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Examiner IDs remains found near border as 43-year-old woman

May. 21, 2021 10:58 AM EDT

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A medical examiner has identified human remains found in southeast New Mexico last year near the U.S.-Mexico border. The Carlsbad Current-Argus reported that the medical investigator's office at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in...

New Mexico officials says 60% vaccination goal within reach

May. 05, 2021 18:39 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Top state health officials said Wednesday that New Mexico is on track to meet its goal of a 60% vaccination rate for people 16 and older by the end of June that would allow the economy to reopen fully, amid new strategies aimed at breaking through hesitancy toward...

Governor: Vaccine progress means New Mexico can open soon

Apr. 28, 2021 17:50 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday said she expects New Mexico to reopen completely by the end of June if the state reaches its goal of having at least 60% of residents fully vaccinated by then. She made the announcement during a virtual...

Expanded vaccine eligibility begins in New Mexico

Apr. 05, 2021 19:57 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All New Mexicans age 16 or older who wish to be vaccinated against the coronavirus now have a chance to receive their shots, as Monday marked the start of expanded eligibility under the state Department of Health’s distribution plan. The...