Morgan Mitchell

Position: Herald Staff Writer

San Juan County, N.M., Sheriff’s Office deputy dies on duty

FARMINGTON – The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office in New Mexico announced in a Facebook post that a deputy died while on duty Thursday. The post, which went up at 8:30 a.m. Friday, says the death...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Biden orders flags flown at half-staff in honor of those lost to COVID-19

President Joseph Biden ordered American flags to be flown at half-staff this week to remember the half million people who have died in the United States because of COVID-19. In a proclamation made...

DATE: Feb. 23, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Vietnam Veterans Memorial replica coming to Farmington

FARMINGTON – A replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial is coming to Farmington in September thanks to a few local organizations and businesses, and fundraising through Farmington Chick-fil-A’s...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan College, Ute Mountain tribe partner to offer health education

FARMINGTON – Students interested in health occupations now have a new opportunity at San Juan College through a program sponsored by the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe and funded with money from Health...

DATE: Feb. 22, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County enters into week 39 of drought status 3 or higher

FARMINGTON – San Juan County has officially been in a drought with varying degrees of severity for 78 weeks as of this week. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, parts of San Juan County...

DATE: Feb. 19, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Electric bills delayed because of storm in Texas

FARMINGTON – Electric utility bills will be delivered late to some Farmington customers this week as a result of the winter storm that hit most of the United States and left hundreds of thousands...

DATE: Feb. 18, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan Regional Medical Center lowers requirements for COVID-19 antibody treatment

FARMINGTON – San Juan Regional Medical Center announced updates to the criteria to qualify for the monoclonal antibody therapy treatment for COVID-19 to expand access to patients who could benefit...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Shiprock man sentenced for assault on law enforcement officer

FARMINGTON – A 33-year-old man was sentenced to two years in prison for assaulting a law enforcement officer. According to U.S. Department of Justice court records, on Jan. 22, 2020, Derrick...

DATE: Feb. 17, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico launches breast and cervical cancer screening hotline

FARMINGTON – The state of New Mexico announced the launch of a new hotline Feb. 12 to help connect women to clinics for cancer screenings. The hotline is to help get support and services to women...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M., sees only two allergic reactions to COVID-19 vaccine

FARMINGTON – The New Mexico Department of Health reported only two allergic reactions among the 8,031 San Juan County residents who have received both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. “The vast...

DATE: Feb. 16, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington Home Depot closes because of COVID-19 cases

FARMINGTON – The Home Depot in Farmington was ordered closed Friday after the New Mexico Department of Health became aware of four positive rapid tests for COVID-19 among employees within a 14-day...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

A look at food delivery one year into the COVID-19 pandemic

FARMINGTON – As the pandemic drones on, and restaurants are struggling to maintain their customer base, more restaurants are turning to food delivery services such as DoorDash and GrubHub to...

DATE: Feb. 12, 2021 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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