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Snowboard Tour Features Durango

The brainchild of snowboarder Travis Rice, the Natural Selection Tour showcases the world’s top riders from Olympians to big mountain film icons all competing on the world’s most iconic locations. Natural Selection DUELS feature six mountain venues from around the world, where head-to-head competition between two top riders will decide who moves on to the next stages in the Natural Selection Tour. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Dunkin’ Donuts and Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings.

Setting Up San Juan County Youths for Success

The Farmington City Council and San Juan County have installed the first Safe Haven Baby Box in San Juan County. Superintendent Cody Diehl’s contract with Farmington Municipal Schools has been extended through June 2027 as of the February 13th School Board meeting, and join 100% San Juan County’s book club, reading the book that started a movement. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Sunray Park and Casino and Distill Beer Wine Spirits.

Bringing Broadband Access to San Juan County

Four Corners Economic Development has hired a consultant to implement a $150,000 Just Transition Fund broadband grant, aiming to improve internet access in San Juan County. San Juan College offers paid internships for students through the Center for Student Careers and Employment, assisting them in gaining experience relevant to their degree programs. Free Narcan training sessions are available monthly to educate participants on recognizing and responding to opioid overdoses, with complimentary Narcan kits provided. And, Downtown Farmington introduces Date Night events on the first Friday of each month to promote entertainment and dining options, starting with a film showing, museum visit, and cocktails on March 1st. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Home2Suites and Durango Motor Company.

San Juan County Fire Department Consolidates

On February 1st, San Juan County Fire & Rescue dissolved its 10 districts to operate as a singular entity. The move is intended to improve the department's management operations. Officials hope the change will help the department serve residents in unincorporated parts of the county. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Boones Family Thai BBQ and Northern Edge Casino.

Piñon Hills Boulevard Expansion to Begin

Farmington City Councilors unanimously approved a construction contract to extend Piñon Hills Boulevard across the Animas River. Funded by a $40 million grant from the American Rescue Plan Act, the project aims to provide a secondary connection across the river, starting from East Main Street to County Road 3000. Meanwhile, the Outdoor Recreation Industry Initiative is offering a wilderness first aid training in April, which is crucial for outdoor enthusiasts and professionals. And the Farmington Chamber of Commerce honored Farmers Insurance Manchester Agency as the Business of the Year and John Bryom of Process Equipment and Service Company, Inc. as the Citizen of the Year, recognizing their significant contributions to the community. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Traegers Bar and Ace Hardware of Farmington.

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