One couple said they are sharing their story to clear up any misconceptions about how serious COVID-19 is. The virus caused the mom to go into early labor, they said, and nearly cost the father his life.
A woman pregnant with twins drove herself to the hospital when her water broke. She and her husband both had COVID-19.
"It's an absolute nightmare situation," said Charlie DeGroot, a partner in Three Amigos Dairy. "There's a lot of concern about the fact that we've got these food lines, food banks and all of that, and milk is being dumped."
The COVID-19 pandemic is choking New Mexico's dairy market, forcing many farmers to throw surplus milk into irrigation ponds.
"For Indian Country, the struggle to get their fair share of federal resources has always been a problem. And that's a big reason why tribes are so at risk right now because they have been consistently left behind."
Native American tribes have been hit hard by the coronavirus. Meanwhile, financial help from the federal government has been elusive.
In New Mexico, parts of the rural northwest have been hit by coronavirus outbreaks with numbers similar to population centers like Rio Rancho and Albuquerque, according to data published by the state health department.
As the state prepares for a surge in coronavirus patients, a lack of patients at rural hospitals is also worrying.
Oil and gas industry leaders are warning that the twin crises of a price war with Russia and Saudi Arabia, and the economic impacts of coronavirus create "an existential threat to the American oil and gas industry (and) the millions of Americans employed by this industry."
These states are grappling with revenue declines and job losses as oil prices plummet from the effects of coronavirus.
Although new cases of COVID-19 are still being confirmed daily, with 78 deaths and 123 people in New Mexico hospitals as of Thursday night, state officials said that community spread had been successfully slowed thanks to social distancing.
New Mexico begins work on a phased approach to reopening New Mexico amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Beef is at an all-time low for ranchers and it’s not worth it for many to sell right now, and then that creates less meat for market. Add the closing of meat processing and it’s compounded,” Wiley said.
Industry experts weigh in on the possibility of meat shortages in New Mexico. Many restaurants are having issues buying meat from their suppliers.
OPINION "Under the guise of the current public health emergency, there is a coordinated attempt to create an all- mail-in ballot system for future elections. No one should confuse a mail-in ballot with an absentee ballot."
Under the guise of the current public health emergency, there is a coordinated attempt to create an all- mail-in ballot system for future elections.
"Rural hospitals fight tooth and nail to keep their doors open to serve patients, dairy farmers are running out of money to feed their cows and kids are trying to homeschool with no internet access," Torres Small said.
As the state prepares for a surge in coronavirus patients, a lack of patients at rural hospitals is also worrying.
Lea County’s Board of Commissioners will vote on the same resolution Thursday morning at 9 a.m. in Lovington and the Otero County Board of Commissioners will hold a special meeting Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m. in Alamogordo.
The Eddy, Lea and Otero Board of County Commissioners plan to push resolutions to Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham asking her to reopen the economy.
Officials from South Korea’s Unification Ministry and National Intelligence Service said they couldn’t immediately confirm the report.
The South Korean government on Tuesday was looking into U.S. media reports saying North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was in fragile condition after surgery.
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Air Force cadets go wild at social distance graduation
Watch Air Force cadets get the graduation they've been working so hard for, hats, shouting and fly over included. 🎓
Dog whines with joy seeing owner after 3 years
His dog went missing three years ago, but Mike never accepted the fact that he was gone forever. 👐
Blind rhino finds safety at conservancy
This blind rhino's name means "blessing" in Swahili, and it's truly a blessing seeing him live his best life. 🦏❤️
Hospice chaplain sings 'Amazing Grace' to patient through window
This chaplain wishes he could be by their bedside. Instead, he's singing through the window for hospice patients. 🙏
Airman nearly knocks mom over with emotional hug
"I was not letting go until he did." As soon as this airman's mom was close enough to tap him out, he gave her the fiercest hug. 🤗
Mini pig is #lifegoals
Hank the pig is a local celebrity and we want to be his best friend. ❤️🐽
High school softball team plays virtual catch
A horse, a cow, a couple ATVs, and a daring roof climb all make up this virtual game of catch. 🥎
"Talking" dog dishes out social distancing advice
We've all wondered what our dogs would say if they could talk. This one does and she has a lot of opinions. 🐶🧻
Cancelled birthday party starts wave of kindness in entire town
When you can't go to your birthday party, your birthday party comes to you. In the form of a parade. 🎉
Here's what happened to 'Tiger King' animals after doc
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Soldier can't stop surprising his family
This soldier snuck in two surprise homecomings with his family. Neither his dad or daughter saw them coming.
