Detainees start fire, barricade themselves in San Juan County Detention Center

FARMINGTON – About 35 detainees from two COVID-19 “pods,” or units, at the San Juan County Detention Center barricaded themselves inside the upper level of the detention center Monday in protest of...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan College to participate in FAFSA virtual event

San Juan College will participate in a virtual event to help students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday. At the virtual event, new students,...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County Fair Board announces cancellation of 2020 San Juan County Fair

The San Juan County Fair Board has announced the cancellation the 2020 San Juan County Fair because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The decision was forced due to guidelines set in the current...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico spends $66,000 asking neighboring states to wear a mask

FARMINGTON – New Mexico, which relies heavily on summer tourism, is asking neighboring states Arizona and Texas to be aware of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions before planning a visit. The New...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

A new, revitalized look unveiled for Farmington’s Main Street

FARMINGTON – After months of construction, parts of Main Street in downtown Farmington opened Thursday with a new look. The section of Main Street from Court Avenue to Orchard Avenue was part of...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation fire mostly contained at 96%

FARMINGTON – The Wood Springs Two Fire on the Navajo Nation had burned 12,861 acres and was 96% contained as of Friday. Hot and dry conditions this weekend will likely cause the fire to spread...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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

San Juan Regional Medical Center announces new visitor policy

San Juan Regional Medical Center is now allowing non-COVID patients one visitor in order to facilitate healing while keeping the health and safety of the organization at the forefront during the...

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

New Mexico Department of Health issues alert about heat-stress

The New Mexico Department of Health encourages people statewide to be mindful of heat-related illness and know the signs to watch for during this period of extreme heat. It is forecast that most...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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

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