to hear public comments on proposed changes to the furbearer rule Nov. 27.

Proposed changes include mandatory trapper education, increasing set-back requirements, allowance for closure of areas to trapping, signage and further clarifying the definition of a trail.

The listening session will be conducted 6:30 to 8:30 pm Nov. 27 at the department’s Northwest Regional Office, 7816 Alamo Road NW in Albuquerque.

Comments can be provided by mail: New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Attn: Furbearer Rule Development, P.O. Box 25112, Santa Fe, NM 87504; by email,  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , or...

DOH investigates hepatitis A outbreak

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Four acute hepatitis A infections confirmed in Albuquerque area

The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in Bernalillo County. NMDOH reported Nov. 19 that since the end of October, four acute hepatitis A virus infections have been reported in adults ranging in age from 34-53 years.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that results from infection with the hepatitis A virus. It can range in severity from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months.

Hepatitis A is usually spread when a person ingests fecal matter, even in microscopic amounts, from contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by the feces...

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