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New Mexico confronts backlog of wage-theft complaints

SANTA FE – New Mexico is struggling to clear a backlog of about 1,900 complaints of wage theft linked to enforcement of the state’s minimum wage law. Workforce Solutions Secretary Bill McCamley on...

DATE: Jan. 31, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Colorado and New Mexico represented in Sunday’s Puppy Bowl

FARMINGTON – Two natives of Colorado and New Mexico will be competing in their biggest sporting event this weekend. No, not Super Bowl LIV, but the other prominent event on Sunday. Some might argue...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New grant available to Native American filmmakers in New Mexico

FARMINGTON – The New Mexico Film Office has created a new grant to benefit Native American filmmakers in the state while creating more educational and financial support. Director of the New Mexico...

DATE: Jan. 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico recreational pot legalization passes first test

SANTA FE – A Democrat-backed bill to legalize recreational marijuana businesses in all towns and counties across New Mexico passed its first test late Tuesday amid heighten interested from...

DATE: Jan. 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: State Nation World

Farmington to build pump track for bikers

FARMINGTON – Bike enthusiasts in the Four Corners are about to get pumped. The city of Farmington announced it has obtained funds to begin construction on a pump track for bike riders. “It’s the...

DATE: Jan. 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office searching for missing Farmington woman

FARMINGTON – The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the disappearance of a Farmington woman who is a member of the local Mennonite community. Sasha Marie Krause, 27, was last seen...

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

San Juan Regional Medical Center offers free osteoarthritis presentation

San Juan Regional Medical Center will offer a free community osteoarthritis presentation as part of the Relax and Thrive Health Series at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Farmington Public Library Multipurpose...

DATE: Jan. 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Nuclear waste dump in N.M. takes in first large shipment in years

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – The U.S. government’s only underground nuclear waste repository has taken in its first large shipment in six years, after a process that involved recertification and...

DATE: Jan. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Hacker cripples New Mexico agency in charge of coal plant decision

FARMINGTON – A hacker last week crippled the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission’s website, and the agency, which is considering the fate of the San Juan Generating Station, has resorted to...

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

‘Voice’ winner Chevel Shepherd plans Farmington concert

The Journal Chevel Shepherd, country singer and season 15 winner of NBC’s “The Voice,” will be back in Farmington at the Farmington Civic Center at 7:30 p.m. June 19. Coached by Kelly Clarkson on...

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

Rockfall concerns lead to closure of specific campsites in Chaco park

FARMINGTON – Chaco Culture National Historical Park officials have grown concerned about the potential rockfall danger in the park, and have decided to close certain areas of the park. Park...

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

San Juan County tackles 2020 census

FARMINGTON – In the face of historically low census response rates, San Juan County received a grant from the state for public education, outreach and communications to help ensure vulnerable...

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

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