San Juan Regional Medical Center Receives Family-Friendly Recognitions

March 25, 2024

San Juan Regional Medical Center has been honored with the Family Friendly Business Platinum Level Award from Family Friendly New Mexico, recognizing its exceptional support for employees and their families. San Juan County has secured a $30,000 grant to develop a comprehensive guide to gravel biking trails, capitalizing on the region's extensive network of dirt and gravel roads for recreational use. Despite a typical fire season outlook for San Juan County, officials urge caution and adherence to burning regulations as conditions can quickly change. The Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village invites families to celebrate its 60th anniversary with an Easter Egg Hunt on March 30th. By Hannah Robertson. This story is sponsored by Durango Motor Company and Distill Beer Wine and Spirits.

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San Juan Regional Medical Center has been recognized as a family-friendly business for its efforts to support employees, and their families at work and at home. San Juan County has received a $30,000 grant it plans to use to develop a trail guide of the hidden gems of gravel biking across the county. With spring on the way, fire officials say this year's fire season outlook will be normal, although they do caution that nothing is set in stone. And come help kick off the 60th anniversary season of the Aztec Museum and Pioneer Village with the Easter Egg Hunt Saturday, March 30th. You're watching the Local News Roundup, brought to you by Durango Motor Company and Distil Beer, Wine, and Spirits. I'm Connor Shreve. Family Friendly New Mexico has awarded San Juan Regional Medical Center with its Family Friendly Business Platinum Level Award. The award recognizes employers who provide benefits to support employees and their families, such as paid leave, flexible work schedules, community support, and more. SJRMC also received the Education Support Special designation, also platinum level, in recognition of the medical center's continued dedication to providing education opportunities. Those include continuing education benefits, and a tuition assistance program. San Juan County is a recipient of a $30,000 grant from the Outdoor Recreation Division of the New Mexico Economic Development Department. Officials plan to use the grant to produce a guide to gravel bike trails in the county. There are thousands of miles of dirt and gravel roads established for oil and gas workers to reach sites that can be mapped for recreational use. County spokesman Devin Neeley pointed to the growing popularity of gravel biking and said that, "San Juan County is uniquely equipped to explore this resource as a result of existing infrastructure." The grant has a one-year timeline, so the county is looking to hire a firm to produce the guide, which is anticipated to take five or six months to complete. The guide is another way the county is looking to highlight gravel biking opportunities in San Juan County, and will be available both online and in printed form. Officials hope the guide will create an inventory of out and back half, and full day rides from central locations like Farmington, Aztec, Bloomfield, and Kirtland. San Juan County's fire outlook is currently looking like a typical fire season, although officials warn that could change quickly. San Juan County has seemed close to its normal precipitation this year, and the snowpack in the San Juan Mountains is only slightly lower than usual, meaning conditions do not currently point to a particularly dry spring. However, even with moisture in the forecast, fire officials are advising caution and would like to remind residents to take care when burning slash piles or recreating outdoors. Remember, you must have a burn permit to burn slash piles, which are issued by San Juan County Fire and Rescue. Aztec Museum in Pioneer Village is hosting an old-fashioned Easter egg hunt Saturday, March 30th. Register online for the free event, which features an Easter egg hunt for kids aged 2 to 8. There will also be face painting, balloon art, crafts, and the chance to take a picture with the Easter bunny. Aztec Museum in Pioneer Village is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year, so make sure to be on the lookout for upcoming anniversary events. You can learn more about these and other stories online at Thanks for watching this edition of the Local News Roundup. I'm Connor Shreve.


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