Local News

  • NM Settles with mining companies responsible for 2015 Gold King Mine disaster

    Suit against U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) ongoing, will go to court in a year

  • Bloomfield Man Accused of Decapitating Kitten (Warning: Graphic Content)

    Mrs. Weaver told officers she was preparing dinner when her husband, Joseph Weaver, called her into the bedroom. When she arrived in the room, she saw Mr. Weaver standing with a pocketknife in his hand. After further inspection of the home, officers discovered a bloody pocketknife, blood on the bathroom wall, and a decapitated kitten wrapped in a towel.

  • Fatal Police Shooting after Domestic Violence Report

    A male occupant exited the Expedition and was taken into custody without incident. During this time, a rear male occupant got into the driver seat, and a female occupant exited the vehicle and was taken into custody without incident. Deputies and officers continued to give commands to the occupants when officers observed the right front passenger point a handgun at the driver. At that time, deputies from the SJCSO, officers from FPD, and State Police fired at least one round striking the male suspect.

  • Kirtland Man Killed on US 64

    A 2019 Toyota SUV, driven by a forty-eight-year-old Farmington resident, was traveling west on U.S. 64 and struck 48-year old Freddie Chatto.  When Mr. Chatto was struck, he was wearing black clothing and walking in a dark area of the westbound lanes of U.S. 64.  Mr. Chatto was pronounced deceased by the Office of the Medical Investigator on scene.  No one else was injured in the crash. 


  • Daily NM COVID-19 Statistics: 162,893 (+1,092) cases, 2,910 Deaths (+36)

    There were 71 new COVID 19 cases and four additional deaths in San Juan County reported on Saturday by the Department of Health

  • *Updated* Navajo Nation Active COVID-19 Cases Total: 26,287 (+189), 915 Deaths (+23)

    The total number of deaths is now 915 as of Saturday. Reports indicate that 13,531 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 222,707 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 26,287.

  • Navajo Nation Extends Stay-At-Home Order to Jan. 25

    * Re-implements full 57-hour weekend lockdowns for two additional weekends that include: 8:00 P.M. MST through 5:00 A.M. MST on January 15, 2021 through January 18, 2021, and for the same hours on January 22, 2021 through January 25, 2021. * Essential businesses including gas stations, grocery stores, laundromats, restaurants and food establishments that provide drive-thru and curbside services, and hay vendors can operate from 7:00 a.m. (MST) to 7:00 p.m., Monday through Friday only.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine enters Phase 1b in NM

    This means that the vaccine will be available to New Mexicans in the following sequence:  -Individuals 75 years of age and older  -Individuals 16 or older with underlying medical conditions that place them at greater risk from COVID-19 -Frontline essential workers who cannot work remotely  -Vulnerable populations (residents of congregate care settings) Individuals in Phase 1A can continue to schedule vaccinations as well.

  • NM Increases Capacity Limits for Essential Retailers

    • May operate at 50 percent of maximum occupancy at the Green Level • May operate at 33 percent of maximum occupancy at the Yellow Level • May operate at 25 percent of maximum occupancy at the Red Level Previously, essential retail spaces could operate with either a limit on maximum occupancy or a specific number of customers at one time, whichever was smaller. The change eliminates the latter provision.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine Arrives in San Juan County

    San Juan Regional Medical Center has received the first of two doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccine must be stored at -70° C. Ultra-cold freezers are on-site to ensure that all of our vaccine allotment is properly stored until it can be administered. Our plan is to administer the vaccine to our caregivers through a tiered approach. The second dose will be administered three weeks after the first dose.

  • COVID-19 Infections reported at Detention Center, County Offices

    As of Monday morning, there are a total of 13 County-employed individuals who have tested positive for the coronavirus, including one in the Assessor’s Office, one in the Treasurer’s Office, and eight at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center. The remaining individuals work in departments with no interaction with the public. The individuals in the Assessor’s Office and Treasurer’s Office have not been in the office during a time when they may have been contagious.

  • NM Announces Color-Coded Re-Opening Guidelines on a County-by-County Basis

    San Juan County (as well as 31 of the state's other 33 counties) is currently in the very high risk red category.

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