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Power restored at Gold King water-treatment plant

Electrical power has been restored to the Interim Water Treatment Plant at the Bonita Peak Superfund site in Gladstone after the facility lost power Thursday evening because of snowfall. Richard...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Coroner rules deaths near Oxford a murder, suicide

A La Plata County man shot and killed his girlfriend, then shot himself, at a home east of Oxford on Sunday, according to the county coroner. Edward Ogden, 57, shot Gloria Casias, 63, multiple...

DATE: March 17, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez working through land use code update

The Cortez City Council has completed the first of three work sessions to review an update to the city’s land use code. On March 12, City Planner Tracie Hughes guided City Council through a brief...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hemp is hot topic at agricultural expo in Montezuma County

There is no stereotype of an industrial hemp farmer. From academics to marijuana producers, urban farm activists to generational ranchers – it seems there’s a place for everyone in the burgeoning...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Guy Drew property in McElmo Canyon faces foreclosure

A parcel of land owned by local vintners Guy and Ruth Drew is currently under foreclosure, according to a recent legal notice submitted to The Journal. The property in question is situated along...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag Expo: Drought planning advised for uncertain future

Southwest Colorado has had a good snow year, with 159 percent of median snow-water equivalent as of March 14, but unless that trend continues, the Colorado River Basin could face some bad news. At...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Mount Lookout Grange in need of repairs

Mancos’ historic Mount Lookout Grange is in need of serious repairs, according to the Grange’s board of directors. While there are several projects in line for the site along Grand Avenue, the...

DATE: March 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Noxious weeds a concern on Menefee Mountain

Part of a burn scar from the 2012 Weber Fire south of Mancos has become infested with noxious weeds, but Montezuma County and the Bureau of Land Management disagree on how it should be managed....

DATE: March 16, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 12 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Ag Expo takes over fairgrounds

Livestock, machinery, and agriculturalists of all ages unite this weekend at the Montezuma County Fairgrounds for the annual Four States Agricultural Exposition. This is the 37th year of existence...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | UPDATED: 6 days 13 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Proposal could curtail expansion of gray wolves

BILLINGS, Mont. – A proposal to strip gray wolves of their remaining federal protections could curtail their rapid expansion across vast swaths of the U.S. West and Great Lakes, yet the predators...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Court case centers on Native American children in foster care

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A federal law that gives preference to Native American families in foster care and adoption proceedings involving Native American children is facing the most significant legal...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Winter weather forces closure of Gold King Mine treatment plant

The water treatment plant built to reduce contamination from the Gold King Mine into the headwaters of the Animas River has stopped operations because of the extreme winter weather in the San Juan...

DATE: March 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

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