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Community Calendar: What’s going on in Montezuma County

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DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Living

Candidates talk policy and politics in northeast Colorado forum

GREELEY – Water, transportation, energy and Colorado’s public-employee pension system were among the topics discussed by candidates for four statewide races during a Friday forum. The forum was...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 6 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez retail association eying band stand at Montezuma Park

After three years of bands playing on the grass at Montezuma Park during the Third Thursday summer market, the Cortez Retail Enhancement Association is ready to shell out $30,000 for a band stand....

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

Per capita marijuana sales in Montezuma County twice as high as La Plata

As Colorado’s marijuana industry continues to grow, per capita recreational sales in Montezuma County in the first eight months of 2018 were nearly double per capita sales in neighboring La Plata...

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

Cortez fashion show raises money for local cancer patients

Cancer patients in Montezuma and Dolores counties will get a boost from the thousands of dollars raised on Thursday night at the eighth annual Pretty in Pink Fashion Show just north of Cortez. The...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Court of Appeals upholds state’s ban on large-capacity magazines

The Colorado Court of Appeals, in a unanimous opinion issued Thursday, upheld the state’s ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines of 15 rounds or more. The lawsuit dates back to the contentious...

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

Colorado newspaper endorsements so far give Polis an edge

If you’re counting endorsements from the state’s largest newspapers, Democrat Jared Polis so far has a 4-3 edge on Republican Walker Stapleton. Taken as a whole, the candidates were deemed bold, if...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Treasurer candidate Colton Black says bankruptcy a personal matter

Opponents of Colton Black are questioning his fitness to serve as La Plata County treasurer, pointing to a personal bankruptcy he filed in 2012. But Black says it is a last-minute attempt to smear...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

City expands program to distribute bear-resistant garbage cans

The city of Durango is planning to spend $175,000 next year to purchase 600 bear-resistant trash cans for city residents, a step toward making the city less attractive to hungry bears and reducing...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog dies in house fire southeast of Durango

A dog died in a house fire Wednesday night at the corner of county roads 301 and 304, southeast of Durango near Pastorius Reservoir, fire officials said. Fire crews responded to the scene around...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Alternative high school gets new campus

A lesser known charter school in Cortez is gaining in popularity and has recently moved to a larger campus. GOAL Academy High School, 2531 E. Main St., is an accredited multidistrict online charter...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Learn about Southwest Colorado Opportunity Zones

The Journal A presentation on Opportunity Zones, a federal program to encourage investment in distressed areas, will be offered on Nov. 7 at the Durango Public Library from 8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News