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Hickenlooper: We transformed the way we think about the state

Gov. John Hickenlooper touted an improved view of Colorado across the nation as his biggest accomplishment in his two terms. Hickenlooper , who leaves office in 83 days, met with The Durango Herald...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Learn about native plants at Carpenter Trail

Visitors to the Carpenter Natural Area can now learn more about native and non-native plants, trees and shrubs thanks to interpretive signs installed along the concrete trail this Fall. Local...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | UPDATED: 11 hours 26 minutes ago | CATEGORY: Local News

‘The Heroes’ merges Navajo origin story with comics

The legend of the Monster Slayer Twins is an important part of the Navajo creation story. And soon, an adaptation of the story will be gracing the shelves of comic book stores around the Four...

DATE: Oct. 21, 2018 | CATEGORY: Arts and Entertainment

Candidates talk policy and politics in northeast Colorado forum

GREELEY – Water, transportation, energy and Colorado’s public-employee pension system were among the topics discussed by candidates for four statewide races during a Friday forum. The forum was...

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | UPDATED: 1 day 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez retail association eying band stand at Montezuma Park

After three years of bands playing on the grass at Montezuma Park during the Third Thursday summer market, the Cortez Retail Enhancement Association is ready to shell out $30,000 for a band stand....

DATE: Oct. 20, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Per capita marijuana sales in Montezuma County twice as high as La Plata

As Colorado’s marijuana industry continues to grow, per capita recreational sales in Montezuma County in the first eight months of 2018 were nearly double per capita sales in neighboring La Plata...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cortez fashion show raises money for local cancer patients

Cancer patients in Montezuma and Dolores counties will get a boost from the thousands of dollars raised on Thursday night at the eighth annual Pretty in Pink Fashion Show just north of Cortez. The...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 10 hours ago | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado Court of Appeals upholds state’s ban on large-capacity magazines

The Colorado Court of Appeals, in a unanimous opinion issued Thursday, upheld the state’s ban on large-capacity ammunition magazines of 15 rounds or more. The lawsuit dates back to the contentious...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

September inspections: Taste of India, Thai Cortez, Absolute Bakery and more

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: Oct. 19, 2018 | UPDATED: 2 days 11 hours ago | CATEGORY: Business

Hundreds of high school mountain bikers to roll into state championships

A three-year effort will culminate this weekend when Durango hosts the high school mountain biking state championships. Along with the event comes high hopes for the town’s economy, Fort Lewis...

DATE: Oct. 19, 2018 | CATEGORY: High School Sports

City expands program to distribute bear-resistant garbage cans

The city of Durango is planning to spend $175,000 next year to purchase 600 bear-resistant trash cans for city residents, a step toward making the city less attractive to hungry bears and reducing...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog dies in house fire southeast of Durango

A dog died in a house fire Wednesday night at the corner of county roads 301 and 304, southeast of Durango near Pastorius Reservoir, fire officials said. Fire crews responded to the scene around...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News