2.9 million Coloradans now live in areas at risk of wildfire

DENVER – The number of Coloradans whose homes are at risk from wildfires soared 45 percent in five years, reflecting the state’s booming population and changing uses of agricultural land, state...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

It’s official: Election results finalized 20 days after two close contests

La Plata County Commissioner Brad Blake, who was defeated by 23 votes, will not request a recount of the Nov. 6 election, according to La Plata County Clerk & Recorder Tiffany Parker. Parker said...

DATE: Nov. 26, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

New research explores effects of marijuana edibles

A father of three who killed his wife by shooting her in the head in 2014 insists the marijuana edible he ate made him do it. “There is absolutely no other situation that I can think of where I...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Inside Colorado’s ‘hotbed’ of wildlife conflict

A frozen, severed head arrived at the lab. The bighorn sheep’s horns, splattered with bright red blood, curled tightly around its face. Its open eyes seemed alive, and its cracked mouth revealed...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Parade of Lights participants have until Nov. 29 to sign up

The 29th annual Four Corners Board of Realtors Parade of Lights will continue its normal route on Main Street on Dec. 1, and participants can register through Nov. 29. Entering a float in the...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lewis-Arriola suppresses burning double-wide trailer

Lewis-Arriola Fire Protection District responded Saturday morning to a burning double-wide trailer just north of the intersection of County Road 22 and Colorado Highway 184, about 10 miles north of...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Driver in rollover breaks into CSP station to seek help

A 26-year-old woman broke into a Colorado State Patrol substation east of Cortez earlier this month and activated the fire alarm to seek emergency help after she rolled her Mazda 3 off U.S. Highway...

DATE: Nov. 25, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

October inspections: Cortez schools, Jimmer’s and Blondie’s ...

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: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

Tipton looks to tackle disaster assistance, opioid crisis in fourth term

Five days before Election Day, election forecast blog FiveThirtyEight predicted incumbent U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton had a nearly 90 percent chance of winning the election and keeping his seat. Sure...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Montezuma County OKs plan to control Russian olives

The Montezuma County Board of Commissioners approved a plan to reduce the amount of non-native Russian olive trees in the county. Commissioners Keenan Ertel and James Lambert voted for the program,...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marijuana’s getting cheaper in state

DENVER – Wholesale marijuana prices in Colorado have fallen by a third in just the past 12 months, continuing a price crash that began soon after the drug was legalized. Although this implies that...

DATE: Nov. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Business

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