Learning project takes Dolores into valley’s past

Dolores third graders took a walk back in time a few weeks ago for their annual living history museum. This was the fifth or sixth year the event has happened, said teacher Angela Lowe. Students...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores Public Library announces Winter Tales lecture series

The Journal Dolores Public Library has announced the lineup for the fifth annual Winter Tales series. 6:30 p.m. Thursday Jan. 9: “Archaeology Expedition to Gran Pajatén, Peru,” with Carolyn Gunn....

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Investigation fails to find cause of double-fatal crash on Hwy. 550

An investigation has turned up empty as to why a longtime Durango man crossed the center line of U.S. Highway 550 in August, causing a head-on crash that killed him and a mother of two. On Aug. 23,...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County moved on many fronts in 2019

In 2019, rural Montezuma County pushed forward on recreation, economic development and solar energy. Officials addressed issues with social services, state gun control laws, better law enforcement...

DATE: Dec. 30, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango credit union merges with bigger statewide operation

Southwest Colorado Federal Credit Union with some 4,000 members in La Plata County and four other Southwest Colorado counties will merge Jan. 1 with the Credit Union of Colorado, which has 134,000...

DATE: Dec. 29, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Roy Lane remembered by community, family

After almost four decades of serving Cortez as police chief, Roy Lane is at rest. About 300 people attended a memorial service Saturday at the Cortez Recreation Center to honor the chief, who died...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Backcountry travelers learn ins and outs of avalanche safety

As a winter storm blasted Lizard Head Pass with a fresh layer of fluffy snow, 52 backcountry enthusiasts gathered Dec. 14 in full outdoor gear to learn about avalanche awareness. The free on-snow...

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ed Asner will appear in Farmington show

The Journal Actor Ed Asner will star in “God Help Us” – a show that encourages the audience to avoid political division by listening to each other – at the Farmington Civic Center on Saturday, Jan....

DATE: Dec. 28, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lost for decades, the Colorado Orange apple variety has been found – officially

Over the past two decades, apple preservationists Jude and Addie Schuenemeyer have identified more than a 1,000 apple varieties that once grew in Colorado’s orchards and backyards. But pinpointing...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Road Runner Transit to reduce services to stay afloat

Road Runner Transit, one of the only public transportation operators in La Plata County, is thinning its routes in 2020 in an attempt to maintain services with less funding. The transit service,...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Update: Crashes, avalanche danger prompt closure of Red Mountain Pass

A snowstorm that pushed into Southwest Colorado on Thursday night strengthened Friday, creating chaotic conditions on mountain passes and forcing several road closures. As the storm reached...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Schools, city of Cortez end the year with unresolved money problems

As 2019 wraps up and Cortez looks ahead to 2020, it’s with fiscal responsibility in mind so that operations can resume normally. And while finances may have overshadowed city meetings and...

DATE: Dec. 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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