The eggs and hoodoos in the Bisti Wilderness were formed in sand and silt revealed 73 million years ago when the Western Interior Seaway receded.
Shiprock (Tsé Bitʼaʼí, "rock with wings") is a 27 million year old volcanic rock formation, designated as a National Natural Landmark, rising 1,583 feet above the desert.
The La Plata Mountains, seen from San Juan County, are a small subrange of the San Juan Mountains in sw Colorado, and includes Hesperus Mountain at 13,332 feet.
The Aztec Ruins National Monument, on 318 acres, consists of dwellings and sacred structures built by Ancient Pueblo Indians in the 12th and 13th Centuries.
Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness (Bisti Badlands) is a 45,000-acre wilderness area full of rock formations made of sandstone, shale, mudstone, and silt.
Navajo Lake is a 3800 feet long and 400 feet deep reservoir located in northeastern San Juan County, created from a dam completed in 1962.
Angel Peak Scenic Area is located 15 miles south of Bloomfield in San Juan County, with over 10,000 acres of rugged terrain, badlands and deep canyons.
The San Juan River is a 383 mile long major tributary of the Colorado River and a primary drainage for the Four Corners.

Tobacco and E-Cigs


E-Cigs / Electronic Vapor Products - High School Youth

In Fall 2021, approximately one-fourth (22.5%) of high school students reported using electronic vapor products (e-cigs) in the past month. San Juan County's rates are between rates for New Mexico (25.3%) and the U.S. (18.0%).
Used E-Cigs/Vapor Product
Past 30-day, High School
Smoked Cigarettes

Trends, Tobacco Use - High School Youth

E-cigarette/vapor product use increased from 18.9% in 2017 to 31.9% in 2019, and then decreased in 2021 to 22.5%. Cigarette smoking has decreased dramatically over the past 10 years, from 37.4% in 2003 to 3.2% in 2021.

E-Cigs / Electronic Vapor Products - Middle School Youth

Approximately one out of 10 (9.2%) middle school students reported using electronic vapor products in the past 30 days. San Juan County's rates are similar to middle school students across New Mexico, with 10.6% reporting past 30-day e-cigarette use.
Used E-Cigs/Vapor Product
Past 30-day, Middle School
Smoked Cigarettes

Trends, Tobacco Use - Middle School Youth

Results from the 2021 YRRS with Middle School students showed the use of any tobacco products decreased from 20.9% in 2019 to 10.5% in 2021, and that cigarette smoking decreased to 3.1%. The use of e-cigarettes decreased as well, from 18.8% in 2019 to 9.2% in 2021.

Tobacco Use & Trends - Adults

The rate of cigarette smoking in San Juan County has generally declined among adults, to the current rate of 15.8%. This is statistically similar to New Mexico's rate of 14.2% and the U.S. rate of 14.0% (in 2020).

Smoked Cigarettes
Adults, Past month
ADULTS: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).Readily available at https://ibis.health.state.nm.us/. Additional information and national data: https://www.cdc.gov/brfss/ 

National adult statistics, available from the CDC:
https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/data_statistics/fact_sheets/adult_data/cig_smoking/index.htm

YOUTH: New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey (YRRS), New Mexico Department of Health. http://youthrisk.org

National Youth Data: National Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS):
https://yrbs-explorer.services.cdc.gov/#/
*"Current use" refers to use in "past 30-days" prior to survey.

The YRRS is administered across New Mexico with high school and middle school students in the Fall of odd-numbered years, by the NM Dept. of Health and NM Public Education Dept.

The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the National CDC system of health-related telephone surveys. The years 2004 to 2010 are land-line only; 2011 to 2018 represent the use of combined land-line and cell-phone data collection protocols.

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