COVID hair, don’t care: What salons have seen after shutdowns

FARMINGTON – For many, eased pandemic restrictions mean finally feeling safe enough to go to the hair salon. And for some, the trip is long overdue: Some clients are rolling into salons with...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

N.M. governor to call special session to legalize recreational marijuana

FARMINGTON – After the New Mexico legislative session ended with no resolution to the issue of legalizing recreational marijuana, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced she will call the Legislature...

DATE: March 25, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Oxley pleads guilty to official misconduct in fatal shootout

In district court Monday, former Montezuma County Sheriff Sgt. Edward Francis Oxley pleaded guilty to first-degree official misconduct as part of a six-month deferred judgment and sentence for his...

DATE: March 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico distributes 1 million vaccine doses

FARMINGTON – The state of New Mexico officially surpassed 1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, and on March 19, the Department of Health announced this makes the state No. 1 in the...

DATE: March 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

High-speed chase ends in crash near Colorado-New Mexico line

New Mexico State Police were involved Friday in a high-speed car chase of a kidnapping suspect on U.S. Highway 491 that ended when the suspect crashed, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lujan Grisham signs bill aimed at preventing catastrophic wildfires

FARMINGTON – In an effort to improve forest management, the Legislature and Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham pushed through a House bill intended to reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. According...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico governor signs bill allowing liquor delivery

FARMINGTON – After “significant revisions” in the House and Senate, Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a House bill Wednesday to help small businesses and restaurants create a new revenue stream by...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Police use Taser on man twice before taking him into custody

FARMINGTON – After tasing him twice, Farmington police were able to apprehend a man who was allegedly yelling, acting belligerently and threatening to stab residents at an apartment. Police...

DATE: March 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Bayfield gym teaches Native American fighting art

Flutes, kicks, spins and flips are common features of Bayfield’s newest gym, Nexus Guardian Art. To the regular bystander, Nexus lessons seem like a mixture of parkour, mixed martial arts and...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County, New Mexico, reports zero new COVID cases, deaths

FARMINGTON – For the first day since September 2020, San Juan County went on record as reporting zero new COVID-19 cases and zero related deaths Monday. The New Mexico Department of Health issues...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington police seek information about vandalism cases

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department is requesting help from the public to get information about multiple properties damaged by vandals. Nicole Brown, spokeswoman for the department, said...

DATE: March 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington fire chief retiring

FARMINGTON – After almost 24 years serving the community as a member of the Farmington Fire Department, Chief David Burke will retire at the end of March. Burke started working at the Farmington...

DATE: March 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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