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Road maintenance crews removed safety features before quadruple-fatal crash

09/17/2014 06:59 PM MDT
FARMINGTON — Highway maintenance workers hired to resurface a 120-mile stretch of U.S. Highway 550 in July removed a key safety measure less than a month before a Texas family of four was killed in a head-on collision. 
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Bloomfield's insurer says lawsuits against city manager have not hurt city
09/14/2014 07:01 PM MDT - BLOOMFIELD — Two lawsuits settled collectively for $462,500 this year have not hurt the City of Bloomfield's standing with its insurer, the New Mexico Municipal League. Full Story

Bloomfield school board approves refinancing of $13.6 million in bonds
09/11/2014 08:59 PM MDT - BLOOMFIELD — The Bloomfield School District approved the refinancing of $13.6 million in bonds, which officials say will help lower property tax rates in the future. Full Story

Bloomfield man killed in crash on U.S. Highway 64
09/11/2014 08:20 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — A 39-year-old Bloomfield man was killed Wednesday after he lost control of his vehicle on U. Full Story

Bloomfield man killed in officer-involved shooting reached for pistol, investigation finds
09/09/2014 08:34 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — The Bloomfield man fatally shot by a Bloomfield police officer on Aug. 27 reached into his truck's glove box and pulled out a gun while speaking with an officer, according to a press release from New Mexico State Police on Monday night. Full Story

Second lawsuit against Bloomfield city manager Fuqua dismissed
09/09/2014 12:05 PM MDT - BLOOMFIELD — A sex discrimination and wrongful termination lawsuit brought by a former assistant to the city's finance director against Bloomfield City Manager David Fuqua was dismissed after the parties reached a settlement agreement on Friday. Full Story

Judge rules mistrial in Bloomfield child rape case
09/03/2014 07:01 PM MDT - AZTEC — The trial for a man accused of raping a 3-year-old girl last year will be rescheduled after Judge John Dean ruled Tuesday that a witness made a prejudicial statement, thus biasing jurors. Full Story

Eight percent of county workforce has been frozen, abolished since 2009
08/31/2014 07:11 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — San Juan County has frozen or abolished nearly 8 percent of its workforce since 2009. Full Story

Bloomfield appeals Ten Commandments monument ruling
08/28/2014 09:13 PM MDT - BLOOMFIELD — A federal judge who ruled a Ten Commandments monument must be removed from the Bloomfield City Hall lawn by Sept. Full Story

Bloomfield School District director of finance will leave next month
08/28/2014 05:18 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — The director of finance for the Bloomfield School District has announced he will leave the position in September. Full Story

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Ig Nobel winner: Using pork to stop nosebleeds

BOSTON (AP) — There's some truth to the effectiveness of folk remedies and old wives' tales when it comes to serious medical issues, according to findings by a team from Detroit Medical Center. Full Story