News

Ex-polygamous sect leader gets nearly 5 years in fraud case

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A former polygamous sect leader was sentenced Wednesday to nearly five years in prison for his role in carrying out an elaborate food stamp fraud scheme and for escaping home...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

A year after girl killed, Navajo Nation will get alert system

ALBUQUERQUE — More than a year after a Native American girl was killed and her tribe was criticized for not having an alert system in place when children go missing, the Navajo Nation has signed a...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. dies in Arizona at 96

WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. – A Navajo Code Talker who used his native language to outsmart the Japanese in World War II has died in Arizona. Navajo Nation officials say Teddy Draper Sr. died Thursday at...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos Town Board considers regulations for planning and zoning commission

During its Wednesday meeting, the Mancos Town Board discussed whether members of the Planning and Zoning Commission should be paid for meetings they do not attend. Right now commission members...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 51 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

The Journal is moving to online subscriptions

The New Year marks a significant change for The Journal as we introduce digital subscriptions. This is an important step that will strengthen our ability to bring you extensive coverage of...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | UPDATED: 47 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry, cold weather provides opportunity for ice skating

By M.K. Gunn As I sit writing this in mid-December, it is so dry that the light breeze blows dust along below the blue sky. The extended weather forecast does not call for precipitation. All over...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Short-handed Lady Bears fall to Del Norte

The Dolores Lady Bears have seen the script before. For the second time in three nights, Dolores (2-5) faced a high-tempo pressing defense with San Juan League foe Del Norte in town Thursday. With...

DATE: Dec. 15, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mark Redwine makes brief court appearance for status conference

The defense team for Mark Redwine, the man accused of killing his son, asked the court for more time to examine thousands of pages of police reports and other documents in the case that garnered...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 19 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County family sues Colorado State Patrol for shooting dog

A La Plata County family filed a lawsuit this week against the Colorado State Patrol for shooting a pit bull in October, ultimately leading to the animal having to be euthanized because of its...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

La Plata County man suspected of creating explosive devices set for trial

District Judge William Herringer heard testimony and arguments Wednesday in a case involving a La Plata County man suspected of creating improvised explosive devices in his home earlier this year....

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 49 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez City Council honors long-term employees

During its meeting on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council presented the annual anniversary awards for long-term city employees. Staff members received cash awards and jackets with the “city of Cortez”...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Carjacking suspect charged with multiple felonies

A Durango man accused of an armed carjacking last month at Fort Lewis College was charged Thursday in District Court with multiple felonies. Roger Chase Brassard, 25, is accused of second-degree...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 20 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News