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

Historic graduation at Navajo Technical University

FARMINGTON – Two students made history when they became the first to graduate as licensed veterinary technicians from Navajo Technical University, according to an announcement from the school....

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

One year later: Oil and gas worker’s death remains a mystery

Last January, Randy Yellowman died in an explosion while working at a natural gas well pad south of Durango, and one year later, it appears investigators will never know what ignited the flare-up...

DATE: Jan. 7, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana farms may be straining New Mexico water supplies

ALBUQUERQUE – More medical marijuana plants are being grown in New Mexico than ever, and the crop could be straining local water supplies. Two rural water systems in Sandoval County say the crop...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Cities, counties join lawsuit claiming N.M. tax agency improperly reduced revenue

FARMINGTON – Additional counties and municipalities are claiming the New Mexico state tax agency did not collect and disburse tax revenue fairly, as a lawsuit against the state moves forward. The...

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

Public hearing on San Juan Generating Station scheduled

FARMINGTON – Four Corners community members wishing to weigh-in on the future of the San Juan Generating Station will have an opportunity to provide public comment Monday. Theresa Becenti-Aguilar,...

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

New device in New Mexico turns back clock on astronomy

SANTA FE – A newly forged steel instrument that can pinpoint the path of stars and planets across the night sky using the naked eye is a throwback to the years just before the advent of telescopes,...

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

San Juan College hopes to spark entrepreneurship with Makerspace

FARMINGTON – The laser rapidly cuts the outline of a watchband into the leather, quickly followed by a series of circles. In the video, the machine makes quick work out of a series of bands, like a...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington library program teaches girls computer coding

FARMINGTON – With a few emojis of “code,” a little robot hops, spins and finishes with a little giggle. Designed for preschoolers, Coji the coding robot teaches the basics of piecing together...

DATE: Jan. 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Pocket of severe drought lingers over Four Corners

ALBUQUERQUE – Drought has yet to give up its hold over parts of the southwestern United States despite a series of storms that have brought rain and snow to the region in recent weeks. The latest...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Father who made kids panhandle for drug money gets 20 years

Associated Press A judge sentenced a New Mexico father to 20 years in prison after he was convicted of forcing his children to panhandle to get him money for drugs. The office of Attorney General...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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