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ENMU-R postpones live graduation ceremonies

Eastern New Mexico University-Roswell will postpone in-person graduation ceremonies for the time being. Shawn Powell, president of ENMU-R, made the announcement Tuesday morning and said...

Governor extends emergency order to April 30

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Monday extended a public health emergency order issued in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The move, according to a press...

1 new COVID-19 case reported in Chaves County

COVID-19 infections in New Mexico continue to increase, as state officials disclosed 62 new cases Monday. Chaves County had one new case, according to a...

COVID-19 cases in NM now at 624; 1 new death reported

New Mexico health officials on Sunday announced 81 new positive test results for COVID-19 in the state, bringing the number of reported cases to...

No new cases in county as state total rises to 543

The COVID-19 global pandemic has reached Lincoln County, after state officials reported the county’s first confirmed infection. Lincoln County had no documented cases of COVID-19...

FBI warns of bogus medical equipment offers

The Federal Bureau of Investigations has become aware of many scammers taking advantage of the COVID-19 crisis by attempting to obtain personal identification and financial...

Roswell nurses assist New Jersey hospital during pandemic

Heeding the call of their occupation, three nurses from Roswell are now in one of the areas of the nation most affected by the...

Governor: Avoid large gatherings during Easter

New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham urged people Friday not to attend large gatherings during Easter weekend to help stop the spread of COVID-19. In...

NM Rehabilitation Center prepares for COVID-19 role

A state-operated hospital and medical facility in Roswell is prepared to work with the other two hospitals in the city as needed to care for COVID-19 patients,...

3 new COVID-19 cases reported in Chaves County

New COVID-19 infections in Chaves County were reported Thursday, as the death toll and number of confirmed cases continue to rise. The new figures show...

State reports 48 new COVID-19 cases

State health officials on Wednesday reported another 48 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico, bringing the total number of positive tests in...

State releases revised COVID-19 testing criteria

More New Mexico residents are now eligible for state COVID-19 testing after the New Mexico Department of Health released new testing criteria. The news release...

Hospitals adjust visitation policies amid COVID-19

With only a few exceptions, both hospitals in Roswell are no longer allowing visitors into their facilities. In certain cases, one visitor per patient may...

Coronavirus impacting air travel, Phoenix flights

American Airlines is temporarily suspending its Phoenix flights from and to the Roswell Air Center after April 6 because of a dramatic reduction in...

35 new COVID-19 cases reported in NM

  Another death from COVID-19 was reported in New Mexico Tuesday, as the total number of confirmed cases now exceeds 300. In all, 35 new cases...

City studying coronavirus budget impacts

City of Roswell managers are starting the process of determining how the coronavirus crisis will affect its revenues so that it can make decisions about necessary...

Governor: Roswell being looked at to handle COVID-19 surge

Roswell is one of several cities that could see a U.S. Army field hospital or similar facility to handle a surge of COVID-19 cases,...

Local office opening for COVID-19 test referrals

The southeast region offices of the New Mexico Department of Health have announced regularly scheduled COVID-19 testing for those referred by a health care provider. Testing...

Salvation Army operations change due to COVID-19

The Salvation Army Roswell, 612 W. College Blvd., announced on March 30 that its administration building will be closed until May 10. Its thrift...

44 new cases of COVID-19 in New Mexico

Two more deaths and 44 additional confirmed cases of COVID-19 were reported in New Mexico Monday, as the number of people within the state...

COVID-19 cases rise to 237 statewide; 1 new local case reported

New Mexico health officials announced the overall number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 has climbed to 237 within the state, with 29 new positive...

3 new COVID-19 cases reported locally

State officials Sunday announced another 17 positive tests for COVID-19 and New Mexico’s second death from the virus. The latest figures bring the overall number...

COVID-19 cases in NM reach 191

The number of positive test results for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in New Mexico rose Friday, with the state’s total number of cases nearing...

New Mexico extends classroom shutdown due to coronavirus

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Public school students in New Mexico will not return to classrooms or athletic fields during the current academic year...

City council declares Roswell an ’emergency area’

The Roswell City Council voted unanimously in a special session Thursday evening to declare the city an emergency area as a result of COVID-19. The...

New COVID-19 case reported in Chaves County

A woman in her 50s in Chaves County has tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The New Mexico Department of Health said in a...

NM’s first COVID-19 death reported

State officials announced Wednesday a man in Eddy County was New Mexico’s first reported fatality from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The man in his 70s...

State now using emergency alert system

The state of New Mexico is using an emergency alert system to keep the public informed about the current public health crisis related to...

Eddy County records state’s first COVID-19 death

State officials announced Wednesday that a man in Eddy County is New Mexico's first reported death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The man in his...

NM COVID-19 cases reach 100

The number of people who have tested positive in New Mexico for the novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has now reached 100. No new documented cases were...

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