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Local communities gear up for Independence Day

Bloomfield to host second annual Olde Tyme Family Fourth
07/01/2015 07:12 PM MDT
FARMINGTON — San Juan County residents will have the choice of three firework shows this year. 
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J.P. Harris and the Tough Choices perform at Crash Music in Aztec
06/24/2015 04:55 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Trying to stay grounded isn't much of a problem for J.P. Harris. That's not really a surprise, given his background as guy who left home at 14 and spent the next several years hopping freights, squatting in abandoned buildings and even working for a year as a Navajo sheep herder. Full Story

Feat of Clay gallery in Aztec opening new show
06/24/2015 04:45 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Coming from a family background in construction, it's hardly surprising that Steve Barr followed that direction early in life despite graduating from college with a philosophy degree. Full Story

Study shows Aztec irrigation ditches cannot produce significant hydropower
06/23/2015 08:46 PM MDT - AZTEC — The idea of using the water in local irrigation ditches to produce power has been brought up to Aztec officials many times, prompting them to conduct a hydrology study. Full Story

'Show & Tell' event planned at Crash Music in Aztec
06/17/2015 02:33 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Everybody's story counts, Trudi Pierce believes — and everybody is an expert at their own story. Full Story

Upcoming budgets for Aztec, Farmington school districts approved
06/16/2015 07:06 PM MDT - AZTEC — Nearly flat state funding means the Aztec and Farmington school districts have had to find ways to solve shortfalls caused by increasing costs in next year's budgets. Full Story

Collectors, vendors participate in gun and knife show
06/13/2015 04:12 PM MDT - AZTEC — Robert "Bud" Light and Sam Soros of Rio Rancho sat behind a large display of guns on Saturday at the Aztec Senior-Community Center. Full Story

Second wrongful death lawsuit filed against San Juan County Adult Detention Center, San Juan Regional Medical Center
06/13/2015 03:05 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — The second wrongful death lawsuit this year was filed Friday in federal court against the San Juan County Adult Detention Center and its contracted health care provider, San Juan Regional Medical Center. Full Story

Latter-day Saints teens recreate ancestors' journeys to Utah
06/14/2015 07:21 PM MDT - NEAR DOLORES, COLO. — After less than a day of camping and pulling a handcart, most of the teenage participants in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' trek here could agree on one thing — they hated the mud. Full Story

Four Corners Equine Rescue in Flora Vista needs help with neglected horses
06/11/2015 08:54 PM MDT - BLOOMFIELD — Unable to properly house and care for his six horses, an Aztec resident voluntarily surrendered the neglected animals to an area horse rescue operation on Sunday. Full Story

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Thousands truckin' to Chicago for final Grateful Dead shows

CHICAGO (AP) — The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band's prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography included, in the shadow of a world-famous dinosaur. Full Story
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Did Tiger Woods cheat with Amanda Dufner?

Lindsey Vonn reportedly caught golfer with his competitor’s ex-wife, which is likely why they aren’t dating anymore.