Armed suspect dead in officer-involved shooting in Farmington

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department and the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office were involved in a shooting Monday on West Murray Drive, which resulted in the death of the armed subject. ...

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

Mental Wellness Resource Center opens in San Juan County

FARMINGTON – Thanks to a grant, San Juan County now has a Mental Wellness Resource Center to help residents gain access to services and programs for mental and behavioral health. The center was...

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

New Mexico seeks court’s protection from business lawsuits

SANTA FE – New Mexico’s governor and top health officials are trying to fend off a flurry of lawsuits by businesses owners who say financial losses caused by the state’s pandemic health orders...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

Farmington mayor objects to nixing qualified immunity for officers

FARMINGTON – The city of Farmington and the Farmington Police Department made a plea in November to the New Mexico Civil Rights Commission to not remove qualified immunity for law enforcement...

DATE: Dec. 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

‘Buy local’ push picks up steam in New Mexico amid shutdown

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Jenny Gonzales, owner of Los Ranchos’ Culture Club Salon, said she has seen firsthand this year how local businesses are able to lift one another up — even during the...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

New Mexico university to offer industrial hemp certificate

LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Regents at New Mexico Highlands University have approved a new program that will offer students a certificate in industrial hemp entrepreneurship. Approval came earlier this...

DATE: Dec. 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

A wandering young lion tracked 558 miles to Mesa Verde

A roaming young mountain lion has arrived at Mesa Verde National Park after traveling 558 miles from central New Mexico, wildlife officials report. The young male was fitted with a GPS collar by...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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

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