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West La Plata County residents one step closer to water

West La Plata County residents are one step closer to receiving water after the La Plata West Water Authority entered the final design phase of engineering this month on the construction of a...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Tribal nations fight removal of grizzly protections

On an early October day last fall, members of the Cheyenne, Blackfeet, Eastern Shoshone and Northern Arapaho tribes gathered in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where a large piece of parchment lay unfurled...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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EPA looks to drilling to solve mystery of American Tunnel

This summer will be the first full work season since the Bonita Peak Mining District Superfund site was declared last September, and the Environmental Protection Agency is wasting no time trying to...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Energy Office funding cut reveals split on state vision

DENVER – Funding for the Colorado Energy Office was cut off recently – but not for budget reasons. Instead, it was about the vision for the office. The Energy Office is an executive office...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Suspected drug kingpin fails to show up for jury trial

An Arizona man suspected of importing and distributing large quantities of heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine in La Plata County was a no-show this week at his scheduled jury trial. District Court...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Water experts prepare for Colorado’s population boom

WASHINGTON, D.C. – If population projections for Colorado and the region are on target, water supplies could be a critical issue by mid-century, experts say. Montezuma County’s population is...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Man found dead Sunday from apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound

A 60-year-old male was found dead on Sunday from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound on a trail near Haviland Lake, according to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. Investigator Peter...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Small-stream flood advisory issued for north Durango

The National Weather Service issued a small-stream flood advisory until 7 p.m. Monday for northern Durango and a portion of north-central La Plata County. North Durango received six-tenths of an...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Mesa Verde bans open fires throughout park

The Journal Mesa Verde National Park has banned open fires throughout the park, including all the residences, Morefield Campground and the Chapin Mesa picnic area, because of the threat of...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photo: Dolores football camp draws 112

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Cortez Burst Triathlon scheduled for July Fourth

The Cortez Burst Triathlon, which takes place on July Fourth, will feature adult and youth categories. Races start at the Cortez City Park outdoor pool. The Gromet race for 4-to 5-year-olds...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Former Cortez soccer player plays in Brazil

Allison Porter, a former soccer player for Montezuma-Cortez High School and a senior at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, played for a U.S. soccer team in Brazil in June. From May 28 through...

DATE: June 26, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News