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Position: New Mexico reporter

Email: lweber@durangoherald.com

Durango Farmers Market opens with a few changes

Durango Farmers Market opened as scheduled Saturday but with a few notable differences in our new coronavirus world, including expanded distance between booths, face coverings for vendors and...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Newest library district gets website

Colorado’s youngest library district has entered the digital age with a new website. The Southwest La Plata Library District announced its new website, developed with the help of COLibraries and...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nesting birds halt construction work on Hermosa Creek bridge

The discovery of nesting birds on the Hermosa Creek bridge north of Durango has postponed work on U.S. Highway 550. The American dipper nest is protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Celebrities call for donations to aid Navajo Nation in COVID-19 response

FARMINGTON – Tribal leaders issued a call for medical volunteers and additional donations of personal protective equipment Wednesday as COVID-19 continued its spread across the Navajo Nation. A...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Virtual event created by Farmington Visitors Bureau aims to support local artists

FARMINGTON – As physical distancing practices continue and more events like Farmington’s Spring Art Walk and the Riverfest Fine Arts Festival are canceled, virtual art walks are springing up to...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Will oil, natural gas price declines affect Four Corners revenue?

FARMINGTON – With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world, the global demand and consumption of oil took a sharp decline, culminating in a historic drop in oil prices last month. So what...

DATE: May 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Northwest New Mexico a ‘hotbed’ for COVID-19 cases

FARMINGTON – While not out of the woods yet, public health officials said New Mexico is likely past its peak of COVID-19 cases, but the northwest corner of the state, including San Juan County,...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three men, including two from Durango, arrested in connection with Bloomfield murder

FARMINGTON – Three suspects – including two men from Durango – have been arrested in connection with the death of a Bloomfield man on Thursday, the Bloomfield Police Department announced Friday....

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Law enforcement investigates shooting death in Bloomfield

FARMINGTON – A shooting Thursday in Bloomfield left one man dead and authorities are searching for the suspect, according to a news release issued by the Bloomfield Police Department. “This is a...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Navajo Nation ranks as third-highest infected area in country

FARMINGTON – As the number of COVID-19 cases increase on the Navajo Nation, tribal leaders are fighting for federal funding and resources to battle the outbreak. Wednesday brought an additional 104...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Liquor stores sat on sidelines, deemed nonessential

FARMINGTON – Adam Derizotis, owner of Zia Liquors west of Farmington, was one of the first local businesses to have employees wear masks and gloves, and offer contactless sales to customers. But...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan College adapts to COVID-19 changes

FARMINGTON – As schools across the Four Corners extend closures, San Juan College in Farmington has implemented changes to increase engagement with current and prospective students. While New...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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