Is Mesa Airlines Flying Too High?

Farmington, N.M., like much of the Southwest, doesn't reveal itself easily. In the hot, bright sunlight, its mesas and gnarled landscape look brown and infertile. The town itself is a dusty collection of bleached concrete buildings and ramshackle trailer parks. Tucked away in New Mexico's barren Four Corners region, Farmington is an oil boomtown that isn't booming anymore. It's the kind of place where the car lots outnumber the trees.

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