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Mental health services hearing more concerns over economic fallout

FARMINGTON – Since the coronavirus-induced state closures in early March, practitioners in San Juan County – already working to expand mental health services – have seen an uptick in anxiety and...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Census self-response rate only 4.9% on Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation’s response rate to the 2020 census lags neighboring states, as the Nation works to overcome additional challenges related to limited internet access and the...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Staff member at Farmington senior center possibly exposed to COVID-19

FARMINGTON – A staff member of the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center was possibly exposed to COVID-19, prompting the city of Farmington to reassign staff members to cover the center’s programs. “Our...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

100 years of Farmers Telephone: From bean farmers to the Wi-Fi age

A local company that was started by a group of pinto bean farmers and from a desire to stay connected to rural neighbors in 1920 is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Farmers Telephone , a...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico summit takes regional approach to local food

FARMINGTON – The third annual Northwest New Mexico Local Food Summit promises to dish out local food news again this year, but in a virtual space. To ensure the safety of community members, the...

DATE: July 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Summer reading programs hope to bring normalcy to kids

FARMINGTON – Summer vacation days typically bring barbecues, poolside hangouts and, for the more book-inclined children, summer reading programs at public libraries. But with library closures and...

DATE: July 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire destroys house, 13 vehicles southeast of Farmington

FARMINGTON – A large fire Wednesday destroyed a house, an RV and 13 vehicles southeast of Farmington before firefighters calmed the flames. No injuries were reported, the San Juan County Fire...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

FBI, family seek clues about woman who went missing 18 years ago

FARMINGTON – Laverda Sorrell was dropped off at the Window Rock School District No. 8 at 11:30 p.m. July 4, 2002. It was the last she was seen by anyone. Sorrell, who worked at the school district...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation fire grows to 10,694 acres, health advisory issued

FARMINGTON – The Wood Springs Two Fire on the Navajo Nation had grown to more than 10,000 acres and prompted a public health advisory this week. The Navajo Department of Health and Navajo...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Wood Springs Two Fire grows to more than 5,000 acres

FARMINGTON – The Wood Springs Two Fire, burning on the Navajo Nation, has burned more than 5,000 acres and remained at 0% containment as of Tuesday afternoon. The lightning-caused fire was first...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Virtual graduation event for Indigenous youths to feature celebrities

FARMINGTON – A star-studded virtual graduation celebrating the Indigenous graduates of 2020 is taking place Tuesday evening with celebrities like Ava DuVernay, Mark Ruffalo, Sean Penn and Chris...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Fire on Navajo Nation goes from 300 to 3,000 acres in one day

FARMINGTON – A wildfire on the Navajo Nation has grown to more than 3,000 acres in size and was 0% contained as of Monday, fueled by dry conditions and high winds during the last two days. The...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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