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Fort Lewis College drops ‘liberal arts’ from mission statement

The Fort Lewis College Board of Trustees approved a new mission statement for the school Friday that drops the words liberal arts, but school officials say, captures the essence of what it means to...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado senators urge rural PILT funds be reauthorized

Democratic and Republican senators came together last week to request in a letter to the Senate majority and minority leaders a two-year reauthorization of payments in lieu of taxes and the Secure...

DATE: Oct. 5, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Forum explores state ballot propositions

Colorado lawmakers are asking voters to approve two ballot propositions Nov. 5 that will help keep the state budget in the black and help fund water projects. About 30 people attended a League of...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sexual assault case dismissed against Durango man

Prosecutors have dropped a case against a Durango man accused of participating in a gang rape-style sexual assault – the second suspect to have charges dropped. Assistant District Attorney Sean...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inmate escapes La Plata County Jail; fugitive and 2 family members arrested

A Durango man who law enforcement says scaled a fence topped with barbed wire and escaped the La Plata County Jail weeks ago is back in custody, this time with his mother and brother, who are...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump administration loses bid to dismiss monument lawsuits

SALT LAKE CITY – A federal judge has rejected the Trump administration’s bid to dismiss lawsuits challenging the constitutionality of a 2017 decision to downsize two sprawling national monuments in...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montrose woman has state insurance license revoked

Megan Hess, the former Montrose funeral home owner under federal investigation for allegedly selling the body parts of people whose families wanted them cremated, had her state license as an...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lost Canyon wildfire south of Dolores is contained

Fire crews on Friday mopped up a wildfire that broke out Thursday morning south of Dolores, said Dolores Fire Chief Mike Zion. The 2-acre Lost Canyon Fire torched trees and created spot fires in...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

September restaurant inspections: Schools come clean

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Unannounced inspections are conducted for restaurants, school, hospital and...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango man dies ‘messing around’ with Colt .45

A Durango man died by a self-inflicted gunshot to the head early Thursday in Durango while using a weapon he believed to be unloaded, according to the La Plata County coroner. Steve Torres, 21, was...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trump, Finland’s president will return Mesa Verde remains to U.S.

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump and President Sauli Niinisto of the Republic of Finland agreed Wednesday that ancestral Puebloan remains taken from the Mesa Verde site would be returned to the...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Wildfire destroys at least one home near Salida

A wildfire has destroyed at least one home and charred more than 9 square miles (23 square kilometers) in central Colorado.The Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office and Fire Protection District on...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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