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May 30, 2023
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

Muscle and Sweat Defeats Coal and Steam

May 26, 2023
Rio del Sol Kiwanis Club partnered with Farmington Civic Center to produce a pseudo debate between long-time pals and rivals, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. The performance seems to prove that at one time political rivals were civil to each other—even while in disagreement. Called “We Disagreed as Rational Friends,” the comedic production was presented as a less-scripted, more-improvised game-show format, including a “Benjamin Franklin Lightning Round.” The Kiwanis Club fundraiser supports their numerous children’s programs such as Clothes for Kids, Shoes for Kids, Coats for Kids–plus an African Library project. By Donna K. Hewett. This story is sponsored by Ace Hardware in Farmington and Sunray Park & Casino

Founding Frenemies: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Debate

May 24, 2023
In order to keep up with the current rate of snowmelt from the mountains, the Bureau of Reclamation has moved up the annual release of water from Navajo Lake to proactively prevent water overflow. The City of Farmington encourages you to take the Outdoor Pledge as we head into a summer of recreation fun, and, speaking of fun, come and join Desert River Guides and Three Rivers Brewery to celebrate the release of Desert River Lager. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Pop’s Truck & RV Center and Traegers Bar

Water Releases from Navajo Lake

May 23, 2023
Locally owned Bayfield Gardens is the preeminent place to buy the ginormous hanging baskets you see gracing finer establishments along Main Street in Durango, Farmington and as far away as Santa Fe. But there’s a catch: you must reserve the flower baskets one year in advance. For walk-ins, there’s still plenty to choose from: first-rate veggies, annuals, and perennials. By Donna K. Hewett. This story is sponsored by The Payroll Department and Serious Texas BBQ

Beauty Hangs out at Bayfield Gardens

May 17, 2023
The Local NEWS Network stands in solidarity with the community of the City of Farmington and the families of those impacted as a result of the shooting on May 15th. Desert View Family Counseling, Totah Behavioral Health and Farmington Community Health have offered their services if you or someone you know are in need of help. Desert View Family Counseling: 505-326-7878 (Press Option 1) Totah Behavioral Health: 505-564-4804 Farmington Community Health: 505-326-4796 Highway 173 will finally see some much-needed repair work thanks to an $8 million fund by the New Mexico Department of Transportation. The Grand Canyon Trust is offering 18 fully-funded spots on the second annual Grand Canyon Regional Intertribal Intergeneration Stewardship Expedition for native youths from the associated tribes of the Grand Canyon, and the City of Aztec invites you to come kick off the summer with a block party. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Three Rivers Brewery and The Big Idea Makerspace at San Juan College

Highway 173 Receives $8 Million for Repairs