Colorado seat belt use increases to 86 percent

According to a new survey by the Colorado Department of Transportation, seat belt use in Colorado increased by 2.5 percent points in 2018 after three years of decline. CDOT’s 2018 State of Colorado...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter market at Four Seasons enters its sixth year

Three years ago, Vic Vanik was begging vendors to come to the winter market. Now in its sixth year, the winter market at Four Seasons Greenhouse and Nursery boasts 30 permanent merchants and a...

DATE: Nov. 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Mancos school board accepts resignation of Principal Adam Priestley

During a regular meeting Monday night, the Mancos school board accepted the resignation of secondary Principal Adam Priestley. Priestley told The Journal in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon that...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 18 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma Habitat for Humanity celebrates 10th year, new home

Habitat for Humanity of Montezuma County is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, and on Sunday, it dedicated a new home to local family Deidre and Ian Garfield and their two sons. The...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez observes Veterans Day with services, parade

One day after the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, Americans observed Veterans Day on Monday with parades and celebrations in honor of those who served in the U.S. military. In Cortez,...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 3 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Early-morning snow creates slick conditions for commuters in Durango

A surprise snowstorm that came and went early Monday made for a slick morning commute for many Durango-area drivers, especially on North College Drive where multiple vehicles slid on a sheet of ice...

DATE: Nov. 12, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Veterans Day Parade scheduled for 1 p.m. on Montezuma Avenue

Cortez will celebrate Veterans Day with two annual events on Monday. The Montezuma County Veteran’s Day Parade, sponsored by Ute Mountain American Legion Post 75, kicks off Monday at 1 p.m. on West...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s first transgender legislator elected

Brianna Titone’s opponent in her race for the Colorado House of Representatives has conceded after Titone’s lead rose to 368 votes in results posted Saturday night. Titone, an Arvada Democrat,...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Partners propose lakefront home lots for Totten

Four partners have a plan to subdivide and sell eight lots of lakefront property on Lake Totten to prospective homebuilders. The proposed lots would be the first homes directly on the lakefront....

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado’s election brought a wave of women

Women turned out in force in Colorado on Election Day, casting 110,000 more ballots than men, based on unofficial results Friday. But it was primarily Democratic women who won the day: They...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

The allure and danger of old mines across the West

EUREKA, Utah – Underneath the mountains and deserts of the U.S. West lie hundreds of thousands of abandoned mines, an underground world that can hold serious danger and unexpected wonder. They are...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Jared Polis vows to defend Colorado lands, outdoor industry

DENVER – Colorado Gov.-elect Jared Polis has pledged to protect the state’s public lands and to promote its booming outdoor recreation industry. “I will very much take seriously my responsibility...

DATE: Nov. 11, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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