Spooky Season is Here!

10/19/2022

San Juan Regional Medical Center is gearing up for flu season with two drive-through clinics coming up for both this year’s flu vaccine and COVID-19 booster shots. A bond issue on this November’s ballot will benefit San Juan College infrastructure improvements, including a $500,000 mountain bike park for community use, and spooky season is here! Come join downtown Farmington for a fun day of Halloween family-friendly fun on October 31st. This story is sponsored by SunRay Park and Casino and Service Master Restore

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Spooky season is upon us! Come join Farmington Downtown on October 31st for family-friendly fun, costume contests and more! Flu season is here too, so be prepared with drive-through clinics hosted by San Juan Regional Medical Center on October 22nd and 29th. Stay up to date on COVID-19 boosters through clinics offered by San Juan County Public Health Office. And a bond issue on the November ballot proposes funding to aid San Juan College with $7 million of proposed capital investments on your campus. You're watching the Local News Roundup brought to you by SunRay Park & Casino and ServiceMaster Restore. I'm Hayley Opsal. As the 2022-2023 flu season gets underway, San Juan Regional Medical Center is offering two free drive-through clinics to protect you and your family from the flu. The clinics offered Saturday, October 22nd, and Saturday, October 29th, will be in the north visitor parking lot at the corner of Maple Street and Swartz Ave. Vaccines for adults 18 years and older will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. You won't even have to leave your vehicle! Consult your physician for flu vaccines for children under 18. San Juan County Public Health is also offering free COVID-19 clinics on October 22nd and 29th. Vaccines and boosters are available for everyone six months and older. The clinics will be at the San Juan County Public Health Office at 355 Miller Avenue and will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends everyone six months and older receive a flu vaccine by the end of October, and endorses the co-administration of a COVID-19 vaccine or booster at the same time as other vaccines, including the flu vaccine. For more information about the 2022-2023 flu season and COVID-19 vaccines and boosters, visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at cdc.gov. A bond issue on the November ballot will benefit San Juan College, funding $7 million in capital investments. Money raised from the bond will help with infrastructure improvements at Henderson Fine Arts Center Performance Hall and Connie Gotsch Theater, construction retractable bleachers at the Health and Human Performance Center, and a renovation and relocation of the college's physical plant. Additionally, $500,000 will go towards the creation of a mountain bike park south of campus that will also be available for public use. The area in question has already had some features constructed by a local nonprofit, Farmington Area Single Track. The bond funding will help cover the additional features that are part of a proposed plan by Farmington Area Single Track, making use of natural land features that are already suited for mountain biking. Keeping the park public will allow people who might not otherwise be impacted by capital improvements to the college to benefit from the bond's passage. Learn more about the mountain bike park and other proposed investments from the bond at sanjuancollege.edu/bond. It's that time of year! Come join Downtown Farmington for Boo-Palooza on October 31st. Festivities will begin at Orchard Park from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., and will include vendors, food, trick-or-treating on Main Avenue, and costume contests for all ages. Be sure to sign up before 4:45 p.m. There will be categories from zero to adult and special group categories. Learn more at fmtn.org. That's it for this week's Local News Roundup. I'm Hayley Opsal.

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