Sports

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...



Rick's Picks
By: superuser
last updated: 12-20-2013
Moving into the holiday season, the basketball year is already a third over and it seems that football just ended. Not a whole lot going on with the winter break taking over the next couple of weeks. Last Week… The annual Marv Sanders Webb Toyota...



The Fantasy Geek
By: superuser
last updated: 12-20-2013
This week was one for the books as I actually lost a semi-final matchup because of two successful onside kicks. With the Cardinals defense, the onside kick allowed an extra score to the Titans, which hurt my DST last week, which was Arizona. Then jus...



FHS Scorps win state title
By: superuser
last updated: 12-13-2013
For the first time in more than 60 years the Farmington Scorpions claim the state championship in football with at 7-0 win over No. 1 Roswell Goddard. The Scorpions used a stingy defense and a solid running game all year to claim the first title of t...



Cameron Bairstow is team’s most improved player
By: superuser
last updated: 12-13-2013
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, University of New Mexico senior Cameron Bairstow is one of the most improved players I’ve seen come through the basketball program. When he signed with UNM from Australia, the Lobos had no idea what t...



Fantasy Geek
By: superuser
last updated: 12-13-2013
For yours truly, it was a good week to be on a bye in the playoffs. In my two QBs I have both the Lions Matthew Stafford and Philadelphia’s Nick Foles. The weather obviously would have cost me in the playoffs and put an end to my season. Fortunatel...



Rick's Picks
By: superuser
last updated: 12-06-2013
The talk of the town this week has been Farmington High hosting Goddard in this week’s state football championship. No matter what colors you usually wear on a Friday night it is time to get out and support the Scorpions on Saturday and pack the Hu...



Purgatory open seven days a week beginning Friday
By: superuser
last updated: 12-06-2013
Purgatory at Durango Mountain Resort will be open seven days a week beginning Friday, Dec. 6.  Purgatory has been open only on weekends, Friday, Saturday and Sunday, since Nov. 29. As of mid-morning Wednesday, snow was falling at Purgatory with 13 ...



The Fantasy Geek
By: superuser
last updated: 12-06-2013
For most leagues it’s the start of the playoffs and time to make the calls that make the money! Matchups become essential and for those in online leagues it may be time to use the “Last 4 Weeks” options when looking at scoring. For example, the...



This Week in Sports
By: superuser
last updated: 12-06-2013
The University of New Mexico men’s basketball team won Round 1 of the Rio Grande Rivalry. The Lobos beat the Aggies on Wednesday night in Las Cruces, 79-70. Kendall Williams led the way with a game-high 24 points. Cameron Bairstow added 20 points. ...



Farmington hosts Belen Saturday at 1 p.m.
By: superuser
last updated: 11-29-2013
Happy Black Friday or good morning to those sleeping in from the new, bad tradition Black Thursday. For those who are concerned that Christmas is under attack, maybe the attention should get focused on Thanksgiving. There should be a Constitutional a...




By: superuser
last updated: 11-29-2013
Thanksgiving weekend and I, for one, am thankful that the dreaded bye weeks are over. The playoffs, for most leagues, are a week away with one last chance to set your full lineup and see how it plays. It may also be time to take a second look at play...



This Week in Sports
By: superuser
last updated: 11-29-2013
With one game left in the season, the Lobos are officially the worst team in the country in defending the pass. After giving up over 800 yards of offense to Fresno State over the weekend, the Lobos dropped to the bottom of the NCAA stat list in passi...



Gautsche, Carrier will miss last two Lobo games
By: superuser
last updated: 11-22-2013
UNM football coach Bob Davie announced quarterback Cole Gautsche and running back Kasey Carrier will miss the final two games of the season because of concussion symptoms. For Gautsche, this is at least the third time in 13 months he has missed acti...



Ski Report
By: superuser
last updated: 11-22-2013
Wolf Creek Wolf Creek Ski Area opened Nov. 9. As of mid-day on Thursday, Nov. 20, Wolf Creek had received a total 66 inches of snow since opening, including 16 inches last weekend. By mid-day Wednesday, Nov. 20, the snow depth at the summit at Wolf...



Fantasy Geek
By: superuser
last updated: 11-22-2013
Moving toward the beginning of December means another factor that fantasy owners have to consider before setting their lineups: the weather. This past weekend weather from the Midwest to the east coast had influence on games and fantasy teams. The we...



