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 By Dorothy Nobis    News    December 1, 2017

FITNESS CENTER THRIVING

When the City of Bloomfield was forced to cut expenses last summer, one of the services the city considered cutting was the Fitness Center. The center shares space with the Bloomfield Public Library...

 

FIRE STATION DEDICATED

About 50 people attended the dedication of the George T. Duncan Fire Station on November 1. In a resolution on October 28, 2017, Bloomfield Mayor Scott Eckstein and the Bloomfield City Council...

 

BLOOMFIELD FIRE CONTINUES FAMILY TRADITION

John A. Mohler grew up in a family of firefighters. His dad, John N. Mohler, and his grandfather Dave Mohler were Bloomfield Fire Department volunteer firefighters for many years. With the fire...

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    November 3, 2017

MONUMENT MUST MOVE

When the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving the City of Bloomfield's right to keep the Ten Commandments monument in front of city hall recently, there were questions on who removes...

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    October 13, 2017

BLOOMFIELD'S MUNICIPAL OPERATIONS CENTER

Ray Sterling sat in his office at the Bloomfield Municipal Operations Center, but it was obvious he doesn't spend much time there. Clean, tidy, with no empty coffee cups or piles of papers stacked up...

 

FIREFIGHTERS CONFERENCE HELD IN BLOOMFIELD

More than 100 firefighters and emergency medical technicians (EMTs) from Carlsbad, Los Lunas, Gallup, Cuba and the Four Corners area attended the San Juan River Fire/EMS Conference held in Bloomfield...

 

BLOOMFIELD LIBRARY

Peggy Loyd sat with a patron, looking up information on the Internet on a truck the woman planned to sell. Patient, caring and always helpful, Loyd scrolled through several sites before finding the one that would provide the most information for her...

 

DOUBLE DUTY

It's been a year since the City of Bloomfield employees took a pay cut to help the city deal with the loss of revenue from the downturn of the oil field. Following the August, 2016, pay cut, eight...

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    August 25, 2017

BLOOMFIELD TO HOST EMS CONFERENCE

When Bloomfield Fire Chief John Mohler heard that the northwest region (Region 1) of Emergency Medical Services was not going to have its annual training this year in Albuquerque, he decided to host...

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    August 25, 2017

BLOOMFIELD RENEWS STRAHL'S CONTRACT

The City of Bloomfield will remain under the leadership of City Manager Eric Strahl for one more year. The Bloomfield City Council renewed Strahl's contract at a regular meeting on August 14. Strahl w...

 

"TREASURE THE FUN" AT THE COUNTY FAIR

More than 190,000 people are expected to "Treasure the Fun" at the 2017 San Juan County Fair, set for August 14-19 at McGee Park. Visitors to the fair will notice some changes this year –...

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    August 4, 2017

BLOOMFIELD RAMPS UP FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR

While getting kids ready for school is a priority for most parents this time of the year, it isn't just students who are gearing up for a new school year. Bloomfield Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kim...

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    July 21, 2017

RETIREE CONTINUES TO VOLUNTEER FOR CITY

Donica Sharpe has been involved in geographic information systems (GIS) since 1984. GIS is a system designed to capture, store, manipulate, analyze, manage, and present spatial or geographic data....

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    July 21, 2017

LIBRARY NEEDS BOARD MEMBER

While public libraries are no longer the "go to" place to find reference material, they remain an integral and important part of every community. The research aspect of a public library may be a...

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    July 14, 2017

BATTLING THE BLAZE IN BLOOMFIELD

The call came in at 3:59 p.m. It was a structure fire on San de Cristo, just off East Broadway in Bloomfield. A piece of fat from meat being grilled on a family's barbecue grill sparked a fire that co...

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    July 14, 2017

FIFTH OF JULY IN BLOOMFIELD

Four years ago, Gateway Civitans President Liza Gomez Akley approached Bloomfield Mayor Scott Eckstein about hosting a Fourth of July event. Akley suggested a pet/foot parade and games for children...

 

JUNIOR POLICE ACADEMY

The Bloomfield Police Athletic Leagues Junior Police Academy was held at Mesa Alta Junior High School recently. The 35 young people who participated enjoyed activities that included team building,...

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    June 23, 2017

BALLOONS OVER BLOOMFIELD

Hot air balloons have been romanticized and fantasized about since 1783, when two French men untethered their balloon and it drifted through the skies. Times – and ballooning – have changed since...

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    June 23, 2017

BLOOMFIELD STRUGGLES WITH BUDGET

The Bloomfield City Council and the city's leadership team continue to struggle with a loss of Gross Receipts Tax revenue as they put together the city's budget for 2017-2018. "Last year, we cut the...

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    June 16, 2017

BLOOMFIELD CITY COUNCIL HEARS PLANS FOR DEVELOPMENT

Located in the midst of the City of Bloomfield, in an area surrounded by homes, more than 18 acres on Blanco Blvd. and North Fifth Ave. have been a grave yard for an oil refinery for more than 30...

 

BALLOONS RALLY

The Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce will host the 10th Annual San Juan River Balloon Rally June 16-18. Hot air balloon pilots from New Mexico, Colorado, Arizona, Utah and Oklahoma will bring their balloons to the Bloomfield soccer field on North...

 

Bloomfield Gets New Officer

The newest member of the Bloomfield Police Department stands out in a field of blue uniforms and badges. With fellow officers making traffic stops and writing reports, this new "officer" chills in...

 

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