San Juan County, N.M., modifies solid waste transfer station schedules

San Juan County Commission voted to modify the operation schedule for some solid waste transfer stations starting Monday. The move will reduce staffing in the department by two full-time positions,...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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

San Juan County Adult Detention Center reports 118 total coronavirus cases

FARMINGTON – The San Juan County Adult Detention Center reported a total of 118 detainees and two employees tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday, with four test results still pending. Of...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan Regional Medical Center eases visitor restrictions

San Juan Regional Medical Center has eased visitor restrictions as of Monday. They have moved from a restricted visitor policy to a limited visitor policy for admitted non-COVID patients. In an...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three-legged Mexican gray wolf killed

FARMINGTON – A three-legged Mexican gray wolf – considered an endangered species since 1976 – was killed in Arizona last week, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service memo. The male wolf,...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three dead from drinking hand sanitizer

FARMINGTON – There have been three reported deaths resulting from methanol poisoning contained in hand sanitizer, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. The state agency announced the...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan College to hold virtual graduation ceremony

San Juan College will hold a virtual graduation ceremony for its students, as well as recognize the first graduating class of San Juan College High School at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday via livestream at...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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