(Jon Austria — The Daily Times)
Lower oil prices could hurt San Juan Basin oil companies

Right now: U.S. oil production remains at all-time high
12/18/2014 11:30 AM MST
FARMINGTON — While lower gas prices leave consumers with extra money, for an area that relies on oil production, they could also signal less money going into the economy. 
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Farmington man charged in stabbing near Farmington Indian Center
12/17/2014 07:17 PM MST - FARMINGTON — A 56-year-old Farmington man is being held at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center on a $100,000 bond in connection to the near-fatal stabbing of a man near the Farmington Indian Center. Full Story

Volunteers are needed to count birds during Christmas Bird Count
12/17/2014 05:05 PM MST - FARMINGTON — Volunteers across the Western Hemisphere have been counting birds since Sunday as part of the annual Audubon Christmas Bird Count. Full Story

Studies examine how noise from San Juan Basin compressor stations affects winged organisms
12/17/2014 05:04 PM MST - FARMINGTON — As a high school student in Santa Fe, Jessie Bunkley decided she wanted to be a biologist. Full Story

Local attorney Eric Morrow found guilty of reckless driving
12/17/2014 04:29 PM MST - FARMINGTON — Farmington attorney Eric Morrow was sentenced last week to five days of court-ordered monitoring, with one day of credit, and 90 days of unsupervised probation for reckless driving and displaying false vehicle registration plates. Full Story

Allen Theaters drops screenings of 'The Interview' as film is pulled from release date
12/18/2014 07:42 AM MST - FARMINGTON — The regional movie theater company that operates two Farmington theaters said it would not show the film "The Interview" Wednesday before the distribution company pulled the film from release following potential terrorism threats. Full Story

Commission approves sale of fireworks
12/17/2014 04:25 PM MST - AZTEC — San Juan County will now allow businesses to sell state-approved fireworks within its limits, its commission decided in a split vote Tuesday. Full Story

Four Corners Photographic Society show highlights medium's transition to digital work
12/18/2014 07:43 AM MST - FARMINGTON — As digital equipment and imagery have come to dominate photography, both amateur and professional, in recent years, it's had a big impact on those who enjoy comparing their work to others, according to Bob Grossheim, treasurer of the Four Corners Photographic Society. Full Story

Farmington volunteers put together bags for foster children
12/17/2014 07:59 AM MST - FARMINGTON — When children arrive at foster homes, they typically bring only a garbage bag filled with their belongings. Full Story

County school board candidates file for upcoming election
12/16/2014 08:44 PM MST - AZTEC — Three of the school districts in San Juan County could have new school board presidents next year after the incumbents did not file candidacy paperwork for the upcoming Feb. Full Story

Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor

INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) — Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree. Full Story
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Miyamoto on 'amiibo,' 'Zelda' and 'Mario' movie

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Shigeru Miyamoto seems giddy — and with good reason. The veteran Nintendo designer behind such landmark video-game franchises as "Mario Bros. Full Story
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Angelina Jolie ripped in more Sony emails

Scott Rudin told Amy Pascal the “Unbroken” director was “seriously out of her mind.”