Sheriff’s deputy to dedicate time, resources to behavioral health

FARMINGTON – Thanks to a grant to help improve mental health wellness, the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office created a new position for a dedicated behavioral health deputy. The position will be...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Woman offers free Christmas wrapping to benefit Farmington Animal Shelter

FARMINGTON – Marsha Marie Buell is busy wrapping gifts this holiday season. That’s what happens when you announce on Facebook you’re willing to wrap presents for free. While there is no catch to...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Thousands wait hours to experience luminarias in Farmington

FARMINGTON – Drivers waited 4½ hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic Saturday in Farmington for the chance to be immersed in one of New Mexico’s most popular and traditional Christmastime spectacles:...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Sen. Udall warns against ‘tyranny of the minority’ in farewell address

Retiring New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall delivered his farewell address Tuesday on the Senate floor, remembering his achievements in office and sharing his hopes for the future of a legislative body he...

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

Walmart in Farmington closes for cleaning

FARMINGTON – A Walmart store in Farmington closed Thursday afternoon to allow a third-party cleaning crew to sanitize the building. The Walmart on East Main Street shut its doors at 2 p.m. and...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Shaky optimism surfaces as San Juan County reopens

FARMINGTON – As New Mexico rapidly approached more than 100,000 positive cases of COVID-19, the latest health order from the governor’s office allows businesses to reopen with restrictions. The...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico residents endure long wait for virus results

SANTA FE – New Mexico residents have waited in longer lines for COVID-19 testing and must wait several days to several weeks for test results as confirmed coronavirus cases surge throughout the...

DATE: Dec. 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Bloomfield wins Mr. Potato Head Trophy in food drive contest

A friendly food drive competition between local governments collected 11,268 pounds of food for ECHO Food Bank, which will be distributed to families in need in San Juan County, New Mexico. The...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Free school meals available for pickup in Farmington during winter break

Farmington Municipal Schools will provide free packs of seven meals for pick up on Dec. 21 and Dec. 28 during the winter break for families that need support feeding children at home. “We know...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Canvassing board certifies Joe Biden’s win in New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE – The state canvassing board on Tuesday certified Joe Biden’s win in New Mexico, delivering the state’s five electoral votes to the Democrat. The approval came as the board was forced...

DATE: Nov. 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Election revives recreational pot initiatives in New Mexico

SANTA FE – State legislators are rekindling efforts to open New Mexico to recreational marijuana production and sales, with an emphasis on economic opportunity amid the turmoil of the coronavirus...

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

Report: New Mexico’s outdoor economy growing faster than US

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s outdoor recreation economy is outpacing the industry’s growth nationwide, but state officials said Wednesday that there’s more work that could be done to help the industry...

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

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