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After 20 years, a temporary drive-in theater returns

FARMINGTON – Movie-lovers, grab those blankets and snacks, because a drive-in theater is returning to Farmington on Friday, with a heavy dose of nostalgia and social distancing. Allen Theaters is...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan College plans to break ground on student housing in December

FARMINGTON – San Juan College is moving forward with plans to build student housing on campus, a talked-about project for more than 10 years. The college recently secured a loan of just over $14...

DATE: June 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Monsoon outlook poor for parched San Juan River Basin

FARMINGTON – The San Juan River Basin is experiencing lower-than-average rainfall and increased temperatures for this time of year, leading to increased wildfire concerns and predictions of a...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Record number of wolf pups fostered into wild dens in the Southwest

FARMINGTON – A record number of endangered Mexican wolf pups has been fostered into wild wolf dens in western New Mexico and eastern Arizona, state agencies announced. Twenty wolf pups were...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Hundreds in Farmington and Durango protest for end to police violence

FARMINGTON – “I can’t breathe,” yelled a crowd of more than 400 people in Farmington on Monday. The Justice for George Floyd protest brought out hundreds of people along Main Street in front of the...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Business flows again for fishing lodges and river guides

FARMINGTON – Public access to the San Juan River opened quietly on Memorial Day weekend, but as the news spread on social media and through word of mouth, anglers flocked into the water in boats...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Toilet paper not only commodity in high demand; people also want bikes

FARMINGTON – A quick look down the sporting-goods aisles at big-box stores in Farmington and Durango reveals a lack of bikes, as the weather warms and more people are looking for ways to get...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indian Health Services announces more funding for Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – During a visit Wednesday to the Navajo Nation, the Indian Health Services director announced additional funding has been allocated to its COVID-19 fight and emphasized the importance...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Urgent care clinic opens in Farmington, despite coronavirus uncertainties

FARMINGTON – A new urgent care clinic has opened in Farmington, and one of its first services being provided to the community is free drive-up COVID-19 testing. American Family Care Urgent Care...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three Rivers Brewery to close until business environment improves

FARMINGTON – Three Rivers Brewery, open since 1997, has announced it will temporarily close because of the unstable business environment and strict regulations stemming from the coronavirus...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M. announces update on detention center COVID-19 testing

San Juan County detention facilities have completed COVID-19 testing of all staff and detainees in all facilities. San Juan County Juvenile Detention Center had no positive cases in detainees or...

DATE: May 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Hundreds protest state-ordered closures in Farmington

FARMINGTON – Protesters on Thursday lined both sides of Farmington’s Main Street in front of the Animas Valley Mall to demand businesses and state parks reopen throughout New Mexico. More than 500...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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