Local children face big challenges

With nearly 6,000 children calling it home, Montezuma County is one of the worst in Colorado for overall child well-being. According to the 2013 Kids Count in Colorado report, more than one in...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘Cooking Matters’ in shopping, eating

Are you prone to impulse buys at the grocery store? Want to stretch your grocery budget? Cooking Matters is here to help. They offer advice for low-income families in Montezuma and La Plata...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

‘No left turn’ sign stays, for now

“Sign, sign, everywhere a sign Blockin’ out the scenery, breakin’ my mind Do this, don’t do that, can’t you read the sign?” Five Man Electrical Band (1971) By Jim Mimiaga Journal Staff Writer A...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Missing teen walks into camp

A young man lost overnight near Priest Gulch has returned to camp safe and sound. Local search and rescue teams combed the Priest Gulch campground area overnight for Jacob Laube, 15, of Bluefield,...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Papoose smoke hangs over area

Smoke hanging over Montezuma County reportedly is from the Papoose Fire, one of the three fires making up the West Fork Complex near Wolf Creek Pass. The Durango Interagency Fire Dispatch Center...

DATE: July 4, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Crews smother fire at Mesa Verde

The North Rim Fire at Mesa Verde National Park was fully contained at one acre early this morning. Yesterday's initial attack on this very visible small fire included single-engine air tanker...

DATE: July 3, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Wildfire burns at Mesa Verde National Park

Lightning sparked a wildfire at Mesa Verde National Park around 4 p.m. Tuesday. The fire was burning near Park Point, reported park information officer Betty Lieurance, "They have two local crews...

DATE: July 2, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Police Blotter

Friday, June 21 A woman was upset, saying that she just wanted to leave and get away from her roommate. Her roommate said that he went to open the door to the bathroom, not knowing that the woman...

DATE: July 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Permitting delay prompts Riot variance

A technicality for approving an off-road race this weekend in McElmo Canyon was not properly followed by Montezuma County officials, prompting a proposed variance to allow the event to go ahead. A...

DATE: July 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Habitat sales center a success

The greatest challenge at the Habitat for Humanity sales center is the relentless task of rearranging the ever-changing merchandise inside the store. “We constantly have to reconfigure our floor...

DATE: July 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Federal fire bans upgraded

As of Tuesday morning, the entire San Juan National Forest will be under fire restrictions, with lower elevations (Zone 1) upgraded to stricter Stage II restrictions and Zone II, above 8,500 feet,...

DATE: July 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

The show will go on

With smoke from the West Fork complex of fires casting a pall over Sleeping Ute Mountain and the La Plata Mountains, officials Friday opted to proceed with the city’s annual Fourth of July...

DATE: July 1, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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