Couple's new car has unexpected bonus gift
Their new car came with all the bells and whistles, floor mats, a radio, and their national guard son. 🚙
Texas golden retriever may be the next Air Bud
We can't watch our favorite NBA players take it to the hoop, but we can watch this talented pup! 🏀
Fostering shelter animals during isolation: A win-win
There's no reason to be lonely while sheltering in place. Shelter animals would like to keep you company! 🐱🐶
Teen holds free basketball tutorials online
He's the youngest basketball skills trainer in his state and social distancing can't stop him from teaching kids what they love. 🏀
This is how homeless pets are being cared for amid pandemic
See what cats and dogs are up to in closed animal shelters. Learn how you can help them and your pets at home! 🐈🐕
Boy spends all his savings to make care packs for elderly 👏
"Anyone can have an impact no matter their age." 7-year-old Cavanaugh was saving up for toys, but instead spent his money on the people in need.
13-year-old creates lunch bags for kids in need
"Even if you're stuck in quarantine, you can still help out." With every bag she makes, Sophia is ensuring there's one more kid out there who isn't hungry. 🥫
Listen to cities around the world applaud health care workers
The sound of applause can be heard across the globe. Health care workers, this is for you. 🌎
Hand-washing help set up for those who are homeless
These portable hand-washing stations are giving people who are homeless a better chance to stay healthy. 🧼💧
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Hundreds of ambulances and EMTs answer NYC's calls for help
"I almost didn't believe it." New York City put out a call to first responders for help. This is what it looks like when a country comes together. 🚑💪
Boy pedals down highway to save dad’s life
A little boy was pedaling as fast as he could down a busy highway. He was on a frantic mission to save his dad’s life.
Big cats rescued from circus begin new life at sanctuary
“These animals are afraid all of their lives.” Go with Jan and her team as they rescue lions and tigers from the circus and bring them to a beautiful new world.🐯
Pigeon and chihuahua form unlikely friendship
Herman's a pigeon that can't fly, and Lundy's a puppy that can't walk, so most of their time is spent cuddling. 🐦🐶
Minister marries New York City couple from 4th-floor window
On their way to the courthouse to get married, it closed. But within a couple of hours, the brides were shouting "I do!" in the middle of an NYC sidewalk. 👰👰
Shaq surprises students by joining online classroom
"Oh my gosh, it is Shaq!" We can't tell who was more excited about Shaquille O'Neal popping into their online classroom: the kids or the parents? 🏀
Mom squad drops off cookies in T-Rex costumes
How many T-Rexes does it take to cheer up an entire neighborhood during quarantine? 🦖🦖🦖
Marines work together to save two puppies
He didn't have much free time while deployed, but Frankie was dedicated to keeping these puppies alive. 🐶
Principal delivers food to students via school bus
These kids are still running to their bus stops every day. When the big yellow bus pulls up, they get lunch and a chance to see their biggest fan, Principal Brian. 🚌
Food pantry drive-thru hands out free food
"It's a blessing." This food pantry staff brings comfort with each bag of food they pass out. 🛒🥖🥦
Woman adopts over 1,200 stray dogs
"If I didn't adopt them and no one else wanted them....." How one dog lover with a big heart ended up adopting 1,200 stray dogs. 🐕🐩🐕🐩🐕🐩🐕🐩
Neighbors perform a Celine Dion duet from their balconies
🎶Near. Far. Where Ever You Are! 🎶 Celine Dion brought these quarantined neighbors together in the most unexpected way.
Josh Gad, the voice of Olaf, holds online storytime
Josh Gad of 'Frozen' is hosting online storytime for kids stuck at home and it's our favorite part of the day. ☃️📚
Boy donates 1,000 hand sanitizers to people in need
"We spread kindness, that's what we do." Eleven-year-old Jayden and his mom stock up on hand sanitizer so they can give it away. 🤲
College athletes support each other in wake of coronavirus outbreak
More than ever, we need moments like these to lift each other up. Send us your moments of compassion and sportsmanship and we'll share them with a hope to make someone's day. http://bit.ly/sportskind
Fitness instructor hosts exercise class from Spain rooftop
The instructor's on the roof. The participants are on their balconies. This is what a gym class looks like in the age of social distancing. 👟
Only thing better than one duck rescue... Several duck rescues.
When these people heard tiny chirps in trouble, they all reacted the same way.
Soldier drives 14 hours straight for love of his life
There is no time for naps for this soldier who has two very important people to reunite with! 💞
This raccoon has no fear
He’s in intense training for the raccoon edition of American Ninja Warrior.
Good news-- we're currently hiring in Alamogordo! Are you seeking a new and rewarding opportunity during this time of social distancing? Behavior Change Institute offers a FULLY ONLINE training program to earn the credential needed to work as a Registered Behavior Technician. Registered Behavior Technicians provide therapeutic care to children diagnosed with Autism and are considered Essential Workers. Apply online today at: https://behaviorchangeinstitute.com/careers/ and speak with a recruiter about our online training and open positions!
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Can someone please explain to me how Cottonwood Christian Church in town is still having mass meetings and are okay with their decision????????
On todays front page they spelled the hometown ALAMAGORDO!
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Drove past rec center in Alamo last night. . Wondering why people would gather to do a contact sport during this time? Must have been over 20 people playing basketball. Jeez people .. really? Even if you feel okay you could be carrying the virus and spreading it. Omg. Very disappointing to see people ignoring common sense.