(Jon Austria — The Daily Times)
NMDOT asks judge to condemn U.S. 64 properties

Petition states property needed to expand route
02/27/2015 09:19 AM MST
FARMINGTON — The New Mexico Department of Transportation has requested that a district court judge condemn five properties located along a two-mile stretch of U. 
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Bloomfield City Council learns reasons for proposed water rate increase
02/25/2015 07:54 AM MST - BLOOMFIELD — Bloomfield city councilors on Monday heard about needed repairs and upgrades to an irrigation ditch providing water to thousands of customers that could result in significant water rate increases for the city's residents. Full Story

Snow causes delays, closures for San Juan County schools, courts
02/23/2015 05:59 PM MST - FARMINGTON — Cold and snowy weather caused delays and closure of area schools. Classes for Aztec Municipal School District were cancelled today, according to a posting on the district's Facebook page. Full Story

Bloomfield City Council to take up water rates at Monday's meeting
02/22/2015 04:13 PM MST - BLOOMFIELD — At Monday's 6 p.m. meeting at City Hall, city councilors will take up a possible water rate increase. Full Story

Bloomfield man pleads guilty to child sex abuse
02/20/2015 06:02 PM MST - FARMINGTON — A 24-year-old Bloomfield man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to sexually abusing a minor in a plea agreement with federal prosecutors, according to a U. Full Story

Colorado man pleads guilty to 2012 Farmington bank robbery
02/20/2015 05:56 PM MST - FARMINGTON — A 44-year-old man faces more than 12 years in prison after pleading guilty Friday in federal court to robbing the Wells Fargo Bank in Farmington in September 2012, according to a U. Full Story

Fire destroys mobile home south of Bloomfield
02/19/2015 08:00 AM MST - FARMINGTON — A structure fire destroyed a residence south of Bloomfield Wednesday night. Dispatch received a call about a mobile home on U. Full Story

Bloomfield man takes plea bargain in child rape case
02/17/2015 07:14 PM MST - FARMINGTON — Sammy Pacheco, who was accused in June 2013 of raping a 3-year-old girl behind a Bloomfield church, pleaded no contest on Friday to evidence tampering in a plea agreement with prosecutors. Full Story

San Juan County florists prepare for Valentine's Day
02/13/2015 06:16 PM MST - FARMINGTON — A group of designers at Bloomfield Florist trimmed rose stems and arranged the flowers in vases full of greenery on Friday as they prepared Valentine's Day bouquets. Full Story

Farmington woman appears in court on attempted murder charge
02/13/2015 06:13 PM MST - AZTEC — Charmaine Lucero made an initial court appearance Friday morning to answer accusations that she shot a 26-year-old man Monday outside the Farmers Market in Bloomfield. Full Story

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Maine weighs revoking seat belt law days after 75-car pileup

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — It's an effort that even the bill's sponsor acknowledges is poor timing. Just two days after a 75-vehicle pileup injured at least 17 people in the state, lawmakers in Maine are considering legislation that would allow adults to opt out of wearing seat belts. Full Story
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World's biggest private Harry Potter collection on display

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A young Mexican's fascination with Harry Potter has grown into the world's biggest private collection of toys, books, clothes and other items related to author J. Full Story