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Position: New Mexico reporter

Email: lweber@durangoherald.com

Durango doctor shares experience fighting COVID-19 in Farmington

FARMINGTON – When cases of COVID-19 began to rise in the region, Jenny Hargrove and her family discussed whether she should move out of their Durango home. Hargrove, an emergency medicine physician...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Without schools, how are students accessing counseling?

As public schools and colleges move to remote learning to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus, students and counselors are faced with a new challenge: How do students access school-based...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frustrations flare over New Mexico public health orders

FARMINGTON – A group gathered Thursday in front of the Animas Valley Mall in Farmington to protest the public health restrictions on businesses in San Juan County, as local frustrations around the...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation member nominated for pet rescue work on reservations

FARMINGTON – A Navajo Nation member is a finalist for the Petco Foundation’s national Unsung Hero Award for his work caring for and improving the health condition of pets on reservations in the...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington-area businesses finally get OK for curbside pickup

FARMINGTON – San Juan County businesses will be allowed to begin opening with restrictions on Saturday, according to the state’s new public health order. The announcement was made during Gov....

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

BLM to hold public meeting about solar project near Farmington

FARMINGTON – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced it will hold an information session about a proposed solar project near Farmington. The session will be a virtual workshop via Zoom from 6...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

As regional businesses reopen, many in Farmington remain closed

FARMINGTON – While nonessential businesses in Durango and most of New Mexico begin to reopen, restrictions in San Juan County remain in place. A new survey shows Farmington business owners are...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Doctors Without Borders deploys team to Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – Doctors Without Borders sent teams to assist Native American communities in northwest New Mexico, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the area. Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Fever, coughing, body aches: Durango man describes 12 days of COVID-19

It started with pain in his lower back, then came a fever he couldn’t shake for 12 days and an extreme loss of energy. Durango resident Jeremy Barker, 38, said his COVID-19 symptoms began in...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County, N.M., moving forward on freight line

FARMINGTON – San Juan County is moving forward with its plan to design and build a freight railroad line connecting to McKinley County. The county commission voted last week in favor of applying...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Durango doctor returns from NYC front lines

The empty flight, the near-deserted airport and the traffic-free streets through Queens, New York City, are some of the surreal sights that greeted Durango resident Sarah Gueli when she arrived in...

DATE: May 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group demands details about deaths of endangered wolves

FARMINGTON – A wildlife activist group has filed Freedom of Information Act requests in hopes of understanding why federal agencies killed four Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico. The Center for...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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