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Position: New Mexico reporter

Email: lweber@durangoherald.com

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

Farmington Chamber aims to provide resources to small businesses

FARMINGTON – The Farmington Chamber of Commerce is offering resources to small businesses. “We, as a city, as the Chamber and as San Juan County, are all working really hard to advocate for the...

DATE: April 24, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

New Mexico extends stay-at-home order

FARMINGTON – Colorado might be lifting its stay-at-home order on Sunday, but the governor of New Mexico has announced an extension of her stay-at-home order. Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham said the...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan Regional mounts rapid, flexible response to pandemic

FARMINGTON The meetings began in late January, with eyes on how a novel coronavirus was evolving in China. Early-stage preparations followed, with research to understand the spread of the virus...

DATE: April 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Navajo Nation extends closures, curfews into May

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation reauthorized an executive order this week to keep the tribal government closed and reduce services until May 17, President Jonathan Nez said. Although the executive...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

How has primary care shifted during COVID-19 pandemic?

FARMINGTON – Allergy shots delivered in your car, telemedicine calls with your doctor and physical therapy via video chat – primary care doctors and specialists are getting creative during the...

DATE: April 22, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan College, businesses partner to create protective equipment

FARMINGTON – As regional hospitals and health care providers put out requests for personal protective equipment, a New Mexico Tech student started brainstorming how he could help. Logan Byrom, a...

DATE: April 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, is domestic violence on the rise?

FARMINGTON – During the heightened anxiety of the COVID-19 pandemic, what happens if one’s home has never been a safe place? Advocates worry survivors and possible victims of domestic violence face...

DATE: April 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Faces from the front lines: Four Corners doctors, nurses take on COVID-19

Health care workers nationwide find themselves on the front lines of the global coronavirus pandemic, putting themselves in high-risk situations to care for patients. Just this week, the Centers...

DATE: April 18, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington mayor declares economic emergency

FARMINGTON – Mayor Nate Duckett declared an economic emergency Wednesday as the COVID-19 pandemic has shuttered businesses and led to record levels of unemployment. Duckett urged New Mexico Gov....

DATE: April 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

San Juan County, N.M., first responders under quarantine

FARMINGTON – First responders are under quarantine for the next two weeks after being exposed to COVID-19, leading San Juan County to implement additional safety protocols, according to a county...

DATE: April 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Coronavirus crisis deepens on Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation saw one of its biggest surges in positive COVID-19 cases this weekend, and the numbers continued to rise this week, tribal leaders said. Wednesday afternoon, the...

DATE: April 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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