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Summer Food Box Subscription Opens

Harvest Food Hub and Kitchen has opened sign-ups for its Farm Box subscription, with the first pick-up on June 27th. The Aztec Speedway's 72nd season is underway, with many events scheduled through October. San Juan Regional Medical Center is offering three new classes to help siblings prepare for the arrival of a new baby, covering topics for parents and children of various ages. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Three Rivers Brewery and Northern Edge Casino.

Water Safety this Summer

Summertime is often synonymous with visits to lakes, waterparks, rivers, and pool. The City of Farmington and San Juan County boasts a number of water recreation opportunities, so make sure to brush up on water safety before heading out. From making sure there’s extra water and sunscreen to wearing proper footwear and checking on the weather, keep the fun going all summer long by staying safe. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by The Big Idea Makerspace at San Juan College and Durango Motor Company.

Construction, Construction, Everywhere

The long-awaited City of Aztec East Arterial Project has finally been put to bid. The project will help reduce the amount of heavy, industrial traffic going through Aztec Main Street. Four alternative routes have been presented for a non-motorized path between Farmington and Aztec. And the new rabbit and poultry building at McGee Park is on track to be competed by this year’s San Juan County Fair. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by SunRay Park and Casino and Boon’s Family Thai BBQ.

Philosophy Professor Justin McBrayer wins Fulbright Award

Fort Lewis College Professor Justin McBrayer has won a prestigious award from the Fulbright Program. McBrayer will spend a term in Italy both conducting research and teaching at the University of Genoa, Italy in 2025. This is the second time McBrayer has received an award from the prestigious Fulbright Program, which is “devoted to increasing mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.” McBrayer said the award will allow him to continue exploring the issue of misinformation and fake news. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Kroegers Ace Hardware and Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers.

Aztec Ruins Restoration and Revitalization

Aztec Ruins National Monument has received $344,000 to assist with soil revitalization and erosion prevention - work began at the beginning of May. The New Mexico State Parks Division has opened a survey for the Navajo Lake State Park Management Plan, specifically regarding the San Juan River portion of the plan. And the Colorado Department of Transportation has announced that the Grandview Bridge switch will be postponed to the middle of the month due to delays in lighting at the Grandview Roundabout. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Ace Hardware of Farmington and Distill Beer Wine Spirits.

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