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After 17 years, hand-carved doors still hold storybook magic

FARMINGTON – Any booklover will tell of the doors reading can open – that whole worlds can exist between the pages. At the Farmington Public Library , that’s literally the case. The children’s...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan College views historic Mercury transit

FARMINGTON – The transit of Mercury appeared as a small seemingly insignificant dot as it passed in front of the sun Monday, but the magic wasn’t lost to viewers at San Juan College. Passersby...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Land of Enchantment to provide the Capitol Christmas tree

FARMINGTON – A 60-foot-tall tree from New Mexico is headed on a 2,000-mile journey to the nation’s capital this week. This year’s Christmas tree, a blue spruce cut Nov. 6, was chosen from the...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2019 | UPDATED: 1 hour 27 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Historic energy law re-examined in N.M. Legislature

FARMINGTON – Leading New Mexico legislators reaffirmed support of a historic energy law while denouncing state utility regulators for slowing the process and challenging their authority on...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County (N.M.) hires first behavioral health director

FARMINGTON – San Juan County hired its first behavioral health services director to address service gaps, the county announced this week. Su Hodgman, who previously worked as a substance abuse...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington building connections to its riverside trails

FARMINGTON – Construction is underway on a 1-mile trail extension along the San Juan and Animas rivers, part of a larger plan to connect the existing 10 miles of riverside trails, according to the...

DATE: Nov. 8, 2019 | UPDATED: 3 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The first Professional Women’s Summit fosters community, networking

FARMINGTON – The first Professional Women’s Summit, held Thursday, is laying the groundwork for a community of mentorship and networking throughout the Four Corners, according to organizers....

DATE: Nov. 7, 2019 | UPDATED: 4 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington police searching for suspect in kidnapping, sexual assault

FARMINGTON – Farmington police are searching for a suspect in a kidnapping and sexual assault case, the department announced Tuesday afternoon. A warrant has been issued for Waylon Johnson, 44, of...

DATE: Nov. 5, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 22 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Without aid of books and pictures, kids use movement to interpret stories

FARMINGTON – As a group of kids settled in for storytime at the Farmington Public Library , there was something noticeably missing: a book. Instead, there was a lady dressed in colorful clothes...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

N.M. indicators show improved overdose prevention work

FARMINGTON – New Mexico saw improvements in drug overdose prevention measures in the past year, the state’s Department of Health announced this week. The state uses three main strategies to combat...

DATE: Nov. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. House passes bill to protect Chaco Canyon from new oil and gas leasing

FARMINGTON – The New Mexico delegation, led by U.S. House Assistant Speaker Congressman Ben Ray Luján, celebrated the passage of a bill Wednesday in the U.S. House protecting federal lands around...

DATE: Oct. 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County, N.M., property tax bills delayed

AZTEC – Property tax bills for 2019 are delayed across San Juan County and other parts of New Mexico as a result of questions on the upcoming Nov. 5 ballot, the San Juan County Executive Office...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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