Navajo Nation fire mostly contained at 96%

FARMINGTON – The Wood Springs Two Fire on the Navajo Nation had burned 12,861 acres and was 96% contained as of Friday. Hot and dry conditions this weekend will likely cause the fire to spread...

DATE: July 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico spends $66,000 asking neighboring states to wear a mask

FARMINGTON – New Mexico, which relies heavily on summer tourism, is asking neighboring states Arizona and Texas to be aware of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions before planning a visit. The New...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

A new, revitalized look unveiled for Farmington’s Main Street

FARMINGTON – After months of construction, parts of Main Street in downtown Farmington opened Thursday with a new look. The section of Main Street from Court Avenue to Orchard Avenue was part of...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | UPDATED: 21 hours 6 minutes ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Census self-response rate only 4.9% on Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation’s response rate to the 2020 census lags neighboring states, as the Nation works to overcome additional challenges related to limited internet access and the...

DATE: July 8, 2020 | UPDATED: 1 day 18 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Staff member at Farmington senior center possibly exposed to COVID-19

FARMINGTON – A staff member of the Bonnie Dallas Senior Center was possibly exposed to COVID-19, prompting the city of Farmington to reassign staff members to cover the center’s programs. “Our...

DATE: July 7, 2020 | UPDATED: 4 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: New Mexico

FBI, family seek clues about woman who went missing 18 years ago

FARMINGTON – Laverda Sorrell was dropped off at the Window Rock School District No. 8 at 11:30 p.m. July 4, 2002. It was the last she was seen by anyone. Sorrell, who worked at the school district...

DATE: July 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Fire destroys house, 13 vehicles southeast of Farmington

FARMINGTON – A large fire Wednesday destroyed a house, an RV and 13 vehicles southeast of Farmington before firefighters calmed the flames. No injuries were reported, the San Juan County Fire...

DATE: July 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County Adult Detention Center reports 118 total coronavirus cases

FARMINGTON – The San Juan County Adult Detention Center reported a total of 118 detainees and two employees tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday, with four test results still pending. Of...

DATE: July 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation fire grows to 10,694 acres, health advisory issued

FARMINGTON – The Wood Springs Two Fire on the Navajo Nation had grown to more than 10,000 acres and prompted a public health advisory this week. The Navajo Department of Health and Navajo...

DATE: July 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Wood Springs Two Fire grows to more than 5,000 acres

FARMINGTON – The Wood Springs Two Fire, burning on the Navajo Nation, has burned more than 5,000 acres and remained at 0% containment as of Tuesday afternoon. The lightning-caused fire was first...

DATE: June 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Fire on Navajo Nation goes from 300 to 3,000 acres in one day

FARMINGTON – A wildfire on the Navajo Nation has grown to more than 3,000 acres in size and was 0% contained as of Monday, fueled by dry conditions and high winds during the last two days. The...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three-legged Mexican gray wolf killed

FARMINGTON – A three-legged Mexican gray wolf – considered an endangered species since 1976 – was killed in Arizona last week, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service memo. The male wolf,...

DATE: June 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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