Coronavirus in New Mexico


Searchlight photographer Don Usner documents the most essential stories in New Mexico. See more photos here.

Going hungry in the breadbasket

COVID-19 takes yet another toll in New Mexico

Deep red and feeling blue

Nine months into the pandemic, Carlsbad residents are divided, defiant and in search of a silver lining.

Not Even Remotely

Once the Wild West, Las Vegas is now the wired West as parents and kids cope with a life lived online.

The deadly loss of Navajo women

On the Navajo Nation, the coronavirus is leaving children motherless, families lost and traditions in peril. But Diné women fight on.

From detention to deliverance

Teens who’ve been incarcerated need help to change their lives. The Adobe Program gives them the tools.

Spending unmasked

How NM overpaid $330,000 for face masks and the corrections department profited

Education on mute

In Española and across NM, remote learning is a virtual struggle

Wired for success

How Navajo Technical University prepared for an unprecedented school year

The working sick

At a Santa Fe rehab, masks were optional — but showing up at work with COVID-19 symptoms was mandatory

Governing with moxie

How Michelle Lujan Grisham got on Joe Biden’s shortlist

Empowering the public

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