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Gov. John Hickenlooper for president?

Floyd Ciruli, one of Colorado’s most noted pollsters and a go-to pundit on state politics, seems to be of two minds about Gov. John Hickenlooper’s chances as a presidential candidate. It’s a topic...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Farmers Market: Botanical Companions looks to improve modern diets

Heather Reitz, founder of Botanical Companions in Mancos, believes the modern diet suffers from a lack of live plants. She founded her farm in 2017 to attempt to change that. Reitz was inspired by...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado joins multistate lawsuit to stop online plans for 3D printed guns

Colorado is now among the states suing the Trump administration to dissolve a settlement it reached with a company that wants to post instructions online for making 3D-printed firearms that are...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Father arrested at N.M. compound to face court; son missing

ALBUQUERQUE – A plea for help and the search for a missing boy drew sheriff’s deputies to a desolate New Mexico compound, walled off by stacks of old tires, wooden pallets and other debris. Just...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Plateau Fire north of Dolores grows to 5,750 acres

The Plateau Fire intensified on Monday, growing to 5,750 acres as the fire made short runs through crowns of trees and torched groups of others. The fire also moved down canyon with northerly...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Year’s first human cases of West Nile virus reported in Colorado

The Journal Colorado’s first two human cases of the sometimes fatal West Nile virus in 2018 have been reported in Weld and Delta counties. An adult resident of Mead fell ill on July 27 and was...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Reward for killing of two mountain goats increased to $15,000

The Journal Colorado Operation Game Thief has increased the reward for information leading to an arrest or citation in the case of two mountain goats that were found shot dead on July 3, on the...

DATE: Aug. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

President Dee Prock resigns from Dolores school board

Dee Prock, president of the Dolores school board, has resigned in the midst of a recall election effort against her. In April, critics targeted Prock and fellow board member Vangi McCoy for a...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Erin Lawrence shines at state swim meet

Although she is just 10 years old, Mesa Verde Aquatics Club team member Erin Lawrence already ranks as one of the most accomplished swimmers in the Cortez area. So it wasn’t surprising when the...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Trooper Tips: Let there be light

A vehicle’s headlights are one of the most important items in your vehicle, and yet it’s often one of the most overlooked items. Your ability to see and be seen clearly at night is all due to your...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Brauchler plans stop Tuesday at GOP office in Cortez

George Brauchler, Republican candidate for Colorado Attorney General, will meet with constituents and civic leaders to discuss his long-term plans for to avoid “frivolous taxpayer-funded lawsuits,”...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County commissioners revise, broaden tax plan

The Montezuma Board of County Commissioners is considering asking voters for a 1 percent sales tax in November to offset budget shortfalls from the local oil and gas market and residential tax...

DATE: Aug. 6, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News