Position: New Mexico reporter

Email: lweber@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (505) 592-0185

Safety precautions guide dental clinics during pandemic

FARMINGTON – What does social distancing and personal safety look for dentists and patients during the coronavirus pandemic? Regional dental care providers say they have implemented a series of...

DATE: July 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Farmington school employee tests positive for coronavirus

FARMINGTON – A Farmington Municipal Schools employee has tested positive for COVID-19, the district announced Tuesday in a news release. The release said a second school district employee is also...

DATE: July 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

In roller-coaster afternoon, N.M. indoor dining allowed to reopen, then ordered to close

FARMINGTON – For a short window of time Monday afternoon, restaurants and breweries were allowed to operate indoor dining in New Mexico before the state Supreme Court ordered it closed again. On...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington flights delayed until spring 2021

FARMINGTON – The city of Farmington announced Monday the return of commercial flights to the region has been delayed as a result of coronavirus uncertainties. The daily flights from the Four...

DATE: July 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Bureau of Land Management faces lawsuit over oil and gas leases

FARMINGTON – A coalition of environmental groups has filed a lawsuit against the Bureau of Land Management accusing the federal agency of not allowing a comment period on the environmental...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan College plans mix of in-person, online instruction

FARMINGTON – As the national debate continues about how to open higher education institutions, San Juan College released its plan for a hybrid model. The college’s plan involves offering classes in...

DATE: July 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Restaurants rush to expand outdoor seating after N.M. governor halts indoor dining

FARMINGTON – Restaurants in Farmington are scrambling to expand outdoor seating after the New Mexico governor issued a public health order halting indoor dining. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington’s Main Street weathers ‘perfect storm’ of construction, coronavirus

FARMINGTON – Businesses on Main Street in downtown Farmington were hit with a double-whammy this year: First, a section of Main Street closed to vehicle traffic for major infrastructure...

DATE: July 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Detainees start fire, barricade themselves in San Juan County Detention Center

FARMINGTON – About 35 detainees from two COVID-19 “pods,” or units, at the San Juan County Detention Center barricaded themselves inside the upper level of the detention center Monday in protest of...

DATE: July 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico spends $66,000 asking neighboring states to wear a mask

FARMINGTON – New Mexico, which relies heavily on summer tourism, is asking neighboring states Arizona and Texas to be aware of the state’s COVID-19 restrictions before planning a visit. The New...

DATE: July 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

A new, revitalized look unveiled for Farmington’s Main Street

FARMINGTON – After months of construction, parts of Main Street in downtown Farmington opened Thursday with a new look. The section of Main Street from Court Avenue to Orchard Avenue was part of...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation fire mostly contained at 96%

FARMINGTON – The Wood Springs Two Fire on the Navajo Nation had burned 12,861 acres and was 96% contained as of Friday. Hot and dry conditions this weekend will likely cause the fire to spread...

DATE: July 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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