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Award Bequeathed to Farmington Electric Utility

Farmington Electric Utility System was one of a 109 in the nation to receive the Reliable Public Power Provider designation from the American Public Power Association this year. It signifies that a utility has demonstrated commitment to industry-best practices. The award, which lasts for 3 years, recognizes public efficiency in four key disciplines: reliability, workforce development, system improvement, and safety. By Donna K. Hewett. This story is sponsored by CMIT Solutions and Northern Edge Casino

Proposed Federal Protection for Dolores River

A bill aiming to protect 76 miles of the Dolores River appears poised for passage. The measure was reintroduced this spring by Senator Michael Bennet after it ran out of time in the 2022 session. The legislation has bi-partisan support, including an identical companion bill in the House introduced by Representative Lauren Boebert. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by TruWest Auto and Blondies Trophy Room

Biking for Cancer

Farmington is a stop along one of the branches of this year’s Texas 4000 Rockies Route, where riders will share their stories and talk about the importance of funding cancer treatment and research. The Four Corners Professional Women’s Summit returns this fall, and make sure to get your tickets for the Four Corners Musical Theatre Company’s production of Spamalot this June. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Distil Beer, Wine, Spirits and Boon’s Family Thai BBQ

Southern Utes Drum up Rich History at Cultural Center

The Southern Ute Cultural Center & Museum is an iconic, state-of-the-art museum that gives voice to the Southern Ute tribe, preserving their story so that future generations will know what it meant to be Ute, and educating visitors about their vibrant culture. It’s presented through photographic curtains, audio/visual presentations, and life-sized replicas, including an awesome buffalo-hide teepee. By Donna K. Hewett. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and Tafoya, Barrett & Associates

Muscle and Sweat Defeats Coal and Steam

This year’s Iron Horse Bicycle Classic was full of high spirits and sportsmanship. Racers shared their experience pedaling over Molas Pass, hard fought victories, and wipe-outs. Ian Burnett shared his inside knowledge as a former racer and current Race Director and applauded this year’s contestants. By Zach Marqua. This story is sponsored by Happy Pappy’s Pizza and Wings and Sky Ute Casino

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