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Farmington officer fired 4 shots at suspect with knife

FARMINGTON - A Farmington police officer fired four gunshots at a suspect earlier this month after the man charged at the officer with a knife and attempted to stab him following a standoff at a Farmington motel. New Mexico State Police have released new details about the incident and the name of th

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-22 14:30:00

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

Farmington police say officer-involved shooting was justified

FARMINGTON - Farmington police Chief Steve Hebbe says he believes the actions of a Farmington officer who fired four gunshots at a suspect who charged at him with a knife and tried to stab him earlier this month were justified. The department released footage Thursday from a SWAT officer's body came

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-23 00:45:30

Teacher for Farmington district named semifinalist for $25,000 prize

The National Braille Press has been churning out millions of pages of braille books and magazines a year. But as it turns 90 this year, advocates of the tactile writing system are wrestling with how to address record low braille literacy. (Nov. 1) AP FARMINGTON - A local teacher aspires to implemen

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-22 14:00:08

City develops plan for paving dirt streets in Farmington

FARMINGTON - Farmington officials have plans to pave dozens of dirt roads using asphalt removed from other streets during resurfacing projects. The city currently maintains 19 miles of dirt or gravel roads within its limits. During a City Council workshop Tuesday morning, public works director David

FARMINGTON DAILY TIMES - 2018-03-22 14:00:08

Video shows suspect charge officer before fatal shooting

Andrew Rossi, 25, was wanted in by police in Ignacio, Colorado, in connection with a shooting when the San Juan County Sheriff's Office tracked him into Farmington on March 5. The San Juan County Sheriff's Office wanted him in connection to an assault with a deadly weapon. The San Juan County Sheri

KOB.COM - 2018-03-23 05:23:00

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


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


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


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


Council paves way for private parties at the Beach at Farmington Lake

FARMINGTON - People who want to have private, after-hours parties at the Beach at Farmington Lake will be able to rent it this year. The City Council approved a fee structure that would allow for private parties at the Beach during its work session today. Cory Styron, director of Parks, Recreation a


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


Water authority criticizes new plan to clean Kirtland fuel spill

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The Albuquerque Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority has expressed concerned a new plan to clean up Kirtland Air Force Base's massive underground jet fuel spill. The fuel leak, first detected in 1999, spilled millions of gallons of fuel into the ground. The New Mexico Envir

KOB.COM - 2018-03-22 05:15:00

Seminar to focus on loans, credit and state law

FARMINGTON - The Office of Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission is hosting a seminar for consumers on Wednesday focusing on the impacts of the small loan industry. The seminar will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Room A at the Farmington Civic Center. The event will be divided into two sessions, with t


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


County to start charging fee at Norwood dump

In the future, people can expect to pay a price for dropping trash and recycling at the Norwood dump. Called the Norwood Transfer Station for Trash and Recycling, the facility - located at 1100 County Road W35, down Burn Canyon Road (also known as Dump Road) - is county-operated. County officials s


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


Farmington High alums debut work in new Hollywood western movie

Mark Gould and Greg Tucker help bring film to life FARMINGTON - Film director and Farmington native Mark Gould has struggled to climb the ladder in Hollywood since graduating from film school, slowly building his resume by doing music videos, infomercials and small projects for Netflix. But he'll be


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