Breaking News from Farmington NM

Find the latest Farmington NM News from the most up to date source on all headlines and breaking stories from around the world.

More than a slump in San Juan County

KIRTLAND, N.M. — The fruits of Greg Hill’s labor at the San Juan Mine have been many.He has helped put his kids through school. There is a Skeeter boat to zip around nearby Navajo Lake on weekends and a timeshare for vacations. His parents have a home on his property. Sundays are reserved for family

SANTAFE NEW MEXICAN.COM - 2018-06-17 03:00:00

Colorado 416 Fire update: Durango fire spreads to 34,161 acres as rainfall helps containment

Colorado fire officials continue to battle the destructive 416 fire outside of Durango, Colorado. The wildfire has spread to more than 34,000 acres, with containment rising to 25 percent.The 416 fire, which first ignited on June 1, was measured at 34,161 acres on Sunday morning. More than 1,100 fire

NEWSWEEK - 2018-06-17 14:50:43

Children show off dogs at Farmington Recreation Center

Buy PhotoEmmy walks with her owner, Hannah Torrez, Friday during the Kids Dog Show at the Farmington Recreation Center.(Photo: Jon Austria/The Daily Times)

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-06-17 13:00:00

Farmington plans for the future of water use

Buy Photo(Photo: Jon Austria/The Daily Times)Story HighlightsWater plan recommends acquiring additional water rights and building a pipeline from Lake Nighthorse.Farmington could need additional water rights in the future depending on factors such as population growth.The 40-year plan estimates show


Federal case dismissed against man for alleged online school threat

A criminal complaint filed against John Williams, 20, was dismissed June 7 in Albuquerque federal court by U.S. Magistrate Judge Jerry H. Ritter, according to court documents.


Weekend storms pose flood threat below 416 Fire burn areas

HERMOSA – Rainstorms forecast for this weekend could help quench the 416 Fire, but county officials warn it could also trigger flash floods and debris flows below the 33,000-acre burn area.


Farmington implements mandatory water restrictions

Buy Photo(Photo: Hannah Grover/The Daily Times)Story HighlightsOutdoor watering restricted to three days a week in Farmington.Fire chiefs say dry conditions could create dangerous fires this year.Fireworks are restricted in Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield and San Juan County.


Rain stalls 416 Fire burning near Durango

Those conditions are expected to continue through Sunday, with fire officials saying they expect "little to no growth" on the blaze which has burned over 34,000 acres since initially sparking June 1. The cause is still under investigation.

KOB.COM - 2018-06-17 00:00:00

Farmington issues Stage 2 and 3 water restrictions

Starting Wednesday, June 13, residents will have to follow a mandatory watering schedule. Any landscape or lawn watering can only be done three times a week. All even house numbers are permitted to water Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Odd numbered houses may water Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays


Farmington police investigate burglary at Masonic Lodge

Several items were taken, including nine swords, a silver crown with rhinestones, two Navajo rugs and a silver display platter engraved with the words "Four Corners happening" and a squaring compass, according to a Farmington Police Department Facebook post.


High School Equivalency grads celebrate at SJC

The San Juan College Henderson Fine Arts Center was full of family and friends eager to celebrate students who earned their high school equivalency certificates.About 150 students were honored Thursday evening during the San Juan College High School Equivalency ceremony.Buy PhotoGraduates wait for t

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-06-16 01:00:00

Some residents return home as new pre-evacuation order issued during 416 Fire

416 Fire near Durango grows to 27,420 acres, San Juan National Forest ClosedDurango residents believe 416 Fire was started by sparks from trainMAP: 416 Fire Info - Closures, Evacuations


Aztec Strong Day to be held in Farmington

Aztec Strong Day, a community event to provide support for Aztec students, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at SunRay Park and Casino, 39 Road 5568, in Farmington.


AHS shooting victim's family forms nonprofit, hosts scholarship event

The wide range of items in the raffle include 30 bales of hay, 12 tons of gravel, a 50-person pool party at the Microtel in Aztec, a full day float trip on the San Juan River, a couple of fly-fishing trips, a house cleaning, custom knives and a camping package with a Yeti cooler and portable barbecu


Colorado wildfire forces nearly 2,000 evacuations

Smoke rises from the 416 Fire behind the U.S. Highway 550 road block at Cometti Lane on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, near Durango, Colo. (Jerry McBride/The Durango Herald via AP)


Officials expect full containment near end of July

Here is the latest news about the 416 Fire:3:40 p.m.Todd Pechota, incident commander on the 416 Fire, said some firefighters have been on scene since Day 1, and they are about to “time out,” meaning they have reached their 14 days of work before they are given time off. As they leave, more crews wil


Farmington water shortage prompts city to restrict usage

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - Farmington is implementing tougher steps to conserve water because voluntary usage reductions haven’t done enough to cope with the northwestern New Mexico city’s water shortage.TheCity Councilon May 1 had declared a first-stage water shortage advisory and urged residents to c


Four Corners Community Bank adds to board

Four Corners Community Bank in Farmington announced that Paul Thompson and Dr. John McNeill, both longstanding bank shareholders, have been added to its board of directors.


Farmington police blotter for June 7

• Zachary Gurley was arrested on June 7 at 9:54 p.m. at the intersection of North Sullivan Avenue and East 22nd Street in Farmington for alleged speeding, driving under the influence of liquor, required position and method of turning at intersections and driving on roadways laned for traffic.


Fire displaces five families in Shiprock

SHIPROCK, N.M. (KRQE) - Multiple families are displaced after their homes caught fire in Shiprock.The Red Cross says five homes on Mesa Farm Road are affected.They say the American Red Cross Disaster Action Team is helping those families.No word on what caused the fire or how extensive the damage is