Position: New Mexico reporter

Email: lweber@durangoherald.com

Phone Number: (505) 592-0185

Northwest New Mexico a ‘hotbed’ for COVID-19 cases

FARMINGTON – While not out of the woods yet, public health officials said New Mexico is likely past its peak of COVID-19 cases, but the northwest corner of the state, including San Juan County,...

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Three men, including two from Durango, arrested in connection with Bloomfield murder

FARMINGTON – Three suspects – including two men from Durango – have been arrested in connection with the death of a Bloomfield man on Thursday, the Bloomfield Police Department announced Friday....

DATE: May 1, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Law enforcement investigates shooting death in Bloomfield

FARMINGTON – A shooting Thursday in Bloomfield left one man dead and authorities are searching for the suspect, according to a news release issued by the Bloomfield Police Department. “This is a...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Critical COVID-19 Coverage

Navajo Nation ranks as third-highest infected area in country

FARMINGTON – As the number of COVID-19 cases increase on the Navajo Nation, tribal leaders are fighting for federal funding and resources to battle the outbreak. Wednesday brought an additional 104...

DATE: April 30, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Liquor stores sat on sidelines, deemed nonessential

FARMINGTON – Adam Derizotis, owner of Zia Liquors west of Farmington, was one of the first local businesses to have employees wear masks and gloves, and offer contactless sales to customers. But...

DATE: April 29, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

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

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