Position: New Mexico reporter

Email: lweber@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (505) 592-0185

Local artists’ medium ‘luxurious, flowing, beautiful’ ... and repulsive?

FARMINGTON – From a distance, the art pieces look like they’re made from the soft scratching of pencil on paper, short lines filling the space, etching a jawline and filling in the soft curve of an...

DATE: May 25, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hundreds protest state-ordered closures in Farmington

FARMINGTON – Protesters on Thursday lined both sides of Farmington’s Main Street in front of the Animas Valley Mall to demand businesses and state parks reopen throughout New Mexico. More than 500...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Advocates push BLM to delay drill permitting during COVID pandemic

FARMINGTON – Environmental advocates are calling on the U.S. Bureau of Land Management’s Farmington office to postpone on-site visits – part of the permitting process – to proposed oil and gas...

DATE: May 21, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation says testing rate is high, which leads to more cases

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Nation is increasing testing options in hopes of gaining a clearer picture of the coronavirus’ spread throughout the reservation. A new testing site was added Tuesday for...

DATE: May 20, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Jail inmates and staff being tested in San Juan County, N.M.

FARMINGTON – San Juan County announced it will keep testing all staff and detainees at the county-run facilities for the novel coronavirus, with the support of the New Mexico Department of Health....

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Durango doctor shares experience fighting COVID-19 in Farmington

FARMINGTON – When cases of COVID-19 began to rise in the region, Jenny Hargrove and her family discussed whether she should move out of their Durango home. Hargrove, an emergency medicine physician...

DATE: May 19, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Without schools, how are students accessing counseling?

As public schools and colleges move to remote learning to minimize the spread of the novel coronavirus, students and counselors are faced with a new challenge: How do students access school-based...

DATE: May 16, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Frustrations flare over New Mexico public health orders

FARMINGTON – A group gathered Thursday in front of the Animas Valley Mall in Farmington to protest the public health restrictions on businesses in San Juan County, as local frustrations around the...

DATE: May 15, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Navajo Nation member nominated for pet rescue work on reservations

FARMINGTON – A Navajo Nation member is a finalist for the Petco Foundation’s national Unsung Hero Award for his work caring for and improving the health condition of pets on reservations in the...

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Farmington-area businesses finally get OK for curbside pickup

FARMINGTON – San Juan County businesses will be allowed to begin opening with restrictions on Saturday, according to the state’s new public health order. The announcement was made during Gov....

DATE: May 14, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

BLM to hold public meeting about solar project near Farmington

FARMINGTON – The U.S. Bureau of Land Management announced it will hold an information session about a proposed solar project near Farmington. The session will be a virtual workshop via Zoom from 6...

DATE: May 13, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

As regional businesses reopen, many in Farmington remain closed

FARMINGTON – While nonessential businesses in Durango and most of New Mexico begin to reopen, restrictions in San Juan County remain in place. A new survey shows Farmington business owners are...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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