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Chevel Shepherd waits for news as 'The Voice' semi-finals continue
FARMINGTON — Chevel Shepherd fans flocked to San Juan College’s Henderson Fine Arts Center tonight to hear the 16-year-old Farmington High junior sing for the chance to be among the top four contestants on NBC’s “The Voice” nationwide talent competition.
Farmington police blotter for Dec. 7
The following arrests were reported by the Farmington Police Department. All parties are considered innocent unless proven guilty. • Bronson Tinhorn was arrested on Dec. 7 at 12:37 a.m. on the 500 block of East Broadway Avenue for alleged criminal trespass.
Navajo Agricultural Products Industry names benefit fund recipients
FARMINGTON — The Navajo Agricultural Products Industry announced 18 recipients for its first Navajo Pride Benefit Fund. The initiative was launched by the tribal enterprise in August. It is designed to provide up to $5,000 to eligible nonprofit and education or community-based organizations that sup
Aztec to discuss marijuana dispensaries, golf course
City pulls Aztec Theater details from agenda packet, citing Open Meetings Act. The City Commission also will have a closed session at the end of its regular meeting to discuss purchasing the Aztec Theater.
Council Delegate: Production of hemp on Nation could make up lost revenue
FARMINGTON, N.M. — On Dec. 7, the Navajo Indian Irrigation Project Negotiation Subcommittee (NIIP) received updates and discussed the Navajo Nation’s position of hemp production.
Farmington woman faces additional drug trafficking charge
FARMINGTON — A Farmington woman is accused of possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute after she allegedly hid the drug in a hospital gown. Kayla Welch, 30, is accused of a first-degree felony count of trafficking controlled substances (possess with intent to distribute), according to co
Farmington police seek man in early morning stabbing
FARMINGTON – Farmington police are seeking a 24-year-old suspect in the early morning stabbing of a 30-year-old woman at the Coronado Apartments. Police are seeking Ryan Lowe, an acquaintance of the stabbing victim who police said in a press release today occasionally stays at the apartment. Police
Prep, Newcomb boys move up in rankings
FARMINGTON — Navajo Prep and Newcomb keep climbing up the New Mexico Overtime Sports Center boys basketball rankings following strong tournament outings. Prep moved up three spots to No. 6 in the latest 3A poll, while Newcomb jumped up three spots to No. 5 in the latest 2A rankings.
Woods, Billy adding firepower to PV
FARMINGTON – Despite their youth on paper, Tai Tai Woods and Lanae Billy demonstrated they can handle tough competition like seasoned veterans. The duo, a sophomore and freshman, respectively, was bound to be a future centerpiece at girls basketball power Shiprock. Then things changed over the summe
Farmington schools, college OK Hilcorp building purchase
FARMINGTON — San Juan College and Farmington schools each have approved a purchase and sale agreement for the unoccupied Hilcorp building in Farmington. The Farmington Municipal School District Board of Education voted four in favor and one opposed on Wednesday evening to purchase the building at 34
Colorado man accused of trafficking meth, heroin
FARMINGTON — A Colorado man is accused of trafficking methamphetamine and heroin in Farmington as part of an investigation by the regional narcotics task force. Durango resident Leonardo Atencio, 36, is accused of two second-degree felony counts of trafficking a controlled substance, according to co
Bloomfield woman accused of DWI, leaving accident scene
FARMINGTON — A Bloomfield woman is accused of aggravated DWI and allegedly striking a vehicle, then leaving the scene in Farmington. Natalie Martinez, 33, faces six charges, including a felony count of battery on a peace officer, and misdemeanor counts of aggravated DWI, reckless driving, failure to
Aztec man accused of attacking men with a machete in Brookside Park
FARMINGTON — An Aztec man is accused of attacking two men with a machete at a Farmington park, and also of threatening a man with a knife and attempting to conceal his identity from police.
Chevel Shepherd competes in 'The Voice' semi-finals, watch party planned in Farmington
FARMINGTON — Farmington High School junior Chevel Shepherd takes another turn in the spotlight when the 16-year-old singing sensation performs again on NBC-TV's "The Voice" at 7 tonight.
Diocese of Gallup adds former St. Mary's priest to list of credibly accused
FARMINGTON — A former Farmington-area priest has been added to the Diocese of Gallup’s list of priests the diocese states have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children.
Farmington police blotter for Dec. 6
The following arrests were reported by the Farmington Police Department. All parties are considered innocent unless proven guilty. • Avery Jose was arrested on Dec. 6 at 12:43 a.m. on the 1500 block of Robin Avenue for alleged disorderly conduct.
Four Corners-area residents to serve on transition teams
FARMINGTON — Several Four Corners-area residents have been appointed to the transition teams for Gov.-elect Michelle Lujan Grisham. Transition teams engage with key stakeholders and government agency personnel, according to press releases from Lujan Grisham’s office. These teams also provide strateg
New Mexico school marks year since deadly shooting
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — It's been a year since the community of Aztec in northwestern New Mexico was rocked by a deadly school shooting. Friday marked a year since a 21-year-old gunman entered Aztec High School and fatally shot two students — Francisco "Paco" Fernandez and Casey Jordan Marquez. He then f
Bank robbery suspect pleads guilty in federal court
FARMINGTON — A Farmington man pleaded guilty today in federal court to bank robbery charges, according to a press release from the U.S. Department of Justice. Justin Watchman, 26, was arrested in August in connection with a robbery of the First Convenience Bank located inside the Walmart at 4600 E.
Aztec High School observes one-year marker of shooting
FARMINGTON — A year after the Aztec High School shooting, students at the school are still coping with the events that left two of their classmates dead. District Superintendent Kirk Carpenter said school officials in Aztec began preparations for the one-year marker of the shooting months ago. He sa