Local News

  • Farmington Man Arrested on Murder Charges

    On March 31, 2020, San Juan County Sheriff’s Office detectives and the US Marshals Task Force located and arrested 40-year-old, Ronald Lee Long of Farmington, NM on the charges of murder in the 1st degree (willful and deliberate), possession of firearm or destructive device by a felon and aggravated assault (use of a deadly weapon).

  • *Update* Dr. Henderson Funeral: Now Online

    The funeral of former San Juan College President Dr. James Henderson is now available to view. The service was held on Friday, March 20, 2020 but was limited to family-only. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking that donations be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the San Juan College Foundation Jeffrey B. Henderson Memorial Scholarship, which is administered through the San Juan College Foundation.

  • 3 Killed in Friday Evening Crash

    ​​​​​​​Alcohol appears to be a contributing factor in the crash and seatbelts appear to have not been utilized properly.  The crash remains under investigation by New Mexico State Police. 

  • Details Released: Totah Movie Studios

    The upgrades to the facility will make it the crown jewel of Farmington’s downtown and the center of San Juan County’s cultural scene, along with providing modern and sought-after space for visiting movie or television productions. The Totah Theater will include office space and amenities available to productions and the main theatre can serve for screenings or premieres. When the facility is not booked for production, it will be used for training an able film industry workforce, and other cultural events. The Totah Theater will be used by local schools and will be available to San Juan Colleg

  • Arrests Made in Craig Cavanaugh Murder

    This investigation began for the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office on July 17, 2019 when the Farmington (New Mexico) Police Department requested assistance with a missing person case that started on July 4. Craig Cavanaugh was reported missing after not returning to Farmington from a trip to Arizona. Coconino County Sheriff’s Detectives conducted follow up and a body was located in the woods outside of Heber, Arizona on August 5. This body was later identified by the Pima County Medical Examiner as Craig Cavanaugh. Since this discovery, Coconino County detectives investigating this case as a h

  • SJRMC Starts COVID-19 Hotline

    Keep up to date on the latest coronavirus news by visiting or call our Coronavirus Information Hotline at 505.516.0938 or 888.949.5387.


  • 57-Hour Weekend Curfew for the Navajo Nation

    The Navajo Nation’s daily curfew remains in effect from 8:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. The curfew does not apply to essential employees reporting to or from duty, with official identification and/or a letter of designation from their essential business employer on official letterhead, which includes a contact for verification.

  • *Updated* Navajo Nation COVID-19 Cases Total: 384 (+30), 15 Deaths (+1)

    Navajo Police Chief Phillip B. Francisco said enforcement officers will being issuing citations and fines for individuals who violate the Navajo Nation’s “Stay at Home Order” and daily curfew that requires all residents to be home between 8:00 p.m. and 5:00 a.m.

  • San Juan County Reduces Burn Permit Request Times

    With more burn permits issued and residents performing these burns, the potential for burns to grow out of control increases. In order to make sure emergency crews are available, the times a resident may call for a burn permit has been reduced. Despite the decreased hours to obtain a burn permit, all-day burn permit holders may still burn all day.

  • *Updated* LaPlata County CO COVID-19 Cases: 34 (+3)

    The best way to slow the spread of the virus is follow the governor's 'stay at home' order. If you need to leave your home to meet essential needs, practice aggressive social distancing measures.

  • *Updated* SJRMC External Assessment Dates

       Instead of visiting our Emergency Department or one of our many offsite healthcare clinics, patients experiencing flu/cold-like symptoms including fever, cough, body aches, sore throat and runny nose visit this assessment area to be evaluated and treated if necessary, this includes consideration for COVID-19 testing. Signs will be posted in the parking lot to guide patients and provide them with a registration phone number to call. Patients will need to have their ID and insurance information with them. The goal is to meet our community needs and assess those patients with minor symptoms to


  • 2020 Municipal Election Results

    Municipal Elections were held on Tuesday, March 3, 20202 in Aztec, Bloomfield, and Kirtland. Posted here are the unofficial results.

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