FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials at the Four Corners Regional Airport in northwestern New Mexico hope proposed upgrades will bring commercial airlines back — something the isolated regional has...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A judge has ordered a New Mexico man charged in a deadly shooting released from jail after ruling that prosecutors did not meet the burden of proof to hold him without...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials in northwestern New Mexico are hoping Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signs a bill that could open a film studio near the Navajo Nation.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Authorities have identified a Texas man as the pilot who died after his small plane crashed in northwestern New Mexico.
Recall effort targets 3 Aztec officials amid gun debate
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An effort is underway in Aztec to recall three city commissioners who did not support a resolution protesting new state gun-control measures approved by the...
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A city commission meeting in northwest New Mexico was cut short after some attendees became unruly when officials rejected a resolution that would have barred the use of city...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Navajo Nation officials are in search of funding to replace two deteriorating tribal jails.
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan toured one in Shiprock, New Mexico, last week that...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a five-hour standoff between a man barricaded inside a northwest New Mexico home and federal and local law enforcement officers ended when the man killed...
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Fort Lewis College in Colorado is set to start a new scholarship transfer program for graduates of San Juan College in New Mexico.
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has turned away Republican legislators' lawsuit challenging Democratic Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver's move to require more...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has granted a request from the state's largest electric provider, delaying regulatory proceedings related to the closure of a coal-fired power...
New Mexico utility seeks delay in power plant case
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's largest electric provider wants the state Supreme Court to delay regulatory proceedings related to a coal-fired power plant that is set to close in...
Officials say investor wants coal plant to stay open
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington officials say they have found an investor that could prevent a coal-fired power plant in northwestern New Mexico from closing.
Jicarilla Apache Nation president resigns
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The president of the Jicarilla Apache Nation has resigned.
The Farmington Daily Times report s the northwestern New Mexico tribe announced Levi Pesata resigned from...
Ex-Navajo Nation president’s daughter faces DUI charges
FLAGSTAFF, Arizona (AP) — The daughter of former Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye has been charged following a drunken driving arrest last spring near Flagstaff.
Autopsy reveals robbery suspect was shot at least 40 times
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An autopsy reveals an armed robbery suspect was shot at least 40 times by members of the U.S. Marshals Service outside an Albuquerque motel.
The Albuquerque Journal reports that court records say 32-year-old Wes Allen had a gun on June 7 as he drove his car toward an officer before the task force opened fire.
New Mexico Supreme Court rules in privacy rights case
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico Supreme Court has provided new legal guidance on when police are justified to enter a private residence without a warrant.
In a ruling Thursday, the court found that authorities did not violate a Farmington man's constitutional right to privacy by entering an unlocked apartment without a warrant to check on the residents inside.
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Lawsuit: New Mexico boy had toe severed at public pool
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A northwestern New Mexico woman says her 6-year-old had his toe severed at a public pool's water slide.
The Daily Times of Farmington, New Mexico, reports Aubrea Danks recently filed a lawsuit against the city of Bloomfield after her son allegedly had his toe severed in July 2017 while playing at the Bloomfield Family Aquatic Center.
Navajo bill aimed at changing company to for-profit status
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A bill proposed for consideration by the Navajo National Council is aimed at making a tribal-owned energy company a for-profit corporation.
EPA pulls permit for Four Corners plant to study concerns
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Environment Protection Agency has withdrawn a permit it gave to the Arizona Public Service Company for discharge from the Four Corners Power Plant.
The Farmington Daily Times reported Monday that the federal agency pulled the permit back after several environmental groups appealed its decision to grant its approval.
Farmington welcomes home new teenage winner of “The Voice”
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A celebration in Farmington was held Saturday to welcome the winner of NBC's "The Voice" back to her hometown.
Fans watched a procession for Chevel Shepherd after she flew into town.
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PESCO adding 180 jobs to Farmington plant and $75M expansion
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A company that designs and builds production equipment for the oil and gas industry is adding 180 jobs to its Farmington plant with plans for a $7.5 million expansion.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday that PESCO is expanding because of a new assignment to build reactor units for BayoTech of Albuquerque.
The additional jobs will bring PESCO's workforce to 500.
Man shot during confrontation with Colorado deputies ID’d
GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have released the name of a man who was shot during a confrontation with sheriff's deputies in western Colorado.
New Mexico high school students mark shooting anniversary
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Students and teachers are marking the one-year anniversary of a shooting that claimed two lives at a New Mexico high school.
Officials tell the Farmington Daily Times that the students at Aztec High School want to focus "on life and coming together" for the anniversary.
Farmington diner settles religious discrimination lawsuit
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Farmington diner has agreed to pay $25,000 to settle allegations that it discriminated against a Muslim woman.
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced the settlement Monday.
The agency had sued Blue Moon Diner for religious discrimination. Its lawsuit argued the diner forced Samantha Bandy to resign when she chose her religious practices over the diner's requirement that she stop wearing a head scarf at work.
Navajo Nation certifies general election results
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Officials on the Navajo Nation have certified results from the tribe's general election.
The final counts show Vice President Jonathan Nez won the tribal presidency with 41,261 votes. Contender and former President Joe Shirley Jr. had 20,751 votes.
Nearly 63,150 ballots were cast in the Nov. 6. election for the presidency and other positions on the reservation. About 94,900 Navajos were registered to vote, putting turnout around 67 percent.
