Life Styles

Community grieves loss of well respected Code Talker
By: superuser
last updated: 12-20-2013
Wilfred Billey was an educator, hardworker, and a beloved resident in Farmington. He also was a World War II Navajo Code Talker and helped his country defeat the Japanese by using a Navajo code that was never deciphered.  Billey passed away on Dec....



PRCA Tracks
By: superuser
last updated: 12-20-2013
Engage, Farmington! Don’t forget! If you haven’t already gotten online at prcaplan4life.mindmixer .com to tell us your piece of the puzzle, do it NOW! As part of Farmington’s Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs development of a Master Pl...



SJC campus closed for winter break Dec. 20 to Jan. 6
By: superuser
last updated: 12-20-2013
The Educational Services Center at San Juan College, located in the clock tower building, will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 20. The entire San Juan College campus will be closed for the winter break Friday, Dec. 20, through Sunday, Jan. 5. There ...



Parade has great turnout despite cold temps
By: superuser
last updated: 12-13-2013
The Farmington Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas Parade was Thursday Dec. 6. The winners include: Commercial Float First Place – City of Farmington Second Place             – Automation X Third Place – Alpine Lumber Fourth Pl...



City hosts Christmas 5K race, 2-mile walk
By: superuser
last updated: 12-13-2013
The department of Parks, Recreation, & Cultural Affairs, along with the Farmington Downtown Association, will host the Reindeer Romp and North Pole Stroll at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 21 in Historic Downtown Farmington. The Reindeer Romp will ...



Extension service will offer NMSU Master Gardener classes
By: superuser
last updated: 12-13-2013
The San Juan County Extension Service will offer 40 hours of intensive training in horticulture in exchange for 40 hours of volunteer time teaching and helping others about gardening. There will be a $100 fee for materials. Once the 40 hours of volun...



PRCA Tracks
By: superuser
last updated: 12-13-2013
Birders unite! If you love birds, and want to be a part of something big, meet at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway from 8 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. The Nature Center will be part of the annual Audubon Christmas B...



Colorful, hearty plant great as a gift or for decorating
By: superuser
last updated: 12-13-2013
Poinsettia, the Christmas plant, is one of the most popular plants in the world, because they have become a Christmas tradition for both gift giving and decorating. In 1825 it was first brought to the United States by Joel Robert Poinsett, the first...



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By: superuser
last updated: 12-06-2013
Farmington on the move Looking for something different to do this holiday weekend? Come out to the Farmington Museum, 3041 E. Main St., and view the photo exhibit, Settlement to City, now on display. You’ll be engulfed in this expansive, historic,...



Visit Santa and his reindeer at Bloomfield aquatic center
By: superuser
last updated: 12-06-2013
Jolly Old Saint Nicholas will climb aboard his inflatable sleigh and be pulled by eight swimming reindeers from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14, at the Bloomfield Pool. This special event is sponsored by the Friends of the Bloomfield Aquatic Center...



Add cyclamen to your list of favorite blooming houseplants
By: superuser
last updated: 12-06-2013
It is that time of year, when poinsettias and Christmas cactus show up everywhere. As we begin to decorate our homes for the holidays, these two plants become the most popular plants in the world. There is another spectacular flowering plant that is ...



Shop local on Small Business Saturday
By: superuser
last updated: 11-29-2013
In its fourth year, Small Business Saturday turned out more than 103 million patrons across the country in 2012. A survey released by American Express estimated that consumers spent $5.5 billion at locally owned stores and restaurants. According to ...



PRCA Tracks
By: superuser
last updated: 11-29-2013
Good news! The Farmington Animal Shelter Adopt-A-Thon, now underway, will be extended through Saturday, Nov. 30. All animals will be $39, regardless of size, breed, or type. The Farmington Animal Shelter, 1395 S. Lake St., is moving to its new home ...



Ingrid Law makes a visit to Ladera Elementary
By: superuser
last updated: 11-29-2013
Ladera Elementary School children love Ingrid Law. They know about her books Savvy and Scumble and proudly announced that at a recent author visit to the school. “Hi, Ingrid Law! We read your book in our classroom,” Deegan Reid, a first-grade s...



Christmas cactus provides generations of flowering beauty
By: superuser
last updated: 11-29-2013
Christmas cactus is one of those plants that just explode to life this time of the year. Triggered by the long winter nights, the brilliant colored flowers seem to hang from the end of every branch. Christmas cactus is commonly passed down from gener...



