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Astronomical Events Galore

The third supermoon of 2023 will grace the night sky September 29th. It’s not the only astronomical event happening this fall - an annular solar eclipse will take place October 14th, it’s path taking it over Farmington according to NOAA San Juan County and the Navajo Nation have announced a new county commission district map to better address representation in the Navajo Nation, and the Four Corners Balloon Rally for another long weekend of community and family-friendly fun. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Ace Hardware in Farmington and The Big Idea Makerspace at San Juan College

Keep Your Dogs Safe and San Juan County Clean

Did you know you can report illegal dumping in San Juan County? It’s as easy as downloading the app, snapping a picture, and submitting it! Traffic has switched once again on the US Highway 550 project as construction to connect the highway with the existing US Highway 160 interchange, and Durango Kennel Club invites you to sign up for its Rattlesnake Avoidance training this Saturday to keep your furry furiends safe. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Three Rivers Brewery and Home2Suites

Dive into the World of Water at ICL

We Are Water hopes to inspire conversations about what water means to communities within the Four Corners region. The exhibit has partnered with Ignacio Community Library, which is serving as the place to meet and share, explore and learn about water in our community. The exhibit runs through October 29th. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and Happy Pappy’s Pizza & Wings

Local Colleges Largely Unaffected by Supreme Court Ruling

The Supreme Court’s June 29th ruling that race-based affirmative action in admissions is unconstitutional was disappointing for many educators, but not necessarily a surprise. But the rulings don’t impact how local institutions such as Fort Lewis College operate. Additionally, the rulings don’t impact how schools conduct outreach or recruit. By Connor Shreve. This story is sponsored by Serious Texas BBQ and Sky Ute Casino

Grants for Teachers Available

The ARNIA Foundation is offering grants of up to $2,500 for local educators through the enrichED Classroom Grant Program. Chili in Octoberfest returns again this year - there are still vendor spots available to kick off October. And close out the summer with Sunday evenings at Wines of the San Juan. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by SunRay Park and Casino and Boon’s Family Thai BBQ

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