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

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

Gov. Lujan Grisham: No contact sports permitted in New Mexico in fall 2020

New Mexico won’t see the beginning of football and soccer seasons this fall. In Thursday afternoon’s COVID-19 press conference from Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, it was announced contact sports such...

DATE: July 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

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 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

Navajo Nation reports 71 more COVID-19 cases, 2 more deaths

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – Navajo Nation health officials have reported 71 additional cases of COVID-19 and two more known deaths. A total of 7,804 people on the vast reservation that spans parts of...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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