Nursing homes, which typically don't have as much specialized medical equipment on hand as hospitals, have struggled to obtain the scarce equipment during the pandemic, even as the virus has killed more than 10,000 residents and staff in longterm care facilities across the U.S.
CROWNPOINT, N.M. – Navajo Technical University was awarded $2.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to support STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Math] instruction and develop research capacities. The grant will help expand the NTU engineering department by introducing a baccalaureate degree program in Environmental Engineering within the coming years. The grant was awarded under the NSF Tribal Colleges and Universities Program that promotes STEM instruction and research. The NTU will focus on uranium mine remediation and mitigation with the new program.
NEW MEXICO— In an open letter to Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham, many New Mexico mayors urged her to consider the broader destructive effects of the COVID-19 shutdown on the people of their communities. The mayors also endorsed the “safe, sensible and incremental” approach of New Mexico Business Coalition’s New Mexico “Let’s Get Back to Business” plan.
GRANTS, N.M. – City of Grants Mayor Martin “Modey” Hicks’ challenge to the State of New Mexico has hit the State Supreme Court. Mayor Hicks reopened the city on Monday, April 27 despite the NM Governor’s Stay-At-Home order which shut down several businesses across the state that were as labeled nonessential by the governor’s office.
CIBOLA COUNTY, N.M. – The Grants/Cibola County School District has allowed Grants High School, Grants, and Laguna-Acoma High School, Casa Blanca, to take different approaches to graduation ceremonies. The scenarios are a consequence of the pandemic and efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 in New Mexico.