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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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Community meets with Bloomfield city manager candidates
06/25/2015 07:47 PM MDT - BLOOMFIELD — The three candidates for Bloomfield city manager come from different backgrounds, but they all agree that the town has the potential to grow and develop. Full Story

PHOTOS: Youngsters get a taste of police training in Bloomfield
06/24/2015 06:01 PM MDT - Wednesday's Junior Police Academy at Bloomfield police headquarters gave participating young people the chance to understand what it takes to become an officer. Full Story

San Juan River Balloon Rally in Bloomfield continues through the weekend
06/20/2015 04:44 PM MDT - BLOOMFIELD — When up in a hot-air balloon, the world seems almost silent, except for the hum of the propane pilot light and the occasional barking dog or singing meadowlark in the fields far below. Full Story

Eighth annual San Juan River Balloon Rally in Bloomfield this weekend
06/16/2015 03:41 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — While the San Juan River Balloon Rally has had very few changes over the past few years, there will be one noticeable addition this year, according to Janet Mackey, the board president of the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce, which puts on the annual event. 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

Bloomfield School District approves new superintendent's contract
06/09/2015 08:57 PM MDT - BLOOMFIELD — The Bloomfield School District Board of Education on Tuesday approved Kim Mizell's contract as she prepares to assume the superintendent position next month. Full Story

San Juan County leaders happy state officials agree to hold special session
06/04/2015 06:54 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Local leaders are glad Gov. Susana Martinez and members of the House and Senate have agreed to meet in a special session to consider a capital outlay bill that could authorize as much as $295 million in public works projects across the state. Full Story

Missing Bloomfield man found dead near his car
06/04/2015 09:18 AM MDT - FARMINGTON — An elderly man who had been reported missing was found dead Wednesday night on a county road in Crouch Mesa. Full Story

Police search for missing elderly Bloomfield man with dementia
06/03/2015 08:35 PM MDT - FARMINGTON — Authorities are asking for the public's help in locating an elderly Bloomfield man who is missing. Full Story

140 pairs of underwear stolen from store hit by 4 bra heists

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — First they took the bras. Now they've come back for the panties. Police say 140 pairs of underwear have been stolen from a northeast Pennsylvania store that's been struck by four bra heists since February. Full Story
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Eager eaters weigh-in ahead of NYC July 4 hot dog contest

NEW YORK (AP) — Four avid eaters have hit the scales ahead of the annual July Fourth hot dog eating contest at Coney Island's Nathan's Famous. 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.