New Mexico authorities arrest man in fatal highway rollover
SAN JUAN COUNTY, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Police says its officers have arrested a 21-year-old man in the rollover crash of a vehicle that killed his passenger.
The agency said in a Wednesday news release that Shaydell Pete-Light of Farmington was driving a Pontiac Grand Prix northbound on State Road 371 south of Farmington about 5 p.m. Monday when the vehicle left the roadway and rolled over.
Endangered fish are making a comeback in San Juan River
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Biologists have captured more yearling razorback suckers this fall in the San Juan River than they have captured in one season in more than 20 years, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced this week.
The findings signify the fish are reproducing in northwest New Mexico after years of declining numbers, The Daily Times of Farmington reported this week.
3 teens injured in shooting near high school football game
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington authorities say three teens suffered minor injuries in a shooting Friday evening at a park near a stadium where a high school football game was in progress and that police didn't make an immediate arrest.
The Police Department said two teenage boys were taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries and that a third teenage boy with minor injuries was treated and released at the scene.
The boys' names, ages and details on their injuries weren't released.
Farmington City Council lifts mandatory water restrictions
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Farmington City Council has lifted mandatory water restrictions that have been in place since June.
The Farmington Daily Times reports the council agreed on Tuesday that the restrictions can be lifted, but ask residents to voluntarily conserve water.
Suspect facing 2nd-degree murder after Farmington stabbing
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Police in Farmington say a suspect in a homicide case has been arrested.
They say 40-year-old Ronnie Garcia of Farmington is facing a change of second-degree murder and tampering with evidence.
Police say officers were dispatched around 1:25 a.m. Monday about a man who had been stabbed in the chest.
Closing generating station could have huge economic impacts
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — One of the biggest issues looming over a northwestern New Mexico county is the potential closure of a coal-fired power plant in 2022 — about 20 years before the end of its useful life.
Farmington police reopen investigation into 1992 homicide
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington police have reopened their investigation into the 1992 killing of a woman in hopes that advances in forensic sciences and the possibility of receiving new information from the public can crack the case.
Police say Carla Helmer hadn't gone to work for three days before she was found fatally stabbed in her home on Oct. 28, 1992.
According to police, evidence suggested Helmer knew her attacker and indicated she tried to fight off the attacker.
Navajo Nation vice president to continue presidential bid
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A Navajo Nation official has determined that the tribe's current vice president is still eligible to continue running for tribal presidency despite leaving out a 2002 misdemeanor conviction out of his candidate application.
Bloomfield considers combining law enforcement departments
BLOOMFIELD, N.M. (AP) — Bloomfield is considering getting law enforcement and fire protection support from the San Juan County Sheriff's Office as the city's police department continues to struggle with recruitment and retention.
According to an emailed statement by Mayor Cynthia Atencio drafted after consulting with city councilors on Thursday, the Bloomfield Police Department has lost five officers since January, bringing the number of officers down to 13.
Family of man killed at New Mexico motel sues owners
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The ex-wife and son of a man killed at a northwestern New Mexico motel are suing the motel.
The Daily Times of Farmington, New Mexico, reports a complaint was filed by Travis Ford and Linda Ford-Maloy in state district court says Rim Rock Lodge and its parent company were negligent in the 2015 death of Dalton Ford.
Four Corners-area college eyes new student housting
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — A college in the Four Corners region is finalizing a nearly $25 million partnership to build student housing.
The Daily Times of Farmington, New Mexico, reports San Juan College officials are working to close a deal that would bring a student housing complex on its Farmington campus for 380 students.
Report: New Mexico school shooter visited ‘Neo-Nazi’ sites
AZTEC, N.M. (AP) — A new report says a man accused of killing two students during a New Mexico school shooting visited "Neo-Nazi: websites and sought out people obsessed with school shootings.
PHOENIX (AP) — A man killed Tuesday in metro Phoenix by members of a U.S. Marshals Service task force as he reportedly attempted to avoid apprehension has been identified as a suspect in an Aug. 1 fatal shooting in Farmington, New Mexico.
Farmington woman has been arrested in a child abuse case
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say a Farmington woman has been arrested in a child abuse case.
Police say 34-year-old Jolynn Spahe was taken into custody Tuesday.
Her 11-month-old daughter was flown to an Albuquerque hospital with multiple skulls fractures after being left with Spahe's boyfriend, Jeremiah Yazziee Miller.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — GOP gubernatorial candidate Steve Pearce says if he is elected he will work to prevent the closure of coal-fired power plants in the Four Corners area.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The Navajo Nation is offering $50 for each surrendered horse to encourage the removal of unbranded, free-roaming horses from tribal land.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — Farmington police are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman who died at a hospital after being dropped off with a gunshot wound to the lower back and the wounding of a second woman dropped off at the same hospital about 45 minutes later.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The city of Farmington says Great Lakes Aviation failed to pay landing fees and terminal fees before the company ceased Four Corners Regional Airport service.
FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) — The former executive director of Crime Stoppers, a San Juan County organization that seeks anonymous crime-solving tips, has been arrested on charges alleging she embezzled more than $2,300.
A criminal complaint accuses 31-year-old Carlee Hooper with embezzlement and tampering with evidence, and an arrest warrant affidavit alleges she made unreported charges by using a bank card attached to a Crime Stoppers bank account and deleted evidence on a Crime Stoppers phone.