Rick's Picks
By: superuser
last updated: 11-22-2013
The Farmington and Navajo Prep football teams are the lone survivors in what’s left of the fall season. After Thanksgiving break this week, the basketball season gets going full speed and wrestling is just around the corner. Time to consider all th...



Parks and Rec. hosts annual Thanksgiving 5K race, 2-mile walk Downtown
By: superuser
last updated: 11-15-2013
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....



This Week in Sports
By: superuser
last updated: 11-15-2013
One down, many more to come. University of New Mexico men’s basketball coach Craig Neal won his first game as head coach beating Alabama A&M, 88-52. “I was nervous again,” said Neal following the win. Despite his nerves, Neal was motivati...



Rick's Picks
By: superuser
last updated: 11-15-2013
Soccer and cross country seasons are in the books for 2013 and the local schools showed well with Aztec girls’ soccer in the finals and five local teams placing in the Top 4 at state cross country on Saturday. Football and volleyball seedings were ...



Fantasy Geek
By: superuser
last updated: 11-15-2013
Ten weeks down and, for most leagues, playoffs will be starting Week 14. Bye weeks will be completed Week 12, so it is time to start cutting loose dead weight that you may not use again once the bye weeks are over. Injuries again begin playing an imp...



Topic has now trickled down to college level
By: superuser
last updated: 11-08-2013
The hot topic in the NFL this week is the alleged verbal abuse involving a pair of Miami Dolphins. If you’re not familiar with the story, here’s a quick recap. The Dolphins offensive lineman, Richie Incognito, was suspended indefinitely for condu...



The Fantasy Geek
By: superuser
last updated: 11-08-2013
This time of year the waiver wire can be your savior. Three of the top seven scoring quarterbacks this week were probably not on most rosters in September, but saved a lot of owners this week. Perhaps Seneca Wallace can do for Aaron Rodgers owners wh...



Rick's Picks
By: superuser
last updated: 11-08-2013
Fall sports begin to wind down to a close this week with state cross country and the quarterfinals in boys and girls soccer taking place this weekend. The volleyball district championship is this weekend and, for the first time in a long time, the fo...



State soccer begins; volleyball district tourney next week
By: superuser
last updated: 11-01-2013
First day of November and soccer state playoffs begin this weekend. The volleyball district tournament begins next week and district football Round 2 takes place this evening. The cross country district meet is Saturday in Kirtland and winter sports ...



This Week in Sports
By: superuser
last updated: 11-01-2013
It’s kind of like iPhone users waiting for the latest IOS update. Lobo basketball fans will get a chance to see the latest edition of the men’s basketball team this Saturday night. The Lobos will take on Eastern New Mexico in their first exhibiti...



Fantasy Geek
By: superuser
last updated: 11-01-2013
As one that pays little to no attention on what week any players have byes, this week is going to kill me. Matt Stafford is on bye and with Michael Vick injured, this has me starting Nick Foles and the Bills Thad Lewis as my starting QBs in one leagu...



First Tee
By: superuser
last updated: 11-01-2013
In your best Jim Morrison, of The Doors, voice, sing with me, “This is the end, my only friend …the end.” The time has come to place my weekly golf article on temporary hiatus while the winter months penalize us for the spectacular spring, summ...



Compensating for fall/winter turf conditions
By: superuser
last updated: 10-25-2013
We are officially in the fall season and the temperatures have reached optimal levels to enjoy what little time we have left on the golf course. With temperatures at or below freezing in the evenings, the trees are changing into beautiful hues of red...



This Week in Sports
By: superuser
last updated: 10-25-2013
Just when you thought the University of New Mexico football team was showing signs of life, they take two steps back. A couple weeks after beating the Aggies, the Lobos got run over by the Aggies. UNM lost to Utah State, 45-10 – and it wasn’t eve...



Rick's Picks
By: superuser
last updated: 10-25-2013
District football begins tonight in what should be a close district race. Piedra Vista’s volleyball team takes the lead in the district, but Farmington and Aztec are also ranked in the state’s Top 10, which should make for a very interesting dist...



The Fantasy Geek
By: superuser
last updated: 10-25-2013
Another bad week on the fantasy front for the Geek this week.  Injuries again played their toll on a lot of teams and it’s time to look at some early draft picks; it may be time for them to sit down. For example, Larry Fitzgerald, Tom Brady and Ma...



