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Co-defendant in burglary case struggles to find conflict-free attorney

A burglary case with six co-defendants has led to some difficulties in finding an attorney for Darrell W. Perez, an inmate at Montezuma County Detention Center awaiting plea hearings in five...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

November restaurant reports are in

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: Dec. 7, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fiber project in Cortez raises questions about federal involvement

Five years after starting its quest for citywide broadband internet, Cortez is looking to private companies for help and is receiving unclear signals from the federal government. Broadband access...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez seeks public-private partnership on fiber optics

The city of Cortez on Dec. 5 issued a request for proposals seeking a qualified fiber-to-home company to partner with the city to deliver a fiber optic internet connection to all homes and...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 7 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Aztec High School students mark anniversary of shooting

FARMINGTON – Students and teachers are marking the one-year anniversary of a shooting that killed two people at Aztec High School. Officials tell the Farmington Daily Times that the students want...

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

Children fold paper cranes of hope for California firefighters and victims

The Boys & Girls Club of La Plata County made an origami paper crane display filled with well wishes and support for the first responders of the Camp Fire in California, where 85 people have been...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Need a tree? Take the train

The San Juan Mountains are chock-full of trees. So many, in fact, that the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad has to cut some down to help prevent potential wildfires. Now, as the holiday...

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

Herald hosts Bar D Wranglers ticket giveaway

The Durango Herald is giving away two tickets to the Bar D Wranglers Christmas Jubilee Dec. 13 at Fort Lewis College. To enter, visit durangoherald.com/contests and sign up for one of the Herald...

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

Suicide-prevention efforts to expand next year in La Plata County

Efforts to address the high rate of suicides in La Plata County will expand in scope next year, community group representatives said Thursday at a forum. A panel of six experts highlighted new...

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

School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger apologizes for recent behavior

Durango School District 9-R Superintendent Dan Snowberger apologized in a letter that was posted to the district’s website Thursday for his handling of a 911 call that involved a district employee...

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

Colorado’s Hickenlooper staffs up for possible 2020 bid

DENVER – Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and his allies are taking new steps toward launching a presidential campaign, including interviews with dozens of potential staffers and hiring a pollster...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Two drivers cited in crashes involving superintendent’s wife

Two drivers involved in crashes on Friday night that injured Olga Snowberger, wife of Durango School Superintendent Dan Snowberger, have been cited by the Colorado State Patrol. Trooper Jeff...

DATE: Dec. 7, 2018 | UPDATED: 5 days 1 hour ago | CATEGORY: Local News

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