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Defense DNA request denied in deaths of Colorado mom, kids

FREDERICK — A Colorado judge has denied a request by a defense attorney for a man accused of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters to require a coroner to collect DNA from the necks of the...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hotter weather turbocharges West’s wildfires, scientists say

As temperatures rise in the U.S. West, so do the flames. The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Smoke across West blots out mountains, poses health risks

SEATTLE — Smoke from wildfires clogged the sky across the U.S. West, blotting out mountains and city skylines from Oregon to Colorado, delaying flights and forcing authorities to tell even healthy...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Results from the Montezuma County Fair’s open class

Pantry Adult, Canned Fruit Patty Randol, Blue, Reserve Champion; Ann Streett-Joslin, Blue Champion; Brandee Simmons, Blue, 3rd Yellow; Ann Street-Joslin, Champion; Ann Street-Joslin, Blue, Brandee...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 30 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Plans for prescribed burns put on hold in fire-fatigued Southwest Colorado

Plans for prescribed burns – intentionally set fires on the landscape aimed at reducing the risk of larger, more devastating wildfires – have been temporarily put on hold this fall as wildfires...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: Less than 1 minute ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Animas Surgical Hospital sees room to grow

Animas Surgical Hospital’s problem would make many businesses envious: It’s growing so fast it needs a 73,125-square-foot expansion. A second building, an ambulatory surgical center, is in the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Settle in for another year of New Mexico politics, crime

As election season nears and the Denver Broncos prepare for the regular season, residents in Southwest Colorado will be subjected to another year of television from the Land of Enchantment,...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 8 hours 37 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

U.S. cancels proposal to sell former monument land in Utah

The U.S. Department of the Interior has backed away from its proposal to sell off about 1,600 acres of public land in Utah that once was part of the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. The...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 8 hours 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Church wants to repurpose old Walmart building in Cortez

The long-vacant old Walmart building in Cortez Plaza is slated to become the new home of the Rock Springs Church. Plaza owner Tom Maley and church leaders were given preliminary approval for the...

DATE: Aug. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 hours 56 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Bull Draw Fire slows as weather favors firefighters

The Bull Draw Fire northwest of Nucla grew 130 acres on Friday, to 28,130 acres. The fire was 21 percent contained, and 307 personnel were working on the fire, according to the Minnesota Incident...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 17 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

July inspections: Dove Creek eateries do well; Lizard needs work

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 29 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County Social Services office gets new director

The Montezuma County Department of Social Services has a new director. Gina Montoya came on board in July and has an extensive background in human services in the state. For 10 years, she was a...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2018 | UPDATED: 22 hours 16 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News