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  • Confirmed: Massive Marijuana Growing Operation in Shiprock

    During the court-authorized operation, agents eradicated approximately 260,000 live plants and processed an estimated 60,000 pounds (30 tons) of evidence. Additionally, agents found 19 trash bags filled with fully processed marijuana - 1,000 pounds - in baggies, ready for distribution, hidden under a tarp in a grow house.

  • Woman Accused of Fatally Stabbing her Brother

    Deputies were quickly able to identify Mykelti Brown as the suspect and placed her in handcuffs.  Medics were called and Levi Loma was transported to San Juan Regional Medical Center where he later succumbed to his injuries.  While rendering aid, Brown escaped and fled on foot.  She was later located a short distance away and taken into custody for questioning. 

  • PNM Resources Merges with spanish energy conglomerate

    Avangrid is part of Iberdrola, based in Spain. From their website: Iberdrola is now a global energy leader, the number one producer of wind power, and one of the world's biggest electricity utilities in terms of market capitalisation. We have brought the energy transition forward two decades to combat climate change and provide a clean, reliable and smart business model.

  • Man Arrested in Fatal Crash

    39-year-old Brad Harris is charged with Homicide by Motor Vehicle, Hit and Run Involving Death, and DWI. On arrival, officers determined that the woman, 52-year-old Teresa Smith of Gallup, was struck by a vehicle and succumbed to her injuries.

  • Hospital Bond Refinancing/Refunding Saves $

    Projects that will be funded by this effort include: -A new fixed-wing aircraft for AirCare aeromedical services -A linear accelerator for the Oncology program -New information technology infrastructure -State-of-the-art inpatient beds -Upgrades to the nurse call system

  • AZ Fugitive Arrested in Farmington

    The officer conducted a driver’s license check on Isiah Pringle, 18, through the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Pringle had an arrest warrant that was issued by the Maricopa County Superior Court in Arizona for first degree murder and attempt to commit armed robbery, that occurred on August 28, 2020.


COVID-19/Coronavirus

  • Daily NM COVID-19 Statistics: 84,148 (+2,259) cases, 1,400 Deaths (+17)

    The Department of Health on Monday also reported 149 new cases and no additional deaths in San Juan County, New Mexico related to COVID-19.

  • *Updated* Navajo Nation COVID-19 Cases Total: 15,236 (+197), 631 Deaths (+0)

    The total number of deaths remains 631 as previously reported on Sunday. Reports indicate that 8,205 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 149,081 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 15,236.

  • LaPlata County: CO COVID-19 Dial Level RED on Friday

    San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) are moving La Plata County to COVID-19 Dial Level Red: Severe Risk beginning Friday, November 20. The new Severe Risk level does entail new public health restrictions on businesses, events, and social gatherings. Moving levels is urgently needed to flatten case growth in La Plata County. The disease is prevalent enough in the community that it is leading to daily exposures and staff quarantines in all types of workplaces, including agencies providing critical services.

  • Navajo Nation Announces 3-week Stay-At-Home Order

    Only essential businesses will be allowed to operate during the hours of 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (MST) daily – weekdays and weekends. All essential businesses including gas stations, grocery stores, laundromats, and restaurants and food establishments are required to ensure employees and customers wear masks, practice social distancing, disinfect high-touch surfaces, access to hand wash stations, sanitizers and gloves, and limit the number of customers in any enclosed areas. Restaurants and food establishments must operate on a curbside or drive-thru basis only.

  • College HHPC & Cosmetology Salon to Temporarily Close Under New Public Health Order

    “The Governor’s recent order does not address higher education institutions, so for now the College will proceed with classes as scheduled,” says San Juan College President Dr. Toni Hopper Pendergrass. “We encourage everyone to please continue to adhere to COVID safe practices.”

  • NM Shuts Down: Gov. Unveils Strict COVID-19 Rules Nov. 16-30

    The worsening state of emergency throughout New Mexico necessitates severe public health restrictions as the state records unsustainable rates of new infections of COVID-19 and hospitals throughout the state approach or exceed capacity for bed availability and staffing resources. New Mexico’s rolling 7-day average of new COVID-19 cases is 1,012, nearly 10 times greater than the state’s target for a safe “reopening” process. The total COVID-19 hospitalizations in the state have risen at least 214 percent over the most recent four weeks.

  • San Juan County Public Health Order Changes

    In response to the Public Health Order issued on November 11, 2020, San Juan County is moving to  limited essential services, across all county departments. County Staff will maintain essential county services, while observing COVID Safe Practices in the workplace, and county buildings will remain closed to the public.

  • Farmington Closures/Changes as of Nov. 16, 2020

    The City of Farmington continues to monitor the coronavirus situation and will provide updates as they become available. 


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