Golf Ball Drop tomorrow at Riverview
By: superuser
last updated: 10-18-2013
Saturday Riverview Golf Course and The First Tee of San Juan County, N.M., are hosting an extremely entertaining family event. The 2nd Annual Golf Carnival and Helicopter Golf Ball Drop will begin at 10 a.m. and end with the San Juan Regional Medical...



This Week in Sports
By: superuser
last updated: 10-18-2013
The Lobo football team is losing a player midway through the season. Senior running back Demarcus Rogers announced he will not finish the remainder of the season. He cites lingering knee and ankle injuries as the reason. “My teammates and people w...



Rick's Picks
By: superuser
last updated: 10-18-2013
A fourth of the school year is already gone and it’s the last weekend of the non-district football season with district firing away next week. In volleyball and soccer the district season is well underway with the second round of district matchups ...



The Fantasy Geek
By: superuser
last updated: 10-18-2013
Tough fantasy week in most of my leagues. I went after Julio Jones and Jimmy Graham early in most of PPR leagues. With Jones out for the year and Graham putting up a big goose egg this week, it was like losing your two best scorers. I am thankful, ho...



Todd Wells turns in his first Road Apply Rally win
By: superuser
last updated: 10-11-2013
The unique terrain allowed for bicyclists to speed down trails racing for the finish line during the annual Road Apple Rally race at Lions Wilderness Park in Farmington. On Oct. 5, more than 200 bicyclists ventured to Farmington to compete in the tr...



Golf Ball Drop, carnival at Riverside on Oct. 19
By: superuser
last updated: 10-11-2013
The San Juan County Life Skills Foundation is hosting their 2nd Annual Helicopter Golf Ball Drop and Nine Core Values Golf Carnival. Raffle tickets are being sold throughout the county. The event is Saturday, Oct. 19 from 10 a.m. to 2: 30 p.m. at Ri...



The Fantasy Geek
By: superuser
last updated: 10-11-2013
Injuries real their ugly head again this week. Texans TE Owen Daniels was put on injured reserve and it appears that Julio Jones, the 2ND leading receiver in the league, is heading there as well. No surprise that Michael Vick will be “day to day,...



Rick's Picks
By: superuser
last updated: 10-11-2013
October is perhaps the greatest month to be a sports fan. Baseball playoffs are off and running. Football is beginning to separate the haves from the have nots, and basketball and hockey are in preseason getting ready for the start of the season. On ...



This Week in Sports
By: superuser
last updated: 10-11-2013
Last week’s column revolved around UNM football coach Bob Davie being asked if he expected to beat the Aggies every year. I can now say I expected the Lobos to beat the Aggies on Saturday, but I didn't expect UNM to put up 66 points. UNM pounded th...



33rd annual bike race is Saturday at Lions Wilderness Park
By: superuser
last updated: 10-04-2013
The city of Farmington Parks, Recreation, and Cultural Affairs department will host the 33rd Annual Road Apple Rally at the Lions Wilderness Park Amphitheater at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 5. The Road Apple Rally is the longest running annual mountain...



This Week in Sports
By: superuser
last updated: 10-04-2013
Should the Lobos expect to beat the Aggies? Bob Davie says no. I say yes. The University of New Mexico will host New Mexico State Saturday night at University Stadium. For Lobo and Aggie fans, it’s the game of the year. Win this one and you have b...



Rick's Picks
By: superuser
last updated: 10-04-2013
District soccer begins this week as the non-district season winds down in football and volleyball. Cross country teams hit the road this weekend as district and state tournaments are just a month away. Time flies, so get out and enjoy the weather and...



The Fantasy Geek
By: superuser
last updated: 10-04-2013
Week No. 4 in the books and the bye weeks begin as the season hits the first quarter mark. Bye weeks are always tricky. Some people draft to avoid having multiple players on the same bye week. Others try to get players with the same bye week and take...



First Tee
By: superuser
last updated: 10-04-2013
What an exciting week it was for participant Patrick Gregoire of The First Tee of San Juan County, NM. Gregoire spent last week on the Monterey Peninsula playing golf at Pebble Beach Golf Links, meeting past PGA professional golfers such as Fred Coup...



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...

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....

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...

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...