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.


  • Daily NM COVID-19 Statistics: 184,736 (+659) cases, 3,685 Deaths (+14)

    There were 10 new COVID 19 cases and one additional death in San Juan County reported on Friday by the Department of Health

  • *Updated* Navajo Nation Active COVID-19 Cases Total: 29,710 (+23), 1,165 Deaths (+4)

    The total number of deaths remains 1,165 as of Friday. Reports indicate that 16,057 individuals have recovered from COVID-19, and 243,896 COVID-19 tests have been administered. The total number of positive COVID-19 cases is now 29,710, which includes delayed reported cases from the Winslow Service Unit that were not reported promptly.

  • San Juan County reaches YELLOW Status: Indoor Dining resumes at 33%

    San Juan County's test positivity rate fell from 5.01% to 2.65%, enough to move the county into the Yellow category. The average number of COVID-19 cases also fell to 10.5 per 100,000 people. In order to move to the Green level, test positivity must remain under 5% AND cases must be 8 per 100,000 people or less.

  • NM Modifies Red-Green Restrictions, Adds Turquoise Level

    The framework includes a new least restrictive level where all categories of business can operate indoors with minimal occupancy limitations, depending on the risk level of the activity. A county will reach this least restrictive level, the Turquoise Level, by meeting key health criteria for two consecutive two-week periods and effectively graduating out of the Red-Yellow-Green framework, provided the virus remains suppressed.

  • Local Governments Want to Double-Check NM's COVID Math

    The request from San Juan County and the City of Farmington comes as the state announces San Juan County missing moving from Red to Yellow on the NM Department of Health's COVID-19 map by scoring 0.01% above the state's positivity rate threshold. The communities have asked the state for their sources to verify the data use to make this calculation.

  • SoClose: San Juan County Misses COVID-19 Yellow Status by 0.01%

    In order to move from Red to Yellow on the statewide COVID-19 map, San Juan County's test positivity rate had to move below 5% for a 2-week period. In data released today, the county's test positivity rate between January 26-February 8, 2021 was 5.01%.

  • Local COVID-19 Testing Site Changes

    You still must register to test at or by calling 1-888-702-9042. Choose the site in Farmington and answer a few questions to make an appointment to get tested.

  • San Juan College HHPC will become COVID-19 Vaccination Site

    This will continue every Wednesday and Thursday from 8 to 10 a.m., through March. Vaccine reservations are required and can be made through the New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) at:

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