Artists of all ability levels across San Juan County were invited to create their work on sidewalks instead of canvas at the Farmington Public Library during its three-day Chalk Art Festival. Sponsored by Traegers and Three Rivers Brewery
A lengthy renovation program to install new seating, as well as enhanced irrigation systems and better facilities for players, will be ready to go just in time for the 2021 Connie Mack World Series, which will return to Ricketts Park after being canceled in 2020. The World Series will open in Farmington on July 23. Sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Express Employment Professionals
A new animal shelter, Denkai Animal Sanctuary, will open this fall in Farmington; thrift shop open for donations. By Donna K. Hewett. Sponsored by Three Rivers Brewery and Distil Beer, Wine & Spirits
The Galloping Goose Historical Society will operate its Dolores museum this summer after a year's closure caused by the pandemic, but whether the Goose will fly down the tracks this season remains to be seen. Sponsored by Big-O Tires and Keesee Motors
Business plans battled for supremacy in the 2021 Hawk Tank competition, sponsored by Fort Lewis College, and now San Juan College in Farmington. By Donna K. Hewett. Sponsored by Distill Beer, Wine, Spirits and Three Rivers Brewery
Walk your way to a healthy heart and happy mind with the help of a new parks and trail guide, produced by the City of Farmington and sponsored by San Juan Regional Medical Center. By Donna K. Hewett. Sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Traegers
Fifty or so hats from the 1910s through the 1970s are on display at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park. The beauty of feathered hats shocks the eye and soul. “All Dressed Up” is on display until October. By Donna K. Hewett. Sponsored by Distil Beer Wine Spirits and Boons Family Thai Barbecue
If you start seeing an abnormal amount of "floaters" in your eyes, or you start losing your sight a little at a time, as if a black veil were slowly lowering, call your ophthalmologist immediately for treatment. Sponsored by Southwest Eye Consultants
Farming ain't what it used to be, and that's a good thing, says the coordinator for a new agriculture program at Pueblo Community College. That's because climate change, the need to build local food supplies, and food insecurity are changing the way that people view food production. Sponsored by Cortez Airport and Boutique Air
A number of sleep studies indicate that getting adequate sleep can facilitate weight loss. PHD Weight Loss and Nutrition founder Ashley Lucas explains why. Sponsored by PHD Weight Loss.
What do you get when you cross a burro race with an arts festival? No, this isn't a bad joke. You get a BurroFest – a celebration of the hard-working pack animals and the art they inspire. Sponsored by TruWest and Big-O Tires
A new Four Corners area resident has established a network of support and education to help those with Alzheimer's disease and their families. Sponsored by The Timbers at Edgemont Highlands and FASTSIGNS
SunRay Park and Casino in Farmington was chosen to officially open New Mexico’s 2021 horse racing season--with its small race track and big-hearted staff. By Donna K. Hewett. Sponsored by Three Rivers Brewing and Boons Family Thai Barbecue
Archaeologist-trained site stewards commit to preservation activities that document any destruction and vandalism to local Navajo and ancestral Puebloan sites in San Juan County. By Donna K. Hewett. Sponsored by Artifacts 302 and Traegers.
Retired Park Ranger Terry Nichols signs copies of “The Dreaded Cliff,” a book for middle school-aged students, as part of a celebration of Independent Bookstore Day at Amy’s Bookcase in Farmington. By Donna Hewett. Sponsored by Traegers and Boons Family Thai BBQ
With unemployment claims making the news almost as often as surges in the coronavirus, what are local employment agencies doing to help job seekers find jobs? By Hannah Robertson.
Dr. Moss Fenberg with Southwest Eye Consultants explains just what glaucoma is and why it's so important to get treatment. Sponsored by Southwest Eye Consultants.
The best way to enhance your garden’s look during a drought is with metal art, antiques and whiskey barrels. By Donna Hewett. Sponsored by Three Rivers Brewery and Distil Beer Wine Spirits.
All aboard! The Durango & Silverton Train will resume round-trip excursions to Silverton this summer. Sponsored Carver's Brewing and The Timbers at Edgemont Highlands.
The gem of historical downtown Farmington, Three Rivers Brewery, finally opens their doors to loyal patrons. By Donna Hewett. Sponsored by CMIT Services and Express Employment Professionals.
Before the pandemic, Kamia Begay decided she needed an art project to help her recover from her father’s 2019 death. Her project has grown from an effort to provide her family with native soap to a world-wide community online and a beautiful store in downtown Farmington. By Donna Hewett. Sponsored by Traegers.
A San Juan County Historical Society booklet concludes a four-year project on Navajo Dam's ‘lost communities of Los Martinez, Los Pinos, Rosa and Arboles. By Donna Hewett. Sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Durango Party Rental
The old saying goes that breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Well, that's not necessarily true, but if breakfast is a necessary start to your day, PHD Weight Loss Founder Ashley Lucas advises you to avoid cereal and cold milk, bagels, and other high carb foods to keep your energy going.
