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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — New clues have surfaced in the disappearance of a gleaming monolith in Utah that seemed to melt away as mysteriously as it appeared in the red-rock desert — though it's no longer the only place where a strange structure has come and gone.

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FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Ever since he got serious about filmmaking five years ago, Shiprock native Kody Dayish has hardly paused to catch his breath, creating a series of feature films, shots, music videos and public-service spots with his siblings Kolette and Kolin under the auspices of the…

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico residents have encountered longer lines for COVID-19 testing and must wait several days or weeks for test results as confirmed coronavirus cases surge throughout the state, health officials said.

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HELENA, Mont. (AP) — A Native American tribe in Montana and federal prosecutors launched a test project Tuesday that they hope will lead to a blueprint for addressing the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people across the U.S.

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Wildlife advocates sued the federal government Tuesday in a bid to force officials to do more to conserve Canada lynx, a snow-loving cat that has struggled to survive in parts of the U.S. West.

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DENVER (AP) — Colorado Gov. Jared Polis joined the nation’s top infectious disease expert Tuesday and urged people to wear masks and socially distance to help prevent stay-at-home orders and overwhelmed hospitals as cases of the coronavirus surge during the holidays.

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico is moving to a county-by-county system for responding to COVID-19 that allows local communities to shed some restrictions on mass gatherings, restaurant dining, attendance at religious services and some nonessential businesses — if the virus retreats.

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A mostly white high school near Salt Lake City will replace its contentious Braves mascot after nearly 70 years, the principal said Monday, as school and professional sports teams face increasing backlash about using Native American names and symbols.

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SALT LAKE CITY  — A mysterious silver monolith that was placed in the Utah desert has disappeared less than 10 days after it was spotted by wildlife biologists performing a helicopter survey of bighorn sheep, federal officials and witnesses said.

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The app builders had planned for pranksters, ensuring that only people with verified COVID-19 cases could trigger an alert. They’d planned for heavy criticism about privacy, in many cases making the features as bare-bones as possible. But, as more states roll out smartphone contact-tracing t…

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OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Nebraska has remained relatively stable over the past two weeks, but it remains near record levels, which is putting significant stress on the state's hospitals.

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KALISPELL, Mont. — Flathead County’s interim public health officer is resigning at the end of the year, saying she’s frustrated with the lack of support from county officials for any efforts to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Brady Bowman, a 19-year-old student at the University of Colorado-Boulder, and two friends strolled down 11th Street, all sporting matching neck gaiters branded with the Thomas’ English Muffins logo. He had received an entire box of the promotional gaiters.

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SAN JUAN COUNTY, Utah (AP) — Chastity De Guzman and her four children have lived in a home on the Navajo Nation without power since 2015. She said they had been on a waiting list for over two years when a crew finally showed up in September to connect their home to electricity.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico grocery stores and other essential businesses could avoid mandatory closures triggered by COVID-19 surges among employees if they agree to regularly test their workers and help with the state's contact tracing efforts.

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DENVER (AP) — A $50,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrests of people responsible for setting a house fire in Denver that killed five recent immigrants, including two children, from the West African nation of Senegal.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An audit made public Tuesday that was part of an investigation into the conduct of Spaceport America’s former chief executive details what officials call a severe breakdown of internal controls that resulted in possible taxpayer funding waste and abuse.

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SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The legislature is meeting Tuesday to pass a bill that could put $1,200 in the hands of state residents who lost their jobs due to the coronavirus pandemic, including those whose unemployment benefits have run out.

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DENVER (AP) — Three of the largest school districts in Colorado are searching for superintendents, a pattern experts have said reflects nationwide trends over who will manage parent expectations and teacher concerns amid shrinking budgets exacerbated by the pandemic.

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico on Monday started offering limited saliva testing as health officials look to boost the state's capacity for COVID-19 testing while spread of the virus remained unchecked and hospital administrators renewed their pleas for people to stay home for the holid…

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