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County positivity rate just above threshold to allow nursing home visits

State expects to issue guidance, eligibility requirements by Monday Chaves County had about a 5.4% positivity rate per 100,000 people on Friday when it came to...

Chaves County now at 435 COVID cases

The daily increase in COVID cases statewide dipped to 155 on Saturday, according to the New Mexico Department of Health, but Chaves County returned to a double-digit increase...

Daily virus cases drop to 8 in Chaves County Friday

Local daily cases of COVID-19 have fallen to single digits for the first time in three days. In its daily report Friday, the New Mexico Department...

State to allow visits at care facilities in some counties

State public health orders are changing starting next week to allow in-person visits to residents of nursing homes and other skilled care facilities in 20 New Mexico...

State reports 21 COVID-19 cases at beef packing plant

A Roswell meatpacking plant has had 21 of its employees test positive for COVID-19, according to the New Mexico Environment Department. Jose Madrid, the owner of USA Beef Packing...

Townsend calls court’s ruling on fines ‘unfortunate’

State Supreme Court’s opinion on ‘takings’ aspect of case expected soon An area legislator said he considers a Tuesday decision by the New Mexico Supreme Court...

12 new local COVID-19 cases recorded

More cases of COVID-19 were reported in Chaves County Wednesday, including at least one at a local care facility. In its daily report, the New Mexico...

U.S. House candidates weigh in on COVID-19 relief

As Congress continues to try and hash out an agreement on another COVID-19 relief bill, candidates in the race for New Mexico’s 2nd Congressional...

State Police distribute masks in Roswell

Three members of the New Mexico State Police Department traveled from Albuquerque to Roswell Tuesday to distribute masks to help limit the spread of...

17 new COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County

The state on Tuesday reported 17 new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County. The new local cases were among 214 new cases reported in New...

Sixth local COVID-19 death reported Sunday

Chaves County saw over the weekend another death attributed to COVID-19. Sunday’s daily update from the New Mexico Department of Health included a man in...

Sixth local COVID-19 death reported Sunday

A man in his 40s and with underlying medical conditions on Sunday became the latest Chaves County resident to die from complications associated with...

RISD to offer virtual enrollment, ‘Parent University’

Roswell Independent School District plans a Monday launch for online enrollment of secondary students who choose the 100% virtual learning option for the 2020-21...

County COVID-19 cases continue to rise

Saturday’s report includes 15 new cases in Chaves County, 210 in state COVID-19 cases rose by 15 for Chaves County and by 210 for New Mexico...

18 new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County

State health officials on Friday recorded an additional 18 positive COVID-19 test results in Chaves County, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s...

Governor extends public health order

17 more COVID-19 cases in Chaves County With daily positive tests for COVID-19 continuing to rise, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Thursday announced...

Restaurants go beyond patios to serve outdoors

Large tents and tables with umbrellas in parking lots and seating on the sidewalks under the eaves of buildings are showing up here and there...

1 new COVID-19 death in Chaves County

A Chaves County resident was one of six additional New Mexico deaths from complications associated with COVID-19 recorded Wednesday. The resident — a woman in her 60s...

CARES Act grants to aid local businesses

Local businesses will receive information within a few days about how they can apply for grants through the city and the county to help them function...

21 new COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County

Chaves County recorded its largest single-day total of COVID-19 cases Tuesday. In its daily report, the New Mexico Department of Health announced 21 additional COVID-19 positive...

NM breaks records on reported virus cases in a day

SANTA FE (AP) — New Mexico health officials say the state has shattered its record on the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in a...

COVID-19 cases increase by 9 in county, 324 in state

Chaves County has nine new COVID-19 cases, while New Mexico added 324 cases Saturday. The New Mexico Department of Health also announced that six additional...

18 new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County

Daily local caseloads of COVID-19 continued to surge Friday, as the New Mexico Department of Health reported 18 additional positive test results of the...

In-person classes delayed through Labor Day

Most public education students in New Mexico will not return to school rooms until Sept. 8 at the earliest, according to a Thursday announcement by Gov. Michelle...

Sunset Villa reports first COVID-19 case

Seven new COVID-19 cases have been reported for Chaves County, and Sunset Villa Care Center in Roswell has been added to the list of care...

11 new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County

Eleven more positive test results for COVID-19 were recorded in Chaves County Tuesday, according to the New Mexico Department of Health’s daily update on...

Nibert responds to T-shirt controversy

A state lawmaker is coming under fire for wearing a T-shirt that is being decried by the state Democratic Party as offensive to people...

Officials: No out-of-state COVID-19 cases in Roswell

Roswell’s hospitals and the New Mexico Rehabilitation Center have not received any out-of-state COVID-19 patients, officials with the facilities and the state said. The Associated...

Local COVID-19 cases now exceed 200

Total local cases of COVID-19 surpassed 200 Monday, after the New Mexico Department of Health reported 15 additional positive test results for the virus in...

ENMU-R plans hybrid model for fall

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell also begins its fall classes Aug. 17, but the college has had a small number of students in classes on...

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