Local News

  • Bloomfield Man Dies in Motorcycle Crash

    The initial investigation indicated a 2004 Harley Davidson Motorcycle, driven by Richard Lucero (56) of Bloomfield, NM, was traveling east on US 64 when the motorcycle he was driving crashed on a curved portion in the roadway. 

  • $2 Million for Railroad Design Work

    BUILD Grant funds will be instrumental in the planning phase of any effort for freight rail. First, a study of economic feasibility will be made. Then design and construction feasibility will be studied. This includes potential alignments and right-of-way access and problems along any proposed alignment. Finally, the grant will cover the cost of meetings and input sessions with stakeholders, to include local communities, governmental entities, and potential business partners.

  • Hospital Suffering IT Problems

    San Juan Regional Medical Center says e-mails sent to staff recently may not have been delivered. The organization suggests calling (505)609-2000 to reach a staff member or finding a direct phone number at http://www.sanjuanregional.com. The hospital says IT issues are not impacting their clinical systems or affecting patient care.

  • City of Farmington Enacts Stage 1 Water Advisory

    Lake Farmington is the city’s public drinking water system supplied by surface water from the Animas and San Juan Rivers. The lake is currently at 97.98% of its capacity. However, low stream flows, combined with the prospect for continuing drought conditions and the lack of snow pack from last winter, prevents the City from replenishing the water supply. The City of Farmington is asking residents to voluntarily reduce water consumption to lower the overall demand on the system and preserve the water in storage.

  • Detention Center Disturbance Leads to Numerous Arrests

    As a result of the investigation, on August 27th, 2020, eleven (11) individuals were charged for their involvement in the disturbance. Nine (9) of the eleven (11) defendants were still incarcerated at the San Juan County Detention Center as of September 1st, 2020 and were served with their arrest warrants on that date. The remaining two defendants have active warrants for their arrest and are still outstanding.

  • Authorities ID Suspect in Police Shooting

    The subject was identified as Marco Antonio Benito and showed an address in Albuquerque. Benito was shown to have an active warrant for failure to appear for burglary with forced entry out of Bernalillo County. And an outstanding warrant for failure to appear for criminal damage to property out of Illinois.

  • Man Arrested after Fatal Shooting

    Officers located a man with a single gunshot wound to his chest. Medics transported him to San Juan Regional Medical Center, where he succumbed to his injuries. Johnny Davidson was arrested on charges of second-degree murder and shooting from a motor vehicle and booked at the San Juan County Detention Center.

  • San Juan College Hires New Dean

    Eddy Rawlinson comes to San Juan College from Dallas College - Cedar Valley where he has served as the Executive Dean of the Math, Science, Allied Health, and STEM Division since 2014.  Prior to his tenure at Cedar Valley College, he served as the Executive Dean of the Arts and Sciences Division at El Centro College in Dallas, Texas as well as the Associate Instructional Dean and Art Gallery Director.

  • Neville Appointed to NM Civil Rights Commission

    Senator Neville said today he expects the commission will have its first meeting in the next two weeks. No time or date have been set yet. Six members of the  bipartisan commission are appointed by the Legislative Council,  with the other three members of the nine-member commission  pointed by the governor.

  • Woman Killed in Bloomfield Crash

    When crossing the east bound lanes of Broadway, the van was struck by an east bound 2003 GMC SUV. After the initial collision, the GMC SUV continued traveling into the westbound lane and was struck by a westbound 1990 Honda Civic.  The driver of the civic, Margarita Mossburg (54) of Farmington, NM sustained fatal injuries in the crash and was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Office of the Medical Investigator.

  • Sheriff: Repeat Offender Arrested after Shooting

    30-year old Andrew Whittenberg is accused of shooting 28-year old John Chavez in Flora Vista on Saturday, August 1, 2020. Chavez underwent emergency surgery at San Juan Regional Medical Center before being flown to UNM Hospital in Albuquerque where he is listed in critical, but stable, condition.

  • Speedways to Become 7-Elevens

    As part of the agreement, 7‑Eleven will acquire approximately 3,900 Speedway stores located in 35 states, for $21 billion in cash. 

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