PRCA Tracks
By: superuser
last updated: 11-22-2013
Sunrise Comet Walk On Saturday, Nov. 23, from 6 to 7:30 a.m., meet at the Riverside Nature Center in Animas Park off Browning Parkway. A recently-discovered comet, Comet ISON, should be visible just before sunrise this morning. Astronomers think Com...



Ceremony dedicated to World War II veterans
By: superuser
last updated: 11-15-2013
With the American flag as the backdrop, World War II veterans rose from their seats and a cheering audience stood up to honor them during a Nov. 11 Veterans Day Commemoration Ceremony at Piedra Vista High School in Farmington. While veterans from ot...



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By: superuser
last updated: 11-15-2013
Family Bingo and Pizza Night Bring the entire family to the Farmington Recreation Center, 1101 Fairgrounds Road, for an evening of Bingo and Pizza! Join us from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15. We will give amusing prizes to the lucky winners t...



San Juan College plans Native American Heritage events for November
By: superuser
last updated: 11-15-2013
November is Native American Heritage month and the Native American Center at San Juan College will be celebrating with activities on the Farmington campus for the entire community. There is something for everyone with free meals, a craft fair and a ...



Beautiful plant will add color to your house this winter
By: superuser
last updated: 11-15-2013
It is general knowledge that houseplants add huge health benefits to homes. Reducing indoor air pollution, increasing good humidity levels and adding oxygen are all benefits of houseplants. Achieving all of these great benefits with a beautiful bloom...



Parks and Rec. hosts annual Thanksgiving 5K race, 2-mile walk Downtown
By: superuser
last updated: 11-08-2013
The Farmington Downtown Association is joining forces with the Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs to host Farmington’s third Turkey Trot and Gobble Wobble. Trot or wobble in Historic Downtown Farmington at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov....



Farmington Public Library lets holiday shoppers try out technology gifts
By: superuser
last updated: 11-08-2013
The Farmington Public Library is pleased to offer the second annual “Technology Petting Zoo,” just in time for the holidays. During this event, holiday shoppers will be able to try out and compare some of the devices they may be thinking about pu...



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By: superuser
last updated: 11-08-2013
One great day of shopping On Saturday, Nov. 9, the Farmington Museum and the Farmington Museum Foundation will host this annual event as part of its membership appreciation day at the Farmington Museum at Gateway Park, 3041 E. Main St. From 10 a.m. ...



Time for cleanup and care of indoor houseplants
By: superuser
last updated: 11-01-2013
The first touches of winter cold have done a job on most of the flowers in the yard. Although some of my flowering annuals have survived the first few frosts, they will not survive the harder frost soon to come. It is about time to clean up the colo...



Halloween Calendar of Events
By: superuser
last updated: 10-25-2013
OCT. 25 Aquatic Center Fright Nite Halloween Celebration The Farmington Aquatic Center, 1151 N. Sullivan Ave., will be having the Annual Fright Nite Halloween celebration from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Come join the fun with on-deck games, water games...



Helping children Rio del Sol Kiwanis Club hosts clothes for children event
By: superuser
last updated: 10-25-2013
The Farmington Rio del Sol Kiwanis Club plans to help more than 500 children this fall through its newly adopted Clothes for Children and Coats for Kids campaigns. The programs had been ongoing for the past six years, but needed a new sponsor, so Ri...



PRCA Tracks
By: superuser
last updated: 10-25-2013
Into the blue As the weather gets colder outside, swim with us inside, at the Farmington Aquatic Center, 1151 N. Sullivan Ave. Swimming lesson registration starts at 8 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, until classes are full. You can register online beginnin...



Growing amaryllis: Add color to your house this winter
By: superuser
last updated: 10-25-2013
Amaryllis (Hippeastrum) plants are among the most spectacular of all the flowering bulbs you can grow. They are attractive, easy to grow, and can produce several stems of giant trumpet-shaped flowers in one season! They are available in a wide variet...



Conference looks at specialized education, protection for high achievers
By: superuser
last updated: 10-18-2013
The first historical reference to children being gifted or talented in an educational setting came in 1868 when William Torrey Harris put efforts in place to educate gifted students. Harris, the superintendent of the St. Louis Public School’s Syst...



Kidney disease in pets: most not preventable; can be treated successfully
By: superuser
last updated: 10-18-2013
The kidneys play a vital role in your pet’s health, including removing waste from the blood, regulating electrolytes and blood pressure, and making hormones essential to calcium metabolism and red blood cell production. When the kidneys become dama...



