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Arsonist pleads guilty to Roatcap fire, avoids jail

A Dolores man facing more than four decades in prison opted to plead guilty today to escape any jail time in connection to the 2012 Roatcap Fire. Accepted by District Court Judge Todd Plewe on...

DATE: Nov. 21, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Poll: Hickenlooper slides, but still leads GOP field

DENVER – Less than half of Colorado voters think Gov. John Hickenlooper deserves re-election, but he still maintained or even expanded his lead over Republican challengers in a poll released...

DATE: Nov. 20, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coroner requests steep fee for public records

The Cortez Journal is challenging what it considers to be an unwarranted fee request for public records. Montezuma County Coroner Charlie Rosenbaugh has sought a $15 administrative fee for a copy...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Drier climate invites invasive beetle

A migrating bug is finding the pine trees and drier climate in Southwest Colorado more appetizing, a cause of concern for public land officials. The round mountain pine beetle has landed on a...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Permits to cut yule tree available

Christmas tree permits, which allow you to cut a holiday tree on National Forest and BLM lands in southwestern Colorado, are now on sale. The $8 permit allows individuals to cut one tree, up to 20...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Retiring forest supervisor no stranger to hot seat

Mark Stiles’ arrival in Durango as acting supervisor of the San Juan National Forest in May 2002 quickly became a baptism by fire. A month later, Stiles was a frontline commander in combating the...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper proposes strict rules on methane

DENVER – Gov. John Hickenlooper proposed the nation’s strictest rules on methane air pollution from gas and oil fields Monday. Environmental groups and three gas and oil companies – Encana,...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Protection order tops misdemeanor violations

It isn’t assault charges, drug cases nor DUI offenses that topped the list of most reported misdemeanors in Montezuma County. Instead, it’s protection order violations. An annual statistical report...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hats off to junior rodeo

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Documentary takes on radioactive social debate

DENVER – There’s a scene in “Uranium Drive-In” showing an ordinary act in rural Colorado that’s rarely caught on film. A rancher ropes a calf, takes out a knife and, with the calf’s legs spread...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

Excited about learning

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

D.A. supports increased parole spending

Although punishment serves to deter criminal activity, the bulk of prisoners are eventually freed from incarceration. “We have to give these prisoners the tools to reintegrate into society,” said...

DATE: Nov. 19, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News

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