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US Navy medics due at New Mexico hospital strained by COVID

Dec. 03, 2021 18:08 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A team of U.S. Navy health care providers is expected to arrive this weekend at San Juan Regional Medical Center, where an official said a continuing surge in COVID-19 patients has pushed the hospital to more than 200% of its critical care capacity. ...

Navy medical team heading to New Mexico to help with COVID

Nov. 30, 2021 13:18 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Navy is sending a 20-member medical team to New Mexico to help the San Juan Regional Medical Center cope with a staff shortage for treating COVID-19 patients. The military team is being deployed at the request of the Federal Emergency...

Judge: DA office off case because cops recorded lawyer call

Nov. 24, 2021 15:17 PM EST

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge has ruled that a district attorney's office must be replaced as prosecutors in a homicide case in which Farmington police violated the defendant's constitutional rights by recording him talking with his attorney. However, state...

New Mexico hospitals struggle amid push to vaccinate youths

Nov. 10, 2021 23:38 PM EST

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Hospitals in northwestern New Mexico were grappling Wednesday with a surge in coronavirus cases that has left only a handful of intensive care beds available and led to a rationing of care. State health officials said New Mexico's health care...

Farmington hospital getting assistance due to COVID-19 surge

Nov. 05, 2021 12:17 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — State and federal health agencies are sending 70 caregivers to San Juan Regional Medical Center due to a surge in COVID-19 patients in northwestern New Mexico in the past month. Over half of all patients at the hospital in Farmington tested...

New Mexico Better Newspaper Contest Winners

Oct. 30, 2021 22:37 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Press Association recognized the best of New Mexico’s newspaper writing, photography and advertising at the Better Newspaper Contest Banquet on Saturday. The organization handed out awards to newspapers in four divisions: Weekly 2...

Mother sentenced in toddler son's 2019 death near Shiprock

Oct. 27, 2021 17:46 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to five years in prison for the 2019 death of her toddler son, whom she left behind after driving while intoxicated in rural northwestern New Mexico. Tonya Mae Dale was sentenced Monday in federal court in Albuquerque...

Farmington exhibition focusing on birth of energy industry

Oct. 18, 2021 12:50 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A new exhibition at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park will mark the 100th anniversary of an event that changed the character of Farmington, transforming it from a small, agricultural community into a regional energy center. “Built by Gas:...

Airman convicted of kidnapping, killing Mennonite teacher

Oct. 13, 2021 22:09 PM EDT

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Sasha Krause loved words. She loved learning and translating them into different languages. She loved reading them in nursery rhymes and assembling them into poetry. She wrote about her purpose in life, her unwavering faith, the possibility of...

New Mexico State Police ID 2 Arizonans killed in a car crash

Oct. 10, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Two Arizona residents who died in a vehicle crash on the Navajo reservation have been identified, according to New Mexico State Police. They said 50-year-old Michael McCraren of Tucson and 28-year-old Hannah Cornelson of Surprise were killed in...