High blood pressure is bad news: for your heart, your blood vessels and even your eyes. Southwest Eye Consultants explains how untreated high blood pressure can damage the physical structure of your eye.
The Farmington Public Library started from a private collection of books in 1921, owned by the town’s first librarian, Larena Mahany. Now, it's an award-winning work of art, serving San Juan County and beyond. Written by Donna Hewett
They did it. KSUT Public Radio and its supporters raised $1.5 million to match a $1 million challenge grant from the Southern Ute Indian Tribe to build a modern media center that will allow the station to expand local news and public affairs programming about and for the Four Corners.
Because of the pandemic, disc golf has gone from an unknown sport, to an exciting new platform for outdoor recreation in the Four Corners. Written by Donna Hewett
Red Apple Transit, the only public transportation in Farmington, has all routes running, but must continue to impose social distancing, frustrating riders. Reported by Donna Hewett
To avoid the high cost of a granite headstone and wait time, a local rock yard is making memorial markers out of sandstone.
Locally-owned restaurant, The Chile Pod, not only survives downtown reconstruction, but the COVID-19 pandemic as well.
Diabetes can adversely affect the healthy functioning of your eyes, so if you have diabetes, you may want to have an ophthalmologist check your sight to ensure that you don't lose your eyesight.
inon Hills Golf Course, located in Farmington, makes Golf Magazines’ list of five courses named as possible hosts for the 2022 PGA Championship.
Locally grown tomatoes in winter? Fresh-picked lettuce, arugula, kale in February? Yes, you can find them at the Four Seasons Winter Farmers Market every Saturday. Sponsored by CMIT Solutions & The Overlook at Edgemont Highlands.
The ongoing COVID to Home Clinic, initiated by San Juan Regional Medical Center, provides COVID-19 positive patients, or those with the signs and symptoms, with day-to-day care via telemedicine visits, so they can recover safely at home.
The mineral hot springs about 8 miles north of Durango on La Plata County Road 203 has experienced several reincarnations as a therapeutic hot springs and resort since the late 19th century, but none as dramatic as the reconstruction by owners Bryan Yearout and Dan Carter. See what changes they've added to create what they hope will become a world-class destination.
The Chicken Creek Nordic Ski Area north of Mancos offers 14 miles of groomed trails through ponderosa pines and scrub oak on the San Juan National Forest. Find out who takes care of the area.
If an old wagon road, mule-train route, or trail existed before the U.S. Forest Service or Bureau of Land Management were established, does that make them public rights-of-way open to travel now although they're on federal land? That depends.
When your focus and eyesight deteriorate suddenly, it may be because you've developed cataracts. That means you need to have the lenses inside your eye replaced. But not to worry. With laser surgery and other technologies, replacement is a breeze, and your sight will improve immediately.
Local actor takes a leap of faith, and opens a wide-ranging performing arts academy in Farmington. Instruction is provided for all ages, in acting, dance, vocals, and auditioning.
Target archery is a low-risk sport for almost anyone. Find out how you can have fun learning a new skill at Xpert Archery and San Juan Archers Club during the pandemic.
A box filled with large-format film and glass-plate negatives shot by an unknown photographer reveal what life was like in the Four Corners a hundred years ago.
The COVID pandemic has brought hardship to many residents of Farmington and The Economic Council Helping Others, ECHO Inc. has been there providing food and emergency services to those in need. Find out how they may be able to help you during these unprecedented times.
Find out how the Flores family tapped into their perseverance and cooking talents to keep The Family Market and Restaurant, afloat during the pandemic.
Farmington business leaders hope a multi-million-dollar improvement project on Main Street will slow traffic and bring new business downtown.
Losing and keeping it off takes a lot more than more exercise. Dr. Ashley Lucas with PHD Weight Loss and Nutrition explains why each weight-loss plan has to be tailored to your metabolism.
If you like fresh, local food, you can't get any fresher or more local than Bluebird Flour, manufactured at Cortez Milling, right in the heart of Southwest Colorado's grain basket northwest of Cortez. Find out more about the process and why Bluebird Flour flies out the door once it's milled.
All that Montezuma County folk artist Dave Sipe needs to create a carving is a chainsaw, a chunk of wood and the inspiration the wood gives him. Stop by his roadside museum on the way to Cortez.
EsoTerra Cidery in Dolores hunts for rare varieties of apples in Montezuma and La Plata counties' heritage orchards to make its unique hard ciders.
Purgatory resort opened on Saturday, Nov. 21, for the 2020-21 ski season amidst rising cases of COVID-19, but resort officials say they believe that skiers and snowboarders can be safe if they wear their masks, practice social distancing, and come prepared to stay outside, because indoor facilities will be closed.