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Carjacking suspect charged with multiple felonies

A Durango man accused of an armed carjacking last month at Fort Lewis College was charged Thursday in District Court with multiple felonies. Roger Chase Brassard, 25, is accused of second-degree...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 4 hours 53 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ancestral Pueblo practices could save New Mexico pinelands

On a hot summer afternoon in 2011, a gust of wind blew an aspen into a power line in northern New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains. Electrical sparks ignited the Las Conchas Fire, which burned more than an...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez council appoints members of public arts advisory board

The Cortez City Council voted Tuesday to appoint the seven people who will sit on the new public art advisory committee. Sonja Horoshko, Heidi Brugger, Brandon Shubert, Aaron LeMay, Kirbi Vaughn,...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM offers firewood permits for ponderosa pine logs

The Journal The Bureau of Land Management’s Tres Rios Field Office is offering firewood permits for ponderosa pine logs to the public following work to clear the Tri-State Generation and...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Nonprofit hopes to plant community garden in Cortez

The Cortez City Council voted Tuesday to express its support for a nonprofit that wants to build a community grow space in town. Needful Provision, Inc., a nonprofit based in Dolores, is applying...

DATE: Dec. 14, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez pets go on parade for 12 Strays of Christmas

Staff at the Cortez Animal Shelter have begun their annual tradition of walking dogs down Main Street for the 12 Strays of Christmas fundraiser. Every year, the shelter asks local businesses and...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Asbestos being removed from retired high school

Abatement of the retired Montezuma-Cortez High School continues, according to a news release dated Dec. 8. According to the release, Colorado Hazard Control is using a dustless method similar to...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

City of Cortez approves $32 million budget for 2018

During a public hearing on Tuesday, the Cortez City Council voted to approve a $32.28 million budget for 2018. The budget includes a roughly $1 million increase in spending from the 2017 budget,...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 1 day 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

National parks cut back on free days

It’s always a pleasant surprise to visit a national park and find out it’s on a free day. But there will be fewer of those surprises, as the National Park System has reduced the number of free days...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dry weather raises fire danger in Southwest Colorado

San Juan National Forest fire officials warn people in Southwest Colorado that continued dry weather conditions have heightened the fire danger in the area. In late November, a man on private...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 2 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Local schools respond to Aztec High School shooting

In the aftermath of the school shooting in Aztec, New Mexico, that left two students and the shooter dead, school districts are refocusing on safety. According to the districts, previously...

DATE: Dec. 13, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Hickenlooper, 11 governors urge Congress to continue CHIP program

Gov. John Hickenlooper has joined a bipartisan group of 12 governors calling on Congress to reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program, which is set to expire Jan. 31. About 75,000...

DATE: Dec. 12, 2017 | UPDATED: 2 days 4 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News