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Four Corners Rod Run to draw classic cars, crowds to historic downtown Farmington

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FARMINGTON – The City of Farmington’s Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs’ Four Corners Rod Run hopes to draw thousands of people to historic downtown Farmington again this year on Saturday, July 15. Main Street will be closed from Auburn to Commercial from 11am to 8 pm, so that attendees can roam up and down the...

DVD/Blu-ray Roundup for July 14, 2017

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Welcome to the latest summary of new releases arriving on Blu-ray and DVD. One of the year’s biggest hits is premiering as well as a couple of critical darlings and some interesting indie fare. So, if you can’t make it out to the movies this week, be sure to give one of these titles a try!


American Fable - This independent thriller is set in the 80s on a struggling Midwestern farm. While playing, a young girl discovers a businessman being held captive in one of the silos on their property. The child must decide whether to help the victim and face retribution from the party responsible as well as financial foreclosure, or leave things as they are...

Local artisan Lyndon Tsosie holds stamp retreat

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Lyndon Tsosie, local and internally renowned Navajo artist, held a retreat “House of Stamps,” the last week of June, for budding and experienced jewelry makers to learn about the art of Navajo stamping and to create their own masterpieces.

The Navajo silversmith stamping tools are handmade, and the stamping faces look clean and crisp, from 2 7/8” to 4 1/8” long.

Back in the day, Native Americans were resourceful, and made their tools from all kinds of found objects, such as rebar, old files, rasps, railroad spikes, and valve stems.

Artisans hand cut and file the patterns onto the face of the shaft. It’s one thing to be a great silversmith, but it adds a whole...

Fracking and Earthquakes, what is our experience?

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There has been a good deal of concern regarding the effects of hydraulic fracturing, “fracking” and oil industry pumping into injection wells to dispose of fluids associated with industry operations. With this in mind we did some research to see what effects are being reported in the Four Corners area of New Mexico and Arizona and more broadly to see what other researchers are reporting.


Hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” has been used in oil and gas wells for many decades.  It involves injecting chemical laden water at high pressure into geologic formations to extract oil and gas.  The pressure injects water containing chemicals and sand. When the...

Governor announces fifth straight year of record-shattering tourism number

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34.4 million trips taken in 2016,

growth doubles the national average

SANTA FE — Gov. Susana Martinez announced 34.4 million trips were taken in New Mexico in 2016 – shattering the previous record set in 2015 of 33.4 million. New Mexico is a leader in tourism, with trips to the state growing at double the national average.

“A record number of people are visiting New Mexico and that means more money being spent in our communities – large and small,” Martinez said. “It is so exciting that more people than ever before are getting to experience what we already know: New Mexico is the best place in the world to enjoy natural beauty, vibrant culture and – of course – our...

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