Explosion in Aztec displaces dozens of people

An explosion at an Aztec apartment complex – the result of a natural gas leak inside the building – left one injured and dozens of others evacuated Sunday, according to authorities in New Mexico....

DATE: Aug. 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Elder’s Greenhouse and Garden buys the farm – in a good way

David Elder of Elder’s Greenhouse & Garden has been growing plants commercially for 29 years, but didn’t buy his own farm until just this last year. Elder and his wife, Pam, previously grew...

DATE: July 31, 2019 | CATEGORY: Food

Bond set for Aztec mother who allegedly boiled puppies in front of children

ALBUQUERQUE – A New Mexico couple arrested in an abuse case marked by allegations of child beatings and tortured pets can be released on bond, a magistrate judge ruled Wednesday. Martha and Timothy...

DATE: June 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Animas River in Farmington closed Thursday after raw sewage spill

The city of Farmington closed the Animas River to recreational use Thursday and warned residents to stay out of the water after raw sewage leaked into the river Wednesday. Steve Morse, public works...

DATE: April 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Prep Roundup: Rough day on baseball diamond for La Plata County teams

A pitcher’s duel was broken up in the fourth inning, and the Aztec Tigers wouldn’t be stopped once they got going. In the rubber-match of a three-game early-season slate against Aztec, the Durango...

DATE: April 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

Animas River Green Chile Festival to celebrate Southwest’s venerable pepper

You can find green chiles smothered on a burrito, on top of a burger and running through the veins of New Mexicans. Beans and chile are New Mexico’s official state veggies and the option for red or...

DATE: Sept. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Food

Aztec on long road to recovery after shooting

FARMINGTON – Residents of a rural New Mexico town say they have worked hard to define a new normal following a December school shooting in their community that left two 17-year-old students and the...

DATE: April 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Groups push to increase boater access to Animas River south of Durango

Below Durango, the Animas River offers nearly 40 miles of runnable river for boaters, which passes through a pastoral landscape as the San Juan Mountains give way to the high desert terrain of...

DATE: April 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Preservation group acquires Chacoan-era site in Aztec, N.M.

AZTEC – A national nonprofit group that focuses on the preservation of archaeological sites has just acquired property in northwestern New Mexico that includes a stone structure, a pair of kivas...

DATE: March 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Aztec school shooter had swastika marking on his leg

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – A gunman in a deadly New Mexico school shooting had no drugs or alcohol in his system the day of the December rampage and an autopsy revealed a self-inflicted gunshot wound to...

DATE: Feb. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Aztec High Schools return to class after deadly shooting

AZTEC – Students of a New Mexico high school are back in class more than a week after a deadly shooting on campus. Aztec High School students and staff returned Monday and were greeted by residents...

DATE: Dec. 18, 2017 | CATEGORY: Regional News

Memorial held for 2nd victim of Aztec school shooting

FARMINGTON – Hundreds of people gathered Sunday in northwestern New Mexico for a memorial service and bonfire to remember a 17-year-old student killed in a school shooting rampage in the small city...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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