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Teenager haunted by 10 friends’ deaths

COLORADO SPRINGS (AP) – Cristen Baird wears her memories of the dead wrapped around her right wrist – brightly colored silicone bands belying their meaning – stacked 5 inches high on her forearm....

DATE: July 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

New Mexico passenger bus crash kills 3, injures 22

BERNALILLO, N.M. — A crash involving a passenger bus and three other vehicles on New Mexico highway early Sunday killed three people and injured 22 others, some critically, authorities said....

DATE: July 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

June restaurant inspections: a clean sweep

The Journal publishes local restaurant inspection reports provided monthly by the Montezuma County Health Department. Inspections of all retail food facilities are done yearly, and in some cases...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez man dies in head-on collision on U.S. 491

A 20-year-old Cortez man was killed in a collision Thursday night that shut down U.S. Highway 491 for several hours. The Colorado State Patrol, the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office, the Cortez...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 9 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Navajo history preserved on reel-to-reel tape

GALLUP, N.M. – About five decades have passed since Etsitty Bedonie talked about the “Beginning of the Enemies.” His account about the enemies of the Navajo, as he heard it from his grandfather,...

DATE: July 15, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Monsoons might have arrived in Southwest Colorado

The precipitation Southwest Colorado has received over the past several days might indicated the beginning of the monsoons. Moisture from the south has slowly been moving north. Parts of Arizona...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

BLM contains battle lightning-caused fire near Dove Creek

A lightning-caused fire in the Weber Mountain Wilderness Study Area near Mancos has shown no growth since Friday, and another small fire that sprang up near Dove Creek has been contained. The...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Man convicted of possessing explosives sentenced to prison

A La Plata County man who was convicted of attempted possession of an explosive device was sentenced Friday to six months in prison. Nickie Carrillo, 54, will begin serving his sentence July 16....

DATE: July 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Supporters, opponents of abortion rights prep for U.S. Supreme Court fight

The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court has both sides of the abortion debate preparing for a political battle. Deeply held convictions about a constitutional right...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 3 days 5 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

3 La Plata County residents suspected of stealing nearly $140,000 from elderly man

Three La Plata County residents, including a caretaker, are suspected of stealing nearly $140,000 from an elderly man. Elizabeth Graham, 63, was arrested June 12 on suspicion of theft from an...

DATE: July 14, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez public art committee recommends first City Hall art purchases

After seven months of planning and discussion, the Cortez Public Art Committee is ready to make its first art purchase recommendations for City Hall. On Wednesday, the advisory committee voted to...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Several lightning-caused fires start east of Durango

Several small lightning-caused fires started Friday afternoon near County Road 228, northeast of Elmore’s Corner in La Plata County. “Most of them are single trees,” said Durango Fire Protection...

DATE: July 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 4 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News