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San Juan County Commission will consider approving funds for sobering house, JIP
Officials say it will cost $1.6M to operate programs
FARMINGTON — The San Juan County Commission is scheduled to decide at Tuesday's meeting whether it will contribute funds toward building a new sobering house. Full Story
Oil and gas industry cuts back but remains 'hopeful' in wake of falling oil prices
02/02/2015 11:51 AM MST - FARMINGTON — As the price of a barrel of oil continued its fall to a new low of $48.31 in mid-January, area industry leaders say the drop is costing jobs and operations, and they expect the belt-tightening to continue through 2015 and possibly beyond.
Proposed fracking deferred near Chaco Canyon
02/02/2015 11:48 AM MST - FARMINGTON — At the end of December, a coalition of environmentalists and watchdog groups won a small victory when the Bureau of Land Management decided to defer leasing five Navajo allotment parcels, or approximately 2,803 acres, for hydraulic fracturing near Chaco Canyon. Full Story
BLM weighs the benefits and concerns of a crude oil pipeline
02/02/2015 11:48 AM MST - FARMINGTON — A Durango, Colo.-based company's plans to build a crude oil pipeline that would include portions of five New Mexico counties as well as Navajo Nation land has the promise of boosting the local oil and gas economy, but also has drawn criticism from environmental groups and some nearby residents. Full Story
Column: The resource war and San Juan Basin oil
01/08/2015 04:26 PM MST - Resource War and San Juan Basin oil Oil and gas companies in the Southwest, the Rocky Mountains and the Dakotas are revising or recalibrating their capital budgets for 2015 as the price per barrel of west Texas intermediate crude trades in the $50 range. Most companies are moving into a cycle downturn phase in defense against a world price decline mostly aimed at unconventional production (shale or light tight oil). The question is how much cost savings coupled with production declines is ahead? And how long will the Saudi Aramco market share impact last? Full Story
Oil and gas companies use green technology, new methods for more efficiency and profitability
01/08/2015 04:27 PM MST - FARMINGTON — In October, 2,500 square miles across the Four Corners region was reported by NASA and Los Alamos scientists to contain atmospheric methane levels three times the Environmental Protection Agency's average. Full Story
Woman admits digging up dad's grave in search of 'real will'
LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — A woman who told police she dug up her father's grave in search of his "real will" but found only vodka and cigarettes pleaded guilty Monday. Full Story
Disneyland memorabilia auction brings in $1.7 million
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Disneyland memorabilia collector has taken a cue from the movie "Frozen" and decided to "Let It Go. Full Story
Cindy Crawford viral 'real' photo a fake
Photographer from 2013 Marie Clare photo shoot says picture was stolen and altered.