Piñon Hills Blvd. Expansion Approved, 9/11 Events Announced


Events for the 9/11 Day of Service in Farmington have been announced, and there’s something for everyone. San Juan Regional Medical Center has received accreditation for its chest pain center from the American College of Cardiology. And a 25-year-wait for the extension of Piñon Hills Boulevard is a wait no longer with federal aid covering the additional funding. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Three Rivers Brewery and Service Master Restore

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A long awaited expansion project for Penn Hills Boulevard has received $40 million from the American Rescue Plan Act, sending it into the developmental phase. San Juan Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in the Four Corners area to receive accreditation for a chest pain center from the American College of Cardiology. And the city of Farmington has announced activities for the 911 day of service in Farmington. You're watching the local news roundup brought to you by Three Rivers Brewery and ServiceMaster Restore. I'm Hayley Opsal. San Juan Regional Medical Center has received a chest pain center accreditation with primary PCI from the American College of Cardiology. The recognition for which San Juan Regional Medical Center is the first and the Four Corners to receive it recognizes hospitals that proven exceptional competency for patients with heart attack symptoms and have the PCI procedure available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. PCI is the acronym for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, also known as coronary angioplasty and non-surgical procedure that opens blocked or narrowed coronary arteries to reduce the damage to the heart during a heart attack. It can also relieve symptoms of heart disease, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. More than 730,000 Americans have a heart attack every year and learning that early signs and symptoms can be vital to ensuring someone's health and safety. Learn more about early signs and symptoms of a heart attack at sanjuanregional.com/ehac. The city of Farmington has announced events for the 911 day of service in conjunction with the National 911 day of Service on Saturday, September 10th, at 9:30 A.M. during the San Juan Mission Cemetery Cleanup. Bring a paintbrush to refresh old wooden grave markers or help repair damaged grave markers. Bring a shovel home to remove weeds. You can join Beautify Farmington Trash Pickup also at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday. Bring gloves, shovels and rakes to help pick up trash. The city will provide bags and dumpsters. On Sunday, September 11th, bring a flag for the Memorial Flag Walk at Berg Park, Meet at San Juan Boulevard Pavilion at 4 P.M. to walk in honor of those who have lost their lives and those who continue to serve our communities every day. For updates or more information, visit 911dayofservice.us. After a quarter century of waiting, funds for the expansion of Pinon Hills Boulevard have been awarded. The project, estimated to cost around $40 million, will extend Penn Hills Boulevard to U.S. Highway 64 across the Animas River, providing an alternative way for motorists across the river and reducing traffic congestion on East Main Street. The project originally estimated at $4.2 million when it was first proposed, has been sitting on the city of Farmington wish list while the city looked for funding. Although the cost of the project has increased, the updated costs are covered in the funds from the American Rescue Plan Act. The project will occur in three stages. The first stage is to set to be approved in December and the final stages of the project are estimated to be completed by 2025. That's it for this week's local news roundup. I'm Hayley Opsal.


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