Bureau of Land Management announces openings in northwest New Mexico

FARMINGTON – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management field office in Farmington announced Monday some recreation areas will begin opening this week, in another sign of relaxing social-distancing and...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo police officer who contracted coronavirus dies from illness

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Police Department reported its first officer line-of-duty death related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Michael Lee, who served 29 years with the Navajo Police Department, died...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M., opens McGee Park to fireworks

San Juan County will open the north parking lot of McGee Park for people to light fireworks from dark on Saturday to 10 p.m. July 11. The parking lot at the southeast corner of County Road 5500...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington planning group to host virtual open houses

The Farmington Metropolitan Planning Organization is seeking public input for the 2045 Metropolitan Transportation Plan through virtual open houses at noon, 1 p.m., 7 p.m. and 8 p.m. Wednesday. ...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

N.M. law enforcement responds to nationwide calls for reform

FARMINGTON – Advocates across the state and country are demanding police reforms, including a ban on the use of chokeholds, with some pushing to defund police departments in favor of community...

DATE: June 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Event in Farmington to provide food, other resources to residents in need

Convoy of Hope has partnered with Presbyterian Hospital, Comcast, Chick-fil-A, local businesses, area churches and other nonprofits during the COVID-19 pandemic to fill the needs of Farmington...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan College president named to community college board

Toni Hopper Pendergrass, president of San Juan College, will join the board of directors of the American Association of Community Colleges. The board voted unanimously to certify the results of the...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico reopens breweries as COVID-19 cases trend upward

FARMINGTON – The state of New Mexico took a big step toward reopening recently when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced breweries could open with limited occupancy. But the data show COVID-19...

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan Regional Medical Center calls on community for continued support during COVID-19

San Juan Regional Medical Center is grateful for the outpouring of support from the community and encourages continued support. The hospital continues to need cloth-mask and surgical-cap donations....

DATE: June 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Paramedic receives state, local first-responder procession

FARMINGTON – A paramedic who died from COVID-19 received a first responder escort last weekend from Albuquerque to Farmington. First responders and members of the community lined streets Sunday in...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

With limited electricity, Navajo Nation students receive kits for distance learning

FARMINGTON – Completing his homework under a kerosene lamp or in front of a wood burning stove, Mylo Fowler graduated high school almost 20 years ago on the Navajo Nation near Steamboat, Arizona....

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Community helps raise money for Four Corners resident’s brain surgery

FARMINGTON – A Four Corners man known for his community spirit and penchant for volunteering underwent brain surgery earlier this week, and community members have started a GoFundMe to offset the...

DATE: June 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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