POLL: downtown
Many readers weighed in on Facebook with ideas for revitalizing Farmington's downtown. Which of our readers' suggestions do you think should be the city's top priority?
 Reduce the number of payday loan stores and open more restaurants and bars
 Get rid of street parking, make streets one-way and offer a parking garage
 Host more family-friendly activities, like festivals, and re-open the movie theater
(Alexa Rogals — The Daily Times)
Researchers announce detailed methane study

Aircraft, vans will be used to sample atmosphere in 'hot spot'
FARMINGTON — City officials, environmentalists, industry leaders and interested people squeezed into a lecture hall at San Juan College on Friday morning to learn of researchers' plans to more closely study levels of atmospheric methane in the Four Corners. Full Story
Four Corners Sports
(Jon Austria — The Daily Times)
Baseball: Bloomfield sweeps Shiprock 15-5 and 10-1

KCHS, PV pick up road wins
FARMINGTON — After a rough first few innings, Bloomfield bounced back to pick up a hard-earned 15-5 win over Shiprock in the first game of a doubleheader at John Gutierrez Stadium in Bloomfield. Full Story
OPINION
Editorial roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad

Hubble remains a sophisticated eye on space The countdown to the 25th anniversary of the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope has begun. Full Story
LIFESTYLES
(Jon Austria — The Daily Times)
Sunrise Christian Church pastor, San Juan College professor will discuss God and country at lecture

FARMINGTON — Pete Kinnas grew up attending church and hearing about how God has blessed the United States. Full Story
Entertainment
The Daily Times' A&E: April 16 to 22

This week's A&E includes stories about Theater Ensemble Arts' "Song of Extinction," a screening of the documentary "Wrenched" and the annual Jazz Fest Concert by the San Juan College Big Band and Jazz Combo.  Full Story
Base Camp Base Camp

Adventures in the Outdoors


BUSINESS
(Daily Times file photo)
Federal judge blocks mining in Navajo Mine expansion area

Operators ask for a stay of the judge's order
FARMINGTON — On Tuesday, a federal judge in Colorado ordered Navajo Mine operators not to strip mine coal in its permitted northern expansion area. Full Story
Four Corners Sports
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Baseball: Bloomfield sweeps Shiprock 15-5 and 10-1

KCHS, PV pick up road wins
FARMINGTON — After a rough first few innings, Bloomfield bounced back to pick up a hard-earned 15-5 win over Shiprock in the first game of a doubleheader at John Gutierrez Stadium in Bloomfield. Full Story
(Joshua Trujillo/AP)
Highway abuzz with millions of bees after big truck tips

LYNNWOOD, Wash. (AP) — A tractor-trailer carrying millions of honeybees overturned on a highway north of Seattle early Friday, scattering hives and sending white-suited beekeepers scrambling to save as many insects as they could. Full Story