New Mexico surpasses 4,000 COVID-related deaths

FARMINGTON – The New Mexico Department of Health announced a “sad milestone” during the COVID-19 pandemic – the state officially surpassed 4,000 COVID-related deaths. In a news release sent...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 12 hours 14 minutes ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Piedra Vista High School closes voluntarily, moves to remote learning

FARMINGTON – Farmington Municipal Schools announced Friday that Piedra Vista High School will voluntarily go to online only learning for two weeks. A news release didn’t identify the reason for the...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | UPDATED: 12 hours 13 minutes ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico announces vaccine self-scheduling for residents 40 and older

The New Mexico Department of Health announced that www.vaccineNM.org registrants who are 40 years and older may now self-schedule COVID-19 vaccine appointments. To do so, log in to...

DATE: April 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M., Commission to meet

San Juan County, New Mexico, Commission will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday in the commission chambers in the county Administration Building, 100 S. Oliver Drive, Aztec. Comments may be submitted in these...

DATE: April 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Four schools in Bloomfield close voluntarily to online learning

FARMINGTON – Four schools in Bloomfield will return to online instruction after an increase in positive COVID-19 tests among students. Mesa Alta Junior High School and Central Primary School have...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Man sentenced to 15 years for killing aunt

FARMINGTON – A Shiprock man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the second-degree murder of his aunt. Tavor Tom, 20, pleaded guilty Nov. 24, 2020, according to a news release issued by the...

DATE: April 15, 2021 | UPDATED: 4 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Man sentenced after pleading guilty to assault of a minor

FARMINGTON – A New Mexico man has been sentenced to five years in prison for assaulting a minor. According to a news release sent by the U.S. Department of Justice, Kevin Ernest Lewis, 32, of...

DATE: April 14, 2021 | UPDATED: 5 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Woman honored with Outstanding Citizen Award from Farmington Police Department

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department awarded Shannon Begay the Outstanding Citizen Award to recognize her for her role in bringing aid to a man with a gunshot wound. Begay heard gunshots...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico governor signs bill legalizing recreational marijuana

FARMINGTON – New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham this week signed into law a bill that allows adult recreational use of cannabis. Lujan Grisham signed the bill Monday, which was sponsored by...

DATE: April 13, 2021 | UPDATED: 6 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Lake Nighthorse release answers questions about how water will move downstream

FARMINGTON – The San Juan Water Commission said a test release last month from Lake Nighthorse was a success and provided information that will be useful in future releases. The release started...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan Regional Medical Center urges community to get back to Turquoise Level

FARMINGTON – Since it was announced that San Juan County fell into the Yellow Level as a result of an increase in COVID-19 cases, San Juan Regional Medical Center is urging the community to work...

DATE: April 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Man pleads guilty to murder on Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – A Shiprock, New Mexico, man pleaded guilty this week in federal court to second degree murder. A grand jury indicted Simeon Atcitty, 38, on Sept. 10, 2020, according to a news release...

DATE: April 9, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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