Liz Weber

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Navajo Transitional Energy becomes third-largest coal producer in U.S.

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Transitional Energy Co. became the third largest coal producer in the country this week after finalizing the acquisition of three mines in Wyoming and Montana. The company,...

DATE: Oct. 25, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM announces adoptions of wild horses, but not enough to manage population

The Bureau of Land Management saw a record-breaking number of wild horse and burro adoptions this year, the agency announced last week, but it is not enough to manage the animals’ population...

DATE: Oct. 24, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington hopes to offer commercial flights by summer 2020

FARMINGTON – The last commercial flight to service the Four Corners Regional Airport was in 2017, leaving residents of northwest New Mexico with two options: to drive an hour to the Durango-La...

DATE: Oct. 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Farmington school resource officer resigns after tussle with 11-year-old girl

A school resource officer with the Farmington Police Department resigned after using force on an 11-year-old girl at Mesa View Middle School, the department announced Sunday evening. The incident...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can yoga help heal Aztec?

AZTEC – On the stage of a darkened high school auditorium, 50 people inhaled, pulling the oxygen deep into their lungs. With a 1-2-3 count, they audibly exhaled, sending a few of the candles...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM treating sagebrush with airdrops to benefit native grasses

FARMINGTON – The Bureau of Land Management is treating roughly 9,000 acres of sagebrush in northwestern New Mexico, the agency announced this week. The program, part of the 2005 Restore New Mexico...

DATE: Oct. 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

San Juan County (N.M.) Sheriff’s Office is filming with ‘Live PD’

AZTEC – The San Juan County Sheriff’s Office will be one of the rotating law enforcement departments featured in A&E Network’s newest reality show, “Live PD: Wanted ,” the department announced...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Invasive Russian olive a nuisance for Colorado, New Mexico

FARMINGTON – Efforts to combat the invasive Russian olive along the Animas River gained cross-state support during a community meeting Thursday at San Juan College. The Animas Watershed Partnership...

DATE: Oct. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews respond to fire near Aztec

AZTEC – County and city crews responded to a fire near County Road 3260 midday on Sunday, with black smoke visible from New Mexico State Road 516. Multiple districts from the San Juan County Fire...

DATE: Oct. 13, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police officer shoots, kills armed man in Farmington

FARMINGTON – Farmington and New Mexico police are investigating an officer-involved shooting that occurred Thursday night. Police received a report around 6 p.m. of a man threatening people with a...

DATE: Oct. 11, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Can San Juan Generating Station become model for carbon capture?

FARMINGTON – The city of Farmington has signed an agreement for Enchant Energy Corp. to acquire 95% interest of the San Juan Generating Station, a move that could extend the life of the power plant...

DATE: Oct. 2, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Local couple collecting donations for asylum-seekers along U.S.-Mexico border

An Aztec-area couple is gathering donations of warm clothes, blankets and basic toiletries for refugees along the U.S.-Mexico border. Susan Workman and Jim Gage will make their third trip to Las...

DATE: Sept. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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