Position: New Mexico reporter

Email: lweber@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (505) 592-0185

San Juan County Adult Detention Center reports 118 total coronavirus cases

FARMINGTON – The San Juan County Adult Detention Center reported a total of 118 detainees and two employees tested positive for the coronavirus Wednesday, with four test results still pending. Of...

DATE: June 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three-legged Mexican gray wolf killed

FARMINGTON – A three-legged Mexican gray wolf – considered an endangered species since 1976 – was killed in Arizona last week, according to a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service memo. The male wolf,...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three dead from drinking hand sanitizer

FARMINGTON – There have been three reported deaths resulting from methanol poisoning contained in hand sanitizer, according to the New Mexico Department of Health. The state agency announced the...

DATE: June 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Daily Denver flight coming to Farmington

FARMINGTON – Four Corners residents who want to fly to Denver will have another option besides the La Plata County Airport starting in October. Four Corners Regional Airport in Farmington will...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation adapts to fight wildfires during pandemic

FARMINGTON Despite concerns about the coronavirus, Navajo Regional Fire Management said it is prepared to handle what’s expected to be an above-average fire season. The northern portion of the...

DATE: June 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Store in Farmington posts anti-Black Lives Matter sign, receives backlash

FARMINGTON – A natural health store in Farmington has received community backlash in person and on social media after posting an anti-Black Lives Matter and Antifa sign, asking supporters of those...

DATE: June 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

32 inmates test positive for coronavirus at San Juan County detention center

FARMINGTON – Thirty-two detainees have tested positive for coronavirus at the San Juan County Adult Detention Center, according to the county. When two detainees were transferred to another jail...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

For first time, Navajo Nation officially observes Diné Pride Week

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation Council signed a proclamation for the first time this week recognizing Diné Pride Week, despite not recognizing same-sex marriage as legal. Diné Pride Week – from...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Rain or shine: Volunteer network helps track drought

FARMINGTON – For the last 13 years, Joe Ward has walked out to his backyard every morning at 7 a.m. and inspected a small cylinder for any drops of precipitation. He records each entry online,...

DATE: June 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Albuquerque balloon fiesta postponed because of coronavirus concerns

FARMINGTON – The world’s largest balloon fiesta has joined the growing list of canceled or postponed events as a result of coronavirus concerns. The 49th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta,...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Bureau of Land Management announces openings in northwest New Mexico

FARMINGTON – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management field office in Farmington announced Monday some recreation areas will begin opening this week, in another sign of relaxing social-distancing and...

DATE: June 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Trans Clippers Project helps ensure gender identity during pandemic

FARMINGTON – Southwest Rainbow Youth, an LGBTQ+ youth initiative, has joined a national project to provide additional support to transgender, nonbinary and two-spirit people during the coronavirus...

DATE: June 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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