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Position: New Mexico reporter

Email: lweber@durangoherald.com

San Juan Regional Medical Center announces furloughs

FARMINGTON – San Juan Regional Medical Center began temporary furloughs of select employees, reducing salaries for senior staff and asking staff to take voluntary pay reductions this week in...

DATE: April 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Rescue workers respond to explosion in Bloomfield

FARMINGTON – Rescue workers responded Monday morning to a small explosion at Halo Services, an oilfield services company in Bloomfield. San Juan County dispatch received the call about a possible...

DATE: April 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Durango sewing boutique puts needles, thread to work for first responders

A Durango sewing and quilting boutique may be closed to in-person customers, but that hasn’t stopped employees and loyal patrons from putting their needles and thread to work for first responders...

DATE: April 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

COVID-19 infects Farmington nursing home

FARMINGTON – Residents and employees of a Farmington nursing home have tested positive for COVID-19, according to a news release from the facility. Life Care Center of Farmington , part of the...

DATE: April 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington teachers take creative approach to online learning

FARMINGTON – Melissa Souers had teaching down to an artform. The Vista High School teacher had lesson plans mapped out and assignments charted. But with New Mexico public schools working remotely...

DATE: April 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation orders 57-hour curfew to combat coronavirus spread

FARMINGTON – Navajo Nation tribal leaders have ordered a curfew to take effect this weekend as the coronavirus spreads across the Four Corners. The 57-hour curfew is issued for residents of the...

DATE: April 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

New Mexico small businesses encouraged to apply for federal loans

FARMINGTON – State and local officials are encouraging businesses to apply for federal loans under the recently passed stimulus bill, as owners report growing impacts resulting from the COVID-19...

DATE: April 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Mercy Regional Medical Center announces interim CEO

Mercy Regional Medical Center’s new interim CEO will start next week, as the region grapples with the COVID-19 outbreak. The hospital announced Mike Murphy would temporarily replace the outgoing...

DATE: April 4, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington is going on a bear hunt

FARMINGTON – Those with a keen eye might have noticed fuzzy, stuffed bears popping up in windows throughout town this past week. Farmington is going on a bear hunt. Part of a nationwide trend,...

DATE: April 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Utility company’s bid to end operations at San Juan Generating Station approved

FARMINGTON – New Mexico’s Public Regulation Commission ruled in favor of the Public Service Co. of New Mexico’s application to abandon operations at the San Juan Generating Station, despite an...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Want to help? Hotline created in N.M. to coordinate community resources in COVID-19 response

FARMINGTON – Area nonprofits and government organizations have partnered to create a hotline for people looking to help during the COVID-19 outbreak. The city of Farmington, San Juan College, San...

DATE: April 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation issues curfew as virus spreads

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation implemented a curfew this week as the number of COVID-19 cases jumped, with seven deaths reported as of Thursday. President Jonathan Nez and Vice President Myron...

DATE: March 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: Regional News

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