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Two men accused of meth-related charges

FARMINGTON - Two men in separate cases have been arrested and accused of drug charges, including trafficking methamphetamine. John Winters, 30, of Crouch Mesa, faces four charges, including a first-degree felony count of trafficking controlled substances (second offense) and a fourth-degree felony c

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-20 21:30:03

Lacrosse teams swing into season

The girls and boys lacrosse teams at Telluride High School are working on their stick skills, practicing their shots and charging into a new season - a season complete with a roadmap of long trips. Sandwiched in the middle of the schedules are spring breaks - Telluride's and others. The Telluride bo

THE DAILY PLANET - 2018-03-21 18:13:00

Man accused of burglarizing Big R store in Farmington

FARMINGTON - New charges have been filed against a Bloomfield man accused of multiple property crimes, including burglarizing a Farmington ranch and farm supply store and stealing more than $2,500 in items. John Heath, 43, is accused of three charges including non-residential burglary, larceny (over

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-20 13:00:06

Farmington man accused of 40 sex offense charges involving a juvenile

FARMINGTON - A Farmington man who confessed to inappropriately touching a 10-year-old boy during an interview with police is accused of 40 sex offense charges. Harold Atencio, 54, is accused of 10 first-degree felony counts of criminal sexual penetration, 30 second-degree felony counts of criminal s

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-21 22:20:02

Utility investigates coal silo failure at New Mexico plant

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - One of the units at a coal-fired power plant that serves customers in the southwestern United States has been taken offline as officials investigate a structural failure in one of its coal silos. Public Service Co. of New Mexico confirmed Tuesday that the failure over the wee

ROANOKE TIMES - 2018-03-20 21:18:27

Durango-La Plata Airport Celebrates 30 Years of Growth

The Durango-La Plata County Airport (DRO) will celebrate its terminal's 30th "Diamond" Anniversary during the week of March 19. DRO has seen significant growth in 30 years, having served more than 7.3 million passengers since the current terminal was originally built in 1988. Before 1988, DRO's orig


New material helps accessibility at Farmington parks

Subscribed, but don't have a login? FARMINGTON - Farmington Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs has been making upgrades at local parks to make them more accessible for people with disabilities. According to Christa Chapman, a spokeswoman for the PRCA, the mats on three playgrounds have been repl

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-20 12:00:02

Company that leases farm land on Navajo agrees to fine

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - An Idaho-based company that leases farm land on the Navajo Nation has been fined for failing to post information on pesticides and ensuring protective gear properly fits workers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says Navajo Mesa Farms agreed to pay about $6,000 to set


None can top First National Bank of Rico

The First National Bank of Rico, Colo., was a minimally capitalized bank with a circulation of $11,250 that consumed 471 sheets of 10-10-10-20 brown backs between the short time it was organized in 1890 and liquidated in 1895 to become the Bank of Rico. Certified Proof. Bureau of Engraving and Print

NUMISMATICNEWS.NET - 2018-03-20 09:00:01

Superintendent receives leadership award from Bloomfield Chamber

Kim Mizell presented award at annual banquet FARMINGTON - The Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce presented Bloomfield School District Superintendent Kim Mizell the Christine Donisthorpe Excellence in Leadership Award at the annual chamber banquet on March 9 at the SunRay Park & Casino. Mizell earned the


Pilot errors cited in crash of Telluride-bound plane

PHOENIX (AP) - The pilot of a light plane that crashed into a forested cliff face shrouded in clouds and mist wasn't certified to fly in the poor weather conditions and didn't heed another pilot's advice to drive instead of fly across eastern Arizona's high country on a vacation trip to Telluride, f


BLM seeks $16M boost in budget to speed drilling permit process

The U.S. Treasury on Thursday completed the second-largest debt sale over a three-day period in borrowing history as it looks to fund President Trump's tax overhaul and budget deal. Conway G. Gittens reports. Video provided by Reuters Newslook FARMINGTON - Federal documents indicate some progress w


Farmington begins negotiations to update bike, pedestrian plan

FARMINGTON - Farmington is in the process of negotiating with a Durango, Colorado, company to update the bicycle and pedestrian plan for the Farmington Metropolitan Planning Organization. The MPO is made up of representatives from the four local municipalities, the county and the New Mexico Departme


Happy And-iversary Studio & celebrates eighth year of shaking up Durango art scene

In addition to all the leprechauns, shamrocks and Emerald Isle green, this March 17 will mark the eighth anniversary of Studio & art gallery, Durango's charming repository of cultural activity. Who among us could have guessed the original gallery would have made it this far, in the same location, th


Total raised at Mayors' Ball exceeds expectations

FARMINGTON - More than $80,000 was raised for Boys & Girls Clubs throughout San Juan County during the annual Mayors' Ball in Farmington on March 3 at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park. Shawntay Wolfe, spokeswoman for the event, said 425 people attended the event, which was the first hosted by t


Farmington, Las Cruces papers win top Gannett awards for news coverage

FARMINGTON - Two newspapers in the USA TODAY NETWORK's southwest group won awards in the annual "Best of the USA TODAY NETWORK Awards," which recognize the nationwide network's best journalism during 2017. The Daily Times earned a first-place citation for breaking news coverage in the immediate aft


Local a capella group to perform at Sherbino

Local a capella group Heartbeat may vary its members year to year, but it is always composed of seven or eight women. This photo is from the group's 2017 tour "Big Love." Courtesy photo Heartbeat is a vocals-only group of local women that brings its unique and thoughtful musical expression of love,


Officials: Water storage will be protected after Lake Nighthorse recreation begins

FARMINGTON - With drought conditions worsening in the Four Corners region, water storage is being highlighted as an important resource to guard against shortages this summer. San Juan Water Commission members have expressed concerns about recreation on one of the region's larger reservoirs. Lake Nig


Filmmaker Kody Dayish, arrested for sexual assault

DURANGO, CO. - A filmmaker accused of sexual assault was released on a personal recognizance bond March 5 during an advisement hearing in District Court. Kody Dayish, a 29-year-old from Shiprock, New Mexico, was arrested Saturday for an incident that occurred on the night of March 2 while he was in