‘Gulf Stream’ beautiful addition to your yard
By: superuser
last updated: 10-18-2013
Every year around this time plants throughout town begin to show their true colors. You can’t drive through a neighborhood and not notice the red maples glowing in the autumn sun or the cottonwoods, ash or locust beaming in brilliant gold and yello...



A narrative of our lives; sharing, interpreting experiences
By: superuser
last updated: 10-11-2013
Everyone has a story to tell, and several of America’s finest storytellers are making their way to Farmington for the 13th Annual Four Corners Storytelling Festival on Friday, Oct. 11, and Saturday, Oct. 12. The free festival features professional...



Library Events
By: superuser
last updated: 10-11-2013
Get the latest information about what’s happening at the Farmington Public Library. Follow us on twitter @FarmPubLib. The Farmington Public Library is looking for “Makers” – people that can demonstrate a project for the Oct. 19 Harvest Make...



PRCA Tracks
By: superuser
last updated: 10-11-2013
Friday Family Math Night E³ Children’s Museum & Science Center, 302 N. Orchard Ave., is offering a very special program for families. Children + family + math = a whole lot of fun. Yes, having fun with math is statistically possible From 6 to...



The most sought after flowing houseplant
By: superuser
last updated: 10-11-2013
The African Violet is one of those rare houseplants that really is easy to care for, and one that will continue to bloom through all months if given what it needs. They flower in an array of bright colors, and have a very delicate looking, but very d...



Distil, Majestic Media brings brew, bands and barbecue to Lions Wilderness Park
By: superuser
last updated: 10-04-2013
The aroma of barbecued ribs and the sounds of clinking beer glasses filled Lions Wilderness Park and Amphitheater in Farmington on Sept. 28 during the first-ever Brews Meats Bands Festival. The festival was a partnership between Majestic Media and D...



Work now stores nutrients, creates stronger root system in spring
By: superuser
last updated: 10-04-2013
As temperatures begin to drop, leaves begin to change color; plants start the process preparing to survive another winter. Fall is the most important time of year to fertilize lawns, trees, shrubs, roses and perennials. This might seem weird to some,...



College presents contemporary art works of Marcus Cadman
By: superuser
last updated: 12-20-2013
The San Juan College Art Department will present the contemporary American Indian art of Marcus Cadman from Jan. 10 to Jan. 31 in the Henderson Fine Arts Center Art Gallery. The show, titled Game Changer: Contemporary Paintings & Sculptures of Ma...

Comrie-Picard visits Treadworks
last updated: 04-11-2014
Comrie-Picard visits Treadworks BFGoodrich performance team member ventures on 3,000-mile trip   Professional rally driver and BFGoodrich Performance Team Member Andrew Comrie-Picard faces one of his toughest challenges as he embarks on a 16-...


Week of the Young Child
last updated: 03-24-2014
Week of the Young Child SJC hosts week of activities to highlight needs of young children   The San Juan College Child and Family Development Center, in conjunction with the National Association for the Education of Young Children, will celebrate ...
FMS begins March 3 New Mexico Standards Based Assessment
last updated: 02-28-2014
FMS begins March 3   New Mexico Standards Based Assessment   The Farmington Municipal Schools will begin assessing its students with the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment from March 3 to March 20, 2014.  All students in grades 3-8, H2 (se...
College hosts financial aid workshops
last updated: 01-31-2014
Are you planning to attend college in the fall of 2014?  Need help with your financial aid?  San Juan College, in conjunction with the FAFSA Free-for-All program, will host a series of free financial aid workshops, February, March, April and May to...
Accident kills two, injures infant
last updated: 12-06-2013
Two people are dead after a fatal car accident this morning. The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office responded to the head-on collision shortly after 6 a.m. Dec. 6 on U.S. 64 near County Road 6800. After investigating the incident it was determined t...

Aggies beat Lobos 67-61 at the Pit
By: superuser
last updated: 12-20-2013
Round 2 of the Rio Grande Rivalry goes to New Mexico State. The Aggies beat the Lobos 67-61 at the Pit on Tuesday night. “It’s not just another win,” said NMSU head coach Marvin Menzies. “It’s a big win.” The Lobos were without point gua...


About 17 tons of grapes arrive at Wines of the San Juan
By: superuser
last updated: 08-23-2013
Nearly 60 tons of grapes will be pressed during Wines of the San Juan Grape Crush Season, which marks the beginning of the winemaking process every year. The season begins in August and will go through September. “That’s when the grapes are pick...