Position: New Mexico reporter

Email: mmitchell@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: 505-592-0185

Farmington police honor three men for stopping knife-wielding man

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department honored three people this week with Meritorious Citizen Awards for their help in stopping a knife-wielding man outside the Animas Valley Mall....

DATE: May 2, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M., receives failing score for air quality

FARMINGTON – San Juan County received a failing score from the American Lung Association in the annual State of the Air report because the county’s ozone levels were found to be too high. The...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico Environment Department conducts inspections of public pools

FARMINGTON – Summer is coming and the New Mexico Environment Department is conducting the annual inspection of public pools, including those in Farmington, specifically the long anticipated opening...

DATE: May 1, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

COVID and water recreation: When is it safe to go mask-less?

FARMINGTON – With summer just around the corner, hot days are in sight and that means it’s time to play in the water, whether it be the sprinklers in the backyard, the city pool, one of the area’s...

DATE: April 29, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three Rivers Brewery reopens after a year

FARMINGTON – Three Rivers Brewery, a mainstay of downtown Farmington, has reopened after being closed for a year. The brewery closed March 17, 2020, but was able to reopen when some COVID-19...

DATE: April 28, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington police, activist group react to Derek Chauvin’s guilty verdict

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department and a local advocacy group weighed in on the guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who was convicted April 20 of the...

DATE: April 27, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico schools to implement student COVID-19 testing

FARMINGTON – New Mexico school districts and charter schools implemented COVID-19 testing programs this week to further “enhance safety” during the pandemic. New Mexico Public Education Department...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico announces student vaccination week

FARMINGTON – Students in New Mexico will be given priority for making vaccine appointments during the week of May 3-8, a move that was encouraged by the New Mexico Department of Health. The...

DATE: April 26, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Amy’s Bookcase in Farmington makes comeback from pandemic

FARMINGTON – Amy’s Bookcase, a local bookstore in Farmington, will celebrate Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday as it strives to make a comeback from COVID-19. Amy’s Bookcase has been...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington police arrest man originally thought to be active shooter

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Police Department arrested a man Thursday morning after a shopper at Target reported the suspect was waving what was thought to be a gun, but ended up being aerosol cans...

DATE: April 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington woman who went missing is located

FARMINGTON – An 18-year-old woman who went missing for two days was found Thursday afternoon, according to the Farmington Police Department’s Facebook page. The Farmington Police Department...

DATE: April 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Looking for a park? Farmington has 50 of them

FARMINGTON – As cool weather gives way to warm spring days, residents and visitors of Farmington are coming out of their winter confines to recreate and enjoy the fresh air. And they are in luck,...

DATE: April 21, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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