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City undecided about using federal transit funding

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Part of the federal emergency relief package includes funding for rural transit systems, but the city of Roswell hasn’t made a decision yet whether...

NM DOH reports 8 deaths, 220 more COVID-19 cases

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Confirmed cases of COVID-19 continued to rise in New Mexico Saturday, as the city of Gallup entered its first full day of a state-ordered...

Chaves County now at 800 COVID cases

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Chaves County has reached 800 total COVID-19 cases, with 13 new positive tests reported Saturday. According to the New Mexico Department of Health update issued...

State reports 401 new cases of COVID-19

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More than 400 new cases of COVID-19 were reported in the state Thursday by the New Mexico Department of Health. The report of 401...

Torres Small calls for continued talks on COVID-19 aid

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U.S. Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-NM, said Monday Congress and the White House should continue to work toward coming up with another COVID-19 relief...

Groups increase efforts to feed people

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Local organizations that provide food and other social services are working to increase food assistance in the area in response to layoffs, business closures...

Fourth local COVID-19 death, 8 new cases in county

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Another resident of Chaves County has died because of COVID-19, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. In addition, the state announced Saturday afternoon that...

County reports 3 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

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The New Mexico Department of Health reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 across the state in its Thursday case update. That included three new cases...

Hospitals see more patients as virus cases rise

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Officials with Roswell’s hospitals say they have seen an increase in patients in recent weeks along with the rising COVID-19 numbers from the...

Best accuses Oropesa of reporting local business

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A Roswell city councilor denied he reported a COVID-19 business violation to the state and challenged his accuser — another City Council member — to...

Chaves County adds 3 cases to its COVID-19 tally

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Chaves County has recorded three new COVID-19 cases, bringing the total to 56. Statewide, there are 102 new cases, according to a daily update from the New...

Local lawmakers split on COVID relief bill

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Against the backdrop of a surge in COVID-19 cases, tightened public health orders and a looming deadline to spend millions in unspent federal funds,...

Governor: State could reopen at end of June

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said Wednesday she expects the entire state can open from COVID-19 restrictions by the end of June. In the meantime,...

Two more local COVID-19 cases reported

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The New Mexico Department of Health Tuesday recorded two additional COVID-19 positive test results among Chaves County residents, and 69 throughout the state. Local cases...

Business owners seek cooperation from customers on face coverings

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Now that state public health orders are again prohibiting indoor seating at restaurants and breweries starting Monday in an effort to slow the increases...

Closures, postponements and cancellations

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Pecos Valley Regional Communications center board meeting canceled The Pecos Valley Regional Communication Center board meeting on April 1 at the Chaves County Administration Building has...

No new deaths reported in two-day COVID-19 totals

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Newly recorded cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico rose by 594 in the last two days, of which 12 have been reported among Chaves...

Change in reporting shows more COVID-19 hospitalizations

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The state’s reported number of people hospitalized for COVID-19 increased dramatically Monday as the state began using data directly from hospitals. On Sunday, the daily...

NM health officials discuss downward trend in virus cases

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New Mexico has reported fewer than 1,000 new cases of COVID-19 a day since Jan. 19, and state health officials say they believe the...

NMDOH: 15 counties now ‘majority-vaccinated’

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The New Mexico Department of Health announced Monday in a Facebook post that 15 counties are “majority-vaccinated,” with at least half the population having...

18 new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County

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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...

New Mexico K-12 schools to temporarily close

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Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, the New Mexico Public Education Department and the New Mexico Department of Health on Thursday announced the state's K-12 public...

Local skilled care centers to start COVID shots

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COVID-19 vaccinations are due to start at skilled nursing care centers in Roswell on Monday, according to state and local health officials. “I am very...

No new COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County

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An additional 104 positive test results for COVID-19, and six deaths associated with pandemic, were reported in New Mexico Tuesday, though no new cases...

Seven new COVID-19 cases in Chaves County

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Chaves County was back up to seven new cases of COVID-19, although it maintains a 97.5% recovery rate since the pandemic began, according to...

One new case of COVID-19 in county Tuesday

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The New Mexico Department of Health announced 52 new cases of COVID-19 and two related deaths in the state on Tuesday. Only one case was...

More residents get COVID-19 vaccine as case counts remain low

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More Chaves County residents have received a COVID-19 vaccine, according to updated data on the New Mexico Department of Health’s online vaccine dashboard. The data...

Committee OKs Cielo Grande master plan, Lea bridge contract

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The city of Roswell Infrastructure Committee voted to move three items to the full Roswell City Council and heard updates on projects in a...

NMMI president, governor say COVID-safe practices in place

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School responds to letter from state Higher Education Department New Mexico Military Institute is complying with COVID-safe practices, according to both Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...

Two new Chaves County COVID-19 cases reported

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State officials announced two additional cases of COVID-19 in Chaves County Wednesday as New Mexico continues to grapple with the global pandemic. The two new...

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