Morgan Mitchell

Position: Herald Staff Writer

New Mexico Senior Olympics canceled for 2021

FARMINGTON – The New Mexico Senior Olympics announced it will not hold the 2021 State Games because of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. A news release sent by Cecilia Acosta, executive...

DATE: March 30, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan Health Partners Urgent Care to offer antigen testing

FARMINGTON – Asymptomatic antigen testing for COVID-19 will be available through San Juan Health Partners Urgent Care beginning Tuesday. The antigen testing is available for anyone who needs...

DATE: March 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

COVID hair, don’t care: What salons have seen after shutdowns

FARMINGTON – For many, eased pandemic restrictions mean finally feeling safe enough to go to the hair salon. And for some, the trip is long overdue: Some clients are rolling into salons with...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

COVID-19 exposure app now includes New Mexico

FARMINGTON – New Mexicans have a new way of learning if they’ve been exposed to COVID-19 in public settings. The New Mexico Department of Health has launched the Exposure Notifications System app...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County Fire and Rescue recognizes five for bravery

AZTEC – San Juan County Fire and Rescue recognized three San Juan County Sheriff’s Office personnel, Fire and Rescue Capt. Kendra Colomb and volunteer firefighter Brandon Elliot for their part in...

DATE: March 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M., achieves Turquoise Level

FARMINGTON – San Juan County this week moved to the Turquoise Level on the state’s coronavirus color rating after the New Mexico Department of Health announced the updated county map. Just one...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan College designated as ‘voter friendly’

FARMINGTON – San Juan College is one of just over 230 campuses designated as a “voter friendly campus” by the Fair Elections Center’s Campus Vote Project and the National Association of Student...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

N.M. governor to call special session to legalize recreational marijuana

FARMINGTON – After the New Mexico legislative session ended with no resolution to the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced she will call the Legislature...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico distributes 1 million vaccine doses

FARMINGTON – The state of New Mexico officially surpassed 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, and on Friday, the Department of Health announced this makes the state No. 1 in the nation...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico governor signs bill allowing liquor delivery

FARMINGTON – After “significant revisions” in the House and Senate, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a House bill Wednesday to help small businesses and restaurants create a new revenue stream by...

DATE: March 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Police use Taser on man twice before taking him into custody

FARMINGTON – After tasing him twice, Farmington police were able to apprehend a man who was allegedly yelling, acting belligerently and threatening to stab residents at an apartment. Police...

DATE: March 20, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Lujan Grisham signs bill aimed at preventing catastrophic wildfires

FARMINGTON – In an effort to improve forest management, the Legislature and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham pushed through a House bill intended to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. According...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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