Salt River Project seeks solar energy from bidders including Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – One of Arizona’s largest utilities is seeking companies to build solar plants to provide up to 400 megawatts of power, including 200 megawatts from Navajo Nation facilities, officials...

DATE: Jan. 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

National preserve in New Mexico expands land holdings

JEMEZ SPRINGS, N.M. – A national preserve in northern New Mexico that is sometimes referred to as the “Yellowstone of the Southwest” has added another piece of property to its land holdings that...

DATE: Jan. 19, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan Regional Medical Center offers free osteoarthritis presentation

San Juan Regional Medical Center will offer a free community osteoarthritis presentation as part of the Relax and Thrive Health Series at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Farmington Public Library Multipurpose...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | UPDATED: 5 days 8 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Nuclear waste dump in N.M. takes in first large shipment in years

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – The U.S. government’s only underground nuclear waste repository has taken in its first large shipment in six years, after a process that involved recertification and...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Hacker cripples New Mexico agency in charge of coal plant decision

FARMINGTON – A hacker last week crippled the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission’s website, and the agency, which is considering the fate of the San Juan Generating Station, has resorted to...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

‘Voice’ winner Chevel Shepherd plans Farmington concert

The Journal Chevel Shepherd, country singer and season 15 winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” will be back in Farmington at the Farmington Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. June 19. Coached by Kelly Clarkson on...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Rockfall concerns lead to closure of specific campsites in Chaco park

FARMINGTON – Chaco Culture National Historical Park officials have grown concerned about the potential rockfall danger in the park, and have decided to close certain areas of the park. Park...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County tackles 2020 census

FARMINGTON – In the face of historically low census response rates, San Juan County received a grant from the state for public education, outreach and communications to help ensure vulnerable...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Rockfall concerns lead to closure of specific campsites in Chaco park

FARMINGTON – Chaco Culture National Historical Park officials have grown concerned about the potential rockfall danger in the park, and have decided to close certain areas of the park. Park...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

What is the future of San Juan County’s coal power plant?

FARMINGTON – In a packed room, with people lining the walls, the orange and green reflector stripes across the work shirts of mine workers caught the lights. For almost four hours Monday evening,...

DATE: Jan. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Community honors longtime firefighter who served regionally

FARMINGTON – Two large flags framed the entrance of San Juan College while first-responder and fire engines lined the curb in front of the Henderson Fine Arts Center on Thursday for the memorial...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico raises minimum wage for first time in over a decade

FARMINGTON – With the start of 2020, New Mexico saw its first statewide minimum wage increase in over a decade. On Jan. 1, New Mexico’s minimum wage increased to $9 an hour from $7.50 an hour,...

DATE: Jan. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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