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Store in Farmington posts anti-Black Lives Matter sign, receives backlash

FARMINGTON – A natural health store in Farmington has received community backlash in person and on social media after posting an anti-Black Lives Matter and Antifa sign, asking supporters of those...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Albuquerque balloon fiesta postponed because of coronavirus concerns

FARMINGTON – The world’s largest balloon fiesta has joined the growing list of canceled or postponed events as a result of coronavirus concerns. The 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta,...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Rain or shine: Volunteer network helps track drought

FARMINGTON – For the last 13 years, Joe Ward has walked out to his backyard every morning at 7 a.m. and inspected a small cylinder for any drops of precipitation. He records each entry online,...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Bureau of Land Management announces openings in northwest New Mexico

FARMINGTON – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management field office in Farmington announced Monday some recreation areas will begin opening this week, in another sign of relaxing social-distancing and...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

N.M. law enforcement responds to nationwide calls for reform

FARMINGTON – Advocates across the state and country are demanding police reforms, including a ban on the use of chokeholds, with some pushing to defund police departments in favor of community...

DATE: June 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico reopens breweries as COVID-19 cases trend upward

FARMINGTON – The state of New Mexico took a big step toward reopening recently when Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham announced breweries could open with limited occupancy. But the data show COVID-19...

DATE: June 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Paramedic receives state, local first-responder procession

FARMINGTON – A paramedic who died from COVID-19 received a first responder escort last weekend from Albuquerque to Farmington. First responders and members of the community lined streets Sunday in...

DATE: June 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

100 years of Farmers Telephone: From bean farmers to the Wi-Fi age

FARMINGTON — A local company that was started by a group of pinto bean farmers and from a desire to stay connected to rural neighbors in 1920 is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Farmers Telephone...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

After 35 years, regional classified paper says goodbye

FARMINGTON – When Robert Elmore moved to Farmington in the 1980s, the Thrifty Nickel was a local city classified paper, but when he bought it in 1989, he saw the potential to turn it into a paper...

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Business

AmeriCorps programs to hire 350 contact tracers

FARMINGTON – Local nonprofit and national service agencies are hiring for a new AmeriCorps contact-tracing program to assist public health officials in tracking the spread of the coronavirus....

DATE: June 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

With limited electricity, Navajo Nation students receive kits for distance learning

FARMINGTON – Completing his homework under a kerosene lamp or in front of a wood burning stove, Mylo Fowler graduated high school almost 20 years ago on the Navajo Nation near Steamboat, Arizona....

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Community helps raise money for Four Corners resident’s brain surgery

FARMINGTON – A Four Corners man known for his community spirit and penchant for volunteering underwent brain surgery earlier this week, and community members have started a GoFundMe to offset the...

DATE: June 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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