Position: New Mexico reporter

Email: lweber@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (505) 592-0185

After 20 years, a temporary drive-in theater returns

FARMINGTON – Movie-lovers, grab those blankets and snacks, because a drive-in theater is returning to Farmington on Friday, with a heavy dose of nostalgia and social distancing. Allen Theaters is...

DATE: June 5, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Monsoon outlook poor for parched San Juan River Basin

FARMINGTON – The San Juan River Basin is experiencing lower-than-average rainfall and increased temperatures for this time of year, leading to increased wildfire concerns and predictions of a...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Record number of wolf pups fostered into wild dens in the Southwest

FARMINGTON – A record number of endangered Mexican wolf pups has been fostered into wild wolf dens in western New Mexico and eastern Arizona, state agencies announced. Twenty wolf pups were...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Hundreds in Farmington and Durango protest for end to police violence

FARMINGTON – “I can’t breathe,” yelled a crowd of more than 400 people in Farmington on Monday. The Justice for George Floyd protest brought out hundreds of people along Main Street in front of the...

DATE: June 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Business flows again for fishing lodges and river guides

FARMINGTON – Public access to the San Juan River opened quietly on Memorial Day weekend, but as the news spread on social media and through word of mouth, anglers flocked into the water in boats...

DATE: June 2, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Fire sprinkler business pulls switch on gym gear

FARMINGTON – What do water sprinkler systems, at-home workout equipment and truck hitches have to do with one another? One Farmington business saw the potential to offer new products during the...

DATE: May 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Virtual caps fly for Fort Lewis College graduates

There were no hugs, handshakes, whoops or hollers, but just over 450 students graduated Friday from Fort Lewis College as part of a virtual ceremony to celebrate the Class of 2020. The event –...

DATE: May 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Toilet paper not only commodity in high demand; people also want bikes

FARMINGTON – A quick look down the sporting-goods aisles at big-box stores in Farmington and Durango reveals a lack of bikes, as the weather warms and more people are looking for ways to get...

DATE: May 28, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Indian Health Services announces more funding for Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – During a visit Wednesday to the Navajo Nation, the Indian Health Services director announced additional funding has been allocated to its COVID-19 fight and emphasized the importance...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Urgent care clinic opens in Farmington, despite coronavirus uncertainties

FARMINGTON – A new urgent care clinic has opened in Farmington, and one of its first services being provided to the community is free drive-up COVID-19 testing. American Family Care Urgent Care...

DATE: May 27, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three Rivers Brewery to close until business environment improves

FARMINGTON – Three Rivers Brewery, open since 1997, has announced it will temporarily close because of the unstable business environment and strict regulations stemming from the coronavirus...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

How has dating changed during the pandemic?

FARMINGTON – How has the dating world – from sexually transmitted infections to digital connections – shifted in the face of the pandemic’s social-distancing measures? With fewer in-person...

DATE: May 26, 2020 | CATEGORY: Southwest Life

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