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Cortez school board considers mill levy override

A potential mill levy override was discussed at the Montezuma-Cortez School District RE-1’s regular board meeting Tuesday night, although uncertainties remain regarding the prospects of such a...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dolores superintendent search nears end

The Dolores school board has selected four final candidates to assume the district’s superintendent position, and community members are invited to meet the finalists early next week. During a...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Workers hurt by partial government shutdown can apply for help

Federal workers and contractors in La Plata County still feeling the financial pinch from the partial government shutdown in December and January can apply for assistance through the Community...

DATE: March 21, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Breezy Beckler leads glass fusing, painting workshops

Painted Turtle Studio & Gallery invites artistic-minded folks to a few workshops on Sunday, led by local artist Breezy Beckler. At 11:30 a.m., the studio will hold a glass fusing workshop, at which...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hip-hop and acoustic strings take stage at Mancos cidery

Hip-hop and eclectic strings music are coming to Outlier Cellars in the next week. The Durango-based Diabolical Sound Platoon will perform at the Mancos cidery Saturday night from 7-9 p.m. The hip...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Acoustic, ‘Ameridelic’ music at Mancos Brewing Co.

The Mancos Brewing Co. is hosting a few musical acts this week. On Friday night, People We Know, a collective of acoustic musicians from southwestern Colorado, will take the stage, performing...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Podcast about historic Montezuma Avenue is underway

A podcast that will guide listeners along a walking tour of historic homes on Montezuma Avenue is under production at KSJD. The podcast is a project of the Cortez Historic Preservation Board, which...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Setting it straight

A photo caption in the Tuesday edition of The Journal showed a Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office deputy clearing people from a hall in Montezuma County Combined Courts after the family of Brian C....

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Weather warnings issued for Southwest Colorado

The National Weather Service has issued two warnings for Southwest Colorado. A winter storm warning for the southwestern San Juan Mountains, including Silverton and Rico, will go into effect at 6...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Couple sentenced to 8 years in prison for drug distribution

Before sentencing Lyndel and Sherri Clark to eight years in prison for drug distribution, Judge Todd Plewe said most people age out of the criminal justice system, but the married couple in their...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

What will oil and gas reform mean for Colorado?

DENVER – A sweeping reform of oil and gas development working its way through the Capitol offers one of two futures for Colorado: a harmonious balance of anti- and pro-energy counties, or economic...

DATE: March 20, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hilltop House director with history of sexual harassment complaints resigns

The longtime director of a community corrections center in Durango who has been accused repeatedly of sexual misconduct will leave his job by the end of the month. John Schmier resigned earlier...

DATE: March 19, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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