Local News

  • Man Arrested after Stabbing Outside Farmington Mall

    Before officers arrived, a citizen attempted to help the security guard disarm the suspect by approaching him from behind and wrapping his arms around him. Security pepper-sprayed the suspect as he began to stab the citizen who was assisting. Officers arrived and immediately began rendering aid to the citizen and disarming and detaining the suspect.

  • San Juan College Breaks Ground on Student Housing Friday

    The 150-bed, three-floor building boasts one-, two- and four-bed units and will provide an array of amenities for residents, including a spacious common area with a student kitchen, as well as TV/study areas on each floor. Students will appreciate the outdoor activity space and the close proximity to campus walking trails, SJC Health and Human Performance Center, Frisbee golf course, and outdoor playing field.

  • Farmington Man Arrested after Shots Fired

    Officers briefly spoke to the man, later identified as Taron Yazzie, before he retreated into the residence. To de-escalate the situation, officers backed away from the home.  A neighbor then reported a bullet hole through a side door and pantry door inside their home. Several additional neighbors began reporting that Yazzie was outside his house again firing a gun and yelling.

  • Juvenile Armed Robbery Suspect Arrested in Bloomfield

    After a two-hour coordinated search of the surrounding area, the juvenile suspect was located and arrested. There were no injuries sustained by the suspect, officers, or bystanders during the incident.

  • Expect Delays Monday on CO145 Due to Rockfall

    A rockfall occurred last Friday, in the wee hours of the morning, on CO 145 just north of the small community of Stoner at Mile Point 27. No vehicles were involved in the rockfall.   Travelers are strongly urged to slow down and watch for workers and heavy equipment. Motorists should follow the guidance of a temporary, portable light signal and/or flagging personnel. No oversize loads are permitted until further notice. 

  • Update: Police Release Bodycam & Dashcam Footage of Police Shooting

    Farmington police identified the man who was shot Wednesday, January 20, as 46-year-old Humberto Vasquez from Farmington. The incident remains under investigation, and further information will be provided as it becomes available. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office, the primary investigating agency, at 505-334-6107.

  • Multiple Agencies Help Arrest Kidnapping Suspect that Triggered Amber Alert

    Through investigation, officers gained information on Destinee Sweeney and the child’s possible location at a house on County Road 4029 in the Middle Mesa area of Navajo Lake. San Juan County Sheriff’s Office deputies, NMSP, and FPD officers responded to the area. Working together, they were able to locate Ava Spicer safely and arrest Sweeney around 2:19 a.m. Sweeney was charged with kidnapping and intimidation of a witness. 

  • Police Search for Alleged Car Thief

    The suspect, Alex Arnold, 18, has a warrant on charges of receiving or transferring a stolen vehicle, resisting, evading, or obstructing an officer, tampering with evidence, possession of burglary tools, and other charges. 

  • Two Injured in Durango Bar Shooting

    The gun may have been discarded somewhere in the neighborhood near the bar at 509 East Eighth Ave. after the shots were fired, said Police Deputy Chief Brice Current. Police are asking the public to call Durango Communications center at (970) 385-2900 if the gun is found. “Our officers are currently out looking for the weapon now and we are also asking for the community’s help,” Current said Saturday morning. “We believe the weapon might have been discarded in the area of a business or a residence.” Current said if someone finds a weapon to not touch or move it in any way.

  • One Killed in Kirtland Fire

    Despite lifesaving measures performed at the scene, the person rescued from the burning home could not be saved.

  • 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

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