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"We’re currently following the CDC’s guidelines, which includes masks be mandatory indoors, as well as outdoors in crowded outdoor settings," Sam Parks, Director of Operations at Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, said.

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Balloon Fiesta is less than two weeks away, and Albuquerque city officials say they're more than ready to keep visitors and staff safe against COVID-19. "We're aligned, we're on board, and we're taking off," Mayor Tim Keller (D) of Albuquerque, said. Officials said final preparations are well...
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New Mexico Film booming through a global pandemic

"We're bound for success right now." Through a global pandemic, New Mexico film is booming. Amber Dodson is the director of New Mexico Film; she says New Mexico is even more appealing post-COVID-19 shutdown. In the year before COVID-19, the film office pulled in around 525 million dollars in indirect...
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Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch returns

Galloping Goat Pumpkin Patch will make its long-awaited return to the City of Vision, after the COVID-19 pandemic took it away last fall. “It’s fantastic. The country — the world — is all in need of being able to have a little a bit of a distraction from what’s going on in the world. Fall is such a family, community-type time of year,” Galloping Goat Ranch owner Max Wade said.
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Pandemic Safety Plays Role in New Mexico Films

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico’s film industry has come roaring back to life this year and it has so far managed to avoid significant COVID-19 outbreaks. Many credit the stringent protocols put in place by the industry, the Albuquerque Journal reported. Film and TV productions in New Mexico got...
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Bernalillo County won’t require worker shots

Despite state and federal employee vaccine requirements, leadership at Bernalillo County announced it would not mandate COVID-19 shots for its workforce – a decision driven in part by the fear of losing public safety employees. In a memo sent to county workers this week, County Manager Julie Morgas Baca said...
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At Kirtland AFB, a scramble to enact vaccine policy

Unvaccinated federal employees and contractors at Sandia National Laboratories and Kirtland Air Force Base will be required to get vaccinated in the coming weeks after President Joe Biden last week issued sweeping executive orders requiring the COVID-19 vaccine. But officials at the sprawling military base in Albuquerque, where thousands of...
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Judge rejects challenge to NM vaccine mandate

SANTA FE – A federal judge has rejected a court challenge aimed at halting New Mexico COVID-19 vaccine requirements imposed last month by Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s administration. In a ruling this week, U.S. District Judge Martha Vázquez cited other court rulings that upheld the legality of vaccine mandates –...
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Free admission to NM State Fair this weekend for healthcare workers, educators

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The New Mexico State Fair is saluting two groups of hardworking New Mexicans this weekend. Saturday and Sunday are healthcare and teacher appreciation days. Story continues below:. Business: San Mateo retail center getting revitalized with movie theater, restaurants. Don’t Miss: City of Albuquerque opens affordable pet...
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Vaccination deadline looms for NM university students, faculty, and staff

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – We’re less than two weeks away from the deadline requiring students, staff, and faculty to get vaccinated for two of the state’s largest universities. But how close are these universities to having a fully vaccinated campus?. Story continues below:. Business: San Mateo retail center getting revitalized...
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State fair proceeds in Albuquerque with attendance challenges amid pandemic

The recorded flute melodies sounded lonely and melancholy late Thursday morning in the New Mexico State Fair’s Indian Village. The atmosphere felt relaxed on the 236-acre fairgrounds, which is to say, not swarming with people. “It’s slow,” said Janie Aguilar of Santo Domingo, who sold jewelry made by herself and...
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What happens when your foot falls asleep?

(THE CONVERSATION) – What happens when your foot falls asleep? – Helen E., age 8, Somerville, Massachusetts Imagine you’ve just sat down to watch your favorite TV show. You decide to snuggle in with your legs crisscrossed because you find it more comfortable that way. Story continues below:. Business: San...
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New Mexico sees 5 recent cases of West Nile virus

The New Mexico Department of Health is reporting at least five recent cases of West Nile virus infections in the state. The cases have been reported in Bernalillo, Doña Ana and Taos counties. No deaths related to the virus have been reported this year. In 2020, the state saw eight...
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