Draft Plan for Gold King Mine Grant To Be Released

March 29, 2023

A draft plan for the disbursement of funds from the Gold King Mine settlement is expected to be released March 31st. San Juan Regional Medical Center announced the acquisition of a new piece of technology to assist in the operating room, and 100% San Juan County invites you to attend the upcoming summit event. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Boon’s Family Thai BBQ and Distill Beer, Wine, Spirits

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100% San Juan County - https://www.100nm.org/sanjuan/

100% New Mexico - https://annaageeight.nmsu.edu/

San Juan Regional Medical Center - https://www.sanjuanregional.com/

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Registration is open for 100% San Juan County Summit. Officials expect to release a draft plan for allocating $10 million from the Gold King Mine Settlement and San Juan Regional Medical Center to use a new piece of technology in the operating room. You're watching the Local News Roundup, brought to you by Boon's Family Thai Barbecue and Distil Beer Wine and Spirits. I'm Hayley Opsal. 100% San Juan County invites you to attend the summit on April 21st. The summit, which will be at the Farmington Municipal School Boardroom, is free and will begin at 8:30 a.m. and run until 2:30 p.m. The Summit brings together service organizations and community leaders from across San Juan County and is geared towards educating the community about 100% community and how it can work in your county. The agenda includes leaders from the 100% New Mexico Initiative, public health experts, a panel discussion on community schools, and discussions on identifying community assets and gaps. Registration is open now. A draft restoration plan created from grant proposals for funds from the settlement of the Gold King Mine spill is expected to be revealed March 31st. State officials received 17 proposals, totaling $28 million for the $10 million fund earmarked for the restoration program from the $32 million settlement between the State of New Mexico and the US Environmental Protection Agency. The proposals came from the cities of Farmington, Aztec, and Bloomfield, San Juan County, the Navajo Nation's Department of Fish and Wildlife, and the Navajo Nation's Upper Fruitland Chapter. The deadline for the draft proposal has been extended by three months in part to add an engineering feasibility study to the plan. Once the draft plan is released, there will be a 30-day public comment period and a final plan will be released after all comments have been reviewed. San Juan Regional Medical Center announced its acquisition of the O-Arm Surgical Imagery System, the first and only of its kind in the Four Corners area. O-Arm is a mobile intraoperative imagery system that can provide real-time imaging in two and three dimensions to better assist surgeon accuracy. The technology will enhance minimally invasive surgical approaches, reduce the risk of complications, improve surgical operations, and much more. The O-Arm system will improve the surgical operations and offerings at San Juan Regional Medical Center. Learn more about these and other stories online at farmingtonlocal.news. Thank you for watching this edition of the Local News Roundup. I'm Hayley Opsal.


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