Position: New Mexico reporter

Email: lweber@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (505) 592-0185

Doctors Without Borders deploys team to Navajo Nation

FARMINGTON – Doctors Without Borders sent teams to assist Native American communities in northwest New Mexico, as COVID-19 cases continue to rise in the area. Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Fever, coughing, body aches: Durango man describes 12 days of COVID-19

It started with pain in his lower back, then came a fever he couldn’t shake for 12 days and an extreme loss of energy. Durango resident Jeremy Barker, 38, said his COVID-19 symptoms began in...

DATE: May 12, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County, N.M., moving forward on freight line

FARMINGTON – San Juan County is moving forward with its plan to design and build a freight railroad line connecting to McKinley County. The county commission voted last week in favor of applying...

DATE: May 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Durango doctor returns from NYC front lines

The empty flight, the near-deserted airport and the traffic-free streets through Queens, New York City, are some of the surreal sights that greeted Durango resident Sarah Gueli when she arrived in...

DATE: May 10, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Group demands details about deaths of endangered wolves

FARMINGTON – A wildlife activist group has filed Freedom of Information Act requests in hopes of understanding why federal agencies killed four Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico. The Center for...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

La Plata County reports its first confirmed COVID-19 death

La Plata County has its first confirmed COVID-19-related death, San Juan Basin Public Health announced Saturday. The adult resident marks the first lab-confirmed person to die from the disease in...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Farmers Market opens with a few changes

Durango Farmers Market opened as scheduled Saturday but with a few notable differences in our new coronavirus world, including expanded distance between booths, face coverings for vendors and...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Newest library district gets website

Colorado’s youngest library district has entered the digital age with a new website. The Southwest La Plata Library District announced its new website, developed with the help of COLibraries and...

DATE: May 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nesting birds halt construction work on Hermosa Creek bridge

The discovery of nesting birds on the Hermosa Creek bridge north of Durango has postponed work on U.S. Highway 550. The American dipper nest is protected under the federal Migratory Bird Treaty...

DATE: May 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Celebrities call for donations to aid Navajo Nation in COVID-19 response

FARMINGTON – Tribal leaders issued a call for medical volunteers and additional donations of personal protective equipment Wednesday as COVID-19 continued its spread across the Navajo Nation. A...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Virtual event created by Farmington Visitors Bureau aims to support local artists

FARMINGTON – As physical distancing practices continue and more events like Farmington’s Spring Art Walk and the Riverfest Fine Arts Festival are canceled, virtual art walks are springing up to...

DATE: May 6, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Will oil, natural gas price declines affect Four Corners revenue?

FARMINGTON – With the COVID-19 pandemic spreading across the world, the global demand and consumption of oil took a sharp decline, culminating in a historic drop in oil prices last month. So what...

DATE: May 3, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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