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Durango man charged in connection with double stabbing at homeless camp

A Durango man suspected of stabbing two men at a homeless camp west of city limits was charged Friday with three counts of assault. Hernando Tsosie, 39, is being held at the La Plata County Jail...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Ignacio man charged on suspicion of taking upskirt video at Walmart

An Ignacio man suspected of taking video up the skirt of a woman at Walmart in Durango was charged Friday with invasion of privacy for sexual gratification and sexual exploitation of a child. Jaime...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Raccoon jumps on moving Colorado police van, takes a ride

DENVER – A Colorado Springs police officer heading to an accident scene in a van got a big surprise when a raccoon jumped onto the front windshield of the vehicle and stayed there until the officer...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Montezuma Land Conservancy hires new leader

Travis Custer, a dedicated local ag man and conservationist, has been tapped to lead the Montezuma Land Conservancy as executive director. He previously worked as an agricultural technician with...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 3 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Taxes, RVs and construction on Cortez council agenda

Online Live tweets: Can’t attend? Follow @journal_steph on Twitter. By Stephanie Alderton journal Staff Writer The Cortez City Council has a busy agenda planned for Tuesday night’s meeting....

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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International film festival returns to Sunflower Theatre in Cortez

An international short film festival will be shown in Cortez for the third time on Oct. 7. Since 2015, the Sunflower Theatre has joined hundreds of venues around the world in screening the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Photos: Third Thursday Market wraps up

The Six Dollar String Band played folk music Sept. 21 at the year’s final Third Thursday Market in Montezuma Park in Cortez. Medical providers and patients also attended market to honor the...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

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SWOS achieves improvement status in state testing

Southwest Open School Director Charlotte Wolf announced Wednesday that SWOS is off the accreditation accountability clock after an overall improvement in state criteria for Alternative Education...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 11 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Crews battling wildfire north of McPhee Reservoir

About 60 personnel were working Friday to suppress a lightning-caused wildfire reported Thursday afternoon on the north side of McPhee Reservoir near the Dry Creek Recreation Area, the U.S. Forest...

DATE: Sept. 22, 2017 | UPDATED: 6 hours 22 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Crow Canyon reports that cultural sites are economic power

Cultural sites in Southwest Colorado are an economic asset for local communities, according to a new report released by Crow Canyon Archaeological Center.The study, The Economic Contributions of...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 22 hours 50 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Agriculture

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Photo: Moose on the loose

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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Marijuana shop employee sentenced in theft case

A former employee of the Medicine Man in Cortez was sentenced Thursday in District Court for misdemeanor theft from the marijuana dispensary. Timber Higgins was sentenced to five days of electronic...

DATE: Sept. 21, 2017 | UPDATED: 7 hours 54 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News